How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hair Removal and Treatment
Learn How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hairs with Ingrown Hair Removal and Ingrown Hair Treatment!
00:00 How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hair Removal and Treatment?
00:29 What Is An Ingrown Hair?
00:50 Ingrown Hair Symptoms?
01:35 How To Prevent An Ingrown Hair?
04:13 How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hairs Removal?
07:20 When To Seek Medical Attention?
08:18 Conclusion on Ingrown Hairs?
WHAT IS AN INGROWN HAIR:
So firstly, lets talk about what is an ingrowing hair. An ingrown hair is a hair that has grown back into and under your skin rather than emerging from and through it. Dead skin can sometimes block a hair follicle (this is where the hair emerges from). This blocking can push the hair to grow horizontally under your skin rather than up and out through it.
Here are some tips on how to recognise ingrown hairs and where they occur most often. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of ingrown hairs to recognise are similar to how spots usually appear on your face. Here is a list of a few:
- Small, firm, rounded bumps (these are known as papules)
- Small pus-filled blister-like bumps (these are known as pustules)
- Darkening of the skin near the area of the ingrown hair which may be associated with pain and itching
- And in some cases, you may see hairs actually rooted under the skin
Some of the most common areas where ingrown hairs pop up are in areas where you shave. These include your face and neck, scalp, legs, armpits, chest, back and groin area.
Interesting research article on ingrown hairs,
HOW TO GET RID OF INGROWN HAIR:
Ingrown hairs are irritating, but most of the time they can easily be treated in the home. Here is a quick way to treat:
- Using a warm washcloth, apply it to the ingrown hair and rub in a circular motion, this may help to uncurl the hair.
- If this does not work, rubbing a very soft toothbrush in a similar motion over the area may help unclog the follicle and release the trapped hair.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TREATMENT FOR INGROWN HAIR:
Now, if an ingrowing hair becomes a bit of nuisance and keeps on coming back when you shave, wax or tweeze, you make need some other treatment options.
Before we go into these options, if you are in this situation, please speak to a healthcare professional as all the following options require you to speak with a professional.
So, first is if your healthcare professional needs to physically remove the hair. They can make a small cut with a sterile needle or blade to release it.
Your healthcare professional may also prescribe medicine which can include:
A steroid cream that you put on your skin to ease the swelling and irritation
A medicine that can remove dead skin cells and reduce skin pigment changes, this is called a retinoid
Antibiotics that you take orally or a cream or mild antiseptic to rub onto your skin to treat or prevent an infection
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION:
The good thing with ingrowing hairs, is that in most cases you won’t need to speak to a healthcare professional. However, if the ingrowing hairs are still happening even after you have tried all the tips in this video, I would recommend you speak to a healthcare professional.
Other times when to speak to a healthcare professional, is if the ingrowing hair or area around the hair is more painful than usual and is hot, red or swollen. Also speak to a healthcare professional if you feel feverish and your temperature is really high, or you feel hot, shivery, or quite unwell.
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.