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How to get rid of a boil on an ingrown hair follicle?

How to get rid of a boil on an ingrown hair follicle?

Boil: A boil may heal / drain on its own. Wam compresses may help a boil drain spontaneously. If a boil does not drain/heal by it self then it requires antibiotics/surgical drainage. ...Read more

Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


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How can I get rid of an ingrown hair in vaginal region? Doesn't hurt or itch but its not appealing. Started as an ingrown hair now looks like a boil

How can I get rid of an ingrown hair in vaginal region? Doesn't hurt or itch but its not appealing. Started as an ingrown hair now looks like a boil

Wait it out: Wait it out is best. It should erupt in time. Otherwise, you could have it surgically extracted by a physician. Monitor for infection - may need antibiotics. Consider permanent hair reduction w/ laser hair removal, especially if this is recurrent. ...Read more

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I got a boil on my scrotum and I think it's from a ingrown hair since I just shaved down there. Any thing I can get from the store to help?

I got a boil on my scrotum and I think it's from a ingrown hair since I just shaved down there. Any thing I can get from the store to help?

Antibiotics?: You'll probably need antibiotics and depending on the size of the boil possibly an incision and drainage. Don't wait to get help, sometimes these can spread "down there" very fast and be life threatening....especially if you are a diabetic. Go see your doctor and you'll be OK. ...Read more

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I have a problem think I have a ingrown hair or a boil on my virginia?

Common problem: Ingrown hair in female genital area are mostly due to hair shaving or use of tight panties. There are ways you can remove ingrown hair with the right forceps and a mirror as ended. If there is redness or swelling it may indicate infection, fir which you may need an oral or topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a boil or bad ingrown hair on my testicals. It poped yesterday and a lot of pus came out. The sore looks deep should I be scard?

I have what looks like a boil or bad ingrown hair on my testicals. It poped yesterday and a lot of pus came out. The sore looks deep should I be scard?

Doesn't sound scary: As long as there is no redness etc extending widely in the area, this should clear up without problem. See a doctor if wider redness, fever, or if it closes up again, or if it doesn't seem to be improving over the next few days. Location on the scrotum is no more dangerous than skin anywhere on the body. ...Read more

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I have a boil like lump on my right groin. At first it was just a little lump that looked like an ingrown hair but now it has got bigger. What could it?

I have a boil like lump on my right groin. At first it was just a little lump that looked like an ingrown hair but now it has got bigger. What could it?

Boil: Certainly could be a boil. That is common in that area. There are also some STD's that can give you symptoms like this but they are rare and generally more widespread. If it is a boil it should be painful red and warm. Will eventually come to a head and drain. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a boil and an ingrown hair?

What's the difference between a boil and an ingrown hair?

If Pilonidal, yes: If this is due to a pilonidal cyst, successful treatment may require surgery in order to excise the cyst contents. If not this could recur. Other standard cysts, abscesses or "boils" may drain spontaneously and may resolve on their own accord with warm soaks or may require incision, drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between a boil & an ingrown hair in an armpit and do physicians deaden before lancing?

Skin lesions: You may not be able to tell the difference, but the doctor draining this may. Whether they will use a local anesthetic will depend upon the size and position of the "boil". Lancing this is generally not very much more painful than the lesion itself and you will gain much relief from the drainage. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hey there so I recently noticed this red bump on my neck. I am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? And has a lump under it forming.

Hey there so I recently noticed this red bump on my neck. I am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? And has a lump under it forming.

Need a look & feel..: It is essential to have a direct look at and feel on it after reviewing the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of this lump and its potentially related symptoms over time, although clinically it may be just a lump related with sebaceous gland of hair follicle. How to have the related things for its good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should I put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should I put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

Treatment: Simple cleansing with soap and water followed by a topical otc antibiotic ointment at least twice a day should help healing. If it worsens, oral antibiotics can help. Ingrown hairs may be the source so if this becomes a recurrent problem, consider laser hair removal. This is possible if the hair has some pigment to it. ...Read more

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I have what I believed was an ingrown hair but now it has swollen, turned red and it drained to what looks like a huge empty hair follicle! Cellulitis?

Abscess: Your description suggests a single follicle was involved, draining pus- likely an abscess. If there was surrounding redness, swelling, tenderness and warmth, then a cellulitis was involved. See a doctor for abscess drainage and treatment- a culture will be needed to determine what caused the infection (eg. Community-acquired mrsa). ...Read more

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How quickly can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to get rid of an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a very infected ingrown hair?

Infected & ingrown: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a severe and infected (also very painful) ingrown hair on the back of my leg, close to my butt?

Soaks and get help: If it is an infected ingrown hair or an infected cyst (more likely), you should see a surgeon who will place you on antibiotics and then lance or remove when ready. Meanwhile place warm soaks to the area; but do get checked! ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. While in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry. Skin with thick hairs. F/u with dermatologist

see http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment? Page=2 ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hair scars? I get a Brazilian every 4-5 weeks, but don't always get products to prevent ingrowns. Now I have little scars.

Quit Brazilians: The hair treatment is not good for you and contrary to what you think, it is unhygienic. You are not only wasting your money, you are hurting your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have ingrown hair on my legs which I can't seem to get rid of. I have always waxed and it's really bothering me?

You may need to see a dermatologist: It's depends on why the inclusions are there to block the hair growth. It may be wise to see a dermatologist to help clarify why this occurs. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hair for good?

No such thing: ...as "for good" in many medical problems. You can always get another one. Removal w/ laser however could decrease the chances of more lesions as good modification of you self care but you haven't stipulated what part of the body, are you shaving, or plucking or what else is being done etc ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a pea sized possible ingrown hair along my inner butt/bikini line?

Ingrown Hair Tips: Apply warm compress, wash the affected area using a washcloth or soft-bristled toothbrush. Use a circular motion for several minutes. You can also carefully use a sterile needle and insert it under the hair loop to gently lift embedded hair tip. Retinoids applied to your skin help with exfoliation and can reduce the thickening/darkening of the skin that often occurs on skin prone to ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

How can I get rid of and prevent painful ingrown hair around my navel? I've been dealing with this for 10 years, should I see a dermatologist?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I had a hair bump/ ingrown hair that turned into a pimple, & I'm for sure that it's a pimple. How I could get rid of it? It's near my vaginal area.

I had a hair bump/ ingrown hair that turned into a pimple, & I'm for sure that it's a pimple. How I could get rid of it? It's near my vaginal area.

Pimple: Warm sitz baths. Gentle cleansing with mild soap and warm water. It will take some time but should resolve. Do not "pop", pinch or put any kind of acne medicine on it! That will only serve to cause greater inflammation and pain. If it grows in size our persists more than a couple of days see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

Laser: One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more