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How To Treat Ingrown Hairs On Legs
I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should i put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?
Treatment: Simple cleansing with soap and water followed by a topical otc antibiotic ointment at least twice a day should help healing. If it worsens, oral antibiotics can help. Ingrown hairs may be the source so if this becomes a recurrent problem, consider laser hair removal. This is possible if the hair has some pigment to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have ingrown hairs all over my legs whether i shave or wax. It's very itchy and only leaves wounds and scars. Is there any way to treat my legs?
Laser: If you constantly have ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is just the thing for you because it destroys the hairs permanently. If you can't get laser then look for alpha hydroxy acids which help loosen the surface cells to reduce plugging. Also go with razors with only one blade. and shaving gels not creams. There are prescription topcials that can help like Benzashave ...Read more
shaving legs: Shaving is one of the main causes of rashes on the legs. The main problem is that multiple blades in each razor cut the skin as well as the hairs. Use an electric razor a while and just see if it doesn't get better, and if not, see a dermatologist! ...Read more
I hv ingrown hair in some areas, recently i hv noticd a hair grown under my skin on leg, please tel me posible reason and cure for it.
Shaving promotes: Part of the answer is quite basic. Shaving hair short so that the hair is below the skin surface greatly increases the frequency of the cut hair end growing back out through the surrounding skin, thus developing ingrown hairs. Angles of hair follicles, how skin is treated, tight clothing, etc. Can all compound. Teasing them out with needle or dermabrasion only tx, a mechanical issue. ...Read more
I have this small red tan spot on the side of my leg, i did have an ingrown hair there about6 months ago that i picked, now i'm left with a hard mark?
Dermatofibroma: Although i cannot be sure of the diagnosis without the lesion being seen, it is certainly possible that this is what you have. It is a benign growth that is common on the leg. It usually does not get any bigger. To be sure that I am right, i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I got my legs waxed for the first time. A week later the hair is growing back ingrown. Will the ingrown hairs go away by itself? What should I do?
Warm compresses: Here's a link that will answer your question: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025909 Before you go for waxing the next time make sure you have conditioned your skin by soaking your legs in warm water for a few minutes and applying moisturizer. You can also use soothing moisturizers with aloe after the waxing. ...Read more
I have an ingrown hair on a mole, on the back of my leg, it is very painful and i can't sit down, I am not able to get to a dr, can I remove it? How?
There is black bumps on my legs and when i try to pick at it with like a tweezer there's ingrown hair in it what should I do about it?
QUIT PICKING!: I assume you shave. Depending on your type of skin and susceptibility to inflammation, you move likely have folliculitis from ingrown hair. Options are not shaving (doubt you'll like that one), waxing can decrease folliculitis, or laser hair removal. Bummer being a female in a lookism society, huh? ...Read more
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