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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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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I keep getting ingrown hair folice?

I keep getting ingrown hair folice?

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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I keep getting ingrown hair folicle?

I keep getting ingrown hair folicle?

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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Should I get my ingrown hair drained?

If it is oozing: If you have an abscess get the hair pulled and drain the pus. Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage (i and d) if need be. You may be infected and drainage with antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an ingrown hair bump?

Remove the hair: Clean area, lance bump, with tweezer-remove the hair. Apply betadine or triple antibiotic cream, until healed. ...Read more

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I wanted to know did this bump come from an ingrown hair?

In-grown hairs: In grown hairs can get infected and cause bumps called folliculitis which need daily cleaning and antibiotics (can be topical) usually to resolve. But would f/u/ w/ a doc as we have no picture to evaluate the particular bump you are referring to. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a ingrown hair or a herpes symptom?

Single vs cluster: Usually an ingrown hair is an isolated occurrence, while most often, herpes produces several vesicles. The appearance of the lesions also sometimes can help as herpes are tiny blister-like bubbles full of clear-yellow fluid with redness around them. Ingrown hair often has pus (and hair) inside it, also with redness around it. ...Read more

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How do u combat a ingrown hair. And would I need to see a docor?

Ingrown hair: As long as it has not developed into a large pus pocket, you may carefully try to free the entraped hair by cleansing with rubbing alcohol and using a sterilized needle to unroof the trapped hair.
If this does not work or if there is significan infection, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What Can I do to treat a Pea sized ingrown hair along mybikini line?

Hair.: Hairs aren't pea sized. Must be something else. Infected cyst. Inflamed follicle. Not a hair.

Surgical removal may be needed. Time will clarify the problem.

If recurrent. Have it removed. ...Read more

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I have a large deep ingrown hair. I can't get it out. Is there any ideas to get it out.

See a doctor: Your family doctor can probably unroof the area with a sterile needle, and extract the offending hair. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown hair on the side of my pubic area. Is there anything I can do for the pain?

Ingrown Hair: Your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to drain it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as:

Steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling,
Retinoids (Retin A) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment changes that can occur from ingrown hairs,
Antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair? And how do I make it stop?

Gott see it.: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a quick look is all that is needed. Given the information we have, a quick look by someone with medical knowledge would be better. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair. Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair. Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

Cyst: Simple cysts can appear when the fluid of a hair follicle becomes trapped. As the fluid builds up it creates a soft mass. Squeezing it can release the fluid. If it is foul odor then this may be a sebacous cyst. Cysts recur and can become infected. A simple procedure in your doctors office can remove it. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown hair and I picked at it so much that now I have sores on my face I need them to be healed by Friday. What do you recommend?

I had an ingrown hair and I picked at it so much that now I have sores on my face I need them to be healed by Friday. What do you recommend?

Sores: Don't touch, keep clean and protected from sun. We can call in an Rx for cream that may help. Otherwise IPL may be needed. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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I have a tiny bump on my skin caused by ingrown hair and my skin has completely covered the hair. How do I remove it? The bump does not hurt.

Ingrown hair: I would leave it alone - if the bump starts to enlarge it will need to be removed along with the offending hair sometimes warm compresses help open these things ...Read more

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What do I do to remove my ingrown hair?

A doctor can: A doctor makes a little nick in the skin and removes the offending hair. ...Read more

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Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

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

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What should I do when I have an ingrown hair?

Ingrown Hair: If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as:
steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling.
Retinoids (retin a) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment.
Antibiotics either topical or oral. ...Read more

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How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, I thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff I got out and a hole remains?

My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, I thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff I got out and a hole remains?

Comedone: This is probably a comedone (blackhead) which is basically a skin pore clogged with dried oils. The hole usually means that the pore has been clogged for a long time. I would not advise squeezing this areas. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

Laser: One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my ingrown hair?

Pluck it: Usually these can simply be plucked out. If not, or of it has become seriously infected, see your doctor for antibiotics and further treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about ingrown hair scars?

Laser/Light therapy: Unsightly ingrown hair scars are usually related to the darkened color
of tissues at the site and some treatments like plucking may induce further injury and inflammation and increase the color, hence has to be stopped. Laser or light therapy along with pigmet stain decreasing creams like vivite vibrance may help. Also use sunblocks regularly. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown hair for good?

No such thing: ...as "for good" in many medical problems. You can always get another one. Removal w/ laser however could decrease the chances of more lesions as good modification of you self care but you haven't stipulated what part of the body, are you shaving, or plucking or what else is being done etc ...Read more

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How quickly can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

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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How to tell if I have a spider bite or ingrown hair?

How to tell if I have a spider bite or ingrown hair?

Unsure: Spider bites generally will cause a solitary papule or pustule, with local redness and sometimes a puncture marking or two. Itching and burning are common complaints. Tenderness is common as well. When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more