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infected ingrown hair

I have an ingrown hair thats infected on my leg right below my butt. I dont shave there so i have no idea how it happened. I went to my ob today (im 39 weeks preg) and he didnt even check it when i told him. I dont know what to do because it hurts soooo bad to even sit down. What do i do??

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Asked by rileysmomma17 at 7:05 PM on Jan. 4, 2010 in Health

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  • i was told that i had "an infected ingrown hair" same spot as would keep coming and going..looked like a boil (for years) i recently went to the OBGYN and begged them to find out what it was so they took a sample of it and it came back as a bacteria infection

    Answer by shay1130 at 7:09 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • but a hot wash cloth on it it need to have the white head come up the you can pop it i had one and did it and then it went way

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • This is going to sound so bizarre, but if you use regular yellow mustard on it and cover it with a bandaid it will come to a head and you can use a sharp sewing needle to lance it. It sounds very bizarre but it works like a charm. Just make sure that you clean the area really well afterwards to prevent a recurring infection.

    Answer by mykidsmom75067 at 8:31 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • If it's an ingrown hair you need to get it out - go on all 4s and have your hubby get the hair out, and it'll be fine within a day or two.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

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