Treatment and prevention of ingrown pubic hair

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Stop waxing in the intimate area

Stop waxing, shaving or plucking in the area where the ingrown hairs are located, when the hair is gone, you can wax it again. Continuing to shave pubic hair will aggravate the sensitive area even more. Scratching or plucking at the ingrown hairs will increase your discomfort and can even lead to skin infections or scarring.

Apply warm compress

Place warm compresses on the area of ​​ingrown hairs. You can also rub a wet washcloth or soft toothbrush in circular motions over your skin.

Gentle hair removal

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Once pubic hair emerges above the skin, use sterile tweezers or a needle to gently pull them out. You should not attempt to pluck it completely until the intimate area is healed, or the skin has healed over the hair. Don’t dig into your skin because if the impact is strong, breaking your skin can cause an infection.

Remove dead skin

Gently wash and exfoliate around the ingrown pubic hair to help the hair return to the skin’s surface. If that doesn’t work, your doctor may prescribe a medication that can help the dead skin cells slough off faster

Use a special cream to reduce inflammation

If ingrown pubic hair is causing a lot of redness and inflammation in the intimate area, your doctor may prescribe a steroid cream. This topical treatment can reduce swelling and irritation around the ingrown hair area.

Measures to prevent ingrown pubic hair

3.1 Treat pubic hair before shaving

Treating the pubic area before using a razor to shave can help reduce the risk of ingrown hairs when hair starts to grow back. First, wash your intimate area with a gentle soap. Rub into lubricating shaving cream or shaving gel, or another product designed for sensitive areas. Once you’ve completed the steps above, dry the intimate area before putting on underwear and pants.

3.2 Using a single-blade razor

Some razors are designed to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. You can try your hand at choosing one of these specialty razors, or just buy a single-blade razor

If your razor is an old or someone else’s, replace it with a new one to prevent the risk of infectious diseases. Additionally, dull blades won’t make clean, precise cuts and can increase the risk of ingrown pubic hair.