A 28-year-old female asked:
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how do i get rid of blemishes on bikini line caused from red razor bumps? please help i can't wear swimwear

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
25 years experience Urgent Care
A few tips: It sounds as though you have sensitive skin. Gently exfoliate the area. Begin using Tend Skin post shaving. Try to wear cotton underwear whenever possible, and try not to shave just prior to your outing. Laser Hair Removal would be the best long term solution for you, provided you have the right hair color and skin type.
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Razor 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 May 24, 2015
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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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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Inflammation: Likely mild inflammation. Water and soap, avoid tight garments. Give it time, it should heal in few days.
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Possible: Hydrocortisone cream can reduce the inflammation but not the permanent scars if any.
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