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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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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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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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I have a sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair? And how do I make it stop?

I have a sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair?   And how do I make it stop?

Gott see it.: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a quick look is all that is needed. Given the information we have, a quick look by someone with medical knowledge would be better. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair. Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

I have a knot on the back right side of my head. First appeared to be like a ingrown hair.  Mashed it and clear liquid came out.

Cyst: Simple cysts can appear when the fluid of a hair follicle becomes trapped. As the fluid builds up it creates a soft mass. Squeezing it can release the fluid. If it is foul odor then this may be a sebacous cyst. Cysts recur and can become infected. A simple procedure in your doctors office can remove it. ...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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How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? I have it on the back of my head for a while now.

Ingrown hairs: This is a common problem in some races. The most practical way is to let the hair grow long. Then the curled ends can't pierce thru the follicle or back into the skin. Often you need to be on an antibiotic to treat the folliculitis until the hair grows sufficiently. Go see your dermatologist. There are other treatments such as laser available for some people as well. ...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?

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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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