Question by  caradee (32)

What should I do for an infected leg hair follicle?


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

While you should have a physician drain the leg hair follicle, it can be done by you. Swab the area with alcohol, use a needle which has been held in a flame for 10 seconds to lance and drain the pus from the lesion.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

Cleanse the area where the follicle is with an antiseptic administered neatly on a cotton wool pad. Cover the follicle with a plaster for a couple of days to keep the area sterile. The follicle should heal. Keep the area as dry as possible.


Answer by  SK (17)

Infection of a hair follicle in most cases is caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. It usually resolves spontaneously. If it doesn't or if it is painful than you should take antibiotics for it.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Wash the area with an antiseptic solution. Do not pluck the hair, although it is ok to remove pus with some gentle squeezing (clean hands first). If it spreads or does not seem to be healing, then go see a doctor.


Answer by  tsmit666 (0)

wash the area with rubbing alchol then gently stick a needle in your infection then you would get the puss out after its is cleaned out get more rubbing alcohal and clean it all up if it doesnt get any better see your doctor as soon as possible good luck

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