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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How do I get rid of hair bumps after shaving with a razor?

How do I get rid of hair bumps after shaving with a razor?

Medication : It is important to shave every day and your dermatologist can prescribe medication for this eruption. ...Read more

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M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

Ingrown Hair: Forcibly removing hair through waxing stimulates oil flow to your hair follicles, which in turn attracts bacteria that can lead to ingrown hairs. While everyone who waxes risks getting ingrown hairs, people with curly hair, dark skin, or those who wear tight stockings or pants may have an increased risk of getting ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bumps and red spots after shaving my pubic hair?

How can I prevent bumps and red spots after shaving my pubic hair?

Don't shave so close: You're probably shaving very close with a multi-blade razor. Those razors actually shave below the skin line, causing ingrown hairs which appear as red bumps. Try a single-blade or electric razor. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...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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How can I get rid of rash after shaving butt hair?

How can I get rid of rash after shaving butt hair?

Get checked: to know what the rash is. Ingrown Hairs- A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. For secondary infections your physician may recommend oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my skin from having acne after shaving?

How can I prevent my skin from having acne after shaving?

Fresh razor and..: Using one of the razors that have built in moisturizing strips, making sure you lubricate skin a lot before shaving and always using a new razor are all things that will help with razor induced acne. Make sure you rinse area well after shaving and moisturize after as well. The irritation after shaving is often what induces the acne after shaving, so pampering the skin is essential. ...Read more

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How can I avoid razor bumps and ingrown hairs that i get while shaving my shoulders?

How can I avoid razor bumps and ingrown hairs that i get while shaving my shoulders?

Razor Bumps: 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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After a shave around my pubic I have pimples?

After a shave around  my pubic I have pimples?

Shaving and Pimples: This is a very common situation and one you may consider stopping. It is usually the razor is unclean or dull and you are traumatizing the skin with the nicks and such that occur with a dull razor blade. Then the bacteria that live on your skin can infect these wounds. ...Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown hairs on bikini line and back of thighs after shaving?

May trim: Hair instead of shaving or use depilatory cream or shave daily ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples after shaving my dick?

How to get rid of pimples after shaving my dick?

Pimples: For pimples in sensitive areas there is prescription ziana or acanya. There are otc productive like proactive but this may be very irritating. ...Read more

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Help please, how do I avoid razor bumps on arms after shaving?

Help please, how do I avoid razor bumps on arms after shaving?

Shaving: Insure 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 push down too hard. ...Read more

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I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

You shouldn't be: Applying waxing strips to your vulva. The tissues are very delicate. It is best to have sugar waxing techniques to the bikini line or inner thigh done by a professional. ...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.

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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Why do I get bumps when i shave? Im female i've tried shavings sticks and shaving creams

Why do I get bumps when i shave? Im female i've tried shavings sticks and shaving creams

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 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more