Doctor insights on: Over the counter ingrown hair treatment

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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!

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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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

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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?

Black bump: This could be infected or ingrown hair or an early abscess, yes. If it gets painful and red or oozes pus, you might want it examined. Apply warm compresses and keep area clean. ...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)

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 more

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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.?

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

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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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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 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

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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

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Best way to cure ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair: .1 warm compress
2. light lotion-
3, do not shave, leave hair 1/4 inch long all the time, use a clipper to trim it, never use a shaver electric or a razor ...Read more

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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

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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