How to get rid of ingrown hairs?

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.

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Can you tell me how u get rid of ingrown hairs?

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...

How to get rid of ingrown hairs off my legs?

INGROWN HAIR LEGS. Shave down, not up! i know most, if not all women, shave up, against the grain. Believe it or not, this causes ingrown hairs! so start shaving down, with the grain. You might not get as clean a shave, but you won't get ingrown hairs! try it; you'l like it. Read more...

How can I get rid of ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hair. 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...

How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? I have it on the back of my head for a while now.

Ingrown hairs. This is a common problem in some races. The most practical way is to let the hair grow long. Then the curled ends can't pierce thru the follicle or back into the skin. Often you need to be on an antibiotic to treat the folliculitis until the hair grows sufficiently. Go see your dermatologist. There are other treatments such as laser available for some people as well. Read more...

How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? They hurt and bleed sometimes without me even messing with them

Wash well. Wet a clean washcloth with warm water and put it on the bumps. When the cloth cools, reheat it with warm water and put it back on the area. Repeat these steps for 10 to 15 minutes, 3 times a day. Do not shave the area that has folliculitis. That will just irritate it more. Read more...
Avoidance. After hair is ingrown it is painfully difficult to cut or dig it out. After clearing the hair field of ingrown hairs you may need to try laser hair removal. If in the beard area, allowing the beard to grow(even slightly) will help. Usually the in growth problem comes from hairs cut at an angle by a dull razor. Some people have a predisposition on the face or back of the neck. Avoid short hairs. Read more...