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What to do to an ingrown hair with puss?

What to do to an ingrown hair with puss?

See a doctor: Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage and then determine if you need antibiotics. Keep the area clean. She will also pull the ingrown hair. ...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 plucked-ingrown hair/a day later the poor where the hair used to be was swollen and red I then popped it and puss came out will it go down and be ok?

I plucked-ingrown hair/a day later the poor where the hair used to be was swollen and red I then popped it and puss came out will it go down and be ok?

Maybe: If you released all the pus and it is less red, swollen and painful, it should be okay. If it continues to be swollen, red and painful you need to be seen for antibiotics and possibly, further drainage. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a bump small bump on my skin on my back. It's a little hard, like an old ingrown hair or something. No puss, not red, doesn't hurt. Should I worry about it?

I have a bump small bump on my skin on my back. It's a little hard, like an old ingrown hair or something. No puss, not red, doesn't hurt. Should I worry about it?

Best to get checked.: It may be just an irritation but one can't be sure if it may be a malignant lesion such as melanoma. Best to get it checked. ...Read more

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How do you treat an ingrown hair boil once it's opened and the puss is releasing?

How do you treat an ingrown hair boil once it's opened and the puss is releasing?

Antibiotic: Sometimes the infection resolves if drainage is complete. To be sure, physician needs to examine it. Antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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At first, I thought it was an ingrown hair or just a pimple from shaving in my public area, but now I have a cluster of puss like bumps.

At first, I thought it was an ingrown hair or just a pimple from shaving in my public area, but now I have a cluster of puss like bumps.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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Spider bite or ingrown hair? No signs of puss

Spider bite or ingrown hair? No signs of puss

Uncertain.: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. I think you probably already know what an ingrown hair looks like. ...Read more

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I recently had a bumb on my pens it popped and leaked green like puss seen my doctor said it was an ingrown hair, now the hair has gone its left a hole?

Dilated hair follicl: An ingrown hair often leads to trapped sebum within the hair follicle, which then becomes inflamed, and sometimes infected (pustule). It sounds like your pustule ruptured, and the inflamed/infected material leaded out, leaving behind a dilated hair follicle, which looks like a hole. Keep area clean and dry and Use proper shaving techniques to prevent recurrence. Take care! ...Read more

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There's a bump on my vagina and at first I thought it was an ingrown hair until I peeled of the dry skin and white puss came out?

Early infection: Hello LanaO,

Is there any redness/swelling or pain around the ingrown hair? White pus can be a sign of infection. I would recommend warm compresses. If you have redness/swelling/pain/fever or chills seek medical attention for antibiotics or drainage of the area. Also avoid shaving to prevent ingrown hairs.

Regards,
Dr. Cacho ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on my bikini area that turned pea size to half a goofball size overnight. I removed the hair and it drained blood and puss. Aftercare?

Ingrown hair on my bikini area that turned pea size to half a goofball size overnight. I removed the hair and it drained blood and puss. Aftercare?

Abscess: Please do see a doctor. It may need to be properly drained right away. Not aftercare. Would prefer a ER or a general surgeon. Find a good one! Check out zocdoc or zipnosis. Prefer a surgeon who has been practicing more than 5 years at least ...Read more

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I've never shaved my pubic hair before but I think i have an ingrown hair? It's a red bump that seems to have puss inside it? What should I do about it

Depends on: Size and severity of infection. Sounds like folliculitis. If it is large and severe, you might need antibiotics or even surgical drainage. Best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi onmy pubis area I get lots of lumps that then turn in to puss like a pimple or ingrown hair very painful lots of blood and no hair in there?

Hi onmy pubis area I get lots of lumps that then turn in to puss like a pimple or ingrown hair very painful lots of blood and no hair in there?

Could be a problem: You may have a disease call hidradnitis suprativa, that is a chonic infection of skin in the areas of sweat glands. This sometimes can be helped with chronic antibiotics, but sometimes the affected area has to be excised. Check in with a dermatologist to see what they think. ...Read more

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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of pusses came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of pusses came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more

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I had a red bump, looked like a red pimple, where the shaft of my penis meets the pubis area for ~ a month. Today it was puss-filled, ingrown hair?

Good possibility : Inflamed or infected hair follicles in that region not uncommon and usually resolve on their own with good hygiene, warm compresses, and elimination of any undergarments that may be irritating that area. If persists, worsens, or accompanied by other lesions, recommend evaluation. ...Read more

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A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

Did your squeeze it?: If you did then the hard lump are white blood cells trying to scavenge the remaining bacterial breakdown products(pus). If you did not squeeze it, have a MD take a look and see what happened and if needed provide a Rx for topical use and antibiotics if severe. ...Read more

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I have small irritated puss filled pimples on my inner thigh. Could it be from shaving a few days ago? I have seen a doctor for ingrown hair but forgot to ask about this problem.

Benzoyl peroxide: Neither neosporin nor Bacitracin are legitimate therapy for anything & should not be sold. If it does not clear with 2% or 5% otc benzoyl peroxide, see your dr. For oral doxycycline. Shave very gently. ...Read more

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Do ingrown hairs have puss in them?

If infected than yes: Likely you have an abscess. You need antibiotics and drainage for treatment. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair in my vaginal area. Got swollen puss stuff & blood when I squeeze it. How do I get rib of it & infection if that's what it is?

Local care: I agree ti sounds like an ingrown hair. Warm compresses 3x/day and neosporin ointment. If the redness and swelling do not resolve in 48 hrs you need to see a physician. Also, if you get a temperature greater than 101 degrees you need to call your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have a severely ingrown hair on the underside of my penis. White puss drain if I apply pressure like you'd pop a zit. It's very tender & red?

See below: Sounds like you have folliculitis (an infected hair follicle). It will usually resolve after it drains, which it sounds like it has. If the redness expands or does not go away see a physician as you might need antibiotics. Simple things like sitting in a warm bath sometimes allow the pus to drain more readily. Also, if you shave the area, always shave in the direction of the hair growth. ...Read more

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Infected ingrown and when to see a dr I had an ingrown hair between my pelvic bone and belly button that became swollen and full of puss. It looked like a pimple. I mistakenly squeezed it and tried popping it. Instead, I have a knot next to it and i bel

It : It sounds as though your ingrown hair became infected and turned into a boil.

Boils usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacterium found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria.

Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should see your doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately — sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately. Also, spreading redness and swelling around the area means the infection is worsening and you may need antibiotics. You can try to prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on back of neck but keeps pussing and firm under skin just red around the sore???

Ingrown hair on back of neck but keeps pussing and firm under skin just red around the sore???

Infected: Best to see your doctor to get it treated before the infection spreads further. Has the hair been removed yet? ...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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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