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Doctor insights on: Very Long Ingrown Hair

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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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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How long should I put hot compresses on an ingrown hair?

How long should I put hot compresses on an ingrown hair?

Until resolves: Hot compresses should be continued until the inflammation resolves. If it persists more than a few days you should see your physician as it may be infected and require care. ...Read more

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How long after shaving does an ingrown hair appear in the pubic area?

How long after shaving does an ingrown hair appear in the pubic area?

No set time: An ingrown hair can occur anytime with or without shaving. They sometimes become inflamed and infected and redness and tenderness appear. Warm applications help at that point but if redness extends, see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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If i keep heat on an infected ingrown hair, how long until it drains?

Few days: If it does not drain after a few days i would see a dermatologist for an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long can an ingrown hair be stuck in a follicle under the skin?

How long can an ingrown hair be stuck in a follicle under the skin?

A long time: The hair typically makes an arc and will not find its way to the surface. If it does not cause inflammation there is no way for it to exit the skin. Usually they must be extracted carefully. ...Read more

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After pulling a ingrown hair out, why is the hard lump still there? It's not painful at all to touch just feels like a soft/hard lump that's long?

After pulling a  ingrown hair out, why is the hard lump still there? It's not painful at all to touch just feels like a soft/hard lump that's long?

Details matter: Where on your body? How large? How long? Every hair has an associated oil gland secreting sebum. An ingrown hair may have a blocked oil gland at it's root which may form a pocket (cyst) of sebum. There may also be residual swelling, inflammation which can subside over a week or 2. If you are concerned, a dermatologist can easily take care of it. ...Read more

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I've had an ingrown hair in bikini area for 2 weeks it was bigger and sore nowi t's smaller but how long should it take to heal?

Should be gone now: If it is an ingrown hair, then it should be gone by one unless aggravated. If it doesn't heal in another week see a MD as it may be something else. ...Read more

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I have long thick hair I get ingrown hair on my scalp all the time I have used MANY shampoos nothing works I have to tweeze them out. Help!

 I have long thick hair I get ingrown hair on my scalp all the time I have used MANY shampoos nothing works I have to tweeze them out. Help!

Ingrown hair??: Ingrown hair usually occurs in areas where you shave or keep your hair very short. It's a bit more likely to happen if your hair is very curly to begin with. Since you describe your hair as long I'm not certain it's due to ingrown hair... see the following websites for more info: http://bit.ly/1zQPqPN https://bit.ly/1CTAmSz ...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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I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or an std. I picked at it and it hurts.

I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or an std. I picked at it and it hurts.

Physical exam: The only way to know for sure what it is, is by doing physical exam. See your physician who can do a physical exam and the appropriate tests to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Lots of small ingrown hair like bumps on my legs hurts with goosebumps what are they please? Been there a long time. Not cute.

Lots of small ingrown hair like bumps on my legs hurts with goosebumps what are they please? Been there a long time. Not cute.

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Use cerave sal which is otc. ...Read more

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I keep getting ingrown hair folice ?

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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What do I do to remove my ingrown hair?

A doctor can: A doctor makes a little nick in the skin and removes the offending hair. ...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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What should I do when I have an ingrown hair?

Ingrown Hair: If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling. Retinoids (retin a) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment. Antibiotics either topical or oral. ...Read more