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How to prevent ingrown hairs on your nipples?

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. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Prevent ingrown hairs on armpits & genitals after shaving. And how to identify. Are they dangerous??

Not dangerous: Using a sharp razor is helpful to prevent ingrown hairs. Also not saving your genitals is a good idea. You could consider laser or electrolysis to decrease the need for shaving and the risk of ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best electric razor to prevent ingrown hairs?

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

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Are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

Are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

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 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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My husband is 27 and his nipples are constantly hurting and are red. There is no secretion or ingrown hair or anything what is it because of?

My husband is 27 and his nipples are constantly hurting and are red. There is no secretion or ingrown hair or anything what is it because of?

Nipple pain: There are a wide variety of conditions which may result in inflamed and painful nipples. Most of the times, these conditions are benign such as hormone imbalances, weight gain, hypothyroidism, irritant/allergic contact dermatitis amongst others. One always wants to keep malignancy in mind as Pagets Disease of the breast may also be present, usually unilateral. He should visit his doctor for eval. ...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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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. ...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 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...: ...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. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Various: At times, these hair follicles may get infected. This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after. ...Read more

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I noticed what felt like an ingrown hair or irritated follicle on my nipple. I just noticed a red line stemming from the pain and hooking around?

I noticed what felt like an ingrown hair or irritated follicle on my nipple. I just noticed a red line stemming from the pain and hooking around?

Possible infection,,: If you have pain there and a feeling of irritation, you might have an infection at your nipple, It would be a good idea to see your doctor to have it examined and get some Antibiotic treatment if it is an infection. Best of luck. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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