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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. ...Read more

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


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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Abscess?: It sounds like you have an abscess that may require drainage, and maybe an antibiotic if quite large, surrounding redness, or fever. There are no reliable home remedies or over-the-counter treatmetns. See a doctor ASAP, and in the meantime do not squeeze or probe it or attempt any treatment yourself. ...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 reoccurring infected ingrown hairs?

How can I prevent reoccurring infected ingrown hairs?

Several things: Moisturizing your skin can sometimes help, as well as either shaving regularly, or letting them grow out. Men often have this problem on their neck or face if they shave, while women often have problems in the bikini area. ...Read more

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I had a lot of ingrown hairs on my vaginal area, I picked them and a few of them seem infected, what can I do? Is it something to worry about?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are different options to control symptoms. ...Read more

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Broke out in a bunch of infected ingrown hairs in pubic area after shaving?

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 dnt shave, only trim but got 5 ingrown hairs in less than week on genitals. 2 look very bad, maybe infected. Why is this happening an what do I do?

May need antibiotics: It is important to have this evaluated. If the infections is severe then antibiotics may be needed. After an examination and a diagnosis is made then a long term treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Best way to rid infected pores and/or ingrown hairs.?

Best way to rid infected pores and/or ingrown hairs.?

Retinol: In addition to dr williams's recommendation to avoid shaving too closely, I typically add a retinol (otc) or prescription tretinoin to the regimen. This class of medication causes peeling, and helps the ingrowns hairs to surface. ...Read more

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I get ingrown hairs on my upper leg/thigh, most of the time the become infected and hurt very much. What should I do and are there any treatments?

Laser: If you have chronic infections, laser hair removal would keep the hairs from regrowing and stop the infections. Oral and topical antibiotics help temporarily. ...Read more