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Old 12-16-2009, 10:16 PM
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Ingrown hair?

I'll be calling the vet tomorrow (they are closed now), but does anyone know how to treat an ingrown hair? It looks like Cannon has one on his back. I can't imagine what else it could be. It's a tiny crusty lump with some weird hairs sticking out of it. A few online sources said to use a hot compress and tweezers to pull out the hairs. Could it be something else?
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if it is an ingrown hair, you can just lightly scratch the top of it until you see the hairs and pull them out.

maybe the others will have ideas as to what else it could be.
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i'd try the compress...couldn't hurt...
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Hmmm no idea-the compress and tweezers probably couldn't hurt thou

Any update?
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Oh, heeehee. The vet said to just wash it and leave it alone. After washing it really well, it seemed to be scabbed over w/o any hairs showing, so I left it alone and it went away. For such a crazy dog, he's so sensitive to everything. He's having some hair fall out on his neck right now b/c of all his scratching (no broken skin). We give him the half benadryl a day, but I think his metal tags bother his skin, so we're trying to keep his collar off unless we're on a walk. Hopefully it will clear up.
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