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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotic: A good antibiotic cream (bacitracin, mupirocin, etc.) should resolve most razor bumps; the dark spots will slowly fade on their own. It's better, thou ... Read More
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Dr. Peterson Pierre
24 years experience Dermatology
Razor Bumps: Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid creams are your best over the counter options for treating the razor bumps. For the dark spots, you'll need a fadi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Razor bumps: try antibacterial gel and or mild hydrocortisone cream
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
DR visits: If you have not addressed this with your DR, please do so. Endocrine problems may be involved and this needs to be investigated.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dark spots: You can use a cream with higher dose resveratrol in it - this will help lighten the skin.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Change habits: Change or throw away your old razor. Gently apply a mild astringent like witch hazel or SeaBreeze. I would advise holding off on shaving for one wee ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ross Blagg
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: For razor bumps, use an after-shave lotion, let it dry and place a small amount of baby powder over it. For "sunspots", wear sunscreen to prevent wor ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Stop shaving: If you get razor bumps from shaving, it is important that you stop. There are some over the counter cream that can be used without having to resort t ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sorrentino
27 years experience Pediatrics
It may: This may or may not help. A good product to try is redness relief by skinmedica.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Diaper rash creams are good lubricants for razor-burned skin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
15 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Best results with 2+: You probably have a combination of folliculitis and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. You will likely need an antibiotic ointment to help clear t ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Oh my no!: Salicyclic acid is used for plantar warts and is pretty destructive to skin. Razor bumps are from skin irritation; scars are permanent, improve with ... Read More
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