How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair on the Bottom of a Scrotum

Step 1

Step 1

Apply a warm compress to the bottom of the scrotum to soften the hair and open hair follicles. Do this two or three times a day for up to two minutes each time, until you are prepared to remove the ingrown hair. A warm compress will help relieve swelling and pain while prepping the skin for ingrown hair removal.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 3

Cleanse the scrotum surrounding the ingrown hair with a mild soap and soft washcloth. Rubbing the cloth in a circular motion may loosen your ingrown hair, coaxing it out of the follicle. Alternatively, a soft-bristled toothbrush may also be used to coax the hair out of its trapped state. If this step does not fully loosen the ingrown hair, continue to the next step.

Step 3

Step 4

Sanitize your tweezer with rubbing alcohol, and pull the exposed end of the hair out of the follicle. Do not fully pluck the hair, however, as this could worsen conditions and cause the ingrown hair to return.

Step 4

Step 5

Sanitize a sewing needle with rubbing alcohol, if the tweezers did not get the job done. Slide the tip of the needle underneath the exposed hair loop, and gently pull the embedded end out of the follicle with the needle. Once the hair tip is above the skin's surface, you can decide whether to shave it or leave it be.

Step 5

Step 6

Shave the hair with a single-blade razor if you opt for the hairless approach. Using a shaving cream instead of soap also helps with ingrown hairs as it softens the hair and moisturizes the surrounding skin.
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