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After Shaving Bumps
Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more
How to shave without leaving razor bumps and/ or itchiness especially after shaving the pubic area?
Shaving: try using a good shaving soap and apply some Vit E cream afterwards ...Read more
Folliculitis: Likely you have a slight inflammation of the hair follicles the area after a waxing si traumatized and you lose some epidermis as well. Keep the area clean and use warm soaks. If it gets warm , tender , red or pus then see a physician to make sure there isn't a cellulitis or infection of the open skin ...Read more
Vaginal itching from hairs growing after shaving. No redness no bumps nothing at all. Just itching. I used shaving foam and after shave too.
Brazilian waxing: This waxing problem is very common and it is probably a folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) due to plugging up of these follicles. Warm compresses to the area 3 or 4 times daily followed by the application of an antibiotic ointment like neosporin. If it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. You may need an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
Maybe razor burn: 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
It got "goosed".: When the hot wax is applied and removed ("ripped off"), the muscles under the skin called Erector pili elevate the skin in the form of "goosebumps" which also occurs when your body is frightened or cold as a reaction. Hot waxing is definitely a "female" endeavor as it a harsh "medieval" way to do the jab that a electric shaver or razor does just as well. Women are tougher then men in that regard. ...Read more
Itchy hairs: yesGet a more detailed answer ›
Shaving and Pimples: This is a very common situation and one you may consider stopping. It is usually the razor is unclean or dull and you are traumatizing the skin with the nicks and such that occur with a dull razor blade. Then the bacteria that live on your skin can infect these wounds. ...Read more
Hi. I've recently noticed small like bumps or spots almost come up on my vagina after shaving. They get itchy and sore after showering+sex?
For how long?: Waiting is the simple answer. Some times an over the counter burn cream might help. patience is also reported olive oil and coconut oil as being soothing to the skin. you may want to rethink having this procedure done again if you were that sore. ...Read more
Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?
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