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How To Stop Ingrown Hairs On Neck
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's the best way to remove an ingrown hair on my neck? Crusty skin keeps growing on top of it, and picking away at it is just making it worse.
Ingrown hairs: Wikipedia has a very nice illustrated set of treatment steps at: http://www.Wikihow.Com/remove-an-ingrown-hair . Usually ingrown hairs are not difficult to treat and will go away on their own if left alone. From the difficulties you are describing i would be suspicious that something else might be going on, either an infection needing antibiotics, or something like a skin cancer. ...Read more
I believe I had an ingrown hair but the bump, on my neck, is a bit larger now and has gotten really firm. What should I do?
Allow hair to grow: Would allow hair to grow out and then do not crop the hair too closely. ...Read more
I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful. ?
Hello Doc, within the past couple of days I've had 2 red lumps appear on the back of my neck and now at day 4, I have 4 lumps. No pus, no ingrown hair?
Infected: Best to see your doctor to get it treated before the infection spreads further. Has the hair been removed yet? ...Read more
I have been breaking out on my neck. Now, there's one that looks almost like an ingrown hair. It's a pea sized bump, red around the outside, yellow inside, skin isn't broken. What do I do?
Folliculitis?: sorry to hear about the breakouts. You may have acne on your neck, or you may have a folliculitis, (infection of the hair follicles) that requires some antibiotics. You should see your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis, and see if you need treatment or to see a dermatologist. You can try to apply warm compresses to the bumps for now to encourage them to drain and heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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