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When the hair on the body or face curls back or grows sideways into the skin, the condition is called an ingrown hair. It is commonly found in persons with curly hair. Sometimes there may be infection of the hair follicle in an ingrown hair. It can cause a blister containing pus which is painful and may result in scars.  If the number of  infected ingrown hairs is large, it may be necessary to consult a doctor. 

Causes of Ingrown Hairs
1. The main cause of ingrown hair is from coarse curly hair growing into the curved hair follicle
2. Different hair removal methods such as plucking, shaving, waxing, tweezing, electrolysis may irritate the hair follicle and cause ingrown hair . Improper shaving technique with a blade such as too close a shave, or in improper direction
4. Oil that is trapped in the hair follicles
5. A build up of dead skin cells in the pores and on the surface of the irritated skin also cause pus and trap the hair. The hair is unable to come out to the skin surface. Some people are more likely to suffer due to genetics

6.Lack of moisture in the skin result in ingrown hair results in the skin suffering from dehydration can cause ingrown hairs

Prevention and treatment of ingrown hair
1)Wash skin first before shaving. You can applying aftershave lotion to reduce irritation after shaving

2)Allowing the hair to grow in order to cause the hair to come out straighter and then manually removing ingrown hairs with special tweezers

 3)Shaving in a different direction or using special razors that leave the hair longer .Shave using shaving cream in the direction of hair growth. You should not exfoliate your skin when you already have ingrown hairs. . Adjust your shaving technique. Hair stubs cut too closely may get trapped inside the hair follicle and dig inward or sideways. To avoid shaving too close, don't pull the skin when you shave, don't put too much pressure on the blades and use a single-blade razor. This shaving technique may have to used for a long time.
4) Exfoliating with facial scrubs, sponges, towels, body gels, washcloths, gloves or creams containing acids .Some find it helpful to exfoliate the area before waxing. This removes some of the dead skin cells in the top layer of skin cells that often contribute to trapping the hairs.

5) When waxing or tweezing, be sure to pull the hair out by the roots. Do not allow the hair to break below the skin surface.


Home remedies

Try a topical antibiotic cream with anesthetic for the pain. If that does not work, use the raw side of a potato peeling and tape it to the effected area. leave it on for 24hours and check it .starch it in the potato skin can help draw it out faster. the use of natural and effective products which protect the dermis after hair removal by soothing, moisturizing and regenerating the skin.
 
Make a paste (poultice) with clay and a few drops of eucalyptus oil to draw out the hair and disinfect the fluid that has accumulated to trap and contain the infection. Apply at night and cover with a sterilized band-aid. The next morning, gently wash off the clay. Do not scrub the bump and apply a small amount of eucalyptus oil  to the bump and let air-dry.
After about three nightly clay applications, the tiny hair will emerge from the bump and some pus may be seen as it is drawn out of the hair follicle. If the bump does not respond to the treatment by the clay , then apply propolis liquid extract, or colloidal silver to the bump to aggressively drive down infection, which is causing the swelling.
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