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Bumps After 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
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After waxing I have some kinds of bump on my leg not red but black after a few weeks what bump is that?
Bruise?: Sounds consistent with bruising. Waxing is traumatic and could result in capillary disruption in the dermis. ...Read more
Waxing: 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
After waxing, developed bump on mons pubis that grew bigger and sometimes drained. It has been 3 months. What is it?
I was trying to wax my lip & I guess I waxed part of my lip. Now I have bumps that will not go away. What should I do?
Skin reaction: Sounds like you could have a reaction to the wax or caused an abrasion or sore of the area. Avoid placing any more wax on the area. Keep the skin clean with warm soap and water. If there is itching, you can use a little bit of OTC hydrocortisone to help decrease the itching as well as likely decrease the bumps. If a sore has developed, dry Neosporin to help heal. Let me know if things worsen. ...Read more
Husband has five bumps/sores/bug bites on his pubic area. What is it? No dischage. Wife ichy after Brazilian wax, but no sores or whatever it is
See your doctor: This type of rash must be seen by the doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Got 1 CM wide hard bump under skin at bikini line on inner thigh. Came when bikini wax started growing in 1-2 months ago, no growth or pain. Thanks!
Carefully: A shave (following the direction of hair growth) prior to waxing may help. ...Read more
I got a Brazilian wax and from a place other than my usual spa and I have gotten quite a few hair bumps. What is the solution to get rid of them?
Whenever I try to remove my pubic hair by shaving or waxing it grows back as a plain red bump with a hair coming out of it. What is it? (female)
Hair Can Be In-Groan: That's a fairly common problem. The hair follicles get irritated and/or clogged. In your case the hair powers through but often they get stuck and become "ingrown, " wandering around under the skin in that area causing a lot of havoc. Some might even get infected. So you may have to let this all settle down. Let the hair grow, then consult someone to figure out how to remove the hair effectively. ...Read more
I needed to know what would be the best non steuroidal medication for pimple and acne on face also I got pimple like bumps by waxing face what to do?
A smooth smller than a pea bump where? Left mon pubis no itch, burn, pain I prick with pin, blood and whitish wax substance seen is it herp or mulluscum
Probably neither: A little bump in the skin, close to the surface, that contains a "whitish wax substance" probably is a trapped collection of skin oils and dead skin cells, that could not make it to the surface (did not have an open skin pore or follicle to get out). Neither herpes skin lesions, nor molluscum bumps, contain a "whitish wax" material. ...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
My legs full of red dots it used to be red bumps but since I started scrubbing & moisturizing & waxing it becomes softer but still has those dots?
Keratosis pilaris: This is a normal condition which gets better with time. A dermatologist can prescribe a cream that may help. ...Read more
I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?
I m gettin red bumps ovr my shoulders n arms n dey r vry itchy. Its cuz of waxing I guess or sm othr reason. Dey r givin bad impression. Wat cn be done?
I have lots of ingrown hairs & marks on my legs & thighs from using epilator & waxing & lots of bumps from shaving what can I do to make them go away?
I have black pimple down there which are actually ingrown hairs called razor bumps I have tried waxing also but doesn't affect can you please tell me any other procedure of preventing them?
Hair follicles can be destroyed by laser so that hair will not grow again. Consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/hair-removal/laser-hair-removal
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Grooming: Grooming of the pubic hair area may be a risk factor for developing skin infections from herpes, molluscum contagiosum and bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis. One can also get contact dermatitis from the wax. As you can imagine, one must take precautions or use other methods if problems are caused. Meds are available for most complications see your MD. ...Read more
Can you please recommend lotion or something that's meant to get rid of razer or waxing pimples/bumps on the bikini area?
I have a rash on my forehead from eyebrow waxing, I have prom tomorrow and I need to make the bumps go down as much as possible. What should I do?
Wait: It will likely be significantly better tomorrow on its own. But you can try taking an anti-inflammatory and applying ice. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Got an upper lip wax a week ago. Since then have small red bumps on my lip. This has happened before but has never lasted as long. What is wrong?
Folliculitis: Irritation of hair follicles. Suggest you shave, instead. ...Read more
I wax pubic area; last month got ingrown hair - purple-ish bump. Small, hasn't grown, but tried to pick tonight & stings/bleeds -infection? Dr? To do?
Dark spots on lower legs, brown pores, sometimes red. Even when I wax they are very visible. The skin is smooth, no bumps. What could it be? Thanks :)
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Cause may be genetic or environmental. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, sun exposure, insect bites, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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