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How Do You Get Rid of a Blocked Hair Follicle?

I have a blocked hair follicle on one of my (light colored) legs. The
doctor says it's harmless, but because my skin is so light, it looks sort of

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like acne. Any way to get rid of this? I suspect it's from shaving my
legs. Thanks in advance.

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May 15, 20100 found this helpful

Use a salicylic acid acne medication or acne cleanser. Glycolic acid-based exfoliators, treatments and cleansers will work too!

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May 17, 20100 found this helpful

No offence meant but 'one' blocked hair follicle? Believe me that if your doctor tells you it's not a big deal, it's not. It will go away eventually!

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In the future shave your legs 'with the grain' the same as men need to do on their faces in order to not break out and not get ingrown hairs.

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May 18, 20100 found this helpful

In the Cider Vinegar book there is a remedy for dandruff and blocked follicles on the head. There is no reason it wouldn't work on legs. Soak a cotton ball with vinegar and place it on the area with a large band-aid for a while. Hope this helps.

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May 18, 20100 found this helpful

Take a tube of triple antibiotic, put a dab on it, cover with a bandaid. Change it a couple times a day, within a couple days, healed!

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