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Doctor insights on: Deodorant For Razor Bumps

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How to stop razor bumps from forming?

How to stop razor bumps from forming?

Good Technique: 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

Deodorant (Definition)

A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds ...Read more


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What does a healing razor bump look like?

What does a healing razor bump look like?

As it heals: It should look less red, or less pus, or smaller size of bump. ...Read more

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Is homeopathic slaves good for razor bumps?

Is homeopathic slaves good for razor bumps?

Slaves?: As a homeopath, I have never heard of homeopathic slaves (people forced to produce homeopathic medicines?) but am guessing you mean salves. Calendula is a herb commonly used in homeopathy and tends to be very soothing for a wide variety of skin irritations, so you can try a salve with calendula (other homeopathics like uritica urens may help too- some salves include multiple remedies). ...Read more

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How can I tell if it's herpes or just a razor bump?

Painless superficial: Blisters-...... Painless superficial, unless infected. Folliculitis/ fungal infection will be more deep infection painful. Depends on exposure. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why I'm getting razor bumps all of a sudden?

Any ideas on why I'm getting razor bumps all of a sudden?

How do you shave?: 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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Help please! Could dark marks caused by razor bumps be removed?

Help please! Could dark marks caused by razor bumps be removed?

Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could avoid razor bumps/burns while shaving?

Can you tell me how I could avoid razor bumps/burns while shaving?

Shaving: 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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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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Will baby powder help razor bumps on the bikini line caused by shaving?

Will baby powder help razor bumps on the bikini line caused by shaving?

Folliculitis.: Razor bumps, or folliculitis, can be treated by a physician. Typical remedies include topical antibiotics or steroids to decrease the inflammation surrounding the follicle. Baby powders typically have no effect on folliculitis. ...Read more

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Why do I always get razor bumps when I shave my pubic area but nowhere else?

Why do I always get razor bumps when I shave my pubic area but nowhere else?

The hairs are coarse: 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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Will my razor bumps by my bikini line go away if I stop shaving mybikini area?

Yes: Razor bumps will usually go away when you stop shaving. There are a few things you can do to prevent them in the future. Shave in the shower so the heat can soften the hair, and use a shaving gel. Always use a brand new razor, and shave in the direction that your hair grows. Moisturize after shaving. Instead of shaving, you can also use a depilatory not more than once a week. ...Read more

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I have these razor bumps on my pubic area don't know if I should be concerned about it?

I have these razor bumps on my pubic area don't know if I should be concerned about it?

Less often and close: Razor bumps are common. They are not dangerous but are a nuisance. I have heard many recommendations; here are mine culled from my 32 years as a doctor:
Avoid close shaves- use electric foil razor or new twin-blade with foam.
Avoid frequent shaves- wait as long as you can.
Only move the razor ONCE over each skin area.
Here are other ideas: https://www.symptomfind.com/health/get-rid-of-razor-bumps/ ...Read more

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I hate shaving and then getting razor bumps afterward, how can I stop this from occuring?

I hate shaving and then getting razor bumps afterward, how can I stop this from occuring?

First give yourself: A break from shaving. Ensure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be a razor bump. It just popped and had bloody pus. Is that normal?

I have what I believe to be a razor bump. It just popped and had bloody pus. Is that normal?

Razor bump: It is not normal but common to occur. Nothing to do as it is burst now. Keep it dry and clean and let it heal by itself. If it gets red, or you get fever and increase in size with pain, see doc. ...Read more

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Razor bumps vs herpes. How can you tell them apart especially when there on the guys balls?

Razor bumps vs herpes. How can you tell them apart especially when there on the guys balls?

See Below: Razor bumps should look like little red bumps. Herpes should look like a clear blister with a red base I have included a picture for your reference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Its like a hard bump. There's no pus, what else could it be or is it just a stubborn razor bump?

Its like a hard bump. There's no pus, what else could it be or is it just a stubborn razor bump?

Ingrown hair: Hard bump after shaving is probably from an ingrown hair, if the ingrown hair removed the bump will go away ...Read more

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Why am the only one in my family to get folliculitis from shaving? , and they just get temporary razor bumps from shaving

Why am the only one in my family to get folliculitis from shaving? , and they just get temporary razor bumps from shaving

Hyperpigmentation: If it's lasting long, it may be hyperpigmentation from folliculitis/ingrown hairs. When you shave, be sure to use shaving cream, only shave in the direction of hair growth, so you don't cut them so short (less risk of ingrown hairs.) Also, exfoliate well on non-shave days to help prevent. If it persists or happens often talk with your doctor about a topical antibiotic ointment to treat it. ...Read more

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What can I buy or make at home to make my razor bumps on my thighs go away ASAP? Going to a concert outside & its hot out & wanna wear shorts!

What can I buy or make at home to make my razor bumps on my thighs go away ASAP? Going to a concert outside & its hot out & wanna wear shorts!

Not asap.: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. 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 > ...Read more

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I haven getting bad razor bumps everytime I shave even when I use nair what could be causing this? What are some good products to solve this?

I haven getting bad razor bumps everytime I shave even when I use nair what could be causing this? What are some good products to solve this?

Change habits: Change or throw away your old razor.
Gently apply a mild astringent like witch hazel or SeaBreeze.
I would advise holding off on shaving for one week. Stop Nair altogether. ...Read more

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Do I have to shave in the correct way to got red of old razor bumps? I actually stopped shaving a long time ago but there are still razor bumps.

Do I have to shave in the correct way to got red of old razor bumps? I actually stopped shaving a long time ago but there are still razor bumps.

Razor bumps: Razor bumps can be ingrown hair or cysts. Try laser hair removal first. If that does not fix it then get steroid injections to soften or resolve the bumps. As a last resort they can be removed by surgery. ...Read more

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Started as bumps much like razor bump but grew and two of them connected, it started out dark but has become light brown. Near vaginal opening. Help?

Need exam: It is impossible to make a DX from your information.
It would be best to have exam, then you will have your answer. ...Read more

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What creams canget rid of razor bumps?

What creams canget rid of razor bumps?

Steroid cream can: Help. 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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What's a good med for razor bumps?

What's a good med for razor bumps?

Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to pop a razor bump?

Is it okay for me to pop a razor bump?

No harm: Everybody squeezes their zits. When the sebum and pus is cleared out they heal faster and better. If there is an ingrowing hair it can be freed to grow out. ...Read more

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How much time until razor bumps go away?

Variable: They may resolve on their own or may need treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat razor bumps for good?

Shave with grain: Best tip is to exfoliate before you shave, make sure you are using a fresh blade and a good shaving cream (not soap). Then shave with (not against) the grain. Won't be as close but will cause far less irritation. You can also apply tend skin after you shave as well. ...Read more