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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Ingrown Hairs On The Pubic Area

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

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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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I have an ingrown hair on the side of my pubic area. Is there anything I can do for the pain?

I have an ingrown hair on the side of my pubic area. Is there anything I can do for the pain?

Ingrown Hair: Your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to drain it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as:

Steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling,
Retinoids (Retin A) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment changes that can occur from ingrown hairs,
Antibiotics ...Read more

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Bumps are appearing on my pubic area, it is not a shaving rash, and I don't think its ingrown hairs. What is it?

Bumps are appearing on my pubic area, it is not a shaving rash, and I don't think its ingrown hairs. What is it?

Pubic bumps: Pubic bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown hair on my pubic area. Last night it popped and the next morning it's still bleeding. The size went down. What do I do next?

I had an ingrown hair on my pubic area. Last night it popped and the next morning it's still bleeding. The size went down. What do I do next?

Clean and monitor: Clean the area with soap and water, rinse and dry. Apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) to the immediate area - cover with a bandage. Monitor to make sure the redness and swelling does not expand. Some minor bleeding / oozing may continue for a couple days. If redness worsens, if you have new fever or if there is significant or worsening bleeding see a doctor to ensure you don't have a skin infection. ...Read more

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I have what I think are 3 ingrown hairs on my pubic area. It looks like there is pus in them and it is red around the area. Are they ingrown hairs?

Well...: You can have a folliculitis (infection of hair follicles) and this is common during summer (hot months.)
Cleaning with soap and water a couple times a day followed by keeping the area dry is helpful.
Keep in mind that if you are sexually active this could be Herpes (unlikely but possible) ...Read more

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Currently have several ingrown hairs on my pubic area. I have tried to get rid of them on my own but they're still there. Had them since 14. now 17.

You may need topical: Hydroxy acids or prescription topical antibiotics, see dermatologist for treatment of ingrown hairs and possible laser hair removal to prevent recurrence ...Read more

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Really worried, in the past day I have noticed 2 lumps around my pubic area & they really hurt when I move or touch them. Not sure if ingrown hair? Thx

Really worried, in the past day I have noticed 2 lumps around my pubic area & they really hurt when I move or touch them. Not sure if ingrown hair? Thx

Could be: If it's an area you have shaved it's more likely. Take a nice hot bath, then pat dry the area and let it heal. If still worried please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have ingrown hair in my pubic area so I let them grow out, now their is few bumps but a lot of the hair are paired together to grow, should I rip them?

Ingrown hair: If the hair has grown out, it will not pierce through the follicular wall or the curly end will not stick back into the skin to cause a folliculitis. Let the hairs grow out and don't cut them or pluck them. If you do, they will stick in the side of the skin and cause inflammation, pimples, and cysts. If some are sticking back into the skin try to pull the end free. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent ingrown hairs around the pubic area.

Laser hair removal: Or electrolysis are good methods to destroy the hair follicle and prevent ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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How long after shaving does an ingrown hair appear in the pubic area?

How long after shaving does an ingrown hair appear in the pubic area?

No set time: An ingrown hair can occur anytime with or without shaving. They sometimes become inflamed and infected and redness and tenderness appear. Warm applications help at that point but if redness extends, see physician for evaluation. ...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've been getting really bad rash and ingrown hair in my pubic area, what to do?

Med eval: 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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What to do if I've been getting really bad rash and ingrown hair in my pubic area?

Medical assessment: 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 have 2 black sores in my pubic area that are not elevated. Is it ingrown hair? (non sexually active)

Black sores,: If they are not caused by trauma, should be investigated by pcp or drematologist. ...Read more

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I have red ingrown hairs in my pubic area. They go away for a while then just come back. Should I let the hair be and let it grow or remove them?

Don't remove...: Don't manipulate the area. In other words don't remove them or try to pick on them due to the risk if infection. If you see that the base of the hair gets inflamed use warm compresses over it for about 10-15 minutes few times a day, and if it gets worse and does not resolve have your PCP evaluate you. ...Read more

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After examining myself I noticed the 3 bumps I have in my pubic area have hair growing out of them. Is it safe to say that its just ingrown hairs?

Bumps over groin: It does seem to be a benign lesion! If it becomes painful, red, warm and full of pus, consider having a boil. Smaller boil do not need any antibiotic, except heat applications. ...Read more

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I have a large bump on my lower pubic area right above where my penis starts. I thought it might be an ingrown hair, but I haven't shaved in months.

Still possible: It is possible that you have a cyst or an abscess from an ingrown hair or a sweat gland. It is possible to develop a clogged skin poor, hair follicle, sweat gland without an infection. It will form a nodule that could possibly become infected later. If it bothers you, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have had a laparoscopy and where the scar is (on my pubic area) there is an ingrown hair right under a few layers of skin how do I remove the hair?

I have had a laparoscopy and where the scar is (on my pubic area) there is an ingrown hair right under a few layers of skin how do I remove the hair?

Like a splinter: The trick is to get a pair of fine tweezers, good lighting and glasses (if you need them). Take a sharp needle and fine tweezers and clean them, also soak in rubbing alcohol. Dry and place on clean towel, wash the skin area and swab over with rubbing alcohol. Pick the skin over the hair with the needle until the skin is broken then use the tweezers to grab hold of the hair and pull out. ...Read more

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Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Change your method: Then it is time to stop shaving. I do not understand why you ask again. This is not a medical condition. It is not a disease. Your shaving is causing this problem. If you do not want to live with this problem then you must stop shaving. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized bump under my skin in pubic hair area and its stings a little with a little discomfort is this cause by a ingrown hair?

Yes: These bumps in hairy areas are generaly due to ingrowing hair. If it is persistent it may be a sebaceous cyst-a harmless condition. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump about the size of a golf ball on the right side of pubic area and I am a man thought it may be an ingrown hair that festerd but now its big painful and very hard.

Hello.: Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of this mass. It could be a massively inflammed lymph node, possibly hydradenitis suprativa, an abcess, an infected cyst. If it is red, warm, has discharge, has swelling in the surrounding area has red streaks - or you have a fever - I would be seen at the er immediately. Due to it's size, regardless, it would be prudent to have it evaluated forthwith. ...Read more