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Doctor insights on: How To Treat An Infected Ingrown Hair

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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?

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.

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Ingrown hair on the top of my testicles at the base of the penis shaft, it had gotten infected but treated it's been amonth but there is still a lump?

Ingrown hair on the top of my testicles at the base of the penis shaft, it had gotten infected but treated it's been amonth but there is still a lump?

Sebum: That lesion may be a sebaceous cyst or gland obstructed. If it is asymptomatic I would not recommend any intervention. However it can cause infections and may require drainage or removal

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How do I take care if a reccuring infected vaginal ingrown hair?

Good Hygiene-surgery: See a good dermatologist or a surgeon to resect the infected area removing ingrown hair, the very good hygiene. Probably you will need some antibiotics foe a week.

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How can I get rid of a very infected ingrown hair?

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.

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If I keep heat on an infected ingrown hair, how long until it drains?

If I keep heat on an infected ingrown hair, how long until it drains?

Few days: If it does not drain after a few days I would see a dermatologist for an oral antibiotic.

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Should I be worried about an infected ingrown hair on my breast?

Abscess: You are obviously worried or would not be asking this question. Go and have this seen and treated. You might first try applying frequent moist heat treatments and see if it will open and drain, but if it becomes red, tender, larger, warm to touch see somebody asap.

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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 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?

Clogged and clogs: If you think the areola is clogged then you need to "clog" your way to a MD to have a "look/see" what is "afoot" to determine if it that true or not.

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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 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?

Let the expert: Your doctor decide (diagnose) what it is, see your doctor to make sure is not a serious lesion like melanoma, also if you want it to be removed for cosmetic reason, will make arrangements

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How can I get rid of a severe and infected (also very painful) ingrown hair on the back of my leg, close to my butt?

Soaks and get help: If it is an infected ingrown hair or an infected cyst (more likely), you should see a surgeon who will place you on antibiotics and then lance or remove when ready. Meanwhile place warm soaks to the area; but do get checked!

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Large lump located on perineum. Not infected or an ingrown hair. Keeps getting bigger and I don't have insurance to get checked out and not be anythin?

Large lump located on perineum. Not infected or an ingrown hair. Keeps getting bigger and I don't have insurance to get checked out and not be anythin?

Needs to be checked: A lump in perineum getting bigger needs to be checked find a clinic near you where they can see you if you do not have jog or resources to pay but either way it needs to be checked.

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Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better. If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them.

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I have a small sore, which looks like an infected ingrown hair about 2 inches above my penis which has a larger bump under it very sore, hurts to bend?

Folliculitis: Sounds like it could indeed be an 'ingrown' hair or a localized folliculitis. Important other information could be obtained with further questioning - esp. Regarding any recent sexual activity, as STDs would also be on the list if you've had sex with any new partner (s). Hopefully it has resolved by now - but if not, I would apply bacitracin. The docs on Health Tap can help if u have more info...

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I have a large red pimple like bump in armpit, could it be infected ingrown hair? Can I drain it?

I have a large red pimple like bump in armpit, could it be infected ingrown hair? Can I drain it?

Folliculitis: Sound like infected follicle, if it becomes an abscess need to be drained, otherwise may need antibiotic, some times it may resolve on its own, just keep the area clean