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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 answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Shave daily: You should shave daily. Your dermatologist can give medication to help control problem if there are still sores.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Shaving tips: 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 8/17/2016

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Dr. Robert Jackson answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Shave daily: You should shave daily. Your dermatologist can give medication to help control problem if there are still sores.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in 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 7/30/2019

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Dr. Robert Jackson answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Shavings : There is a medication called vaniqa that may work. However shaving the area daily should also work if you still get sores your dermatologist can prescribe medication.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Norman Levine answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Folliculitis: You are probably developing folliculitis which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. You may get relief from this problem by using a depilatory cream such as nair or neet. These products work well and are much less apt to cause irritation.

Answered 11/3/2014

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Dr. Robert Jackson answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Shave daily: You should shave daily. Your dermatologist can give medication to help control problem if there are still sores.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Robert Jackson answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Shaving: You should shave every day and your dermatologist can give you meds for this.

Answered 9/28/2016

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