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How To Stop Ingrown Hairs After Shaving
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
What products are recommended to stop ingrown hairs? I have ingrown hairs, what should I try to keep them from developing?
It depends: The locations and how bad you need to keep it off. ...Read more
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
I have a sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair? And how do I make it stop?
Gott see it.: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a quick look is all that is needed. Given the information we have, a quick look by someone with medical knowledge would be better. ...Read more
How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures i clean the pus but it always comes back.
Ingrown hair: If you are not plucking or shaving then you cannot stop it. You probably have curly hair because they become ingrown more easily. Most of the time people get these from shaving or trying to remove the hair. If you are not doing this then friction in the area may be the problem. Wash with benzoyl peroxide or apply this to the area may help. Do not rub or scrub the area or may cause the problem. ...Read more
I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?
Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method. ...Read more
I had what looked to be a blood blister on the inside lip of my vagina and I popped it thinking it was an ingrown hair and now it won't stop bleeding?
Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. Hold pressure for now to help control the bleeding. ...Read more
My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?
INFECTED PIMPLE: I CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THIS PIMPLE. PLEASE SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO MIGHT REFER YOU TO A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more
Stop shaving: Would allow hairs to grow out. You need to stop shaving for now. ...Read more
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