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First time ever I have an ingrown hair on my upper lip.At

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For the first time ever I have an ingrown hair on my upper lip.At first I thought it was a cold sore.Swelling has gone down because I haven't shaved my upper lip.But hair that is supposed to be growing isn't appearing. I'm 57 with touches of gray hair. I can swear I can see the tips of gray hair. They're just not coming through the skin.Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No need to send you a pic. The condition has just about healed. I would just like to know what I can do if I ever get another ingrown hair. What kind of medicine should I apply? How long should it take to heal? Any other tips would be helpful. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you so much for the reply.

I would recommend you to apply Vaniqa cream that would help prevent the appearance of hair and ingrowth.

This cream you can get at the pharmacy . You may need a prescription from the doctor.

It would take around 1 months to heal .

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello Rich

I am awaiting a reply from you .

Please do let me know if you have any further queries.


Dr Pravin Banodkar