Re: In Grown Hair and Painful
Ingrown hairs can happen, especially if you shave your bikini line.
An inch is pretty large for an ingrown hair, though. Did you actually measure it? Is it as big as the second joint of your thumb? That's an inch.
If you have an acne spot treatment, that might help, especially if the ingredient list has either tea tree oil or something beginning with salicyl-. My mother's painful but extremely effective recommendation for all skin infections was a hot compress, that is, a washcloth wet with hot tap water. If you do see the hair, and can remove it without horribly butchering yourself, that typically helps.
But if it seems to be spreading, get it checked out right away.