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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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How to differentiate between an ingrown hair, razor bump, cancer, or lymph node?

How to differentiate between an ingrown hair, razor bump, cancer, or lymph node?

Ask your doctor: A superficial lump in an area in which you shave is most likely an inflammatory reaction to the irritation from shaving, or from a blocked hair follicle. Cancer is unlikely, and lymph nodes are not superficial. Also ingrown hairs and razor bumps likely come on quickly and will go away if you leave them alone, but a cancer won't. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi I am 25 years old I started shaving my bikini are and now I have brown spots and ingrown hairs with razor bumps how can I remove them?

Hi I am 25 years old I started shaving my bikini are and now I have brown spots and ingrown hairs with razor bumps how can I remove them?

Stop shaving...: ... practice good skin hygiene and skin preparation prior to shaving, buy new razors, clean and store your razors properly (on a dry surface, not in the shower/tub), and schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist for evaluation and consultation. You may have skin that just needs more TLC and possibly developed folliculitis. This is very common and a good Dermatologist will help. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of ingrown hairs and razor bumps in pubic area?

Laser: Laser hair removal is an effective way to get rid of the hair permanently. This would avoid getting ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Electrolysis is another option but it's more time consuming since each hair has to be treated individually. ...Read more

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I have black pimple down there which are actually ingrown hairs called razor bumps i have tried waxing also but doesn't affect can you please tell me any other procedure of preventing them?

Laser removal: Hair follicles can be destroyed by laser so that hair will not grow again. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-removal/laser-hair-removal For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble with razor bumps and ingrown hair , I have them all over my thighs and leg what can I do to get rid of then?

Options: Only shave after taking a bath or shower so that your skin is hydrated. Liberally apply a high quality shaving gel, and only shave in the direction of hair growth (not against). Use a high quality multi blade razor, and replace it frequently. If this does not eliminate the problem see your dermatologist for additional prescription options. ...Read more

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How can I avoid razor bumps and ingrown hairs that i get while shaving my shoulders?

Razor Bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I am prone to get razor bumps and ingrown hairs when i shave down there. How often should I shave and how should I do it?

Insure that you use: Fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Don't shave too often. ...Read more

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Hi I am 22years old and have dark skin and when I shave my biking area and stomach I started getting razor bumps and ingrown hairs with dark spots is there anything I can do to get it to go away I don't have a lot of money so I can't really get lazor hair

Hi I am 22years old and have dark skin and when I shave my biking area and stomach I started getting razor bumps and ingrown hairs with dark spots is there anything I can do to get it to go away I don't have a lot of money so I can't really get lazor hair

Hyperpigmentation: This is likely hyper pigmentation due to folliculitis/ingrown hairs. When you shave, be sure to use shaving cream & only shave in the direction of hair growth, so you don't cut them off so short (decreases the risk of ingrown hairs.) Also, exfoliate well on non-shave days to help prevent. If it persists and/or happens often talk with your doctor about a topical antibiotic ointment to treat it ...Read more

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I have had this bump on my chest for over 6 mos. The dermatologist just said it’s a ingrown hair. Now it getting hard. What do I do?

I have had this bump on my chest for over 6 mos. The dermatologist just said it’s a ingrown hair. Now it getting hard. What do I do?

Cyst: This may now be an inclusion cyst and if there is no associated redness or significant tenderness, it may be left alone. If you have further concerns about it, consult a general surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown hair bumps from appearing around my vaginal area and on my butt?

Let it grow.: Most common cause for ingrown hairs in the genital area is shaving or waxing. Using a clipper or going natural is the best prevention. ...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 bump on my chest thats hard as a rock. My wife thinks its an ingrown hair. Been there for years. I can send a pic. ?

Needs to be seen: Probably benign growth. It can be removed will leave scar. The only definitive diagnosis would be removal and submitting tissue to lab. ...Read more

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I had a bump i thought was an ingrown hair on the outside of my vag and its starting to bed bigger and swollen. What could it be?

I had a bump i thought was an ingrown hair on the outside of my vag and its starting to bed bigger and swollen. What could it be?

See below: If the bump is on the lips of the vagina it could represent a bartholins cyst or abscess. Could be an infected hair bump. If it continues to enlarge or becomes increasing painful you would need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?

Possible: It is possibly an ingrown hair or other small pimple, but it could also be eczema, or even psoriasis. There are many possibilities. If it persists for longer than a few weeks, you might want to have it looked at. ...Read more

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