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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?

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

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Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

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

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I'm 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?

I'm 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

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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?

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?

Benign skin: I believe it is Skin discoloration on the lip. Keep an eye. If they grow like "Bump" you can consult your doctor. Otherwise this is commonly seen in Dark skinned people.
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Can you tell me any home remedies that can cure razor bumps?

Can you tell me any home remedies that can cure razor bumps?

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

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How to cure severe razor bumps or acne down there?

How to cure severe razor bumps or acne down there?

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 more

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Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

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

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I have terrible razor bumps! Is there a cure for them or a way to prevent them?

I have terrible razor bumps! Is there a cure for them or a way to prevent them?

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 more

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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?

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

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Who should I see to help with my razor bump problem please?

Who should I see to help with my razor bump problem please?

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

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Is a razor bump turned into a blister a normal reaction?

Is a razor bump turned into a blister a normal reaction?

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

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How do you treat a big razor bump on the vagina lip?

Keep it clean: Watch for signs of infection, like red streaks, pain, worsening redness, any drainage, etc, . If on the outside where shaving occurs, you can try an over the counter topical antibiotic cream to the area. If worsens, see the dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does a healing razor bump look like?

What does a healing razor bump look like?

As it heals: It should look less red, or less pus, or smaller size of bump. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be a razor bump. It just popped and had bloody pus. Is that normal?

I have what I believe to be a razor bump. It just popped and had bloody pus. Is that normal?

Razor bump: It is not normal but common to occur. Nothing to do as it is burst now. Keep it dry and clean and let it heal by itself. If it gets red, or you get fever and increase in size with pain, see doc. ...Read more

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Could you mistake a razor bump for herpes outbreak?

Could you mistake a razor bump for herpes outbreak?

A trained: Gynecologist will usually send a herpes culture when encountering any suspicious lesions...Most gynecologists known what a razor bump looks like becuase they perform so many exams. If your provider is unsure, they will send a culture. ...Read more

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This razor bump won't go away its big, itches, and hurts and won't go away! Been here for weeks. How can I get rid of his?

This razor bump won't go away its big, itches, and hurts and won't go away! Been here for weeks. How can I get rid of his?

Get it checked...: If this problem has persisted it might be associated with an infection, possibly an abscess. I suggest you get seen by your doctor for treatment as soon as possible. At this point it seems it will not resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I think I have a razor bump but its tan and peels off and bleeds if squeezed I don't know if that's normal or not. It only happens if I shave on top of vagina?

I think I have a razor bump but its tan and peels off and bleeds if squeezed I don't know if that's normal or not. It only happens if I shave on top of vagina?

It is very: Common to get razor bumps and get infection from it. You should avoid shaving especially in areas that you are sensitive or prone to infection! If infected, you need to see your physician for treatment before it gets severe, needing IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a razor bump on your vulva in a day?

How to get rid of a razor bump on your vulva in a day?

Cortisone injection: This is probably an ingrown hair. A triamcinolone injection may make it disappear in 1 day. See a dermatogist because they would also be able to tell if it is another problem altogether. ...Read more

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How can I tell if it's herpes or just a razor bump?

Painless superficial: Blisters-...... Painless superficial, unless infected. Folliculitis/ fungal infection will be more deep infection painful. Depends on exposure. ...Read more

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Its like a hard bump. There's no pus, what else could it be or is it just a stubborn razor bump?

Its like a hard bump. There's no pus, what else could it be or is it just a stubborn razor bump?

Ingrown hair: Hard bump after shaving is probably from an ingrown hair, if the ingrown hair removed the bump will go away ...Read more

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I have razor bump that turn into scar I really want to lighten the scar until it become invisible do u think is possible?

I have razor bump that turn into scar I really want to lighten the scar until it become invisible do u think is possible?

Scar Rx: There is a product that pharmacists recommend here OTC called Mederma that is supposed to help with stretch marks and scars, there is also silicone-based scar therapy that softens and flattens scars, Vitamin E oil is also helpful. With time, most inflammation-caused scars will lighten on their own. Best to wait until the scar is fully mature at 1 year. Laser Rx's can modify scar appearance. ...Read more

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Bump on right side of private part? A bit close to my clit. It is not inside. It's on top. I'm not sexually active. Could it be a razor bump?

Bump on right side of private part? A bit close to my clit. It is not inside. It's on top. I'm not sexually active. Could it be a razor bump?

Bump by clitoris: A bump in that location is most likely to be from a blocked gland or skin pore. Try applying moist heat for 5-10 minutes 2-4 times daily. If it's a blocked pore, that will often soften up the clog and release the gland. If that doesn't help, seek care. Exam would be most helpful in knowing for sure what it i. ...Read more

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Started as bumps much like razor bump but grew and two of them connected, it started out dark but has become light brown. Near vaginal opening. Help?

Need exam: It is impossible to make a DX from your information.
It would be best to have exam, then you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Could an allergic reaction cause bumps like a razor bump? Or irritated spots in the vagina?

Could an allergic reaction cause bumps like a razor bump? Or irritated spots in the vagina?

It can but: Allergy reaction is usually associated with itching. Your problem is likely from something else such as irritation or even an infection (think genital wart). See GYN if bothersome or spreading. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to pop a razor bump?

Is it okay for me to pop a razor bump?

No harm: Everybody squeezes their zits. When the sebum and pus is cleared out they heal faster and better. If there is an ingrowing hair it can be freed to grow out. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between an ingrown hair, razor bump, cancer, or lymph node?

How to differentiate between an ingrown hair, razor bump, cancer, or lymph node?

Ask your doctor: A superficial lump in an area in which you shave is most likely an inflammatory reaction to the irritation from shaving, or from a blocked hair follicle. Cancer is unlikely, and lymph nodes are not superficial. Also ingrown hairs and razor bumps likely come on quickly and will go away if you leave them alone, but a cancer won't. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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If a guy shaves his testicles and developes hard red bumps with no head. They don't ich or hurt at all but do scab when healing razor bump or herpe?

If a guy shaves his testicles and developes hard red bumps with no head. They don't ich or hurt at all but do scab when healing razor bump or herpe?

Not herpes: Unlikely to be herpes. Having said that, is the man you're referring to at risk for contracting herpes in your opinion? If so, then, of course, there's no guarantee that he couldn't have herpes unless he were specifically testing....but it doesn't sound like it from your description. ...Read more

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Why do I always get razor bumps when I shave my pubic area but nowhere else?

Why do I always get razor bumps when I shave my pubic area but nowhere else?

The hairs are coarse: 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

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Why am the only one in my family to get folliculitis from shaving? , and they just get temporary razor bumps from shaving

Why am the only one in my family to get folliculitis from shaving? , and they just get temporary razor bumps from shaving

Hyperpigmentation: If it's lasting long, it may be hyperpigmentation from folliculitis/ingrown hairs. When you shave, be sure to use shaving cream, only shave in the direction of hair growth, so you don't cut them so short (less risk of ingrown hairs.) Also, exfoliate well on non-shave days to help prevent. If it persists or happens often talk with your doctor about a topical antibiotic ointment to treat it. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of old razor bumps on your lady area?

How do you get rid of old razor bumps on your lady area?

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 more

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What's the best product to get rid of razor bumps for black men?

What's the best product to get rid of razor bumps for black men?

Razor Bumps: Here is an article written by a dermatologist about razor bumps:

http://www. Blackenterprise. Com/lifestyle/eliminating-razor-bumps-guide-black-men-skin/

Here is a product system that helps with razor bumps:

https://getbevel. Com/shave/subscription? Gclid=CjwKEAiA8dDEBRDf19yI97eO0UsSJAAY_yCSB_-KQRqLru74dkzEMZldP94XwZseuezsPMbYqotjyBoCdIjw_wc ...Read more

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I'm a black female in my 40 and I have discoloration on my inner thighs and razor bumps and discoloration on my bikini line?

I'm a black female in my 40 and I have discoloration on my inner thighs and razor bumps and discoloration on my bikini line?

Pseudofolliculitis: Black people in particular have extra-curly hair, which is an unfortunate set-up for ingrown hairs. This pseudofolliculitis barbae doesn't have any great treatment. You will often see this on men's faces and necks because they shave regularly. The bumps are the ingrown hair, the dark color is just inflammatory reaction. Here's the worst: never shave and let your hair grow. That only might help.. ...Read more