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Doctor insights on: Ingrown Armpit Hair

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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?

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

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Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Prevent ingrown hairs on armpits & genitals after shaving.. And how to identify. Are they dangerous??

Prevent ingrown hairs on armpits & genitals after shaving.. And how to identify. Are they dangerous??

Not dangerous: Using a sharp razor is helpful to prevent ingrown hairs. Also not saving your genitals is a good idea. You could consider laser or electrolysis to decrease the need for shaving and the risk of ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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 agree w/ Dr. Bayle: If your problem persists after you completely try his recommendations, you may have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Then you will need to see a dermatologist or a general surgeon to have it treated. ...Read more

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I have a big bump that hurts on my armpit, how do you know if its an ingrown hair?

I have a big bump that hurts on my armpit, how do you know if its an ingrown hair?

Either way: Sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst/hidradenitis/ or abscess. Likely need antibiotics and excision. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Go to your doctor: It may still be an ingrown hair or a cyst but it is time to have a health care professional look at it. If you can't get into your doctor right away..Go to an urgent care center and have someone look at it and document it. ...Read more

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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

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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