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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

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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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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I keep getting ingrown hair folice ?

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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I keep getting ingrown hair folicle ?

I keep getting ingrown hair folicle ?

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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Should i get my ingrown hair drained?

If it is oozing: 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

Laser: One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my ingrown hair?

Pluck it: Usually these can simply be plucked out. If not, or of it has become seriously infected, see your doctor for antibiotics and further treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about ingrown hair scars?

Laser/Light therapy: Unsightly ingrown hair scars are usually related to the darkened color of tissues at the site and some treatments like plucking may induce further injury and inflammation and increase the color, hence has to be stopped. Laser or light therapy along with pigmet stain decreasing creams like vivite vibrance may help. Also use sunblocks regularly. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hair for good?

No such thing: ...as "for good" in many medical problems. You can always get another one.Removal w/ laser however could decrease the chances of more lesions as good modification of you self care but you haven't stipulated what part of the body, are you shaving, or plucking or what else is being done etc ...Read more

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