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What's Good For Ingrown Hairs
Tx: 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
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
No such thing: ...as "for good" in many medical problems. You can always get another one.Removal w/ laser however could decrease the chances of more lesions as good modification of you self care but you haven't stipulated what part of the body, are you shaving, or plucking or what else is being done etc ...Read more
I have been having a problem with ingrown hairs lately using new razors. Or irritation. What causes this to happen and what's a good way to get rid?
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a disorder that occurs mainly in black men. If curly beard hairs are cut too short, they may curve back into the skin and cause inflammation. Bump patrol is a revolutionary after shave intensive treatment to resolve painful razor bumps as a result of shaving. Dermatologist recommended, bump patrol is guaranteed to give results in 7 days. ...Read more
Believe I have an ingrown hair on groin, it's a small pea size lump. The pain has gone away but the spot is still there. Is that good if pain is gone?
I have ingrown hair and not jock itch on my groin and Thank goodness for that i guess. I also have Fordyce spots on my shaft what do i do about both?
Dermatologist: Both should be taken care of by a dermatologist. Should be an easy treatment for you and save you a lot of worry. ...Read more
I have and ingrown hair at the line of my buttocks.The doctor did an incision n did the drainage but few years later it swells what treatment is good?
Allow hair to grow: Would allow hair to grow out and then do not crop the hair too closely. ...Read more
Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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