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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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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