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10-29-2007, 11:57 AM
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What to do with an ingrown hair that won't go away?

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I've got an ingrown hair below the waistline that is really bugging me. Its not infected, but it's pretty deep so I can't dig it out. It's been there for over a month, if I squeeze it, it bleeds (sometimes a little pus). Right now its a darkish bump about the diameter of a pencil eraser.

What do I do about it? Will it go away eventually?

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What you want to do is sit in a bathtub full of warm/hot (whatever you prefer, just make sure it's not cold) water for about 1/2 an hour to 45 minutes 2 to 3 times a day. Get a small needle with a very fine point, and make a hole in the area (don't worry, doesn't hurt at all) after being in the tub for at least half an hour. Then you want to try and squeeze all of the material out of there, and it should start shrinking. Keep doing this, and it will be gone before you know it.

You're lucky you can actually see yours, I had one a few years ago right on my tailbone...not fun at all.

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Needle. Poke the tip along the area until you can squeeze it out. Then Polysporin it.

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Ingrown hair drive me insane and I get quite a few cause I'm really hairy. I usually scratch and scratch and cause myself more harm or I I go at it with a needle and then remove it with tweezers.

Or leave it alone, but I understand that is hard to do.

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Needle. Poke the tip along the area until you can squeeze it out. Then Polysporin it.
I did this and couldn't get it. Its pretty deep below the surface.

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I did this and couldn't get it. Its pretty deep below the surface.
Can you see it, or is it in a tricky spot?

It hurts like hell but when I've had them, you've just gotta keep squeezing out the blood, pus etc and enlarge the hole you've made. Eventually you'll find the hair.

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Can you see it, or is it in a tricky spot?

It hurts like hell but when I've had them, you've just gotta keep squeezing out the blood, pus etc and enlarge the hole you've made. Eventually you'll find the hair.
That's hot.

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That's hot.
This thread gives me the heeby jeebies.

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That's hot.
Enjoy it! It makes for a great Saturday night!

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I did this and couldn't get it. Its pretty deep below the surface.
Then just do the heat (a wet towel works too, especially if you do it a few times a day) and don't try to get the hair out for a couple of days.

Also, someone probably mentioned this, but make sure you wash your hands really well before you touch it, sterilize any needles you use every time you use them, and use an antibiotic ointment after touching it. Ingrown hairs can get infected really, really easily.

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I just pop them like you would a zit. Works for me.

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****ING NASTY..... oh god... I lost my waffles.

Oh god.... oh god..... oh god....

There they go..... OH GOD!

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Just go to your doctor or dermatologist and have them remove it.

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according to wikipedia..here are some methods:

Treatment

1. Manually removing ingrown hairs with special tweezers
2. Shaving in a different direction
3. Allowing the hair to grow in order to cause the hair to come out straighter
4. Using special razors that leave the hair longer
5. Exfoliating with facial scrubs, sponges, towels, or creams containing acids
6. Treatment with Ibuprofen or other NSAIDs promotes resolution of stubborn cases
7. Prophylaxis with twice daily topical application of diluted Glycolic acid
8. Ensuring skin and razor are sterile before shaving

If the area is infected, see a dermatologist.

For more reading on the subject, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrown_hair

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amputation always works.

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And this is why i couldn't give a rat's ass about what people thought about me using as many products for my face as i do because men aren't supposed to. It's so i don't have nasty skin, oily skin, or flaky skin and most importantly...don't run into ingrown hairs (which you get from shaving agains the grain most of the time).

Best way to get rid of it has been talked about, enlarge the hole and get a tweezer and pluck it back out (instead of just shaving it which makes it sharp and easy to hide under the skin again). You will have to do some squeezing and tweezing to get at it though and it'll hurt and sting but it's better than a mark on your face that looks like you have some kind of freakin herpes or something.

Next time, don't shave against the grain (which is probably the reason that it happened).

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Lawnmower to the face should do the trick

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