A 18-year-old female asked:
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
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Jackson answered
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
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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