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how can i get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs by my inner thigh?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Razor burn: Use a clipper or electric razor. Cutting those little tiny hairs to short causes them to turn inward and cause folliculitis barbari, much less attractive and potentially infective than a little bush.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Razor burn./ 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 helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.
Answered on Aug 27, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids.
May 24, 2015

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