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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)

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


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I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method. ...Read more

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How can i reduce the amount of my dirty hairs in my underlegs & slow down the growth of these hairs. I wax them already but its quite painful?

How can i reduce the amount of my dirty hairs in my underlegs & slow down the growth of these hairs. I wax them already but its quite painful?

Laser treatments: For more permanent hair removal, you can look into getting laser treatments. It may take more than one treatment per area that you want to treat, but you can ultimately eliminate the hair growth. Waxing can be painful, but it is the longest lasting semi-permanent method. ...Read more

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Bald spot due to hair dresser leaving bleach on too long. I cover it up by parting my hair. How to get hair to grow in that area???

Bald spot due to hair dresser leaving bleach on too long. I cover it up by parting my hair. How to get hair to grow in that area???

It: will grow back,,,,be patient..you are "injuring" your hair every time you bleach it! Think about changing the coloring process OR your Hairdresser! Just my opinion Hope it's helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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My fingernails hurt all of a sudden when i removed nailpolish, is there anything to make the pain go away? Any lotions or cuticle oil/creams?

My fingernails hurt all of a sudden when i removed nailpolish, is there anything to make the pain go away? Any lotions or cuticle oil/creams?

Is it the nails or: the skin around your nails. It seems that the more common cause of what you describe is that the chemical is irritating the skin around the nail, maybe from microscopic skin breaks. Your nails themselves have no nerve endings. ...Read more

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Im getting spots mainly on chin around hair follicles is there anything i can apply to mke them go away?

Im getting spots mainly on chin around hair follicles is there anything i can apply to mke them go away?

It depends: It depends on what the spots are. The lesions would need to be identified before a treatment plan could be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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Shaved legs too many times, which did let the hair grow in darker/thicker. Is there a way to lighten the existing hair, or bleach it?

Shaved legs too many times, which did let the hair grow in darker/thicker. Is there a way to lighten the existing hair, or bleach it?

Skin lightening: You cn get your skin lighten,but You dhould have it done under the direction of a dermatologist ...Read more

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What's the best way to shave pubic hair and get the hair off testicles without bumping up or cutting yourself?

What's the best way to shave pubic hair and get the hair off testicles without bumping up or cutting yourself?

Grooming: Unfortunately this is a medical site for helping people with their diseases or symptoms of illness. One does not go to the doctor for grooming advice. Medicine would have no opinion or advice to answer your question. ...Read more

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Dead skin from huge blisters on my feet! been cutting the dead skin away help! when i get out of the shower the skin back there is white and so ugly?

Dead skin from huge blisters on my feet! been cutting the dead skin away help! when i get out of the shower the skin back there is white and so ugly?

Blister: When ever you have a blister do not remove the overlying skin. It acts as a productive barrier. Need to find out what is causing the blisters. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my finger nails start to get long they start to grow down over the tips of my fingers or some of them grow flipped up?

What does it mean when my finger nails start to get long they start to grow down over the tips of my fingers or some of them grow flipped up?

Normal Anatomy: First, it is unlikely that you go to the doctor for grooming questions. But, besides having nothing to comment on from a medical perspective this sounds like you are normal. This is not a disease or a condition. It just is. I would ask someone at the nail salon how to care for your nails. ...Read more

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Small bumps on the skin of my penis about a month ago and not gone away. hope they are hair follicles that are irritated from shaving, suggestions?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can write to us again with the URL listed> will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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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

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I have small annoying ingrown hairs or hair folecules I am not sure which it is but I really need it to go away as I've experienced it for a while now?

I have small annoying ingrown hairs or hair folecules I am not sure which it is but I really need it to go away as I've experienced it for a while now?

There are: a number of "safe" ways available over the counter HOWEVER my advice is to seek the expertise of a Dermatologist whose field is COSMETIC Dermatology.

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...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

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Ingrown hair in vagina lip while 33 weeks pregnant, it hurts when I touch it. It has a little of white head. what can I do so it can go away?

Ingrown hair in vagina lip while 33 weeks pregnant, it hurts when I touch it. It has a little of white head. what can I do so it can go away?

Warm compresses: DO NOT SQUEEZE! OK to apply Neosporin ointment to the inflamed area and use Advil for pain and swelling. Sitz baths 3-4 times daily and use baggy cotton boxer underwear.If extremely swollen- may require drainage and/or systemic antibiotics. ...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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Yesterday small painful pimple/ ingrown hair- like bumbs have appared around the nipple area. What is this and will this go away on its own?

Yesterday small painful pimple/ ingrown hair- like bumbs have appared around the nipple area. What is this and will this go away on its own?

Nipple pain: It depends if you are lactating? If not, it is possible this will resolve on own but if not, you may need antibiotics and to be checked. ...Read more

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I have lots of ingrown hairs & marks on my legs & thighs from using epilator & waxing & lots of bumps from shaving what can i do to make them go away?

I have lots of ingrown hairs & marks on my legs & thighs from using epilator & waxing & lots of bumps from shaving what can i do to make them go away?

Dermatologist: All these procedures can cause ingrowing hairs, bumps and scarring. Letting the hair grow may help ease this problem. If the problems is severe you may want to see a dermatologist to see if they can offer some treatments to speed up the process. ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown hairs months after shaving down there?

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 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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I got my legs waxed for the first time. A week later the hair is growing back ingrown. Will the ingrown hairs go away by itself? What should I do?

I got my legs waxed for the first time. A week later the hair is growing back ingrown. Will the ingrown hairs go away by itself? What should I do?

Warm compresses: Here's a link that will answer your question: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025909 Before you go for waxing the next time make sure you have conditioned your skin by soaking your legs in warm water for a few minutes and applying moisturizer. You can also use soothing moisturizers with aloe after the waxing. ...Read more

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I have two ingrown hairs on my lady bits, one popped and the other one didn't will they go away if i leave them alone??

I have two ingrown hairs on my lady bits, one popped and the other one didn't will they go away if i leave them alone??

Usualy: Most of the time they go away if you leave them alone. If you are concerned you could have a doctor look at it and evaluation if surgical correction is needed. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting small ingrown hairs all the time?

You may have: A common condition called "pseudo-folliculitis". There are some products that can help with this. Best to see a local dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hey i shave down in my male parts i think i got ingrown hairs a b thry kinda hurt what should i do?

Hey i shave down in my male parts i think i got ingrown hairs a b thry kinda hurt what should i do?

Folliculitis: First- STOP SHAVING and THROW AWAY YOU OLD RAZOR. You can use a thin layer of Neosporin ointment and I would advise disposable razors after this clears up ( at least 7-10 days). If not improved see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will ingrown hair on the vagina go away on its own?

Sometimes: Can help them along with hot soaks, using acne cream to help the infection. However, if no better in a week, should see healthcare provider as this may not just be ingrown hair. Could be a lesion of a sexually transmitted disease. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more