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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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I had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?

I had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?

How many sessions: Right after a laser procedure you can get some ingrown hairs. Sometimes you need a topical antibiotic. Make sure to go see the dermatologist who did your laser. This is where you have to be careful where you get laser hair removal. A dermatologist will know how to fix it! ...Read more

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Have white residue on scalp not flaky think it's excessive sebum some hair loss will T/Sal with salicylic acid work to clean scalp. tyvm?

Have white residue on scalp not flaky think it's excessive sebum some hair loss will T/Sal with salicylic acid work to clean scalp. tyvm?

First you need a dx: See doctor for exam and diagnosis first. Then treatment options. Don't just try things can ruin scalp and cause hair loss ...Read more

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If i put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

If i put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

Not appropriate: Lice medication is over the counter and has multiple names. See your drugstore. If you are uncertain about the diagnosis see your doctor and she will prescribe medication for you with detailed instructions regarding your clothing, sheets, towels, and laundry in general as well as your household. It is infectious and contagious. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs after shaving?

You can not: Though hygienic measures are your best thing. Temporarily apply olive oil or coconut oil after shaving. ...Read more

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I have had ingrown hairs for a year or maybe more, what should I do?

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 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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Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

No ingrown hair: There is no ingrown hair per se. It's a misconception that people feed on. What you have is inflammation of the hair folicule (sac) that is known as boil or medically as forunculitis. Why you get it is a good question. It indicates that local immune response is impaired. That can be seen in people with diabetes, psoriasis, or other systemic or local causes. Often no cause can be determined. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs or herpes, how can I tell?

Totally different.: Ingrown hairs are little bumps within individual hair follicles. Herpes is usually a group of painful blisters, most commonly near the mouth or genital area, but it can occur in other locations as well. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs and itching?

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 do I prevent ingrown hairs from causing me pain?

How do I prevent ingrown hairs from causing me pain?

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

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How can I get rid of ingrown hairs ?

Ingrown hair: 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