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Doctor insights on: So Shaving Down Will Make The Hundreds Of Little Ingrown Hairs Go Away

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So shaving down will make the hundreds of little ingrown hairs go away?

So  shaving down will make the hundreds of little ingrown hairs go away?

SHAVING DOWN: Shaving down will prevent new ingrown hairs. The ingrown hairs that are already there will disappear by themselves. If you think these are infected, use an antibacterial soap twice daily and apply neosporin ointment at night to these. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more


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I had a small lump like little bump come up on my Down area. It's just one. But it hurts and it's soar. And it's not a ingrown hair. hurts to touch ?

Hemorrhoid: If you mean a bump around the outside of your rectum, this could be a hemorrhoid. This comes from constipation. Add fberr to your diet. For symptomatic relief use an over the counter ointment like hemorrhoid x. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had an ingrown hair for a little over a week! It's now a sore from me messing with it... Will this hinder it's ability to go away?

I have had an ingrown hair for a little over a week! It's now a sore from me messing with it... Will this hinder it's ability to go away?

No: Please leave it alone. It sounds like you have irritated it. If its quite red, you might need some antibiotics to settle it down. I would suggest applying polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) over the sore 3 times per day. It should all go away in several weeks. ...Read more

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After an infection from an ingrown hair that healed up I still have a little lump there it's been about two weeks how long until it goes down ?

After an infection from an ingrown hair that healed up I still have a little lump there it's been about two weeks how long until it goes down 
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Abscess: May be reactive tissue which will eventually disappear or granuloma which can persist. If the infection was not totally cleared, this may be an abscess, which will eventually become evident without drainage. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on my stomach won't go away. Ingrown hair maybe? How can I treat this? Thank you. Tom

Small red bumps on my stomach won't go away. Ingrown hair maybe? How can I treat this? Thank you. 

Tom

On line consultation: Would like to help but it's not possible to diagnose your rash without seeing it.You can have an online consultation on Health Tap where you can upload photos of the rash. They should be in sharp focus and include several closeups as well. Best wishes. ...Read more