What is ingrown hair?

A medical disorder in which single or numerous strands of hair become stuck within a hair follicle is known as ingrown hair. The hair, however, continues to grow even in this state. The hair curls back and grows inside the hair follicle as a result of this. This causes excruciating pain and inflammation.

Ingrown hair is frequently linked to a condition known as “Folliculitis.” Infection and inflammation of the hair follicles develop with this disorder. Infected hair follicles turn into pus-filled reddish-yellow lesions over time. In folliculitis, several hair follicles in a specific area of the skin (at the site of ingrown hair) are impacted. Folliculitis and ingrown hair are most common in the armpits, buttocks, arms, and legs. Folliculitis is frequently caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.