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In Grown Hairs On Legs
I've had an in grown hair on my leg for months. It's a big hard bump now. Is it infected? If so what can I do?
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
In grown hair covering my legs and had them for awhile. My question is what causes this and how do I fix the problem. 30yr old male. Thanks in advance?
Its been 2 weeks since i've shaved my legs and barely any hair has grown. Its never grown this slowly before. What could be the cause?
I do not know: Slow hair growth after shaving your legs is not a major issue and you may even be thankful you do not need to shave more regularly now. Hair growth can be triggered by certain nutrients too, so maybe your diet has changed etc. All in all though, i would not be overly concerned about this issue. Best wishes. ...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 a spot on my leg that at first i thought was an ingrown hair. It gets itchy and when scratched can bleed. It has not grown.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Have sores up & down my legs & knees. Don't matter what I do, it's taking at least a month to heal & leaves scars. I know they are not in grown hair?
I have 2 marks on my legs not pimples they'd ther not in grown hairs, i would like o get them removed?
No problem: Make an appointment and we'll get them them removed after we make a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have boils on the outside inner leg by my vagina. Or in grown hairs, don't really know how to get rid of them?
It's difficult: If it's recurring boils, you probably are carrying a bad bacteria on the skin. This area is especially prone. Don't shave. You could try an antibacterial wash only a couple times / week (every day is too much - the bugs just get resistant to the wash!) & keepthe skin well moisturized, but also try to wear loose-fitting clothes to keep dry. Surgery to remove the chronic infection works best. ...Read more
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