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Can You Get Bumps From Shaving
Yes: In the old days it was called Barbers folliculitis. It can be caused by many things from bacteria to poor shaving equipment. To avoid, wash your face gently prior to shaving, use appropriate shaving lotion, use a clean or new blade. After, use an after shave lotion as an astringent. If the rash continues seek a consult with your physician, occasionally antibiotics are needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Is witch hazel a good natural product to use on the pubic area for when you get bumps from shaving?
Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. Alcohol could sting if skin was recently shaved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shaving down below constantly for the past months 4 days ago a bump came up actually a hard to pop on my bikiniline so decided to pick it ,get checked?
Bumps: If it looks inflamed or infected then get checked ...Read more
Maybe 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. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Vagina should: Never be shaved. The tissues are delicate and easy to injure. Some people do elect to shave the pubic area overlying the mon's pubis. ...Read more
Ok I have been shaving my vagina and after I do that I get dark bumps and discoloration on the side of my vagina. Can you please help me cure it?
Sure: Sounds like the color of old blood under the skin. This is probably from the trauma of shaving. Stop doing it. If the hair is something that must go, try using a hair removing cream. Keep it on the outside. By the way, the vagina is what is inside. Check out the picture. You can see the hair on the pubis at the top right. The vagina is between the labia on inside. ...Read more
Consider laser tx.: 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
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