Doctor insights on:
He Woke up to chin swollen two days ago it looked like a ingrown hair from beard but it's getting worse and moving up his cheeks and says its painful?
Soak it: The key to this is to get the hair to the surface. Hot soaks will usually work but could take a few days to do. Soak with hot washclothes 15 minutes every 3-4 hours and it should surface and go away. There is also something available over the counter called outgrow that I have head some use successfully. I hope it helps. ...Read more
Paronychia: I have not found home remedies to be particularly effective in small infections at the nail/skin interface. Unless you know how to open the cuticle and drain the pus, my advice is to skip the home remedies and see a physician who understands the problem and can drain the abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's genetic: About 5% of men, myself included, can't grow a beard or chest hair. Many women prefer this, and guys like us usually don't go bald. Joel kinnaman (failed beard, photo), paul newman, muhammad ali and larry bird are all smooth-faced guys. They don't seem unhappy over it. Your genes are your heritage and for you to enjoy. Remember a guy looks good if, and only if, he's physically fit. Cheers. ...Read more
Get older: You may be one of the 5% or so of men who won't be able to grow a good beard. Many women prefer a smooth man. You don't see Justin Bieber, Larry Bird, Muhammad Ali, or Paul Newman complaining. Work on overall fitness and you'll look good regardless of where you do or don't have hair. ...Read more