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A 17-year-old female asked:

My vagina hairs are curly but how can i prevent from getting acne/bumps after shaving , is there something i can use ? or do ?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not especially : There is not any good treatment to prevent shave bumps in the area. Except electrolysis, which is expensive.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
MUST you shave there??? Consider laser. Consider depilatory cream.
Apr 13, 2015
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
I have recommended that females who want to shave the genital area use men's shaving cream and a disposable safety razor changed frequently to insure sharpness and avoid nicks. Al;so it may be wise to apply an after shave balm (not alcohol based) that is usually at the drugstore with shaving supplies.
Jul 1, 2015
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Review with your doc: You are on many meds for a young person and I would caution you about shaving the vagina. The bikini line area is the area that is safer to shave and to avoid secondary acne, abscesses or folliculitis you may want to wash with betadine soap you could buy at the drugstore. With a vaginal bacterial infection discuss avoiding more problems with your doctor. Be well.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
I have recommended that females who want to shave the bikini area use men's shaving cream and a disposable safety razor, changed frequently to insure an easy shave without nicks. Otherwise Dr. Calderon's comments are very good.
Jul 1, 2015

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