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African American Razor Bump Treatment
Acne Treatment: Cleanse with Cetaphil Work with an aesthetician for deep pore cleansing If deep cysts present, see a dermatologist Change your pillow twice a week Avoid fried foods, milk, peanuts, chocolate, dark colas Protect the skin with sun screen to help minimize dark spots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Must go to a trained professional with a lot of experience in persons of color. THe lasers that would be safest for you are the YAG and the 910 diode like lightsheer ...Read more
Seek dermatologist : Laser hair treatments for dark skin including African American skin can be safely performed with certain lasers at the right settings. Seek out a dermatologist who is experienced with treating ethnic and darker skin types. Typically a diode laser and Yag lasers have the correct wavelength for treating darker skin. Avoid ipl or medical spas without doctor supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any over-the-counter product for ingrown hair / razor bumps. My pubic area has morphed into a scabby, scaly, bumpy unsightly blemish. Help!
Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in the skin (depth) it is. Best advice is to see a dermatologist who can evaluate the pigmentary changes and help provide the best treatment options (bleaching agent, lasers, surgery, tincture of time etc..). Good luck. ...Read more
I'm a middle eastren girl with an olive skin color, is IPL laser hair removal treatment affective for my body?
Is it proper for black thick hair?
Treatment options for keloid on chest -> keloid on his chest, around 2cm diameter oval shape, deep red with itching and irritation, suggest best option?
Which succes- and riskfactors are involved in dye laser/plastic surgery for old flaky purple cdle scars? I am african american and have colored skin
Friend on antibiotic given by dr for a wound on toe.Has diabetes.But wound area looks black & skin rough.What to do now.Help.
No!: Chaga's disease (south african trypanosomiasis) is a very serious disease that should be treated by an expert. Trying to treat yourself with over-the-counter remedies is a bad idea. ...Read more
19yo daughter, diabetic, has severe patch psoriasis on head. White, chick pea size lump arose. Dr. Gave antibiotics. Lump is smaller. Cure psoriasis?
Is there a link betw thin fingernails, sores above upper lip for years despite balm & screen, & lax ligaments? I live on m&m's and beer. Poor diet?
Which plastic surgery for white skin did micheal jackson went under?What are other effective peal, laser treatment for having a glowing fair skin?Help!
No answer.: You cannot look at a given person and ask what procedure(s) he or she may have had, unless they choose to tell you. Even then, individual characteristics of patients preclude application to your unique situation. Elimination of acne scars is not possible, only improvement. Dermabrasion for localized areas, and peels or laser for larger areas, will yield the best results, if performed by an expert. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
I have an extreme case of razor bumps on my vagina. Can you please tell me a treatment or method I can use to get rid of these bumps?
Sitz baths: put 6 inches of warm water in tub and sit until cool. Do this twice a day. Add Epsom salts as desired. Stop shaving and use a trimmer to prevent this going forward. ...Read more
Won't help: Acne treatment such as topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, and retinoic acid derivatives won't touch "razor bumps" (pseudofolliculitis barbae). The key is altering your shaving techniques for your special type of hair. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/razor-bumps-topic-overview. ...Read more
What's the best way to get rid of dark spots and bumps on your bikini line for the african american skin?
I am a African American male and was wondering what are these brown bump like things on my upper lip. They don't feel like bumps, not do they irritate?
Im african american and the end of my labia towards my buttocks is pink and one side has bumps. It hurts when i wipe in that area?
See an MD tommrow AM: See your pcp or OB gyn. There are several things which can cause this rash and most of these things will improve much faster if they are seen and treated immediately. To bring up a sore subject, herpes is a possibility, and it is key to treat this with oral meds asap. Skin infection and yeast infection can also both be causes of such a rash and are easily treated. See a doc first thing to. ...Read more
Im a 26 yr old African American woman. I have a 8 yr old son that sleeps in my bed and his. We have been really itchy lately and getting bumps that get really swollen but let out no puss. I have searched for bed bugs because some of my symptoms point to t
Better technique: 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. ...Read more
Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. Easing with hypoallergenic moisturizers and using topical antibiotic creams may help it heal faster. ...Read more
Razor bumps: 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.> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throw out the razor!: You may need a course of antibiotics yet i suspect you have pseudofolliculitis due to the embedded hair follicles from using a regular razor. You can prevent this by using a pre-shave lotion (barium sulfide, ask your pharmacist) or by tossing the manual razor and using an electric rotary razor. Please see a doctor to assure you do not have a staph infection. Good luck and safe shaving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I shave my vagina with a razor along with my arm pits and it has dark spots and bumps everywhere what treatment can I use to get rid of it?
Hair reduction: I would suggest you use a different method of hair reduction for these areas. You are having razor burn and you can develop pustules and skin discoloration. Consider laser hair reduction, waxing or other. Keep these areas clean to prevent infection from the little nicks and cuts that are there. ...Read more
Dermatologist.: Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. ...Read more
Razor Bumps: Razor bumps, also called pseudofolliculitis barbae, are small, irritated bumps on the skin. They develop after shaving, when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. Razor bumps cause irritation and pimples. They also may cause scarring. Treatment can be with bump patrol products. ...Read more
Based on the picture I am providing, I want to know if this is a harmless razor bump or something more malicious.
What picture ??: You have posted on the public HT forum where volunteer docs answer health questions. We can only see what you write, not uploads of pictures, x-rays or labs. A sister site, HT Prime is a subscription service featuring private consultations you pay for. It includes interactive features like accepting uploads. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This razor bump wont go away its big, itches, and hurts and wont go away! been here for weeks. How can I get rid of his?
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