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What is the treatment for ingrown hair?

What is the treatment for ingrown hair?

Express it: Ingrown hairs are like little foreign bodies and are treated by expressing them. There is usually al title cheesy stuff as well as the long hair. ...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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Think I got spider bite 2 days ago. I thought it was an ingrown hair and picked at it. How do I know if it when to seek treatment?

Think I got spider bite 2 days ago.  I thought it was an ingrown hair and picked at it. How do I know if it when to seek treatment?

If there is redness : If the area becomes more swollen, red or painful it is likely you have an infection and not just a spider bite. We often see patients in the ER with "spider bites" which turn out to be infections from hair, pimple or boil these often grow MRSA or resistant Staph infection so it is better to get it checked sooner rather than later if it is looking red or infected. Usually treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?

What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?

Patience and time: By your 3rd or 4 th treatment, as your skin naturally turns over, these hairs and the inflammation around them will resolve and improve. If you start digging around to pull the hairs out, you will be successful but will leave terrible scarring. Gentle exfoliation, repeat treatments, and time will provide you with the best results. ...Read more

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How to remove scars, from ingrown hair, on my legs? (besides laser treatment)

How to remove scars, from ingrown hair, on my legs? (besides laser treatment)

Scar treatment : Scars are always permanent, but you can make them more pale and less noticeable. Lightening creams may help (hydroquinone), sunscreen (daily and religiously), and ipl treatments may all help. ...Read more

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I have dark skin and I started shaving the hairs under my stomach &i have darkspots &ingrown hairs how can I get rid of them without lazor treatment?

Clean, dry, no sun: Keep it clean, dry, and out of the sun. If you want them permanently removed then laser hair removal is the only way. NAIR treatment can dissolve the hair, but is not permanent. ...Read more