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.