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Doctor insights on: How To Stop Ingrown Hairs After Shaving

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How can I stop ingrown hairs after shaving?

You can not: Though hygienic measures are your best thing. Temporarily apply olive oil or coconut oil after shaving. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

Dont cut it: Avoid cutting hair too short. Proper skin care allowing follicles to errupt and avoiding skin irritants and frequent trauma from shaving. Consider hair reduction creams - vaniqua. If you must shave, hair removal with laser for more permanent reduction is ideal. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs and itching?

How can I stop ingrown hairs and itching?

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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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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I've been getting a lot of ingrown hairs on my vag, i stopped shaving as much and do tweez but they still come anything else i could do?

Pubic hair has a: function on our bodies. No need to tweeze and shave them all off. If you are getting lots of ingrown hairs - would encourage you to stop shaving and tweezing them. ...Read more

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What are some tips to avoid ingrown hairs while shaving?

Avoid goosebumps: Avoid shaving goose bumps. If you get ingrown hairs often try initially shaving with the grain of the hair and then against it. ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown hairs months after shaving down there?

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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So shaving down will make the hundreds of little ingrown hairs go away?

SHAVING DOWN: Shaving down will prevent new ingrown hairs. The ingrown hairs that are already there will disappear by themselves. If you think these are infected, use an antibacterial soap twice daily and apply neosporin ointment at night to these. ...Read more

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Bumps are appearing on my pubic area, it is not a shaving rash, and i dont think its ingrown hairs. What is it?

Bumps are appearing on my pubic area, it is not a shaving rash, and i dont think its ingrown hairs. What is it?

Pubic bumps: Pubic bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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How can I avoid razor bumps and ingrown hairs that i get while shaving my shoulders?

Razor Bumps: 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