When it comes right down to it, there are many circumstances in which an in-grown hair tends to resemble a pimple. It can be filled with pus and painful to the touch.
Do I Have Infected Ingrown Hair on the Labia?
This is probably a question that you never thought you’d asked yourself, however, rest assured that this is a very common thing. When the hair actually grows out of the follicle, then proceeds to fall back into the skin this can lead to something known as an ingrown hair follicle.
There are a number of ways that this can happen such as shaving, waxing, and other things as well – if you like to wear clothing that is especially tight; you may see in-grown hair in this regard as well!
What Are Some Common Symptoms of Ingrown Hair?
• Hard or soft bump on the surface of the labia. A soft bump means that there may be a bacterial infection; while a hard bump means that there has not been an infection as of yet.
• Highly inflamed red areas are another indicator. This is even more obvious when the bump itself is actually dark in color.
• Are you having pain during intercourse, getting up, squatting or anything of that regard? An in-grown hair can cause pains in all of those regards, and if it is inflamed, it can hurt even more!
Infected In Grown Hair – What Causes it?
There are a number of things that can cause an infected ingrown hair. Let’s go over the specifics and get to the bottom of the situation.
• You want to avoid tight clothing; not only is this a possible cause of your infection, but it can actually help increase the infection as well. Make sure there is no moisture when you wear your clothes. That means when you get out the shower, don’t rush to put clothes on by doing a quick dry. Take your time, dry off your complete body, then put on loose fitting pants!
• Oil or Petroleum Jelly – Many people have seen success in applying this. It does help with the pain, inflammation and irritation. Just make sure that you don’ t have any specific allergic reactions to specific ointments or petroleum jelly.
• Tea Tree Oil – This is an absolute saint of a natural remedy because it is an anti-microbial. This means that if the bacteria try to spread, it will eventually fail due to the influence of this type of oil. There are other uses for this oil including the reduction and prevention of acne.
Unless you have a doctor helping you throughout the process; there honestly isn’t any type of natural treatment in order to take care of this problem. The best thing that you can is to simply let the hair grow out naturally.
Keep in mind, before you apply any of these treatments, please seek the guidance of a medical doctor. These are simply suggestions that have worked for others, but are not proven to be fail-proof depending on your specific situation.
Steroid Medicine –This is something that can definitely help the cause in the end. You can rub it on the in-grown hair to bring down the swelling dramatically; however, this will simply be fixing the swelling and not the infection part of the equation.
Antibiotic – This could be something that you can use. These are great because you can either apply this to the affected ingrown hair, or you can simply take it by mouth. Either way, it should support your body’s fight to rid itself of the infection.
Retinoid – These are pretty interesting because they give you the ability to remove all of the dead skin cells and reduce the hyper-pigmentation effect that is usually caused by in-grown hairs that are infected.
In order to prevent this situation, you want to make sure that you follow these steps. For starters:
Shaving: This is something that is absolutely critical. If you are trying to get rid of the in grown hairs by shaving, then you are actually increasing your chances because you will have sharp edges show up. The hair will grow back on your skin.
Here are some shaving tips:
• You want to completely avoid the cheap disposable razors as those will cause cut and nicks. You want to use a razor that has a pivoting head; and also has multiple blades for that close shave.
• Before you shave, you may want to sit in a bath for at least 5 minutes; this will give your skin time to soften and relax; your hair follicles will be much more convenient to cut.
• Exfoliating is something that is absolutely key; we recommend using an Ayate washcloth.
Waxing : This is usually the best way to do it because it removes hair follicles at the root. Why is this so significant? Well for starters it’s going to last a lot longer; you won’t have to worry about in-grown hairs or them being affected again!
If you try to do anything else, you can risk make the problem worse.