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How to prevent shaving rash and ingrown hair on neck?

How to prevent shaving rash and ingrown hair on neck?

NMS but: This is not my specialty but generally one needs to get the hair moistened then shave against the grain. The more curly the hair , the more problem with ingrown hair. Talk to your barber to get some practical tips. ...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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What's the best way to remove an ingrown hair on my neck? Crusty skin keeps growing on top of it, and picking away at it is just making it worse.

Ingrown hairs: Wikipedia has a very nice illustrated set of treatment steps at: http://www.Wikihow.Com/remove-an-ingrown-hair . Usually ingrown hairs are not difficult to treat and will go away on their own if left alone. From the difficulties you are describing i would be suspicious that something else might be going on, either an infection needing antibiotics, or something like a skin cancer. ...Read more

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How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

Dont cut it: Avoid cutting hair too short. Proper skin care allowing follicles to errupt and avoiding skin irritants and frequent trauma from shaving. Consider hair reduction creams - vaniqua. If you must shave, hair removal with laser for more permanent reduction is ideal. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on back of neck but keeps pussing and firm under skin just red around the sore???

Ingrown hair on back of neck but keeps pussing and firm under skin just red around the sore???

Infected: Best to see your doctor to get it treated before the infection spreads further. Has the hair been removed yet? ...Read more

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I believe I had an ingrown hair but the bump, on my neck, is a bit larger now and has gotten really firm. What should I do?

I believe I had an ingrown hair but the bump, on my neck, is a bit larger now and has gotten really firm. What should I do?

Possible cyst: Please see your doc for proper diagnosis and possible removal. Sebaceous cysts are common and often appear on head, neck,and shoulders. Your doc will know what it is. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful. ?

I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out.  It's quite large and very red an painful. ?

Infected: You usually don't see the hair when it's infected. Try some warm compresses but if that doesn't work after 24 hours you'll need to see a doctor to get it drained ...Read more

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Hey there so i recently noticed this red bump on my neck. i am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? and has a lump under it forming.

Hey there so i recently noticed this red bump on my neck. i am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? and has a lump under it forming.

Need a look & feel..: It is essential to have a direct look at and feel on it after reviewing the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of this lump and its potentially related symptoms over time, although clinically it may be just a lump related with sebaceous gland of hair follicle. How to have the related things for its good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I have been breaking out on my neck. Now, there's one that looks almost like an ingrown hair. It's a pea sized bump, red around the outside, yellow inside, skin isn't broken. What do I do?

I have been breaking out on my neck. Now, there's one that looks almost like an ingrown hair.  It's a pea sized bump, red around the outside, yellow inside, skin isn't broken.  What do I do?

Folliculitis?: sorry to hear about the breakouts. You may have acne on your neck, or you may have a folliculitis, (infection of the hair follicles) that requires some antibiotics. You should see your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis, and see if you need treatment or to see a dermatologist. You can try to apply warm compresses to the bumps for now to encourage them to drain and heal. ...Read more

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