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Question: Painfull ingrowing hair
|kirstygrant24 - Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:32 am||
I have a problem with ingrowing hairs - I exfoliate every time i shower and i remove the hair via epilation but i keep gettinbg them - at the moment i have a rather nasty one which is about 1.5 cm in diameter and is infected and i cannot locate the hir(s) to remove them. is there any way i can put /do something to bring the hair to the surface - It is on the inside of my thingh and is causing me some pain.
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:30 am||
Hello,From what you mention it is likely to be a bacterial folliculitis rather than an ingrowing hair.Sometimes pathogenic bacteria invade the hair follicles especially after shaving.Some people carry these bacteria and are known as carriers.May be you have this problem.Best would be to get a culture and sensitivity test from the pustule.Antibacterial soaps do help.Mupurocin external application would be a safe alternative.Do consult your doctor.Best wishes.
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