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

Boil

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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.
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Dr. Omega Edwards answered:

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?

Cellulitis

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It sounds like you may have had a furuncle (AKA boil or abscess). Now that it has drained, you are left with an abscess pocket. You also may have secondary cellulitis (infection of the skin). You should see your doctor. Why? To screen you for MRSA, to treat your cellulitis and to DECOLONIZE you for MRSA.
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Dr. David J. Sire answered:

How long can an ingrown hair be stuck in a follicle under the skin?

A long time

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The hair typically makes an arc and will not find its way to the surface. If it does not cause inflammation there is no way for it to exit the skin. Usually they must be extracted carefully.
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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?

No waxing or shaving

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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.
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I get a lot of ingrown hair after I get my legs waxed ? What is causing this ? How can I prevent it from happening again ? I am a 20 year old female

When you wax...

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...you are essentially pulling the hairs out by their roots. When the hair grows back, the shafts have to find their way to the skin surface and the ones that can't become ingrown hairs. The solution is to shave, rather than wax. You'll have to do it more often, but you won't get nearly as many ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal will eliminate the hairs permanently, but that's more expensive.
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Dr. Ron Jones answered:

Past few months, a lot of skin issues. Infected ingrown hair and pimples, start small,progress to boils. Severely dry itchy skin on elbows. Could there be an underlying cause?

Need Culture

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You need to have a culture of the "pustular" type lesions
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

What is the treatment for ingrown hair?

Express it

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Ingrown hairs are like little foreign bodies and are treated by expressing them. There is usually al title cheesy stuff as well as the long hair.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

How to prevent shaving rash and ingrown hair on neck?

NMS but

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This is not my specialty but generally one needs to get the hair moistened then shave against the grain. The more curly the hair , the more problem with ingrown hair. Talk to your barber to get some practical tips.
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Dr. Ernie Ordonez answered:

What's the best treatment for ingrown hair? What causes ingrown hair?

Removal

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irritation and constant irritations
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

How to remove scars, from ingrown hair, on my legs? (besides laser treatment)

Improve not remove

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Micro or traditional dermabrasion with or without the use of chemical peels as well as various agents such as bleaching agents or alpha and beta hydroxy acids may provide some improvement in the appearance of scars, in the meantime use sunblock and avoid tobacco use. Topical or oral antibiotics may help I'm certain instances.
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