A 18-year-old female asked:
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when i shave my bikini area it hurts and i get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. when the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. is there anything i can do to prevent this? i use shaving cream w

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Shave daily: You should shave daily. Your dermatologist can give medication to help control problem if there are still sores.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Gentle: 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 Jul 30, 2019

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Shave daily: You should shave daily. Your dermatologist can give medication to help control problem if there are still sores.

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