How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Infected Ingrown Hairs

In this article we provide information about infected ingrown hairs. If you have ingrown hairs on your body or face, then you need to know what are the causes of ingrown hairs and how to treat them.

You may ask yourself why do I have ingrown hairs? Why don’t they go away? What can I do about it?

These questions will be answered in this article.

Ingrown hairs are common among women. They occur when the follicles become plugged with dead skin cells which cannot be shed properly. This results in a buildup of hair and skin tissue, causing ingrown hairs. Sometimes these ingrown hairs are not painful, but they cause discomfort and make living a little bit difficult.

When ingrown hairs appear on the legs or arms, they usually start out small and grow larger over time until they reach their full size. The most common cause of ingrown hairs is stress. Women often experience some sort of trauma during pregnancy or childbirth, such as being forced to stand up too quickly while giving birth. Other times, the ingrown hairs develop from friction between clothing and skin during physical activity.

What Causes Ingested Staph Infection?

Skin infection is caused by staphylococcus bacteria. The word staphylococcus comes from two Greek words: staphyle meaning bunch of grapes and kokkos meaning berry. A cluster of grapes and a single grape is called a bunch of grapes in Greek.

Staphylococcus bacteria are usually present on the skin or in the nose without causing any problems. In fact, most people carry this type of bacteria within their bodies. Most of the time, these bacteria don’t invade the body or start reproducing out of control. However, in some cases, staphylococcus bacteria can enter the body and begin to multiply within the skin, the tissues beneath the skin, or in a body opening such as the ear, throat, or on the skin around a cut.

This type of bacteria is usually spread from one person to another. For instance, if someone has skin contact with someone who has staph, then there is the potential of them becoming infected. This can happen in a variety of ways. For example, staph bacteria can spread from one person to another if medical equipment is shared.

For instance, if one person uses a razor and doesn’t properly sterilize it before giving it to another person, this can easily spread the bacteria.

Staph can also spread from one person to another via unwashed hands or contaminated objects. For example, if one person touches a doorknob that another person with staph on their hands touched and then touches their nose, they can become infected.

Likewise, if a person with staph on their body shares a towel or washcloth with someone else, the other person can become infected. A person doesn’t even have to touch the other for infection to occur. The staph can travel through the air and settle on a person’s skin, where it can begin to grow and invade the body.

Most of the health care related skin infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria or yeast. As such, patients will be tested to see if they carry either of these within their bodies before treatment begins. If someone has both of these within their bodies, then treatment can begin right away. If a patient does not have either, then they will be tested again after the lab has had time to run the test.

Most patients will be started on medication that can kill or inhibit the growth of staphylococcus bacteria.

How Do You Treat a Staph Skin Infection?

Most staph skin infections can be treated at home. There are three main ways to treat a staph infection: with medication, through surgery, or through good hygiene and rest.

The most common way to treat a staph infection is to take antibiotics, which are available in pill or liquid form. These drugs will kill the invading bacteria within your body and keep it from spreading. It’s important to take them even if you’re feeling better. In fact, it’s vital to take the full course of medication in order for the infection to clear up.

If you stop taking the pills before the course is over, the infection will almost certainly return.

Along with antibiotics, most skin infections can be treated through good hygiene and keeping the wound clean. The area will almost certainly need to be shaved, and any clothing or bandages that touch the infection must be kept clean. The patient should keep the wound as dry as possible and avoid putting excess pressure on it. If the dressing becomes soaked with water (whether from rain or sweat), then it should be removed and replaced.

If a skin infection has become very serious, then surgery may be necessary. This could include operations to remove dead tissue or repairing damaged organs.

Sources & references used in this article:

How to Tell the Difference between an Ingrown Hair and a Cold Sore by CIPIF Hair – coldsorescured.com

Razor bump electrolysis by TL DeWitt – US Patent 5,419,344, 1995 – Google Patents

The mystery of the ingrown hair by L Caron – Professional Beauty, 2014 – search.informit.com.au