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How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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How do I prevent ingrown hairs from causing me pain?

How do I prevent ingrown hairs from causing me pain?

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

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Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Yes, can grow very l: But usually irritating to skin, and usually results in a blocked oil gland. Will heal quickly after hair is liberated. ...Read more

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Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian Wax: A brazilian waxing may contribute to ingrown hairs, or more commonly to inflammation around the "plucked" hair follicle. ...Read more

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Hi I get razor burn and ingrown hairs from time to time. I shaved my pubic region Friday and noticed light bleeding in two spots at the top of my vulva where the hair is near where it folds and has lots of moisture. I had sex a few times over the weekend

Hi I get razor burn and ingrown hairs from time to time. I shaved my pubic region Friday and noticed light bleeding in two spots at the top of my vulva where the hair is near where it folds and has lots of moisture. I had sex a few times over the weekend

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam or a virtual visit ...Read more

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How to get rid of ingrown hair from under a scab?

Extraction: It is difficult to remove an ingrown hair since the crust must be removed and the the hair extracted. It is difficult to do this on yourself as you can cause infection and scarring. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is this bump by my penis an ingrown hair from shaving?

Possibly: If you do shave, it is common to have ingrown hairs. If it becomes red, painful, or particularly if you can see pus, see your primary care provider, as it is likely infected. ...Read more

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He Woke up to chin swollen two days ago it looked like a ingrown hair from beard but it's getting worse and moving up his cheeks and says its painful?

He Woke up to chin swollen two days ago it looked like a ingrown hair from beard but it's getting worse and moving up his cheeks and says its painful?

Attention: Get it looked at either in person or over computer. Any fever? If so get to ER because spreading redness may indicate serious infection that needs antibiotics and possibly drainage. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Is getting a Brazilian wax safe. Is it also safe if you dobt leave any area around your vagina, and do you have to worry about ingrown hairs from waxin?

Is getting a Brazilian wax safe. Is it also safe if you dobt leave any area around your vagina, and do you have to worry about ingrown hairs from waxin?

Yes.: If by safe, you mean it shouldn't permanently damage your female parts. Theoretically, you shouldn't get ingrown hairs from waxing since you're taking the hairs out from the roots. However, waxing is not perfect and some hairs might break near the ends and grow back to form an ingrown hair. Hope this helps. ...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 have a bump on my scrotum. Bump is skin colored. 28 hours after possible exposure to std. Is this an ingrown hair or irritation from shaving?

I have a bump on my scrotum. Bump is skin colored. 28 hours after possible exposure to std. Is this an ingrown hair or irritation from shaving?

ANy of above: The "bump" could be any of the things you mention, or other things as well. Without looking at the area and getting more history (like what STD may you have been exposed to - something like herpes that gives skin lesions...), then it is really impossible to diagnose. Keep area clean, dry, wear boxers to avoid undue irritation to area, and if not improving or becomes painful, see doc for treatment. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on chin from plucking, cannot be seen. Area is sore and looks like a pimple. Will it eventually come out.?

Ingrown hair on chin from plucking, cannot be seen. Area is sore and looks like a pimple. Will it eventually come out.?

See your doctor: This sounds like an infection of the skin/hair follicle. You can try some warm compresses to the area to allow it to drain. I would advise you not to pick at it or try to open it up yourself. See your doctor if it is worsening or not improving. ...Read more

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Are carbuncles only caused by ingrown hairs? I used to get carbuncles from ingrown hairs but are those the only things that can cause a carbuncle? .

Are carbuncles only caused by ingrown hairs? I used to get carbuncles from ingrown hairs but are those the only things that can cause a carbuncle? .

Yes: A carbuncle is a large area of multiple infected hair follicles. It was more common in past times before antibiotics. Infections of the hair follicles do not have to be associated with ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I have scar spots on my butt from ingrown hairs. How do I get them too away?

I have scar spots on my butt from ingrown hairs. How do I get them too away?

Scars on buttock: Avoid scratching or squeezing the skin in the regions may help reduce scarring. You may need to see the dermatologist for further treatments to smooth or reduce the appearance of the scars as well ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures I clean the pus but it always comes back.

How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures I clean the pus but it always comes back.

Ingrown hair: If you are not plucking or shaving then you cannot stop it. You probably have curly hair because they become ingrown more easily. Most of the time people get these from shaving or trying to remove the hair. If you are not doing this then friction in the area may be the problem. Wash with benzoyl peroxide or apply this to the area may help. Do not rub or scrub the area or may cause the problem. ...Read more

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Is there anything to remove scars from ingrown hairs?

Is there anything to remove scars from ingrown hairs?

Improve not remove: Micro or traditional dermabrasion with or without the use of chemical peels as well as various agents such as bleaching agents or Alpha and beta hydroxy acids may provide some improvement in the appearance of scars, in the meantime use sunblock and avoid tobacco use. Topical or oral antibiotics may help I'm certain instances. ...Read more

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I have scar spots on my butt from ingrown hairs. This happened after I used Nair. How can I get rid of these spots?

I have scar spots on my butt from ingrown hairs. This happened after I used Nair. How can I get rid of these spots?

Nothing.: These are post inflammatory lesions which will largely resolve with time, but they may leave a residual small mark. Time will tell. ...Read more

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How do I treat the wound from ingrown hair so that it will not recur? There seems to be an infection because the area where hair is supposed to grow is swollen first and has pus with blood

How do I treat the wound from ingrown hair so that it will not recur? There seems to be an infection because the area where hair is supposed to grow is swollen first and has pus with blood

In grown hair: Removing the offending object (which acts as a foreign body - in this case the hair) helps a wound heal. The best way to avoid recurrence is to use proper shaving techniques to avoid the hair growing inward. ...Read more

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Removed few black dots from ingrown hairs on penis shaft with vinegar made with Acetic Acid and water, was it dangerous? Can I remove the rest?

Ingrown hair: This is probably okay to do. However, I will check which her primary care physician or a dermatologist for more specific treatment. ...Read more

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Will tazorac (tazarotene) help remove remove dark spots on my face? I have small scars from ingrown hairs I've removed in the past.

Will tazorac (tazarotene) help remove remove dark spots on my face? I have small scars from ingrown hairs I've removed in the past.

Its the strongest: Retinoid available. And will help lighten and tighten your skin. BUt it is not a bleach, so while it will help scars (but takes 6 months), you may need to add a lightening agent for dark spots or laser ...Read more

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I have been suffering from ingrown hair bumps all over my body after chicken pox. They also leave scars. What can I do to prevent them. They r very itchy?

I have been suffering from ingrown hair bumps all over my body after chicken pox. They also leave scars. What can I do to prevent them. They r very itchy?

Itchy bumps: Do you shave your body? If you do, shave in the direction of the hair using a single blade razor, to prevent shaver's bumps.
It could also be a condition called hyperkeratosis follicularis, where the bumps are often seen on the outer arms, outer thighs and sometimes the face.
Exfoliate your skin 3 times a week, moisturize daily. ...Read more

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What's a quick way to heal an ingrown hair or skin bumps from beard?

What's a quick way to heal an ingrown hair or skin bumps from beard?

Soak it: The key to this is to get the hair to the surface. Hot soaks will usually work but could take a few days to do. Soak with hot washclothes 15 minutes every 3-4 hours and it should surface and go away. There is also something available over the counter called outgrow that I have head some use successfully. I hope it helps. ...Read more