U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a good cream i can use to get rid of the dark marks & razor bumps on my skin?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 16 years experience
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 the folliculitis initially, but an exfoliating cream (ex glycolic acid) used daily and after shaving can help prevent it in the future. A bleaching cream (ex hydroquinone) and a steroid cream can help with the dark spots.

Related questions

A 50-year-old member asked:
What can I do to get rid of razor bumps on my head?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 49-year-old member asked:
What creams canget rid of razor bumps?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated May 20, 2015


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.