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Doctor insights on: Folliculitis After Shaving

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a ...Read more


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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs after shaving?

You can not: Though hygienic measures are your best thing. Temporarily apply olive oil or coconut oil after shaving. ...Read more

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After shaving pubic area, would applying coconut oil help prevent bumps, pimples and irritation?

After shaving pubic area, would applying coconut oil help prevent bumps, pimples and irritation?

May help: Coconut oil may prevent irritation and gives soothing effect to shaved area ,but bumps and pimple may or may not come up . Keep the part clean and dry to lesson the chances of any infection to the area .See your doctor if you develop any pimples or bumps for evaluation . ...Read more

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How can you avoid whiteheads after waxing hair?

How can you avoid whiteheads after waxing hair?

See below: 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 more

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Area where pubic hair grows itch after shaving. Why is this?

Area where pubic hair grows itch after shaving. Why is this?

Maybe folliculitis: 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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Rash after bikini wax and scabs?

Rash after bikini wax and scabs?

Rash: If its red and scaly ( irritant dermatitis ) usually a dermatologist would prescribe a Hydrocortisone cream for several days . If there are pimples ( folliculitis ) an antibacterial ointment may help . See a dermatologist for treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red raw skin after waxing pubic hair. Any thing I can do?

Red raw skin after waxing pubic hair. Any thing I can do?

For how long?: Waiting is the simple answer. Some times an over the counter burn cream might help. patience is also reported olive oil and coconut oil as being soothing to the skin. you may want to rethink having this procedure done again if you were that sore. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching from hairs growing after shaving. No redness no bumps nothing at all. Just itching. I used shaving foam and after shave too.

Folliculitis: The regrowth of hair can cause the itching. Take a brief holiday from shaving. Use body lotion to soothe irritation. You might want to consider alternate methods of hair removal. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Bumps ok bikini line and genital area after Brazilian wax?

Bumps ok bikini line and genital area after Brazilian wax?

Folliculitis: Likely you have a slight inflammation of the hair follicles the area after a waxing si traumatized and you lose some epidermis as well. Keep the area clean and use warm soaks. If it gets warm , tender , red or pus then see a physician to make sure there isn't a cellulitis or infection of the open skin ...Read more

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I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

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Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Unlikely: Head lice and pubic lice are different "animals", so to speak. The itching in your pubic area is most likely a response to the grooming of the area and hair growth. ...Read more

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How can a woman avoid razor bumps while shaving?

How can a woman avoid razor bumps while shaving?

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

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How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

Few options: Topical antibiotics may be of help with infected hair follicles (folliculitis). If there is an ingrown hair problem, try not tweezing or pulling the hairs out and don't shave too close to the skin. Also, avoid pressure or traumatizing the area of concern. Laser hair removal is also very effective in that it eliminates the hair follicle and prevents the inflammation. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back after sebohhreic dermatitis?

Will hair grow back after sebohhreic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't usually result in loss of hair. It just leads to itching and flaking of the skin on the face and in the scalp. I suppose that if you scratched an area enough that there was inflammation, infection, and scarring there could be permanent hair loss. But that wouldn't be due to the seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Itchy hair even after using shampoo? Lice? Ringworm?

Itchy hair even after using shampoo?
Lice? Ringworm?

Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read more

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