Doctor insights on: Over the counter ingrown hair treatment
Is there any over-the-counter product for ingrown hair / razor bumps. My pubic area has morphed into a scabby, scaly, bumpy unsightly blemish. Help!
No: You should see a dermatologist who can inject the bumps with cortisone, which does not get into your bloodstream. Laser hair removal would solve the problem. ...Read more
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
Removal: Irritation and constant irritations.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the treatment for ingrown hair lump which has become darker with the years (2-3 years). I couldn't remove the hair on my leg at the time.
See dermatologist: For attempt to remove hair using lidocaine, or biopsy if no hair retrieved ...Read more
I have a large bump on my anus. It's sore and has a black dot on it. Is this an ingrown hair and if so, what is the best treatment?
I have and ingrown hair at the line of my buttocks. The doctor did an incision n did the drainage but few years later it swells what treatment is good?
Pilonidal cyst: Requires surgical drainage and then definitive surgeical resection to prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The non drug treatments for Ingrown hair include:: Laser hair removal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a sore bump on my vulva. I think it is a ingrown hair. Any help with treatments. I am using a cortezone cream currently.?
Stop the cream: I recommend stopping the cortisone cream. It is a steroid and can thin out the vulvar tissue. If you do have an ingrown hair you can apply a warm washcloth to the area to see if the plugged area opens up. ...Read more
I suffer from ingrown hairs on my face because of hirsutism is there something over-the-counter I can you to get rid of excessive ingrown hairs?
NO: See a dermatologist. Why hair on face? PCOS? Treatment for cause? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I'm am a black female with hyperpigmentation in my bikini area especially at sites of past ingrown hairs. What would be the best treatment?
Dermatologist: Would be best to consult a dermatologist for options. ...Read more
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
I hv ingrown hair in some areas, recently I hv noticd a hair grown under my skin on leg, please tel me posible reason and cure for it.
Shaving promotes: Part of the answer is quite basic. Shaving hair short so that the hair is below the skin surface greatly increases the frequency of the cut hair end growing back out through the surrounding skin, thus developing ingrown hairs. Angles of hair follicles, how skin is treated, tight clothing, etc. Can all compound. Teasing them out with needle or dermabrasion only tx, a mechanical issue. ...Read more
Can epilight remove ingrown hairs? If I have an ingrown hair and I go through with epilight, could this cure the ingrown hair? .
Not necessarily: A single ingrown hair may be a cyst or an enlarged pore that may need a different therapy. ...Read more
I get ingrown hairs on my upper leg/thigh, most of the time the become infected and hurt very much. What should I do and are there any treatments?
Laser: If you have chronic infections, laser hair removal would keep the hairs from regrowing and stop the infections. Oral and topical antibiotics help temporarily. ...Read more
I have a lot of ingrown hair on my legs that turns into red bumps and later leaves marks. What can I do to cure it?
See the Dr.: Best to se the Dr. Sounds like you re getting a chronic folliculitis, which could be caused by shaving. Assuring you shave after showering, when your pores are open from the hot water, and you use a proper shaving cream and sensitive razor that is disposable, that could decrease the incidence of you getting them. Best wishes. ...Read more