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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

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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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I yanked out a few nose hairs yesterday with fingers now my left nostril feels sore & tender. Not sure ingrown hair, pimple or trauma. How to treat it?

I yanked out a few nose hairs yesterday with fingers now my left nostril feels sore & tender. Not sure ingrown hair, pimple or trauma. How to treat it?

Most likely just: trauma, I would use topical antibiotic ointment just to protect against infection. Should resolve within a week, if not see your doctor ...Read more

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Sores on outside of nose kind of looks like ingrown hairs but its not it hurts?

Sores on outside of nose kind of looks like ingrown hairs but its not it hurts?

Sores: It sounds like you may have a superficial skin infection. Often these are staph infections and require treatment either with topical or oral antibiotic. You could try some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointment for a few days, but if they do not get better you definitely should see your physician. ...Read more

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What do you do for an ingrown hair?

What do you do for an ingrown hair?

Exfoliate and warm: 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. ...Read more

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What to do for an ingrown hair in general?

What to do for an ingrown hair in general?

Stop plucking: Ingrown hairs usually are from shaving and plucking. The new hair grows in the hair follicle and the skin grows over the opening of the follicle. The hair keeps growing under the skin. ...Read more

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Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

Extract and cleanse: Wash face often with good cleser. Be sure to use a good wash cloth for this process. Use good light and mirror. Good pair of tweezers extract the twisted hair and cleanse repeat the process. ...Read more

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Best way to remove my ingrown hair?

Best way to remove my ingrown hair?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an ingrown hair?

May notice a bump: You may get red, tender, inflamed, hot, infected, and it may get larger. See your doctor if it worrying you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ingrown hair?

What is the definition or description of: ingrown hair?

Hair growth sideways: 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 (redness, heat, pain, swelling). ...Read more

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