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Old 10-16-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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I have an ingrown hair on my upper inner leg. There's no apparent head on it and it's purple and huge.

How do i get rid of this without having to go to the dr.?
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Put a piece of bacon fat on it, secured with a bandaid, and leave it on overnight. It should come to a head, bust or be gone the next day. This was grandma's home remedy. Sounds gross but it works!
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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I soak in a hot bath for a long time to try to bring it to a head. It usually works.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I call them boils and the last time I had one I took a hot bath and it popped within a few hours. Sometimes they are painful and have a discharge once they pop.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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This may be TMI.

I put hot soaks on it and then popped it. Some really nasty white stuff came out first, followed by blood and puss...YUCK!
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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This may be TMI.
As long as it stays on topic I'm okay with it!
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Try a hot, moist tea bag on it (I've never had one but the tea bag thing works on stys, etc. so give it a shot). I also spoke to someone from... (her native country just went out of my mind), we were talking about my hibiscus and she said the petals are good to get rid of a boil (can't vouch for that though).
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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As long as it stays on topic I'm okay with it!
LMAO...i'm just glad I'm relieved.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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lol

I once had one so bad I had to take off sick from work for a few days because I couldn't walk and it couldn't be bandaged. If you don't already, take a multi-vitamin. I did once and found it helped but I got away from it somehow and I suffer for it.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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Put a piece of bacon fat on it, secured with a bandaid, and leave it on overnight. It should come to a head, bust or be gone the next day. This was grandma's home remedy. Sounds gross but it works!
Ewww! Living in Florida I'd be covered in roaches and ants by morning.
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