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OK mumsnet, someone must know how to remove this ingrown hair (with photo)

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Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 10:42:58

I fear minor surgery may be required.

Any ideas?

Fl0ellafunbags Mon 10-Apr-17 10:54:32

Ooo. Whopper.

I'd heat a needle in the flame of the gas cooker and pop it (1970s childhood)

Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 11:06:26

I'm scared, what if I just end up burning myself??

iknowimcoming Mon 10-Apr-17 11:08:01

I'd also use a (sterilised in boiling water) needle to break the skin, gently squeeze out the gunk and then have a fish about with the needle for the hair, then put some antiseptic/tea tree cream on it

iknowimcoming Mon 10-Apr-17 11:08:38

Needle doesn't have to be hot when you use it just clean!

Howlandbreathe Mon 10-Apr-17 11:10:23


Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 11:16:26

Ok, I'll see if I have a needle. Is mag sulph not called for?

Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 11:17:01

Plus I don't have a gas cooker it's just electric

Fl0ellafunbags Mon 10-Apr-17 11:18:58

Or the flame of a match or lighter. The needle doesn't need to be hot, the heat sterilises it.

I think I was brought up by wolves!

Imnotaslimjim Mon 10-Apr-17 11:22:18

What a beauty! I'd definitely be sterilising a needle, letting it cool and giving that a good poke! Squeezing that will be incredibly satisfying.

Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 11:24:55

Can someone not come round and do it for me??!! I fear this is going to hurt...

GoldenHoops Mon 10-Apr-17 11:52:06

Where do you live, I have special tools from Amazon for these joyous situations😈😱

Fl0ellafunbags Mon 10-Apr-17 11:54:38

I think we need links to those tools.

Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 12:00:28

South coast.... What tools?
It doesn't hurt but it's grown recently

SheWhoDaresGins2 Mon 10-Apr-17 12:06:25

Give it a good squish from the bottom.

<settles on seat>

GoldenHoops Mon 10-Apr-17 12:06:39

I'm on the south coast! Go to Amazon type in blackhead remover and go from there. Lots of lovely pokey tools for removing things from skin. A needle will do though, just dip it in a jug of boiling water for a minute. Or have a hot bath.

Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 12:10:46

I've been in the bath already and its not for shifting.
Ok, I'm going to look into Amazon

Howlandbreathe Mon 10-Apr-17 12:52:53

No no no... Amazon is great for any future things you want to poke at... but this one you are currently nursing needs something doing to it right now.

Go find a pin, put the kettle on for boiling water and fetch a tissue and off you go !

HappenstanceMarmite Mon 10-Apr-17 12:56:37

Do you know for certain that it's a hair though? Just looks like an unready spot to me?

Doublevodkaredbull Mon 10-Apr-17 13:02:23

That's going to feel so good.

Inarightpickleandchutney Mon 10-Apr-17 13:13:21

It's been there ages, definitely a hair.
Ok I'll report back

countrygirl55 Mon 10-Apr-17 13:18:48

There are lots of experts in Sporner Corner who will give advice!

MollyHopps Mon 10-Apr-17 13:28:10

We need a video of this happening OP.

I bet its like 2 inches long!!! <drools>

wizzywig Mon 10-Apr-17 13:30:46

Tools?! Niiiice. Hot bath, squeeze then have a dig around

SheWhoDaresGins2 Mon 10-Apr-17 13:37:43

Have a couple of stiff drinks to steady the nerves first.

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