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How To Remove An Infected Ingrown Hair
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
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
I have an ingrown hair on my groin that's turned into a deep hole. Culture says it's not infected but how do I treat the hole so it can close?
Good skin care: Sounds like you had an abscess! the skin is a miraculous organ. As long as you have normal functioning immune system the body will repair the "hole" over time. Make sure you keep the area clean and dry as possible. Depending on the type of wound you have your dr may have suggested a dry dressing or other dressing to promote healing. ...Read more
I think one of the glands on my aereola is infected. Perhaps it's clogged or there is an ingrown hair. It doesn't hurt or feel hard. What to do?
I have a small black spot under my skin on my chin. It doesn't appear to be infected. It's noticeable though. I think it's an ingrown hair but have ?
I have had an ingrown hair for a month now I have done nothing and it has not turned to puss, it only hurts a little if touched it is not infected what can I do to get rid of it or bring it to a pop stage. If I had it for this long will hot compacs work o
IF YOU HAVE HAD IT: For this long, you need to see a doctor to treat it and make it go away, before it becomes a big problem for you. ...Read more
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