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Dr. Emily Altman answered:

An ingrown hair on my pubic area became a huge boil its been 2 weeks now and I have had several in that area, nose, and armpit what is going on??

Many boils

When there are many boils in different areas of the body, the concern is that this may be a bacterial infection, such as a Staph infection. Please see your dermatologist as you may need treatment with antibiotics.
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what is an ingrown hair folical?

Ingrown hair

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Is when the outer end of the hair goes inside skin. Common with curlier shirt hair Sometimes get inflamed.
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What do you do for an ingrown hair?

Exfoliate and warm

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First bet is to allow nature to take its course. If it doesn't naturally come out as the skin turns over, gently exfoliate with microbeads (not nut scrubs, too harsh), then warm in steam or compresses to expand the pore, then gently try to pluck it out with tweezers without scarring surrounding skin. A Dermatologist can do this professionally without scars. Also prevent recurrence - laser hair
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Is metronidazol also good for veginal ingrown hair?

Flagyl

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Flagyl is usually prescribed for bacterial and protozoan infections and not for ingrown hairs
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

What is the treatment for ingrown hair?

Express it

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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.
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What happens when an ingrown hair gets hard?

Possibly an abscess

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If you apply heat it may soften and drain pus. If it is a sebacious gland your doctor will have to drain it because the loculations are going to need to be pressed out. This can increase in size if ignored.
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What should i do when i have an ingrown hair?

Ingrown Hair

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If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: Steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling. Retinoids (Retin A) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment. Antibiotics either topical or oral.
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Should i get my ingrown hair drained?

If it is oozing

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If you have an abscess get the hair pulled and drain the pus. Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage (I and D) if need be. You may be infected and drainage with antibiotics. See your doctor.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith answered:

Ingrown hair /cyst?

Surgical removal

Treatment of choice surgical removal
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Best way to remove my ingrown hair?

Tweezers

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You can use tweezers to pull out the hair from the root and the embedded end in the skin. Wash with a mild soap and apply triple antibiotic paste to the area afterwards.
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