A member asked:

I have a lot of red pustules, could it be razor burns or the start of ingrown hairs?

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Dr. James Eitner answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Either, or Worse: Either could cause the red pustules or you may have gotten infected hair follicles or skin glands, which may require medication. Do not reuse the razor, since if it is an infection, you can spread it to other areas. If the razor is causing burn or ingrown hairs, then it is dull and needs to be replaced. Keep the area clean, use antibacterial cream, warm compresses, but see doc if worse.

Answered 7/26/2018



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