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Bumps After Waxing
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
No, yes: It is common to get bumps but not whiteheads. Whiteheads indicate a possible infection. Make sure the aesthetician uses antiseptic and a moisturizing lotion after waxing and that you continue to use an antiseptic type solution afterwards for a day or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingrown hairs: is a possibilityGet a more detailed answer ›
After waxing i have some kinds of bump on my leg not red but black after a few weeks what bump is that?
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
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!
After waxing, developed bump on mons pubis that grew bigger and sometimes drained. It has been 3 months. What is it?
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
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