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Ingrown Armpit Hair
So about a month ago I plucked an ingrown armpit hair and since if done that from where I plucked it its left this huge red bump in its place, help?
This Is The Pits: Two possibilities:1) the hair growing back went off-course and became an ingrown hair or, 2)somehow that little spot got infected. It's often hard to figure out --and sometimes that ingrown hair can get infected. Don't squeeze it or try to pop it.If it gets bigger or hurts more or won't go away, get it seen by a doctor. In the meantime, try not to irritate it, if possible.If not, just get it seen ...Read more
Prevent ingrown hairs on armpits & genitals after shaving.. And how to identify. Are they dangerous??
Every time I shave my armpits I get at least 1 if not more ingrown hairs in both of them is there a reson they keeping coming everytime I shave?
Technique ?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My armpits get red and bumpy, With a bunch of ingrown hairs that are very painful to remove. Now I pluck the hairs, But it still hurts. What to do?
I have a lump around my armpit. At first I thought it was an ingrown hair, but its really big to be an ingrown hair. Can it be something else?
What is ingrown hair? What does it look like when someone's armpits? How to prevent it and remedy when it has already shown?
Hair has grown in: It is a hair that has grown in instead of out. It normally looks like a pimple (or collection of pimples) although can be bigger. It is more likely if you have thick or curly hair, and it often occurs after shaving. If in an area where you shave, use shaving cream, shave in the same direction. Most of the time it resolves on its own, but if it becomes infected you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a sore bump on my armpit could it be an ingrown hair?? What can I do if anything to make it go away, will it go away on its own
Depends: Assuming the bump is on the skin, if it is associated with a hair follicle, you could have a simple case of folliculitis (inflammation/infection of the hair follicle). These bumps sometimes occur in areas of hair and friction (like the armpit). If it is growing, getting redder, draining, or increasing in pain you should consult a doctor for treatment. ...Read more
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