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Can Children Shave Their Legs Or Anything To Get Rid Og Leg Hair
Yes but why?: I know of no reason for a child to shave to get rid of leg hair. I would like to know more about why this is being asked. It should be for a very specific reason and not just for cosmetic reasons. Is this the child's concern or the parent's? Be careful here! ...Read more
Really close shave: may increase risk for ingrown hairs. 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. ...Read more
After I shave my legs I have dots where the hair used to be. How can I get rid of them and what are they?
Folliculitis: This is called folliculitis and is caused by constant shaving. There could be irritation or infection of the hair follicles. This can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics. Cleaning or changing the razor frequently also helps. If it keeps recurring despite using clean razors, then a longer term solution would be laser hair removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.
Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2 ...Read more
How can i get rid or fade those tiny dark follicle hair marks? Am a african american female, and i do not shave my legs. I have pics to show you as well but didnt know how to post. Thank you
Skin lesions: would love to be able to see the pictures. You can perform a virtual consult to help you. This follicular problem is common and can be treated once we can confirm what it is ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of the ingrown hairs on my butt? In middle school, i shaved my butt and legs.Now they are black spots on my butt and legs.
I have ingrown hair on my legs which I can't seem to get rid of. I have always waxed and it's really bothering me ?
You may need to see a dermatologist : It's depends on why the inclusions are there to block the hair growth. It may be wise to see a dermatologist to help clarify why this occurs. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...Read more
My legs get a bunch oh bumps on my legs that are filled with hairs. It's more than I can count how do I get rid of it
New hair: Hello, Those sound like new hair follicles, shaving and sometimes waxing can cause this problem. let the hair grow out and then wax, that might help. or scrubbing might help hair come out faster ...Read more
I have dark spots all over my legs how do I get rid of them i tweeze some of my leg hairs sometimes could it be from that?
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