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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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My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, i thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff i got out and a hole remains?

My boyfriend has three flap/pockets of skin holding black stuff, i thought it was an ingrown hair but the black stuff i got out and a hole remains?

Comedone: This is probably a comedone ( blackhead ) which is basically a skin pore clogged with dried oils . The hole usually means that the pore has been clogged for a long time. I would not advise squeezing this areas. ...Read more

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After a manzillian wax what should I apply to the irritated skin? Also, any recommendations on what to use to avoid ingrown hairs?

After a manzillian wax what should I apply to the irritated skin? Also, any recommendations on what to use to avoid ingrown hairs?

Aloe: Slow or bit e is soothing. Now the only way to avoid ingrown hairs is to be rid ofvtreatmen. You can do this with electrolysis or perhaps laser tx. Both options are permanent however expensive ...Read more

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I have a tiny bump on my skin caused by ingrown hair and my skin has completely covered the hair. how do i remove it? the bump does not hurt.

Ingrown hair: I would leave it alone - if the bump starts to enlarge it will need to be removed along with the offending hair sometimes warm compresses help open these things ...Read more

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Hi I had ingrown hairs on my mon pubis and it's been over 1 yr but there is still brown skin where I opened to take out the hair is it normal?

Hi I had ingrown hairs on my mon pubis and it's been over 1 yr but there is still brown skin where I opened to take out the hair is it normal?

Yes!: Skin injury especially after infected pimples around hairs causes dark pigment resulting from blood escaping into the surrounding tissue. This may improve slowly over the years if you avoid any further manipulation of the previously injured area. ...Read more

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Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Yes, can grow very l: But usually irritating to skin, and usually results in a blocked oil gland. Will heal quickly after hair is liberated. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do with an ingrown hair after the hair is removed and there is a hard clump under the skin?

What is the best thing to do with an ingrown hair after the hair is removed and there is a hard clump under the skin?

DoNotMicroDitch-Dig: I'd probably have a drink then go see"The Revenant," but in your case I'd think about how it was removed & whether there's a "remenant" in there still growing or maybe an irritant like residual sebum or epidermal debris.But I wouldn't go digging at it.I'd wait a couple of weeks & if still there I'd have a drink,go see"The Revenant" than go see a dermatologist,thankful I'm not an 1830's fur trapper ...Read more

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I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

Needs evaluation: It is impossible to tell you if this is normal or not in a virtual setting. You must see a MD to evaluate this spot if you are concerned, preferably a GYN. ...Read more