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ingrown hair

what is the best way to treat an ingrown hair ?
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honestly.... not much, if your brave try nair hair removal.
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In grown hair can be taken out like a sliver but best to not scratch the surface of the skin because you dont want scaring. Leave it or use a loofa and exfoliate the skin while you shower. This will rub off dead skin cells that are over the ingrown hair. Eventually it will find its opening and begin to grown out. Professional waxing is good and its not that expensive. Or if your waxing already and it gives you ingrowns; shave with a razor in the direction of the hair growth.
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Hi,
This is a condition called keratosis pilaris.Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin" as well as "meat bumps".
Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting.
There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris; however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood.
Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Also, beta hydroxy acids can help improve the appearance and texture of the afflicted skin.
REF:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris
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so its never cured! what kind of medication can improve these bumps?i hate them im17 and i am always forced to wear long sleeves.
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