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Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Change your method: Then it is time to stop shaving. I do not understand why you ask again. This is not a medical condition. It is not a disease. Your shaving is causing this problem. If you do not want to live with this problem then you must stop shaving. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help. ...Read more

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This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! Not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?

This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! Not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?

Skin problem: It is difficult to tell what it could be without taking a look at it. It could be acne, but also an infected follicle, a cyst among others. In order to have a definite answer have your pcp check them. ...Read more

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Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or a ingrown hair? I have not had sex and when erected it is bigger. Can you get acne on your penis

Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or a ingrown hair? I have not had sex and when erected it is bigger. Can you get acne on your penis

Likely ingrown hair: Most likely it is an ingrown hair possibly getting infected. You can apply a topical abx like neosporin. If not improving get it checked out by your doctor. Does not sound like an STD though. ...Read more

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I have dark spots and scars on my face from acne and ingrown hairs. Any tips on how to remove them?

I have dark spots and scars on my face from acne and ingrown hairs. Any tips on how to remove them?

You will need laser: To address all of these things. You are on several medications, so adding another would not be a good idea. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a problem with ingrown hairs on back thighs, pubic region and under my chin even though I exfoliate. I'm also prone to acne. 26y/o.Whats wrong?

I have a problem with ingrown hairs on back thighs, pubic region and under my chin even though I exfoliate. I'm also prone to acne. 26y/o.Whats wrong?

Thick coarse hairs: How extensive is acne? Ther coukd be underlying hormonal problem if acne is severe. For the ingrowns and acne a topical retinoid cream such as retin a, (tretinoin) differing, altralin can slowly peel the skin and unfold the ingrowns. An alternative is laser hair removal which can remove the problem hairs permanently. ...Read more

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Acne and ingrown hairs on outsides of calves. Rarely shave. What to do and what is it from?

Folliculitis: Pimple like areas on the legs usually is a folliculitis or another type of follicular irritation. It could be related to stockings or other sports gear that rubs on the areas. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Husband is experiencing deep acne due to ingrown hairs. Any home remedies you can recommend? Unable to get in to see dermatologist until march.

Husband is experiencing deep acne due to ingrown hairs. Any home remedies you can recommend? Unable to get in to see dermatologist until march.

Many worth trying: There are many home remedies that work for many people and they are safe to experiment with. Avoid dairy and sweets/starches. See http://earthclinic. Com/cures/acne.Html for reports on many remedies from those who have tried them. Also see http://healing. About. Com/cs/skincare/a/uc_acneguide. Htm ; http://www. Naturalnews. Com/027237_acne_dairy. Html. ...Read more

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I get naturally ingrown hairs on my arms, legs and back. They look as if the hair cell has not totally developed. Looks like acne. How do I fix?

I get naturally ingrown hairs on my arms, legs and back. They look as if the hair cell has not totally developed. Looks like acne. How do I fix?

Keratosis pilaris: People with sensitive, dry skin often have dryness in hair follicles as well. That results in tiny red bumps on backs of arms, on legs & buttocks that feels like sandpaper. That is keratosis pilaris (kp), which can be exacerbated by friction, such as from pants or shaving. Scrubbing kp actually makes it worse. Moisturizers, especially those containing a small amt of Alpha hydroxy acid may help. ...Read more

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I have small irritated puss filled pimples on my inner thigh. Could it be from shaving a few days ago? I have seen a doctor for ingrown hair but forgot to ask about this problem.

Benzoyl peroxide: Neither neosporin nor Bacitracin are legitimate therapy for anything & should not be sold. If it does not clear with 2% or 5% otc benzoyl peroxide, see your dr. For oral doxycycline. Shave very gently. ...Read more

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Hi, I have blackheads or may be ingrown hair on my lower legs (portion between knee & ankle). What I remember is, I used to pierce them out a few years back, until now when I realised they started leaving a mark, usually a black mark, the pores are open,

Hi, I have blackheads or may be ingrown hair on my lower legs (portion between knee & ankle). What I remember is, I used to pierce them out a few years back, until now when I realised they started leaving a mark, usually a black mark, the pores are open,

Unusual: I am not sure why you are having acne on your legs as this is a bit unusual. There are some excellent treatments for this type of acne. See your derm or PCP for treatment recommendations. These are frequently topical treatments. ...Read more

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Hi, I have blackheads or may be ingrown hair on my lower legs (portion between knee & ankle). What I remember is, I used to pierce them out a few years back, until now when I realised they started leaving a mark, usually a black mark, the pores are open,

Dark marks: Piercing your skin is an injury that on healing, can leave dark marks, or PostInflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This can take months to years to fade. Try not to squeeze or scratch skin lesions. Causing an infection there can cause worse inflammation and discoloration. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples, genital lump (penis or scrotum) and genital sores. I think it's just an ingrown hair.?

I am experiencing pimples, genital lump (penis or scrotum) and genital sores. I think it's just an ingrown hair.?

Folliculitis?: If the problem is limited to hair bearing areas (e.g. the pubic area, scrotum, etc), then probably you have folliculitis (infection of hair follicles, maybe ingrown hairs), especially if you have been shaving the area. If so, stop shaving, keep the area clean and dry, and see what happens. See a doctor if severe (painful, spreading redness, etc), or if no better in a few days. ...Read more

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What could b causing small lk ingrown hair pimples below the belly to the top of vagina? Not in or around vagina lips, but above. Some have blood sad

What could b causing small lk ingrown hair pimples below the belly to the top of vagina? Not in or around vagina lips, but above. Some have blood sad

Ingrown hair: If you shave or wax in that area, you may be getting ingrown hairs. Avoid irritation and allow the area to heal. If it keeps recurring, see a Dermatologist who can help you find a hair removal method that causes less ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Think I got spider bite 2 days ago. I thought it was an ingrown hair and picked at it. How do I know if it when to seek treatment?

Think I got spider bite 2 days ago. I thought it was an ingrown hair and picked at it. How do I know if it when to seek treatment?

If there is redness: If the area becomes more swollen, red or painful it is likely you have an infection and not just a spider bite. We often see patients in the ER with "spider bites" which turn out to be infections from hair, pimple or boil these often grow MRSA or resistant Staph infection so it is better to get it checked sooner rather than later if it is looking red or infected. Usually treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or ...Read more

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I have a large bump on my anus. It's sore and has a black dot on it. Is this an ingrown hair and if so, what is the best treatment?

Black bump: This could be infected or ingrown hair or an early abscess, yes. If it gets painful and red or oozes pus, you might want it examined. Apply warm compresses and keep area clean. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ingrown hair?

Express it: Ingrown hairs are like little foreign bodies and are treated by expressing them. There is usually al title cheesy stuff as well as the long hair. ...Read more

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How to remove scars, from ingrown hair, on my legs? (besides laser treatment)

How to remove scars, from ingrown hair, on my legs? (besides laser treatment)

Improve not remove: Micro or traditional dermabrasion with or without the use of chemical peels as well as various agents such as bleaching agents or Alpha and beta hydroxy acids may provide some improvement in the appearance of scars, in the meantime use sunblock and avoid tobacco use. Topical or oral antibiotics may help I'm certain instances. ...Read more

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I have a sore bump on my vulva. I think it is a ingrown hair. Any help with treatments. I am using a cortezone cream currently.?

I have a sore bump on my vulva. I think it is a ingrown hair. Any help with treatments. I am using a cortezone cream currently.?

Stop the cream: I recommend stopping the cortisone cream. It is a steroid and can thin out the vulvar tissue. If you do have an ingrown hair you can apply a warm washcloth to the area to see if the plugged area opens up. ...Read more

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I'm getting electrolysis for the hairs on my belly but I keep getting ingrown hairs on my belly. Or pimples and when I squeeze it, white and black li?

I'm getting electrolysis for the hairs on my belly but I keep getting ingrown hairs on my belly. Or pimples and when I squeeze it, white and black li?

Ingrown hairs: Electrolysis should help but if not, permanent epilation is possible: see dermatologist. Also be sure to be on a low-inflammatory diet to see if that helps: more at eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown hairs or pimples on my penis. How to remove?

What to do about ingrown hairs or pimples on my penis. How to remove?

Do nothing or...: How do these ingrown hairs or pimples hurt you? If no or not much and bearable, do nothing but applying steroid cream thinly may help to ease discomfort. Meanwhile, try not to give any further irritation by obsessive soaping and washing, and by shaving if any. Remove them? It's optional; of course, it can be done by various techniques, but how? So, ask your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more