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Can you pop razor bumps

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not the best: Popping bumps is not the best practice. It is better to let them open up and clear on their own. Squeezing a bump with pus in it always poses the risk... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No harm: Everybody squeezes their zits. When the sebum and pus is cleared out they heal faster and better. If there is an ingrowing hair it can be freed to gro... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
31 years experience
Get evaluated: By your doctor. It is hard to tell only by a description. Good luck!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Variable: They may resolve on their own or may need treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayson Dupre
A Verified Doctoranswered
23 years experience
Shave with grain: Best tip is to exfoliate before you shave, make sure you are using a fresh blade and a good shaving cream (not soap). Then shave with (not against) t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Razor Bumps: The best way to treat razor bumps is to stop shaving. If you cannot stop shaving, use a clean needle to release the embedded hair shaft. This usually ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Good technique: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
Dermatology 29 years experience
Several ways.: Shave down and away (against the grain). Use an electric razor. You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
A member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Skin differences: If you have a dull razor, sensitive skin, or shave goosebumps you will have more issues. Use a good shaving cream (i like the holistic kind- kiss my f... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Razor Bumps: It takes time for the razor bumps to form after you shave. Many shaving creams and gels are made inexpensively with ingredients that can dry out the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Razor bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water... Read More
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