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Should I try to remove ingrown hairs before shaving?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

A dermatologist can provide the best advice for addressing ingrown hairs, also known as razor bumps. You can try using a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently dislodge ingrown hairs that are piercing the skin. Buy a separate toothbrush just for this purpose, and use it gently in a circular motion. Seek a physician’s assistance for medical concerns.

 

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