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How get rid of a stubborn calloused ingrown hair on face?

How get rid of a stubborn calloused ingrown hair on face?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a definition of what it is. Treatment will follow. Sounds like you will also benefit from attention to fever and cough. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more


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How can I get rid of ingrown hairs ?

How can I get rid of ingrown hairs ?

Ingrown hair: 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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What can I do to get rid of ingrown hairs? They don't hurt (btw)

From shaving?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? I have it on the back of my head for a while now.

How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? I have it on the back of my head for a while now.

Ingrown hairs: This is a common problem in some races. The most practical way is to let the hair grow long. Then the curled ends can't pierce thru the follicle or back into the skin. Often you need to be on an antibiotic to treat the folliculitis until the hair grows sufficiently. Go see your dermatologist. There are other treatments such as laser available for some people as well. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? They hurt and bleed sometimes without me even messing with them

How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? They hurt and bleed sometimes without me even messing with them

Avoidance: After hair is ingrown it is painfully difficult to cut or dig it out. After clearing the hair field of ingrown hairs you may need to try laser hair removal. If in the beard area, allowing the beard to grow(even slightly) will help. Usually the in growth problem comes from hairs cut at an angle by a dull razor. Some people have a predisposition on the face or back of the neck. Avoid short hairs. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hairs on legs?

Laser: If you constantly have ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is just the thing for you because it destroys the hairs permanently. If you can't get laser then look for alpha hydroxy acids which help loosen the surface cells to reduce plugging. Also go with razors with only one blade. and shaving gels not creams. There are prescription topcials that can help like Benzashave ...Read more

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How to get rid of ingrown hairs?

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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Can you tell me how u get rid of ingrown hairs?

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