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What do you do for an ingrown hair?

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 more

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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What to do for an ingrown hair in general?

What to do for an ingrown hair in general?

Stop plucking: Ingrown hairs usually are from shaving and plucking. The new hair grows in the hair follicle and the skin grows over the opening of the follicle. The hair keeps growing under the skin. ...Read more

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What can I do for an ingrown hair in the pubic region?

What can I do for an ingrown hair in the pubic region?

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

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Did lymphoma ever been mistaken for an ingrown hair?

Did lymphoma ever been mistaken for an ingrown hair?

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

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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?

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 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