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
Often, an ingrown hair will go away on its own. If it doesn't go away, an ingrown hair can become infected, darken the skin, or leave behind a scar, especially if you've been scratching or picking at it.If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: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. There isn't any real treatment for ingrown hair other than to grow out your beard. Longer hairs aren't as sharp at the ends, so they won't be as likely to curl around and break through the skin. But for men who prefer a clean shave or women avoiding the razor may not be an option.