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Doctor insights on: Ingrown Hair Spots

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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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This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?

This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?

Skin problem: It is difficult to tell what it could be without taking a look at it. It could be acne, but also an infected follicle, a cyst among others. In order to have a definite answer have your pcp check them. ...Read more

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I recently had 2 ingrown hairs in the same spots , i pulled the ingrown hairs out with tweezers and squeezed the pus out and then shaved later that we?

I recently had 2 ingrown hairs in the same spots , i pulled the ingrown hairs out with tweezers and squeezed the pus out and then shaved later that we?

Wrong approach: this sounds like infected folliculitis. Please seek medical attention, stop squeezing and pulling out hairs. I suggest applying triple antibiotic ointment new and call for an appointment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots, ingrown hairs and scars near pubic region?

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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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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How do you treat/fade dark spots from an ingrown hair on your face?

Remove hair: Hi Louis472 If the hair is still there, it could be removed with a minor surgical procedure. The resulting biopsy specimen could be checked for malignancy. If its gone, the residual pigmented spot could be removed/biopsied, or perhaps treated with one of the skin bleaching agents you can find advertised on the internet. Any residual pigmented lesion is a little worrisome; check with doctor. ...Read more

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My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

Pimple or ingrown: hair suppose not to itch mainly at night. It could be also scabies or herpes. This need to be looked at. See your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have ingrown hair and not jock itch on my groin and Thank goodness for that i guess. I also have Fordyce spots on my shaft what do i do about both?

I have ingrown hair and not jock itch on my groin and Thank goodness for that i guess. I also have Fordyce spots on my shaft what do i do about both?

Dermatologist: Both should be taken care of by a dermatologist. Should be an easy treatment for you and save you a lot of worry. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair, not particularly sure. The area I usually shave has a spot that has grown a little hard and has a bump. No pain though.

Maybe: Hard yo day without seeing the area, but this sounds like an ingrown hair. Let the area grow out for a little while between shaving to reduced the development of these. This could also be a folliculitis or a small cyst forming, again, hard to say. See you doc or do a video consult here on HealthTap to confirm. ...Read more