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Ingrown hair in pubic area has turned purple/dark colored. I wash it daily with soap and use hydrocortisone. Does this sound normal? It won't go away!

Ingrown hair in pubic area has turned purple/dark colored. I wash it daily with soap and use hydrocortisone. Does this sound normal? It won't go away!

Need more help: You are doing good things to help the ingrown hair situation but you need additional support so that you don't get infected. Your doc can remove the hairs and keep you from infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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Could an ingrown hair in pubic area look like an HSV sore/outbreak?

Could an ingrown hair in pubic area look like an HSV sore/outbreak?

Can be similar: Yes, these two conditions can mimic in appearance especially in early stages. ...Read more

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Broke out in a bunch of infected ingrown hairs in pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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Had ingrown hairs on pubic area, but now getting more as well as red raised bumps and cysts & very painful bumps after scratching hair out Im a virgin?

Had ingrown hairs on pubic area, but now getting more as well as red raised bumps and cysts & very painful bumps after scratching hair out Im a virgin?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown hair on my pubic area.. last night it popped and the next morning it's still bleeding. The size went down. What do I do next?

I had an ingrown hair on my pubic area.. last night it popped and the next morning it's still bleeding. The size went down. What do I do next?

Clean and monitor: Clean the area with soap and water, rinse and dry. Apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) to the immediate area - cover with a bandage. Monitor to make sure the redness and swelling does not expand. Some minor bleeding / oozing may continue for a couple days. If redness worsens, if you have new fever or if there is significant or worsening bleeding see a doctor to ensure you don't have a skin infection. ...Read more

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I have ingrown hair in my pubic area so i let them grow out, now their is few bumps but a lot of the hair are paired together to grow, should I rip them?

I have ingrown hair in my pubic area so i let them grow out, now their is few bumps but a lot of the hair are paired together to grow, should I rip them?

Ingrown hair: If the hair has grown out, it will not pierce through the follicular wall or the curly end will not stick back into the skin to cause a folliculitis. Let the hairs grow out and don't cut them or pluck them. If you do, they will stick in the side of the skin and cause inflammation, pimples, and cysts. If some are sticking back into the skin try to pull the end free. ...Read more

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I've been getting really bad rash and ingrown hair in my pubic area, what to do?

Med eval: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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What to do if i've been getting really bad rash and ingrown hair in my pubic area?

Medical assessment: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more