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Why do I keep getting small ingrown hairs all the time?

Why do I keep getting small ingrown hairs all the time?

You may have: A common condition called "pseudo-folliculitis". There are some products that can help with this. Best to see a local dermatologist for an evaluation. ...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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Every time I shave my armpits I get at least 1 if not more ingrown hairs in both of them is there a reson they keeping coming everytime I shave?

Every time I shave my armpits I get at least 1 if not more ingrown hairs in both of them is there a reson they keeping coming everytime I shave?

Maybe an infection?: You may not be getting ingrown hairs, but rather an infection called folliculitis. Try to change your razor regularly and use a good shave cream or gel. An antibiotic cream or ointment may help treat it. If you are getting inflamed little bumps in other places, as well, you should probably see a doctor for an evaluation as you may need an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Change razors frequently
Monthly
Gently remove ingrown hairs with a needle before they become trapped
Once
See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
Once
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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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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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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Bathe or shower with only soap and water
10 Min, Once, forever
Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
5 Sec, Daily for 2 weeks
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
Once
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Could my sore be an std? Sometimes when my husband and I have sex, i get a sore on my vagina. It is never more than one. It looks like a pimple or an ingrown hair. It does not happen every time, but it seems to happen more often after oral sex. Could this

Could my sore be an std? Sometimes when my husband and I have sex, i get a sore on my vagina. It is never more than one. It looks like a pimple or an ingrown hair. It does not happen every time, but it seems to happen more often after oral sex. Could this

Sores and Sex: It is not likely that there is an std unless there is a reason or outside exposure. But, it is not unheard of. Now. Sores on the vagina are much more likely to be hair follicle infection, abrasions or irritation from intercourse. It does not sound like herpes or syphilis or even staph infection. I always ask my patients with sore throats about allergies and other seasonal exposures. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

If you shave, use a good sharp razor
Once
Always use shaving cream when you shave
Once
Consider laser hair removal
Once
Avoid tight, non-breathable undergarments
Once
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Every time i shave my pubic area i get ingrown hair and some kind of acne.. What can I do?I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor. .

Every time i shave my pubic area i get ingrown hair and some kind of acne.. What can I do?I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor. .

Change your method: Then it is time to stop shaving. I do not understand why you ask again. This is not a medical condition. It is not a disease. Your shaving is causing this problem. If you do not want to live with this problem then you must stop shaving. ...Read more

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