ingrown hair on incision

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Registered: 07-27-2003
ingrown hair on incision
Sun, 03-07-2004 - 3:44pm

Okay. This is kind of weird feeling for me to ask...but I am 4 weeks post c/s and I shaved down there like last week. And I got a couple ingrown hair right on my incision and a couple right near it. They just look white on top of the scar. When I went to the bathroom I was looking at my scar and one of the ingrown hairs on the incision popped and leaked pus/blood, not a lot or anything, but now there is like a whole where the ingrown hair was...Do you think this is something I should be concerned about or just leave it alone?

Thanks, ~erin
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Registered: 01-01-2004
Sun, 03-07-2004 - 5:40pm
Dear Erin,

I got those a few times. I would clean it with hydrogen peroxide and then swab it with rubbing alcohol. It stung but it cleared it up. I wouldn't be concerned unless it stayed red for a day or more.

Ann EDD 9-28 #7

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 03-08-2004 - 1:25pm
Hi Erin, Ann gave you some good advice, I just wanted to say hi & welcome!! :O)

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Registered: 04-28-2003
Mon, 03-15-2004 - 7:37pm
I had the same thing, I just cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide morning and night. cleared up in a few days.