Can medication remove hundreds of ingrown hairs?

Maybe. 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.

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Help, how do I remove my hair bumps/ingrown hairs near my please?

Hair Bumps. You have folliculitis. If you are looking for a long term solution, you may want to consider laser hair reduction (removal) or electrolysis as the main forms of treatment. Since the source of the bumps is hair, if you don't have hair you won't get the bumps. You also may want to consider stopping shaving and possibly just trim the hairs. Read more...

My armpits get red and bumpy, With a bunch of ingrown hairs that are very painful to remove. Now I pluck the hairs, But it still hurts. What to do?

Folliculitis. Go and see your doctor you need to get on some antibiotics for infected hair follicles. Quit shaving or plucking for now until the infection goes away. I know the first thing you are thinking is gross I can't do that. Just wear clothes for now that cover up your armpits. Throw away the razor you have been using and get a new one, don't share it with anyone. Good luck! Read more...
Let it rest. 1. let them heal. maybe go awhile without shaving and using deodorant (at least use something less irritating). 2. apply warm compresses to area 3. if it doesnt clear up fast then you might have folliculitis and you should see your PCP or derm. 4. change products for shaving and sweat control 5. wear tops that won't create friction 6. stop shaving for a bit. then use new razor. Read more...
See a dermatologist. You may be shaving too hard. You can consider not shaving: in Europe it is sexy. You can consider chemical hair removal. Laser, if you wish to invest the time and money, might be capable of permanent destruction of most of the hairs. Meanwhile be sure to avoid close shaves. The longer between shaves, the more difficult it is, so a frequent but very gentle shave is best. Use a fresh blade frequentl. Read more...
I agree w/ Dr. Bayle. If your problem persists after you completely try his recommendations, you may have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Then you will need to see a dermatologist or a general surgeon to have it treated. Read more...

Best way to remove my ingrown hair?

See below. These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. Read more...