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A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

Did your squeeze it?: If you did then the hard lump are white blood cells trying to scavenge the remaining bacterial breakdown products(pus). If you did not squeeze it, have a MD take a look and see what happened and if needed provide a Rx for topical use and antibiotics if severe. ...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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I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions i take before waxing and after. ?

I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions i take before waxing and after. ?

Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs by my inner thigh?

How can I get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs by my inner thigh?

Razor burn./ 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 have ingrown hairs and redness due to shaving located on my inner thighs that's been bothering me for a few years I've tried over counter meds ?

In grown hair: Are you sure it's ingrown hair bothering you and not Jock itch?? Please see ur MD as the management of both these conditions is different. ...Read more

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I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!

I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort?  Help!

Cyst or a lipoma: I can't possibly tell you for sure without seeing or examining your bump, but the most common causes would be a cyst or a lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells). However, it is also possible to have skin cancer below the surface of your skin. You should see you dermatologist for an evaluation and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have one red bump on my inner thigh that hurts when i touch it. Is it some kind of bite or ingrown hair? No pus or head to it. What is it or to do?

Bump : An inflamed cyst from bacteria in the hair follicle may not show a "pus head" but rather show redness, tenderness, due to inflammation or infection deep in the skin . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more