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Old 01-31-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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Ingrown hair on thighs from hair falling out and growing back

I'm and 18 yr old guy. I went to the doctors a few weeks ago for another reason that I’m going to talk about, but I brought up the fact (to him) that it looked like I had acne all over my legs and thighs. He eventually told me that they were ingrown hairs.
I don’t shave my legs or anything like that, it’s just that because I have fairly hairy legs, my pants are constantly rubbing against my legs and wearing down the hair. I’m assuming when their hair grows back, it’s becoming ingrown. But I mean they are all over my thighs.. I can’t even run my finger nail from my knee (which has them too) to my stomach without feeling bumps from it. From reading other people’s posts it seems they have only a few visual bumps but my legs are covered in what looks to be acne. And what’s worse is, I’m going back to school this Monday and I take 2 gym classes. The last thing I need is people thinking my legs are covered in pimples if you know what I mean.

All I was told by the doctor was to use polysporin (an anti-bacterial cream). Is that going to work? Cause it doesn’t seem to. I don’t know what do to. I’d try going back to the doctors, but I don’t know if it’s a big enough concern to pay a visit.

They do hurt quite a lot especially on my inner thighs when they rub together. What can I do to actually maybe prevent this from happening rather than healing it? Like I said, I don’t shave, so I can’t switch razors or a movement of shaving because I simply don’t. Anyone have any answers, please help me out!
I’m really desperate! Thanks

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Old 02-02-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: Ingrown hair on thighs from hair falling out and growing back

TendSkin works great for ingrown hairs. Some salons carry it as well as it being available online.

Old 02-07-2006, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: Ingrown hair on thighs from hair falling out and growing back

It was difficult to find any stores where I live that carried it, so I bought it from a Skin Store online in British Columbia.

I'm going to try it tonight and I'll update you in a few days (or sooner??) on how it works.


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