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canarypie
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ive got an ingrown hair under my arm and it is rather painful, how can i get it to go away before saturday becuse i am going to party and want to wear a sleeveless dress but dont want this unsightly lump under my arm
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LilBlueSmurf
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Hot compresses on the area may help (heat tends to bring infection to the surface, letting the puss out and decreasing inflammation), though you may just have to wait for it to pass. Sorry
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Also, regular cortizone cream may help if they are itchy, as well as sooth the irritation.
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ScreamInEcstasy
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I'm not sure if this is the BEST thing but I do it when i get ingrowns.Just pinch it like a pimple, pus should come out and often the hair will to, then just pluck it out.If you realize it is red and/or irritated ,just put some kind of cream like polysporn,cortez, the cuts-and-burns kind of stuff or Vitamin E. If you end up getting the hair out the irritated bump will be gone in a couple of days. If not, just let it be .If it is very painful and definately NOT coming out just get someone to help you lift it out of the skin with a sewing needle..??
sorry if this is not the kind of answer you wanted. If your going "IM SO NOT DOING THAT" then just see a doctor because trust me if not delt with, they cause some irritating pain.
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Gumdrop Girl
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popping an ingrown hair can lead to infection and more ingrown hairs. not a good idea, really. the pop can also cause scars or dark patches.

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