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Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?
Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better.If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Years of hirsutism and ingrown hairs now looking for cream to fade dark spots. Cream with hydroquinone has worked well for me in the past but spots return when not using daily and read poss dangerous?
My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?
How do I get rid of an ingrown hair bump that's on my pubic area near my waist line? Does Noxzema cream help?
Extract: Many times the hair will work its way out, but sometimes, it will need to be extracted with a sterile needle by a physician or nurse. If an infection is present oral antibiotics may be necessary. Warm compresses and topical antibiotics like Bacitracin or neosporin could help for mild cases. I don't think noxema will help. Laser hair removal is very effective for preventing ingrowns. ...Read more
For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?
I have a boil on my vaginal lip probably due to ingrown hair. Its very painful. Wht coukd it be and medication. I am applying an antibiotic cream?
Possible abscess: You may well ned to see you doctor to find out if it need to be lanced.Antibiotics do not always clear this up. ...Read more
How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.
I popped a ingrown hair that i thought was a zit on leg. It was swollen and red... After putting antibiotic cream on it the pink continues to spread?
Dr prescribed clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream 2% for topical use on ingrown hair. Usually use 1% lotion. Is thos ok? Dr office closed
Clindamycin: You should have no trouble at all using the 2% cream. ...Read more
Care for ingrown hair/cyst near genitals? Lump under skin popped, no fluids came out but small hole. Red/tender. Antibiotic cream and bandaid used.
It's best to: See your doc to make sure you don't get infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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