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Doctor insights on: Ingrown Hairs On My Penis

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I have ingrown hair on my penis what should I do?

I have ingrown hair on my penis what should I do?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...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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How can I prevent ingrown hairs around my penis?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs around my penis?

Trim, don't shave: MANSCAPING: Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of a hair gets caught underneath the skin surface but continues to grow while trapped inside the follicle, creating a "hair pimple". If you get waxed (Brazilian) or shave very closely, you increase the chance that a hair will get caught beneath the surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead. ...Read more

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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown hairs or pimples on my penis. How to remove?

What to do about ingrown hairs or pimples on my penis. How to remove?

Do nothing or...: How do these ingrown hairs or pimples hurt you? If no or not much and bearable, do nothing but applying steroid cream thinly may help to ease discomfort. Meanwhile, try not to give any further irritation by obsessive soaping and washing, and by shaving if any. Remove them? It's optional; of course, it can be done by various techniques, but how? So, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed what looked like an ingrown hair on the back of my penis more on my ball sack tried popping it but now it very hard and hurts very much ?

I noticed what looked like an ingrown hair on the back of my penis more on my ball sack tried popping it but now it very hard and hurts very much ?

Got infected: When you try to dig out an ingroing hair, it may cause infection. You need to use clean hans, wash the are an use alchohol to clean the needle. let the current infection heal. ...Read more

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I have a small sore, which looks like an infected ingrown hair about 2 inches above my penis which has a larger bump under it very sore, hurts to bend?

Folliculitis: Sounds like it could indeed be an 'ingrown' hair or a localized folliculitis. Important other information could be obtained with further questioning - esp. regarding any recent sexual activity, as STDs would also be on the list if you've had sex with any new partner(s). Hopefully it has resolved by now - but if not, I would apply bacitracin. The docs on Health Tap can help if u have more info... ...Read more

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I think I have a severely ingrown hair on the underside of my penis. White puss drain if I apply pressure like you'd pop a zit. It's very tender & red?

See below: sounds like you have folliculitis (an infected hair follicle). It will usually resolve after it drains, which it sounds like it has. If the redness expands or does not go away see a physician as you might need antibiotics. Simple things like sitting in a warm bath sometimes allow the pus to drain more readily. Also, if you shave the area, always shave in the direction of the hair growth. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but are ingrown hairs on your penis shaft normal?

That is ok...: Ingrown hairs are not anatomically normal, but if no physical discomfort, it is functionally normal; so, do nothing to them. ...Read more