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    Ingrowing Pubic Hair

    A pubic hair that grows at an abnormal angle and then turns back into the skin, leading to the formation of a pustule or papule, which then becomes infected. Read more →

    Hey. I had an ingrowing hair on my vagina earlier this year. It took me a couple of days but I managed to get it out. A few weeks ago I got a lump in the exact same place as the previous ingrowing hair. I popped the whitehead, I can't see the hair? I have a hair growing out of the side of the lump. I've been putting tee tree oil on it, it's reduced the lump loads. Is this an ingrowing hair? :/





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    Hi, after shaving for a number of years i have decided to start using an epilator, i have seen varied info on the internet about it causing ingrowing hairs. I have never had an ingrowing hair before, do i need to be cautious of these? Is epilating a high cause of these and if so how can i prevent them happening? im worried i will start getting them then regret using an epilator! thanks.





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    I wish I asked a question like this before I purchased one. I use to get Brazillian waxes afew years ago, they were fantastic, id get them every 4 weeks. I purchased an epilator to use on my legs and thought in between waxes I could use it on my bikini line since the hair was quite thin and soft from waxing, BIG mistake, the last year and a half I have constantly been getting in grown hairs, and when they get infected have turned into boils. Anti biotics helped the infection then I got told you still need to get the hair out, so I started trying to get at them with a needle. Im now covered in horrible scars, still getting in grown hairs, and have been to 4 doctors about it, still no luck. I wouldnt recommend an epilator!

    The hair around my anus gets very itchy and I think I might have an ingrowing hair or a hair wrapped around one of the skin growths I have down there. This has been a problem for a long time and although I have been examined by Dr it is always put down to thrush. Some days this bothers me so much that it feels as if it is taking over my life and making me absolutely miserable.





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    I sometimes get that. It can be very annoying. Have you tried any creams to rub into the affected area. I would suggest using Bepanthen antiseptic cream. It is very good for getting rid of itches as mothers uses it on their new born babies if they have nappy rash however it works just the same. Give it a try.

    i sometimes get ingrowing hair within the pubic area, it can sometimes be painful to remove them as they form a spot that has to be poped to get to the hair,is this normal





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    i have a ingrowing hair just under my c section scar ,, how do i got rid of it ?? i can't see the hair , the area turns into a lump the size of a ping pong ball if i leave it more than a few days full of blood and nastyness ,, its extremely painful ,, even when i get rid of all the lump i sill can't see the hair it looks bruised colored :( help





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    If it's that size, you need to make an appointment with the nurse at your doctors surgery and they will lance it for you. Then, they can pull the hair out when they find it beneath the lump. If you keep poking at it, you may infect it more. Given the size you describe it as, I'd be getting it done awap as it sounds infected already.

    I am a 49 yr old female. I had a balloon ablation a year ago to sort out my periods. Since then I have noticed I have been growing loads of facial hair on my chin mainly but can also be on my upper lip. This occurs mostly on the right side. Which I think is strange. These hairs are quite coarse and hard to get rid of. I think they may be ingrowing hairs. I have marks on my face now, scarring where I am plucking out the hairs. Plus it hurts to pull the ingrowing ones out. They are getting more by the day. Why only on the right side? & can I use a better treatment than plucking with tweezers to get rid of? something that won't scar?





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    I too have facial hair, it is black, coarse and hard to get rid of. I have PCOS which causes it. i cant have lazer on nhsand i cant afford it myself. i have used a cream called vaniqa from the GP but it doesnt help. i cant wax them and plucking is hard the best thing i have found for removal is a braun silk epil face and body epilator. it is quick and effective and doesnt really hurt. you just have to exfoliate once a week to prevent the ingrowing hairs, i dont have any scars and i do it 1/2 times a week

    I shave downthere, but after a couple of hours the hair grows back in like red/ purple lumps and its so embarrasing. what can i do? its not always ingrowing public hair but it is pussy and they bleed sometimes which leaves them all scabby, somebody help!





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    SAME! So annoying, i dont know what to do about it. :( Its so embarrassing.

    dont be ashamed i shaved yesterday and thats normal for red purple ish bumps to appear beacause wat come out the bumps is hair.

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    I get a lot of hair from by belly button to my pubic hair. I shave this and it has caused a huge rash followed by ingrowing hairs. What's more embarassing is I'm pregnant and have to get my stomach out for the doctors and midwife.anyone know of an effective way to remove this??? Please help!!!





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    i have the same problem and i plucked it while i was pregnant and have found that i have had to do it less and less and it a lot lighter my daughter is now 14months and i do it once a week and only takes 5mins now x good luck x

    hi, jus watched ur show and want to ask something been really affecting my life. its been about three years since i've had my baby i got itchi vagina now its so bad i can not sleep. i think i got ingrowing hair because it gets worst whn i have hair. it gets iritable whn i need to pass urine. now it gets swolen and sore because i do itch a lot pls help is thre any thing i can do. my GP done nothing thnx sam





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    I keep getting boils in my pubic hair area. i think its ingrowing hairs, but i dont shave the hair, only trim it. i have one right now which is absolute agony. my underwear constantly rubs and i cant sir comfortably. previous ones, i've suffered with (approx every couple of months i get them), i've burst them and drained the pus, but i can't seem to get near this one, its too painful.





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    I have had ingrowing hairs for a while now I am getting really depress about this. I have tried waxing and so many creams to help the ingrowing hair but will not work,I was wondering if they is any products or anything that will stop ingrowing hair (with out laser)?





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    Apparently boots in growing hair minimiser is excellent,brings ingrown hairs to the surface but also prevents new ones appearing.im going to try it myself

    I often get ingrowing hairs around the niple of my breasts, At times you can see the hair travelling under the skin as it grows. Whilst other times ingrowing hairs get infected and i have to literally dig them out. I dont usually know ive got an ingrowing hair until the infection flairs up. I dont usually trim the hairs around my breasts but do tweeze them. Is there any way I can prevent these ingrowing hairs? or an alternative way of dealing with infected parts?





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    I've had ingrowing hair before, a few years ago due to shaving and it left me the scars. I've just found another ingrowing hair. I'm scared that it will get worse and that it will keep occuring. Will it? Is there anything to prevent it?





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    isit normal for the ingrowing hair to cause red lumps on the outside? its right where my knickers rub on the hairs so I guess its an ingrowing hair, its the only one i have and it seems sore, and I think there may be puss and blood in there





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    i have exactly the same thing. they really itch and they can be quite big. i think its pretty normal because mine do go but just come back later.

    yea i get the same as the lady above with the ingrowing hairs and then they burst they normally grow ok and then you get another hair somewhere else that will ingrow but i have one hair inparticular that will just not get out of the cycle, it will burst and still the hair will carry on ingrowing its just this same hair it just wont grow normally leaving me with a lump continually and it just keeps going in circles no matter what i try??





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    I'm 26 and have recently found a small lump under my arm. Sometimes it looks red. (it reminds me of an ingrowing hair). I have thought that it could be an ingrowing hair but also have other concerns. What do you think?





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    just a query on ingrowing hair...ive have always waxed down below and thought maybe that was why i got ingrowing hair, so i tried shaving but that was even worse. cos of the ingrowing hair i get big, very sore spots, which are quiet painful, cos when i sit down and im wearing jeans it rubs against them. usually they get quite big and they get a white head like on a normal spot. ive tried sqeezing them and alot of thick white fluid comes out, they are quiet painful and always scar, they also scar even if i havent touched them.they seem to be getting worse, and my gp keeps giving me creams which are not working, ive also tried antibiotics which didnt work either, is their anything else i could do????





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    what exactly does an ingrowing hair look like? i have a big reddy purple lump which appeared ages ago after shaving...it is quite sure n when i tried squeezing it, a huge amount of pus then blood came squirting out everywhere (YUK!). It still hasnt disappeared tho. Is this an ingrowing hair? Or is it something else eg is it a boil - what IS a boil?!?





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    I have a lot of ingrowing hair on my legs. I'm 19 and wish this would stop as I now have a lot of scars where I have had to try and get the hair out with tweezers. I get some in my nether regions, but the majority are on my legs and it is starting to make me embarrassed to wear a swimsuit or a skirt, as no one else seems to have such bad ingrowing hairs.





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    ingrowing hair, when i was about 14 i developed a snail trail, it wasnt that dark but i generally didnt like it therefore i wanted to get rid of it. so i shaved it off. ever since then it has never grown back normal it is corse and dark, but it aslso growns back ingrowing and i get a lump and it hurts and i can see the hair so i have to pick i out. then its all red and i have about 6 at a time i can never show my belly to anyone, i pluck them out but they still grow back ingrowing, and i'm going on holiday in 2 weeks and would love to wear a bikini but at the state of my belly at the moment there is no hope. please help me, what can i do? any suggestions :$





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    i am a female and have ingrowing hair around my bikini line and it has now occured around my bellybutton.i have tried shaving the hair to remove them but it then causes razor bumps.It does not look very nice and i am now ashamed to show my belly. What can i do to stop the hair growing around my stomach area and to reduce the amount of ingrowing hair around my bikini line and causing razor bumps in those areas??





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    I had really bad and constant ingrowing hair all around my bikini line from the age of 16-18 ish. After my GP couldn't really help me (except for suggesting that I apply tea tree oil on the ingrowing hair which might have worked a little bit but it was hard to tell), I went to see a homeopath who found me a treatment straight away, since then I have had 4 years of ingrowing hair free bikini line and I am so relieved. You can see an homeopath on the NHS, there are no side -effect or long term treatment (mine was a few drops to take for 3 days), and as opposed to conventional medicine, it treats the cause rather than the symptom so the problem should never again return. Homeopathy can also treat lots of other problems, including curing for good most skin conditions and even herpes! Hope this helps





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    thankyou!x

    HI Emily just read your comment about your ingrowing hair problem, I have a severe case of ingrowing hairs on the lower part of my legs, I have had this for a year now as I have been pregenant and the doctor wouldnt give me anything for it. After reading your comment about the NHS I just wanted some further information on how you went about contacting the 'Homepath?'as I would like to do this. Thankyou

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    hi...since i was 17 i've had hair starting to grow round my nipples...its not like normal hair, its normally quite course and sometimes ingrowing, it takes me ages to get rid of them and they come back in a couple of days!!!! i'm 18 now and i've started to get scarring round my nipples and broken veins due to the ingrowing hair, please help me, i dont feel at all feminin and have started to loose confidence...what can i do?





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    Hi Im 26 and get ingrowing hair every where.... On my legs, arms, under arms, tummy and bikini line and I would go so far as to say even In my scalp. I honestly thought it was just a problem for me as I have very strong jet black hair. Unlike the comments above I have never shaved only waxed. I bruise out the ingrowing hairs myself but they leave allot of brusing and a nasty scab. Help???





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    II'm 522 & although I've always had a little bit of facial hair, since having laser treatment within the NHS, it helped greatly and was really helpful. But Surre PCT have refussed the funding and no this has left me with hair ingrowing concer me to get lumps on my face with hairs ingrowing. This is ruined by life and need to get help with other treatments as I can not afford to buy for more lazer treament by self. This is really affect my life. Wot can I do which is cheap as it is now stopping new leave the house as so hate the way it looks





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    Hi there, i have the same problem as many of the people here, i also have really bad ingrowing hair in my pubic area, I have had them since i started growing pubic hair around 13 so for the last 6 years i have had them really badly. Now i have alot of scars as I picked the ingrown hairs out with a tweezer.... So does anyone have any suggestions as to how i can get rid of ingrowing hairs and most importanly the scars i now have :( I feel really unconfortable and paranoid as to what my boyfriend would think of it when he sees it :'(





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    Hi, I'm 17 and I've always had ingrowing hairs in this awkward area. I'm also naturally really hairy, so my mom has always kindly paid for waxing instead of shaving. The ingrowing hairs on my bikini line has never really been much of a problem, however I now have a boyfriend and I really want to get rid of the problem because I want to feel comfortable in my own skin! The hairiness I can deal with, but the ingrowing hairs has got to go. What can I buy to eliminate the ingrowing hairs? The lady who does my waxing said that the ingrowing hairs is a genetic thing (my mom has the same problem), and she recommends exfoliating, but it never gets rid of the issue. Urgently in need of HELP





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    My stomach has been septic for years with ingrowing hairs! I have been to the doctors several times and have been told on each occasion that it is a cosmetic problem. I caanot afford lazer removal etc.. I have tried plucking, epilating, shaving, hair removal cream and plucking. I exfoliate and moisturise daily and am out of options. I have used ingrowing hair creams the lot! It is sore, very unsightly and seriously ruins my confidence. Does anyone have any suggestions? This is making my life a misery. Thank you.





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    I know how you feel because this used to happen to me but on the bikini line! I tried plucking, epilating, shaving, waxing and hair removal creams, from those the best for me was waxing by a professional salon. Even still though, I have quite sensitive skin so the redness wouldn't go down for ages, and i'd still get ingrown hairs when the hair grew back. Basically no matter what i did i was still going to get them because the hair was still going to grow back, and become ingrown. I know you've said you can't afford laser hair removal, but i would seriously consider saving up (even if it takes forever)! I've been doing it for a year now and my confidence has improved so much because i don't get any ingrown hairs. If you do go for laser hair removal though, go for IPL which is permanent hair reduction (intense pulse light), that's the one i got. It is quite expensive, I pay £100 a treatment for mine, but stomach should be cheaper as the area will be smaller. Either that or you can buy your own machine for like £500, that's what i'm going to do next so I dont have to keep paying for top-up treatments. Anyway hope this helps, I went for years waxing and shaving and being miserable basically, so gave this a go as I'd tried everything else! I think the reason it works is because it reduces the amount of hair growing back by killing the follicals, so if no hair is growing back then hairs phsically can't become ingrown. So if you save up some money i would definitely go and get this done. It's rubbish that the NHS won't pay for you to get it done, I think it stops being a cosmetic problem when it starts having an affect on your life and self esteem. Good luck and if you have any questions about it then feel free to ask. Oh and make sure if you do go, get it done somewhere where they have trained and qualified professionals doing it! :)

    I get a problem with ingrowing hair, some times I get badly inflamed ingrowing hairs but mostly my hairs just grow under a thin layer of skin and when I remove my hair I am left with lots and lots of hair just growing under my skin! I get this all over my body, I am genuinely quite a hairy person and my only body concern is hairiness and it is frustrating that even when I remove my hair I get this left over! I have tried exfoliating and just tweezering out the hairs but exfoliating doesn't work and tweezering is so time consuming because of the amount there is!





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    HI Emily just read your comment about your ingrowing hair problem, I have a severe case of ingrowing hairs on the lower part of my legs, I have had this for a year now as I have been pregenant and the doctor wouldnt give me anything for it. After reading your comment about the NHS I just wanted some further information on how you went about contacting the 'Homepath?'as I would like to do this. Thankyou

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  • Asymmetric  breasts

    Episode 3

    Patients consulted and diagnosed by the doctors in Episode 3 included sufferers with Asymmetrical Breasts, Urinary Incontinence, a problem toenail, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), as well as some irritating ingrowing hairs. Dr Jessen also embarked on a… Read more →

  • Verrucas on the foot

    Episode 4

    Episode 4's patients included one suffering from the penis bending disease Peyronies, a lady with bothersome Bad Breath and a very surprised owner of a 3rd Nipple. Excess Hair was also on the EI agenda, as were Verrucas that had become a family affair… Read more →

  • TX 4

    Episode 4 - Series 7

    In the clinic Dr Pixie helps a young man with a six year posterior problem that started with a tiny hair but ended up as a gaping hole. Read more →

  • Folliculitis

    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

  • Peridinal Sinus

    Episode 4 - Feet

    This week's episode includes a podiatry roadshow, a mouthful of manky molars and a painful case of cystic acne. Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 5 - Holiday

    This week's episode includes a visit to the airport where the Doctors see holiday goers bring back more than just souvenirs and tans. Read more →

  • Christian

    Bodies Behaving Badly

    Episode 1 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies examines conditions including bladder control, sunburn and STIs. Read more →

  • Acne lazer treatment

    Episode 7 - Back to the Clinic

    This week the doctors are inviting some of their most serious cases back to the clinic to find out exactly how they've been getting on with their treatment, and to find out if they've conquered their embarrassment! Read more →

  • Tuberous sclerosis

    Episode 8

    The final episode of the series included a patient with the embarassing condition Paruresis, otherwise known as 'shy bladder'. There's also a case of Tuberous Sclerosis and patients with Folliculitis and Rosacea. Meanwhile Dr Jessen hit a student unio… Read more →

  • Acne

    Men

    The EI Docs go in search of the most elusive creature in the doctor's waiting room - the 'MAN'. Featuring a case of prostate cancer, man boobs, male hairloss and several problem penises. Read more →

  • Episode 14 - Changing Sex

    Episode 14 - Changing Sex

    Dr Christian revisits two women who have gone to extreme measures to dramatically change their bodies: they've both had gender reassignment surgery. Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Headlice

    Episode 2 - Kids

    This week's episode includes a young girl with vile verrucas that may prove to be life saving; a woman with a sore bottom whose problem is much deeper than it seems and a teenage girl with a severe scaly scalp. Read more →

  • Skin

    Am I Normal?

    Episode 2 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies looks at conditions including excessive sweating, extreme eczema and damaged hearing. Read more →

  • Anal Operation

    Vaginas

    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 8 - Oral

    This week's episode includes a man whose armpits are making his life hell, a couple with severe sexual discomfort and a case of very painful privates. Read more →

  • Medi+Vend machine

    Teens Below the Belt

    Episode 4 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies tackles conditions including a swollen bladder, toilet phobia and chlamydia. Read more →

  • Beach

    Boys, Boys, Boys

    Episode 3 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies takes a closer look at binge drinking, diabetes and chronic acne. Read more →

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