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In grown hairs, pimples and razor burn, what to do?

In grown hairs, pimples and razor burn, what to do?

For razor burn:: 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I shaved my vagina & after that I got something like an ingrown hair(pimple) but now after 2weeks its now an blister. What should I do?

I shaved my vagina & after that I got something like an ingrown hair(pimple) but now after 2weeks its now an blister. What should I do?

Consider: First placing warm compresses 10-15 minutes 3X/day over the next several days(to see if this will allow for spontaneous drainage). You also may place some over-the-counter topical antibiotic over the lesion too. But if it isn't getting better in the next several days or you have spreading redness and/or progressive pain or fevers, seek an inperson evaluation. You may need this incised. ...Read more

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Hi, for about a year I have been getting ingrown hair pimple things on my breasts now I'm starting to get them in my armpits and on tummy what is this?

Hi, for about a year I have been getting ingrown hair pimple things on my breasts now I'm starting to get them in my armpits and on tummy what is this?

Avoid shaving, bpo : Ingrown hairs are common. Shaving contributes to ingrown hairs. Avoid shaving or shaving toward the gradient with single bladed disposable razors is best. Wash with benzoyl peroxide containing wash. You may need an antibacterial solution from your dr if it gets worse ...Read more

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What could b causing small lk ingrown hair pimples below the belly to the top of vagina?Not in or around vagina lips, but above. Some have blood sad

What could b causing small lk ingrown hair pimples below the belly to the top of vagina?Not in or around vagina lips, but above. Some have blood sad

Ingrown hair: If you shave or wax in that area, you may be getting ingrown hairs. Avoid irritation and allow the area to heal. If it keeps recurring, see a Dermatologist who can help you find a hair removal method that causes less ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I think I have ingrowing hairs causing pimples, but my hair is to light to see. How can I know for sure?

I think I have ingrowing hairs causing pimples, but my hair is to light to see. How can I know for sure?

See your doctor/derm: The only way to know this is to have your skin checked out by a doctor an maybe specifically a dermatologist. There are many conditions that look like folliculitis but are not. Different treatments would be required. ...Read more

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Is it correct that dandruff and growing long hair causes pimples?Tnx

Is it correct that dandruff  and growing long  hair causes pimples?Tnx

No: Dandruff does not cause pimples. Long hair does not cause pimples. People with short hair can have acne, and people without dandruff can have acne too. However, people who are getting dandruff (have more skin oils, and skin characteristics called seborrheic dermatitis) tend to get more acne... But the acne and dandruff do not cause each other. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more