(Before you ask, yes I’ve already scheduled a doctor’s appointment.)
For the past month or so, I have been dealing with more and more ingrown hairs that go on to get infected. I’ve been training for nearly 7 years now so I’m no stranger to the occasional ingrown hair. However, ever since around Memorial Day, I see them forming mostly on my legs and they don’t go away without a fight. Even with immediate post-training showers and tea tree oil, they still tend to get inflamed and painful, much more than the typical ingrown hair. One of them got so bad I had to go on antibiotics. I’m currently dealing with two on my right leg that hurt so bad it’s hard to put weight on it.
Sorry if this is coming off like a rant, but I’m just frustrated. I’m curious if anyone dealt with a similar issue not at the beginning of their Jiu-Jitsu training, but later on. Also, I’d love to hear any suggestions you have for combating ingrown hairs. I’m already using a tea tree oil based body wash, but I’ve also heard using Selsun Blue helps.
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