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What Do You Do For An Ingrown Hair
Exfoliate and warm: First bet is to allow nature to take its course. If it doesn't naturally come out as the skin turns over, gently exfoliate with microbeads (not nut scrubs, too harsh), then warm in steam or compresses to expand the pore, then gently try to pluck it out with tweezers without scarring surrounding skin. A dermatologist can do this professionally without scars. Also prevent recurrence - laser hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Heat: Ingrown hairs usually respond to heat compresses. Put a warm washcloth or hand towel on this area at least three or four times a day and that should help bring the infection to a head and the body to fight off the infection. ...Read more
Hmmm: I find that extremely hard to believe but can't say it has never happened. If you have an enlarged node, make sure you visit your family doc, especially if it's been there for long. ...Read more
Seen today for an ingrown hair she said. Groin area, started on keflex 500mg and have had two doses now. Fever now 99.6. Get lanced?
Ingrown hair: The most concerning fever threshold is a temperature of 101.5 or more, but a temperature of 100.5 means we have to watch closely. When a temperature is below 100.5 after only two doses of Keflex, it's too early to judge whether lancing will be needed. A steady trend of increasing temperature and/or spreading redness despite antibiotics are signs that a recheck is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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