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Offline mollyfin

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Re: Can an ingrown hair cause a lump under the skin?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 12:29:35 AM »
I found out about a way to keep a hot compress hot longer.

Wet a washcloth, put it in a plastic baggie (leave it open) and microwave it for 60 seconds.

Seal the bag (be careful handling it; maybe use an oven mitt) and wrap the whole thing in a towel.

It stays VERY hot for the entire length of time you need to apply it, so you don't have to keep rewarming it. 

Just be careful none of the hot water leaks out onto your skin.  Learned that one the hard way.
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Re: Can an ingrown hair cause a lump under the skin?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 02:07:21 AM »
I found out about a way to keep a hot compress hot longer.

Wet a washcloth, put it in a plastic baggie (leave it open) and microwave it for 60 seconds.

Seal the bag (be careful handling it; maybe use an oven mitt) and wrap the whole thing in a towel.

It stays VERY hot for the entire length of time you need to apply it, so you don't have to keep rewarming it. 

Just be careful none of the hot water leaks out onto your skin.  Learned that one the hard way.

You should clean it out every time you re-warm it. Doing what you do, while likely harmless, is creating an incredibly good environment for bacteria growth.
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Re: Can an ingrown hair cause a lump under the skin?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 04:33:47 AM »
Well I don't as a general rule leave it lying around sitting in a bag from here to eternity.  (Although that might actually be where it is now...god my house is a mess.)  And it never directly touches skin - it's too hot for that. 
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