Ingrown hair

Ingrown hair
Other nameshair bump
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An ingrown hair
SpecialtyDermatology
Complicationsboil

Ingrown hair is a condition where a hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. The condition is most prevalent among people who have coarse or curly hair. It may or may not be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis) or "razor bumps" (pseudofolliculitis barbae), which vary in size. While ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed (beard, legs, pubic region), it can appear anywhere. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs.[1] Ingrown hairs are also caused because of lack of natural exfoliation in the skin.[2]

  1. ^ Ingrown Hair: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Infections, Web MD.
  2. ^ "An Epic Guide to Treating and Preventing Ingrown Hairs". OUI the People. Retrieved 2020-06-22.