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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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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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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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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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

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Ingrown hair and once i removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

Ingrown hair and once i removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

You need: to have this checked out! It sounds like you have a infection with a local lymph node "filtering" it Apply moist HEAT for now and go to Walk in Unit for possible antibiotic treatment..If this is your UPPER LIP go to ER if necessary but be seen ASAP! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a question about an ingrown hair on the shaft of my I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor looking at my penis. I want a female doctor to ?

I have a question about an ingrown hair on the shaft of my I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor looking at my penis. I want a female doctor to ?

No worries: There are many, many women physicians in the U.S. A person can just pick a local one, and call to make an appointment. Also, one can try HealthTap CONCIERGE for a virtual consultation (eMedicine visit) with a woman doctor. ...Read more

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I get a lot of ingrown hair after I get my legs waxed ? What is causing this ? How can I prevent it from happening again ? I am a 20 year old female

I get a lot of ingrown hair after I get my legs waxed ? What is causing this ? How can I prevent it from happening again ? I am a 20 year old female

When you wax...: ...You are essentially pulling the hairs out by their roots. When the hair grows back, the shafts have to find their way to the skin surface and the ones that can't become ingrown hairs. The solution is to shave, rather than wax. You'll have to do it more often, but you won't get nearly as many ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal will eliminate the hairs permanently, but that's more expensive. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is an ingrown hair, it is on my face just under my jaw bone. when I went to pop it, it popped what felt like under my skin?

I have what I believe is an ingrown hair, it is on my face just under my jaw bone. when I went to pop it, it popped what felt like under my skin?

Pop under skin: This is likely nothing to worry about. You probably were feeling a pop from the skin and underlying tissue rubbing against each other but this is nothing dangerous. ...Read more