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
Acne medications such as Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid help to treat puss filled ingrown hair. Simply apply either medication as indicated on the label and exfoliate your skin daily.Benzoyl Peroxide reduces the amount of bacteria that causes folliculitis. On the other hand, Salicylic Acid dissolves dead skin cells and other substances in a clogged follicle to release the ingrown hair.In cases of mild infections, an antibiotic cream may be used to treat ingrown hairs. Oral antibiotics are usually used to treat more severe infections.