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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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How do I take care if a reccuring infected vaginal ingrown hair?

How do I take care if a reccuring infected vaginal ingrown hair?

Good Hygiene-surgery: See a good dermatologist or a surgeon to resect the infected area removing ingrown hair, the very good hygiene.Probably you will need some antibiotics foe a week. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a very infected ingrown hair?

Infected & ingrown: 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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If i keep heat on an infected ingrown hair, how long until it drains?

If i keep heat on an infected ingrown hair, how long until it drains?

Few days: If it does not drain after a few days i would see a dermatologist for an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown hair on my groin that's turned into a deep hole. Culture says it's not infected but how do I treat the hole so it can close?

I have an ingrown hair on my groin that's turned into a deep hole. Culture says it's not infected but how do I treat the hole so it can close?

Good skin care: Sounds like you had an abscess! the skin is a miraculous organ. As long as you have normal functioning immune system the body will repair the "hole" over time. Make sure you keep the area clean and dry as possible. Depending on the type of wound you have your dr may have suggested a dry dressing or other dressing to promote healing. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about an infected ingrown hair on my breast?

Abscess: You are obviously worried or would not be asking this question. Go and have this seen and treated. You might first try applying frequent moist heat treatments and see if it will open and drain, but if it becomes red, tender, larger, warm to touch see somebody asap. ...Read more

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I think one of the glands on my aereola is infected. Perhaps it's clogged or there is an ingrown hair. It doesn't hurt or feel hard. What to do?

I think one of the glands on my aereola is infected. Perhaps it's clogged or there is an ingrown hair. It doesn't hurt or feel hard. What to do?

Clogged and clogs: If you think the areola is clogged then you need to "clog" your way to a MD to have a "look/see" what is "afoot" to determine if it that true or not. ...Read more

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I have a small black spot under my skin on my chin. It doesn't appear to be infected. It's noticeable though. I think it's an ingrown hair but have ?

I have a small black spot under my skin on my chin.  It doesn't appear to be infected. It's noticeable though.  I think it's an ingrown hair but have ?

Let the expert: your doctor decide ( diagnose ) what it is , see your doctor to make sure is not a serious lesion like melanoma , also if you want it to be removed for cosmetic reason , will make arrangements ...Read more