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A 37-year-old member asked:

why am i having itchy red bumps after waxing?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Allergic reaction: More tha likely this is an allergic reaction to the waxing and/or its ingredients. Avoid the offending agent. Cortisone cream may help resolve the symptoms and signs.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Skin irritation: This is a skin irritation from the wax. It usually subsides within a day or two. You may want to choose another epilation method if this is disturbing you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: ingrown hairs/ folliculitis.

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