Patient Comments: Ingrown Hair - Treatments

What types of treatment have you received for an ingrown hair?

A Doctor's View on Ingrown Hair Treatment

Read the Comment by Gary W. Cole, MD, FAAD

The best way to prevent ingrown hairs is to avoid shaving so closely. Applying products that contain either salicylic or glycolic acid can be helpful in areas with many ingrown hairs. Laser light treatments and electrolysis may stop or prevent hair growth altogether. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: happygirl, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I just read the article about ingrown hairs. I used to try to pluck the hair with tweezers, which was never successful. I read that you can try a needle to go under the curl in the hair and pull it out and it worked! It took me about a minute to get the whole thing out. After pulling the ingrown hair, there was a little hole, and a little blood came to the surface, but nothing big. I put Neosporin on the wound. This was so helpful for me.

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Comment from: SJG, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 11

I suffered from serious ingrown hairs in my bikini area. What I do to prevent them around that area is I exfoliate, make sure it has salicylic acid. What I would then do is add pure glycerine or anything that has glycerine in, because this helps draw out the poison and the same with the salicylic acid.

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Comment from: suzie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

I find that shaving more often and using an acne cream such as Benzac (Benzoyl Peroxide) 10 percent for two days after the ingrown hair helps. The only problem with using Benzac, is that it bleaches your clothing. I have tried everything from menthol to nail polish remover to vinegar to tea tree oil. Benzac works best. Waxing is 100 times worse for ingrowns on my skin. It can take months for my skin to heal!

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Comment from: genesis475, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 23

Cleocin T...acquired from the medical facility in Orlando, Florida. while serving in the US Navy during boot camp training in 1980. Understood the medicine to be experimental and I was totally content with the results.

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