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Old 05-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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In Grown Hair and Painful

So based on my research on it, im pretty sure i have an ingrown hair. Since im only 15 and im not sexually active, and its "down there" but in my inner thigh. Its really painful to touch and is painful to walk normally. Its a little less than and inch long but its not that deep. I dont see any hair but it has a white head on it some im not really sure how to get rid of it or atleast stop the pain. If anyone has any suggestions or knows what else it might be please let me know!!!

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Old 05-27-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
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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.

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