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
Tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova, others) is a type of Retinoid which when applied on skin can help in exfoliation (clearing of dead cells from skin). This can minimize the darkening and thickening of dark skin, which has a higher risk of ingrown hairs.A steroid cream might be suggested by your physician.You physician might prescribe an antibiotic ointment for infections of a mild nature that result from the scratching of the affected area. Oral antibiotics are recommended by the doctor in case of severe infections.