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How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

Need to know how do I treat an ingrown hair?

Extract and cleanse: Wash face often with good cleser. Be sure to use a good wash cloth for this process. Use good light and mirror. Good pair of tweezers extract the twisted hair and cleanse repeat the process. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an ingrown hair bump?

Remove the hair: Clean area, lance bump, with tweezer-remove the hair. Apply betadine or triple antibiotic cream, until healed. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the ingrown hairs on pubic region?

Proper shaving: Sometimes the technique for removing the hairs eg. Shaving or waxing can be the cause to this problem. Laser hair removal may help. See your dermatologist, . ...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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What Can I do to treat a Pea sized ingrown hair along mybikini line ?

Hair.: Hairs aren't pea sized. Must be something else. Infected cyst. Inflamed follicle. Not a hair. Surgical removal may be needed. Time will clarify the problem. If recurrent. Have it removed. ...Read more

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How do I treat the wound from ingrown hair so that it will not recur? There seems to be an infection because the area where hair is supposed to grow is swollen first and has pus with blood

How do I treat the wound from ingrown hair so that it will not recur? There seems to be an infection because the area where hair is supposed to grow is swollen first and has pus with blood

In grown hair : Removing the offending object (which acts as a foreign body - in this case the hair) helps a wound heal. The best way to avoid recurrence is to use proper shaving techniques to avoid the hair growing inward. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars ?

What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars ?

Nothing OTC: Ingrown hairs occur usually after shaving. In some persons the hair will curl as it grows back. The sharp, beveled edge allows the hair to dive back into the skin, causing the ingrown hair. If you shave this area then stopping this practice will help prevent this from happening. If you are not shaving and getting a lot of these then you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a group of ingrown hairs on my back causing pain how should I treat this?

Ingrown back hairs: The best treatment for ingrown hairs is probably laser hair removal. In destroying the hair follicles, hair growth is permanently disrupted. ...Read more

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How do you treat/fade dark spots from an ingrown hair on your face?

Remove hair: Hi Louis472 If the hair is still there, it could be removed with a minor surgical procedure. The resulting biopsy specimen could be checked for malignancy. If its gone, the residual pigmented spot could be removed/biopsied, or perhaps treated with one of the skin bleaching agents you can find advertised on the internet. Any residual pigmented lesion is a little worrisome; check with doctor. ...Read more

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I have these painful sores on my stomach, and they hurt so bad. I think they may be boils or ingrown hairs. How do I treat these?

I have these painful sores on my stomach, and they hurt so bad. I think they may be boils or ingrown hairs. How do I treat these?

Painful sores: See your doctor. These may need to be drained and you will likely require an antibiotic. Drainage of any pus is the most important treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown hair on my groin that's turned into a deep hole. Culture says it's not infected but how do I treat the hole so it can close?

I have an ingrown hair on my groin that's turned into a deep hole. Culture says it's not infected but how do I treat the hole so it can close?

Good skin care: Sounds like you had an abscess! the skin is a miraculous organ. As long as you have normal functioning immune system the body will repair the "hole" over time. Make sure you keep the area clean and dry as possible. Depending on the type of wound you have your dr may have suggested a dry dressing or other dressing to promote healing. ...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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I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should i put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

I had  ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should i put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

Treatment: Simple cleansing with soap and water followed by a topical otc antibiotic ointment at least twice a day should help healing. If it worsens, oral antibiotics can help. Ingrown hairs may be the source so if this becomes a recurrent problem, consider laser hair removal. This is possible if the hair has some pigment to it. ...Read more

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