How can I get rid of a very infected ingrown hair?

Infected & ingrown. 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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How can I get rid of a severe and infected (also very painful) ingrown hair on the back of my leg, close to my butt?

Soaks and get help. If it is an infected ingrown hair or an infected cyst(more likely), you should see a surgeon who will place you on antibiotics and then lance or remove when ready . Meanwhile place warm soaks to the area; but do get checked! Read more...

How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

Laser. One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future. Read more...

How can I get rid of my ingrown hair?

Pluck it. Usually these can simply be plucked out. If not, or of it has become seriously infected, see your doctor for antibiotics and further treatment. Read more...

How quickly can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

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 get rid of a stubborn calloused ingrown hair on face?

See a dermatologist. Begin with a definition of what it is. Treatment will follow. Sounds like you will also benefit from attention to fever and cough. Read more...

I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs. Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2. Read more...