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What is the treatment for ingrown hair?

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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...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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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 sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair? And how do I make it stop?

Gott see it.: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a quick look is all that is needed. Given the information we have, a quick look by someone with medical knowledge would be better. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair. Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair.  Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

Cyst: Simple cysts can appear when the fluid of a hair follicle becomes trapped. As the fluid builds up it creates a soft mass. Squeezing it can release the fluid. If it is foul odor then this may be a sebacous cyst. Cysts recur and can become infected. A simple procedure in your doctors office can remove it. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown hair and I picked at it so much that now I have sores on my face I need them to be healed by Friday. What do you recommend?

I had an ingrown hair and I picked at it so much that now I have sores on my face I need them to be healed by Friday. What do you recommend?

Sores: Don't touch, keep clean and protected from sun. We can call in an Rx for cream that may help. Otherwise IPL may be needed. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?

Possible: It is possibly an ingrown hair or other small pimple, but it could also be eczema, or even psoriasis. There are many possibilities. If it persists for longer than a few weeks, you might want to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Yes: It sounds like you have cellilitis which is an infectious and inflammatory condition that should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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How do you treat/fade dark spots from an ingrown hair on your face?

Remove hair: Hi Louis472 If the hair is still there, it could be removed with a minor surgical procedure. The resulting biopsy specimen could be checked for malignancy. If its gone, the residual pigmented spot could be removed/biopsied, or perhaps treated with one of the skin bleaching agents you can find advertised on the internet. Any residual pigmented lesion is a little worrisome; check with doctor. ...Read more

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How get rid of a stubborn calloused ingrown hair on face?

How get rid of a stubborn calloused ingrown hair on face?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a definition of what it is. Treatment will follow. Sounds like you will also benefit from attention to fever and cough. ...Read more