Infected Ingrown Hair on Labia
Ingrown hair may resemble a pimple as it is filled with pus and is painful on touch. The infected ingrown hair on labia is ubiquitous. It happens when the hair grows out of the hair follicle but then falls backs into the skin, and when it gets infected it leads to inflammation, and pus-filled bump that resembles a pimple.
Shaving, waxing and wearing tight clothes commonly results in the infected ingrown hair on labia.
What are the symptoms of infected ingrown hair on labia?
Soft bump on the skin of labia is indicative of infected ingrown hair. If the lump is hard, it means the absence of infection. Infection of ingrown hair leads to inflammation of the affected area. There is a pain while squatting, intercourse or while passing urine.
What causes infected ingrown hair on labia?
The infected ingrown hair on labia may be produced by shaving, wearing tight clothing, waxing, wearing wet clothes, excessive sweating around the intimate area and use of irritating or harsh chemical cosmetics.
How to treat infected ingrown hair on labia
Your doctor may give you steroid creams and antibiotics to treat infected ingrown hair. But the best way is to get rid of it naturally through home remedies.
Home remedies to get rid of infected ingrown hair on labia
Heat opens the skin pores. Eventually, hairs get soften and go outwards. Boil water in a bowl. Make sure the temperature of the water is bearable. Soak a cotton ball in it. Wring it to remove excess of water. Place cotton ball over the affected area for a few seconds. Repeat the process for 5-10 minutes several times in a day for a few days.
Aloe vera is another proven home remedy to treat infected ingrown hair on labia. It is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin E and vitamin C. Also, aloe vera gel hydrates the skin and improves the elasticity of the skin.It is antibacterial and checks the growth of bacteria and also reduces inflammation and swelling. Aleo ver eliminates natural mucus that is rich in vitamins and enzymes that balances skin pH and promotes healing. Extract gel of fresh aloe vera leaf and apply it directly to the infected part. Wash it after 5-6 hours. Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.
Mint is an excellent herb that soothes and moisturises skin. It also makes your skin fresh and reduces burning and pain. Crush a few mint leaves and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 6 hours and then rinse it off with warm water. This is followed by application of mild moisturizer. Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.
Oatmeal has soothing and healing property. It reduces itching, swelling and keeps skin moisturised. To your bathtub filled with water add a cup of oatmeal and soak your self it. Make sure that the affected area is thoroughly soaked. After 30 minutes take a bath with plain water and then dry yourself with a soft cloth. Apply moisturiser after that. Repeat this for a few days.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It soothes dry skin and reduces skin damage. Apply olive oil directly to the affected part many times in a day.
Tea tree oil-
Tea tree oil is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It not only prevents skin infection but also treats ingrown hair naturally. But as tea tree oil is very pointed you should never apply it directly to your skin. Mix a few drop of tea tree oil to a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply it to the affected part. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat this a few times in a day.
How to prevent infected ingrown hair on labia
Avoid cheap disposable razors and switch to razors with pivoting head and multiple blades so that they won’t cause nicks and cuts and ensures a close shave.
Sit in the bath for 5 minutes before intimate shaving parts so that the skin is softened and relaxed and exfoliate once in a week. After bathing does not rush to wear underclothes but wait for sometime so that the skin around your intimate parts are dried. Always wear cotton panties and do not use harsh cosmetics on your private parts as they are sensitive areas of your body.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.