Posted by karen on August 30, 2003 at 17:20:16:
In Reply to: Re: has anyone ever had this posted by jen on August 29, 2003 at 22:13:40:
: : i've been searching on some info about ingrown hairs that turn into boils.one day i had shaved my bikini line and i got an ingrown hair,i never really paid it any mind so i left alone.about 4 days ago i had popped it when i shouldn't have after i was told it could get infected or push the bacteria further down then it would spread.it looked like a pimple before and now that i popped it again because it started to itch it had swelled.i was told to seek a dermatologist to get it surgically drained or have the doc lance it,then give me anti-biotics.i can't believe that i'm still scared of the docs,i don't like anything medical,so this has kept me from going to get it checked out.the pain has reduced a bit from the heating pad but,the swelling is still there(pus).if i pop it i think it will swell again even if i clean with anti bacteria soap to kill the infection.i will not cooperate with the docs if i have to feel any pain if they do something to it,like local anesthesia,can anyone give me some info or some help on what to do.i feel like a big baby,right now,and ive been fighting with docs since i was 4yrs old just to avoid anything medicinal.im just scared thats all.
: I had a friend that had that and the Dr. took care of I don't think it was anything major ,but i would let them do something so it doesn't get worse. Don't shave your bikini area get it waxed and that will help take care of ingrown hairs- anyone who shaves their bikini is in for ingrown hairs.Hope that helps and i hope the presure goes down.
thanks ladies for your help.it's just that im scared of what the doc may do.even though i hate needles if its needed.i have been using heat packs to reduce the pain and it has helped a bit.i really want to try the poultice and white sugar thing just to see if it works.im so upset with myself for popping the ingrown hair i woudln't even have this problem right now.so jen can u ask your friend what the doc did when she went to get her boil checked out.sorry ladies but im just trying to avoid the doc for help.everytime i see a doc i think of needles.that's another thing that has been keeping from having kids.needles i trully hate them.