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Ingrown Hair

Ingrown hair is a condition where the shaved hair grows back into the skin rather than rising. It is caused due to improper exfoliation of the skin. It causes pain, inflammation, and small bumps in the area of hair removal. In some cases, it gets infected and causes pus-filled sores. Usually, it does not require treatment.

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I have pain on my butt due to an ingrown hair. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Initially, I thought I had an ingrown hair on my butt. Over the next few days, I tried to squeeze the area, and some pus came out. I applied antibiotic ointment and took a bath with Epsom salt. I also used some Ichthammol ointment on it, but none of these remedies worked. Before this h...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello , Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on your description, it seems like you may have a furuncle or carbuncle. Here are some recommendations: Apply warm compresses locally to the affected area. Use ointment Mupirocin. I suggest you take Tab...  Read Full »

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