U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Newport, TN
A 16-year-old male asked:

How do you stop pubic hair from growing i shave like everytime i see hair down there but when it grow it burns alittle and i don't like hair down there?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Kidding???: Pubic hair is a normal part of being 16. If it ever stops growing, you'll have a bigger problem. I realize that the current fashion is to look virtually pre-pubescent, but if you don't want pubic hair, you'll just have to get rid of it. I recommend trimming, not shaving. Shaving can cause serious bacterial infections. Trim carefully, when you're wide awake, sober and have a steady hand.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 16, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.