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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Infected Hair Follicle

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How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

Few options: Topical antibiotics may be of help with infected hair follicles (folliculitis). If there is an ingrown hair problem, try not tweezing or pulling the hairs out and don't shave too close to the skin. Also, avoid pressure or traumatizing the area of concern. Laser hair removal is also very effective in that it eliminates the hair follicle and prevents the inflammation. ...Read more

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Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


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How to get rid of a boil on an ingrown hair follicle?

How to get rid of a boil on an ingrown hair follicle?

Boil: A boil may heal / drain on its own. Wam compresses may help a boil drain spontaneously. If a boil does not drain/heal by it self then it requires antibiotics/surgical drainage. ...Read more

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How to treat hair fall?

How to treat hair fall?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How does an infected hair follicle look?

How does an infected hair follicle look?

"pimple" at hair: It looks like a pimple develop around or at the site of hair. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an ingrown hair bump?

How can I effectively treat an ingrown hair bump?

Remove the hair: Clean area, lance bump, with tweezer-remove the hair. Apply betadine or triple antibiotic cream, until healed. ...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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How to pluck eyebrow hair and other hair without damaging the follicle?

Plucking risks: I am not a dermatologist, but as far as I know, if you pluck a hair, you can reasonably expect that hair follicle to either be removed with the hair itself or to be damaged such that it will not grow another hair in that area. Do not pluck hairs you want to grow back again - best to just trim them. If you have hairs you want absolutely gone to never grow back, then plucking would be the way to go. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair or staph, how can I tell?

Ingrown hair or staph, how can I tell?

Staph: If you have any kind of persistent infection or suspect that you do on your skin you should see a dermatologist and get this cultured and proven. No excuses. Go see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How to treati ingrown vaginal hair?

Removal: Removal is a best way. But practice hygienic measures. ...Read more

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How to treat damaged dry hair?

How to treat damaged dry hair?

Healthy hair: Get deep conditioner. Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Staph infection or ingrown hair, how can I tell?

Staph infection or ingrown hair, how can I tell?

Well: Sometimes ingrown hairs develop staph infections. Either could present with what looks like a boil. ...Read more

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How to treat a hair problem?

Resubmit: Please specify exactly what your hair problem is and resubmit your question ...Read more

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How can you treat smelly scalp on clean hair?

How can you treat smelly scalp on clean hair?

Smelly scalp syndrom: Smelly scalp occurs when there is increase in bacterial growth in the scalp.The bacteria thrive on oil in the hair and scalp and they give odor which smells, it is not a hygiene problem like not taking bath or shower.It can also be due to hormonal balance and/or bad nutrition.A dermatologist can help like sulphur shampoos, and change your towel, hair brush and pillow case. ...Read more

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How do you treat an ingrown hair boil once it's opened and the puss is releasing?

How do you treat an ingrown hair boil once it's opened and the puss is releasing?

Antibiotic: Sometimes the infection resolves if drainage is complete. To be sure, physician needs to examine it. Antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the ingrown hairs on pubic region?

Proper shaving: Sometimes the technique for removing the hairs eg. Shaving or waxing can be the cause to this problem. Laser hair removal may help. See your dermatologist, . ...Read more

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Can plucking eyebrow hair cause damage? Is it better to shave?

Can plucking eyebrow hair cause damage? Is it better to shave?

No: It won't cause skin damage. Over time, the hair follicles will regress and the area will be hair-free if you keep plucking. ...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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Ingrown hair or genital warts, how to tell the difference?

Has to be examined: Ingrown hairs are usually sore, nodular and only in hair bearing areas warts can be anywhere on the genitals or anus and are rough, white and nontender. ...Read more