Ingrown hair is a condition where 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.
Small, solid, rounded bumps (papules),Small, pus-filled, blister-like lesions (pustules),Skin darkening (hyperpigmentation)
Steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling and irritation, Retinoids (Retin A) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment changes that can occur from ingrown hairs, Antibiotic that you take by mouth or rub onto your skin to treat an ingrown hair infection
Ingrown hair cyst is known as pilonidal cyst in medical terms and it can be a frustrating problem for many. To describe the condition, it is a small, solitary cyst like area, which contains fluid, with no evidence of infection. Its appearance is that of small tan or a bump under the skin. A small pinpoint of the hair is normally visible under the skin. In some cases the area can be infected and be filled with pus. Such a condition is known as pilonidal abscess. In severe conditions, the infection can spread, creating multiple abscesses. This can, in turn, cause a hole or cavity in the skin.