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What are razor bumps

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: They may resolve on their own or may need treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayson Dupre
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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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
27 years experience Dermatology
Several ways.: Shave down and away (against the grain). Use an electric razor. You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
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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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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
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