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Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Shaving: If you shave correctly, making sure the razor is not dull and applying the appropriate shaving cream or gel, razor bumps should not occur. ...Read more

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How do I stop getting bumps from shaving with razor. I like having smooth skin but when I shave with razor or cream I get bumps. How to stop this?

How do I stop getting bumps from shaving with razor. I like having smooth skin but when I shave with razor or cream I get bumps. How to stop this?

Shave down not up: Shaving bumps happen from scraping off superficial bits of skin and bacteria getting in there. Most of the hair on your face grows in a downward direction, if you shave upward (which is what you see on TV on shaving commercials) it gouges your face, scraping off skin. Healing and bacteria cause bumps. Saving down or sideways (but not up) will lessen that problem (but is isn't as close a shave). ...Read more

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Small little bumps on base of penis, can get a little white head out of them, there's not a lot. Avid biker and I used to shave. Stopped shaving.

Small little bumps on base of penis, can get a little white head out of them, there's not a lot. Avid biker and I used to shave. Stopped shaving.

Inclusion cyst: This is usually small inclusion cysts (zits). The rubbing from cycling and the heat can aggravate the small pores causing them to clog and form whiteheads. ...Read more

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I have bumps on skin above the vagina and a few on inner thighs. They are small & painless & occurred after shaving but i have had them for a long tim?

I have bumps on skin above the vagina and a few on inner thighs. They are small & painless & occurred after shaving but i have had them for a long tim?

Depends: Might be follicuitis from shaving. Try shaving in the direction of the hair growth. There is also a good product called TendSkin that helps with this type of iffitation from shaving. You can also try other types of hair removal from waxing, chemical hair removers, laser removal..... ...Read more

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I have 2 bumps above clitoris hood like where the line of the vagina starts, no head just kind of red, I think shaving caused it?

I have 2 bumps above clitoris hood like where the line of the vagina starts, no head just kind of red, I think shaving caused it?

Whoops! another cut: This is a very sensitive area for a razor and small cuts can cause infection from the in grown hairs + bacteria. How about a hair removal cream or electric or battery operated feminine razor. ...Read more

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I started shaving very young a messed the skin up on my vagina and i still get bumps sometimes with puss is it a way for me to rid of those bump?

I started shaving very young a messed the skin up on my vagina and i still get bumps sometimes with puss is it a way for me to rid of those bump?

Stop shaving: It sounds like you may have chronic folliculitis. An examination is needed to confirm this. Usually this can be stopped by simply stopping shaving for a while. This gives the hair follicles time to rest. It is not likely that you have done any permanent damage ...Read more

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I have black bumps on my legs it's not a skin condition and it's not from shaving and when I pick at it little back hairs come out of the bump?

I have black bumps on my legs it's not a skin condition and it's not from shaving and when I pick at it little back hairs come out of the bump?

Ingrown hairs: See your doctor. Options for treatment include topical corticosteroid creams, retinoids or antibiotic. You may have to stop shaving for a while or shave less closely. You may even trial depilatory creams. ...Read more

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I found two small bumps on opposite side my outer labia after shaving. They are under the skin; I popped them and a clear pus came out. What are they?

I found two small bumps on opposite side my outer labia after shaving. They are under the skin; I popped them and a clear pus came out. What are they?

Oil glands: They may be oil glands or some type of small cyst. Your dermatologist can biopsy one to give you the exact answer. ...Read more

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I have extremely bad razor Bumps around my vaginal area. I assume they are razor bumps. I'm not sexually active, I've had them ever since the first time I started shaving. I just want smooth skin, what do I do?

Laser hair removal: First, my recommendation is to see your GYN and make sure these are in fact razor bumps and not something else.

If they ARE razor bumps, you might want to consider laser hair removal to permanently remove the hair and then therefore eliminate the problem of razor bumps. ...Read more

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I started shaving at 15 and I shaved while my skin was dry and these bumps started forming over my body from under my arms to the top of my vagina.?

Folliculitis: While shaving pubic and arm pit hair is certainly fine you must take certain precautions. Shaving on dry skin is going to cause alot of irritation to the skin and hair follicles. It sounds like you have given yourself a mild case of folliculitis. Most cases will resolve on their own with skin moisturizer. If not then schedule a visit to make sure there is no infection. Next time use shaving gel. ...Read more

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Hi, I have dark marks and bumps on my stomach and lower from shaving and I wanted to know how do I get rid of them for my skin to be clear and smooth?

See dermatologist: What you describe is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih), a frequently encountered problem particularly in darker pigmented individuals including african americans or asians. Pih occurs as a result of inflammation to skin. Acne, folliculitis secondary to shaving, bug bites etc. All can lead to inflammation and pih. Pih can take a long time to fade. See a dermatologist for advice. ...Read more

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Can I use a neutrogena acne pads after shaving my head as a hair bump preventer instead of using an actually After shave preventer. For ex (bump patrl?

Can I use a neutrogena acne pads after shaving my head as a hair bump preventer instead of using an actually After shave preventer. For ex (bump patrl?

Stick with soothing: My guess is that the acne pads wouldn't work as well. It seems that shea butter and tea tree oil are the ingredients that contribute to soothing the hair follicles and skin in the After Shave and Bump Preventer (which is really interesting...have never heard of such a thing!). Neutrogena acne pads are intentionally more drying containing alcohol and salicylic acid. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Will applying rubbing alcohol to my legs before shaving help avoid razor bumps? What can else can I do? I have very sensitive skin

Will applying rubbing alcohol to my legs before shaving help avoid razor bumps? What can else can I do? I have very sensitive skin

Unlikely: Razor bumps are due to irritation from shaving and ingrown hairs. Rubbing alcohol can dry out the skin and irritate sensitive skin even more. Try a fresh blade, shaving in direction of hair growth, use a thin layer of shaving cream, and gently exfoliate periodically. Sometimes depilatories or laser hair removal & not shaving at all gives the best relief & prevention! ...Read more

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Small bumps on the skin of my penis about a month ago and not gone away. Hope they are hair follicles that are irritated from shaving, suggestions?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at imgur.com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can write to us again with the URL listed> will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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2 pink bumps after shaving labia majora, painless, not itchy. I picked them open, held apple cider vinegar on, burnt skin leaving a pink crater, help!

See Dr.: Your first mistake was"picking them open." the second mistake was trying to treat them yourself with apple cider vinegar. At this point, you need to see a gyn dr. Or a dermatologist for an official/professional evaluation of the area to get treated properly, with what may or may not include rx medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my scrotum. Bump is skin colored. 28 hours after possible exposure to std. Is this an ingrown hair or irritation from shaving?

ANy of above: The "bump" could be any of the things you mention, or other things as well. Without looking at the area and getting more history (like what STD may you have been exposed to — something like herpes that gives skin lesions...), then it is really impossible to diagnose. Keep area clean, dry, wear boxers to avoid undue irritation to area, and if not improving or becomes painful, see doc for treatment. ...Read more

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Baby head bump?

Baby head bump?

More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read more

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Tiny dry bumps on skin?

Tiny dry bumps on skin?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a bump on my head?

I have a bump on my head?

Ans: Well I need a little more information. Did you have trauma? Bite? Growth? Etc ...Read more

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I have a bump on my head?

I have a bump on my head?

Bump: A bump on your head can be from contusion. But other bumps are from various causes. Cyst, lipoma, abscess are few thoughts. ...Read more

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Are bumps on your head normal?

Are bumps on your head normal?

Have it evaluated.: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do bumps on the head mean?

What do bumps on the head mean?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Have some hard bumps under skin?

Have some hard bumps under skin?

Hard bumps: There are a variety of causes of hard bumps under the skin, including cysts, acne, harmless or potentially harmful tumors. Please see your healthcare professional. ...Read more

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What causes green bump under skin?

This would need to: Be visualized (at minimum) to identify.

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What do new bumps on head signify?

What do new bumps on head signify?

Uncertain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more