How are ingrown hairs treated?

You can treat ingrown hairs at home in the following ways:

  • Stop shaving and allow the hair to grow.
  • Use an electric trimmer.
  • If you don’t want a beard, you can use a product that removes hair without shaving.
  • To prevent scarring or infection, don’t pick at or scratch the hairs or squeeze the razor bumps.
  • To treat razor bumps, apply warm compresses to the affected skin.

If your symptoms don’t improve, your doctor may prescribe medications that can decrease inflammation and improve infections from ingrown hairs.

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