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Very Painful Ingrown Hair
How can I get rid of a severe and infected (also very painful) ingrown hair on the back of my leg, close to my butt?
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
Ingrown hair that is not painful or inflamed has been there for several years.. It is roughly the size of two peas side by side how to remove at home?
Seek a Professional: Removing an ingrown hair is minor surgery, but still carries risks like infection, bleeding and recurrence. Home surgery is not recommended except maybe, rarely in very dire circumstances. Your problem is elective and correctable with proper care. Seek proper care before it becomes infected on its own. ...Read more
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
Cyst: You likely have an infected cyst. See a doctor who can give you an antibiotics and use warm soaks . It may need drainage as well. ...Read more
I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. not painful, not grown in size.any ideas how to dig deep?
I have a very large lump in my arm pit. Been there for around 8 months. Started small but now very large. Painful to push on. It's not an ingrown hair?
I found a pea size lump that is very painful in my bikini line and it's not an ingrown hair i just found it today
No worry: A simple icing it daily without continous touching it will heal it. ...Read more
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