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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hairs on legs?

How do I get rid of ingrown hairs on 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

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How to get rid of dark pores and ingrown hairs on legs after shaving ?

How to get rid of dark pores and ingrown hairs on legs after shaving ?

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

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2 ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have hundreds of ingrown hairs all over my legs how do I get rid of them?

Laser therapy: There are multiple treatments for ingrown hairs. But if you have hundred of ingrown hairs you may need laser therapy to remove them. ...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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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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Will Silk'N SensEpil help with my chronic ingrown hairs? 40+ ingrowns per thigh, 50+ per lower leg, etc. Tired of it! Help!

Maybe: The darker your skin the less effective it is. You fail to mention the location of the problem and you fail to indicate if you do any hair removal. Why Lamisil (terbinafine)? Which supplements and why? PECOS is associated with excess unwanted hair, obesity, diabetes. Ingrown hairs are part of all this. You need to see a DR about it and you need treatment for your polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more

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How do I fix my naturally ingrown hairs on my arms, legs and back?

How do I fix my naturally ingrown hairs on my arms, legs and back?

Expensive solution: If you have hair that is so naturally curly that it becomes ingrown too easily, you may seriously consider laser hair reduction. It may take several treatments and it will cost quite a bit of money; but the investment may well be worth the time and money that you spend! ...Read more

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I have ingrown hair on my legs which I can't seem to get rid of. I have always waxed and it's really bothering me ?

You may need to see a dermatologist : It's depends on why the inclusions are there to block the hair growth. It may be wise to see a dermatologist to help clarify why this occurs. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...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

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I get a lot of ingrown hair after I get my legs waxed ? What is causing this ? How can I prevent it from happening again ? I am a 20 year old female

When you wax...: ...You are essentially pulling the hairs out by their roots. When the hair grows back, the shafts have to find their way to the skin surface and the ones that can't become ingrown hairs. The solution is to shave, rather than wax. You'll have to do it more often, but you won't get nearly as many ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal will eliminate the hairs permanently, but that's more expensive. ...Read more

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