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non-stop ingrown hairs and systs

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  • Posted By: vfemmes
  • February 7, 2008
  • 06:56 PM

I get ingrown hairs on a regular basis, and if they get infected they turn into systs filled with blood or pus, what can I do to fix this problem?:(

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  • you might have a virus such as MRSA or something else that requires long term antibiotic treatment..this is a good question for a dermatologist or internist..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 7, 2008
    • 09:03 PM
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  • Shaving, waxing etc causes ingrown hairs umm so maybe stop shaving and save up for permanent hair removal. If you do shave or wax.. you could try using a loofa each day to try to prevent ingrown hairs. I too think maybe you could have an infection if you get cysts that easily.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 7, 2008
    • 11:39 PM
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  • Consider going to your family doctor or a dermatologist to make sure it's not something else. In the mean time, try to keep skin clean by washing at least once a day, preferably twice, with soap and water. Take a vacation from shaving for a while and see if it helps.I'd really seriously consider going in and having your skin examined to make sure it isn't something else, and to perhaps get some medicated cream if it is something treatable. Is this a new problem or do you have a history of things like boils? Some people have subtle immune deficiencies and can't fight skin infections as well as others. Also, it could be an underlying inflammatory process.Pus usually means there's bacteria involved, quite often staph.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 04:29 AM
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  • I had an infected ingrown hair on my thigh which turned into a granuloma (I think). Anyway, after removing it...which was very uncomfortable afterward, the dermatology doc said to shave with medicated soap. Not Dial, but rather Phisohex.(and use it everyday even if you don't shave) Also, like Tania said, use a loofa (but not on already infected spots). Use new razors as much as possible, because old one can contain old cells and bacteria. Let the area breathe as much as possible to promote healing. I'm thinking bikini line here, but if it is a beard problem, I don't know anything about that. Do you have curly hair?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 11:09 AM
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  • I do have curly hair, the cysts have gone away since I started shaving with an electric razer. I've had them on my legs and bikini line mostly. They only turn into cysts if I try to pop them, I have left them alone since the last big one. One of them shrank and had a dry skin scab on it, when I peeled it off blood ran down my leg. Sometimes the hair will be a few inches long in the small ones, all curled up surrounded by a hard ball of oil or dirt(clogged pore).
    vfemmes 9 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 05:34 PM
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