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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent And Treat Ingrown Hairs

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

Don't shave: Stop shaving or plucking to avoid getting ingrown hairs. If you want to remove hair get laser treatments.

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal.

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How do I prevent ingrown hairs from causing me pain?

How do I prevent ingrown hairs from causing me pain?

Extract and cleanse: Wash face often. Be sure to use a good wash cloth for this process. Use good light. Good pair of tweezers extract the twisted hair and cleanse repeat the process.

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs on my thighs?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs on my thighs?

Soap and hot water: As often as convenient. Do not shave the area and no dilapidation creams (hair removal creams). Avoid tight fitting clothes and no lycra. Loose cotton and airing out are best.

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How can I prevent reoccurring infected ingrown hairs?

How can I prevent reoccurring infected ingrown hairs?

Several things: Moisturizing your skin can sometimes help, as well as either shaving regularly, or letting them grow out. Men often have this problem on their neck or face if they shave, while women often have problems in the bikini area.

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How prevent ingrown hairs on prosthetic?

Unusual: This is somewhat unusual but not necessarily any risk. Would have it looked at by a dermatologist. What kind of prosthetic?

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How to prevent ingrown hairs on your nipples?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are hairs that do not release their secretions or follicle through the skin properly and become infected. You may consider regular cleaning of this area up to twice a day if needed. Allowing the hair to grow out may also help avoid possible infection at the site.

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How do I prevent ingrown hairs on bikini line and back of thighs after shaving?

May trim: Hair instead of shaving or use depilatory cream or shave daily

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs around my penis?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs around my penis?

Trim, don't shave: MANSCAPING: Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of a hair gets caught underneath the skin surface but continues to grow while trapped inside the follicle, creating a "hair pimple". If you get waxed (Brazilian) or shave very closely, you increase the chance that a hair will get caught beneath the surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead.

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Is there a way to prevent ingrown hairs around the pubic area.

Laser hair removal: Or electrolysis are good methods to destroy the hair follicle and prevent ingrown hairs.

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How do I prevent ingrown hair bumps from appearing around my vaginal area and on my butt?

Let it grow.: Most common cause for ingrown hairs in the genital area is shaving or waxing. Using a clipper or going natural is the best prevention.

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I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions I take before waxing and after.?

Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing.

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I have been getting ingrown hairs in my underarms, and when the hair is out, it turns into a keloid. How do I prevent and remove the keloids?

I have been getting ingrown hairs in my underarms, and when the hair is out, it turns into a keloid. How do I prevent and remove the keloids?

I absolutely would: See a dermatologist, as it sounds like you may have a condition called Hidradentitis. There are treatments available but early diagnosis and treatment is imperative.

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Help please? What is the best electric razor to prevent ingrown hairs?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of/prevent ingrown hairs on my neck?

Allow hair to grow: Would allow hair to grow out and then do not crop the hair too closely.

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What is ingrown hair? What does it look like when someone's armpits? How to prevent it and remedy when it has already shown?

Hair has grown in: It is a hair that has grown in instead of out. It normally looks like a pimple (or collection of pimples) although can be bigger. It is more likely if you have thick or curly hair, and it often occurs after shaving. If in an area where you shave, use shaving cream, shave in the same direction. Most of the time it resolves on its own, but if it becomes infected you will need to see your doctor.

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How to prevent shaving rash and ingrown hair on neck?

NMS but: 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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Is brazillian wax or shaving better if I'm prone to ingrown hairs and prefer to keep the area bare? How do I best prevent irritation?

Shave.: In general waxing tends to create more ingrown hairs, because you're pulling the hairs out by their roots. Shave, but use a single-blade or electric razor, not the fancy multi-blade models. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea; ingrown hairs occur when hair shafts are shaved below the skin line, allowing them to grow inward instead of back out of the skin.