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Home Remedies For Razor Burn Bumps
Depends: Depending on how bad the razor burn is, it could take a day to a few days. You can put aloe or other creams/lotions to help alleviate the discomfort. Remember to do precautions to avoid razor burns such as warm water, shave in direction of hair, and after shave. ...Read more
Possibly: Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph aureus bacteria) infection of the skin can occur after irritation such as shaving. Usually it presents as a boil, but can also be red bumps or pustules over the hair follicles (folliculitis). If there are no pus bumps, it is also possible that you have an irritant or allergic dermatitis under your arms. See your doctor to culture the area and treat it. ...Read more
Laser: People who get irritation and razor burn in the bikini line often struggle with this problem for a long time before finally deciding to do laser hair removal. If this is your problem, laser hair removal is likely the most effective option. The upfront cost is significant, but the relief can be life changing. ...Read more
I thought I had a razor burn it was like a cut, a day later two bump arose with like a dimple on it, now I don't know if it's abcess or herpes.
I have bumps in my bikini area. They aren't red. But they resemble razor burn. What should I look for to know if its razor burn or something worse?
Keep clean: If you weren't sick and there are no open sores and this is first time probably razor burn. Keep clean with soap and water and after you shave clean very good with soap and water. Tiny nicks get into skin, allowing bacteria to enter the follicle right where your underwear is, use a clean razor, use a little alcohol over the area after, good luck. ...Read more
I have bumps on my vagina, not inside but outside. It's not a bunch and they don't hurt at all. Are they razor burn?
Have you shaved: In that area? Ingrown hairs are possible. ...Read more
I can't stand how severe I get razor burn! Any tips on getting rid of bikini bumps and how to prevent it?
Prevention: 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
I have four bumps on my right leg that don't itch but are in a line and are small pinkish and clearer in the center. Is it a bug bite or razor burn?
Could be: I am guessing that you just shaved there past day or so? Usually a soothing cream (vanicream aveeno (oatmeal) aquaphot) with no fragrance should help....It should heal itself. .. But if very red and tender see your dr. To be sure you don't need a prescription cream. An antihistamine might also help. Allegra etc just read the labels. Good luck. ...Read more
I have some vaginal tears and need to know how to cure them. Also I have 3 bumps on my labia from shaving, I believe it's razor burn.?
See your gyn: He or she can inspect everything to recommend the proper treatment, you need to go for an exam. ...Read more
I have hsv2, can my partner get it if I have no symptoms, use protection and am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) but have bumps from razor burn?
Always a chance: It must be certain that these are razor bumps not active small HSV2 lesions. The risk of infecting a partner is negligible with medication protection and no open active lesions ...Read more
Red bumps all over my inner thighs and the back of my thighs. I was thinking that it was razor burn or something. I try to pop them but nothing! ?
See a doctor: A doctor would need to examine the bumps in order to diagnosis them. ...Read more
Got bad razor bumps & razor burn on my bikini area will tend skin product help get rid of them? Please help really conscious
Apply corticosteroid cream to your razor bumps to reduce the redness and swelling fast. Corticosteroid cream is mild and can help you quickly. Also try using benzoyl peroxide on your razor bumps. Using a benzoyl peroxide ointment with at least 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide can reduce the bumps and prevent any kind of rash from forming.
I have a lot of small and very few big bumps on my inner upper thigh closer to my groin area. Sometimes they contain pus. Is it just razor burn?
----Lust for pus----: If you shaved there, then yes, it could be. But razor burn that has become infected. If it doesn't go away in a few days after a few good scrubs with soap and washcloth then you will most likely need an antibiotic. It may be something else, but with infection comes pus so no matter what it is, it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. P.S.: After scrubbing, apply a thin layer of an antibiotic ointment ...Read more
4-5 Months ago I shaved my buttox ever since I've noticed small red bumps no pain no itch is this just razor burn? This just a skin condition?
I'm having small red, dry, itchy bumps that look just like razor burn but aren't around my vagina and inner thighs, what could be the cause and cure?
Male. Shaved chest improperly. I have razor burn/razor bumps on my upper chest. What can I apply to help healing? Neosporin? Cetaphil? Tweeze in-growns?
I have red bumps around my vagina. No itching or pain but they won't go away. Could this be razor burn or something else?
I have 3 small bumps on my upper inner thigh. They appear to look like pimples or razor burn. But there are three bumps in triangular formation. This?
I shaved with an older razor then had sex a few times with my partner. Started to have itching from razor burn. Now I have three pimple looking bumps (smaller than a pin head) that are in a line above my vaginal opening. What is it?
Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam or a virtual visit ...Read more
I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.
Do I have herpes symptoms? I have HPV and have had warts. However I haven't had them in 3 years. I started to notice one and now I am very itchy (only at night) and noticed after itching I have red bumps that look like razor burn. I haven't had sex in 2 m
The description you give is not consistent with herpes, but it is still possible. Visit your doctor for an examination. If the area in question has resolved, you can request a herpes blood test that checks for antibodies for herpes type 1 & 2. If you are positive for type 2 then you have been exposed to genital herpes at some point. If the rash is still present then your doctor may be able to tell you if it is herpes or not by his/her clinical exam.
Good luck. ...Read more
In my pubic area I have red itchy bumps, and inflated skin on my inner theigh, and above my penis that is spreading. Not razor burn or a std.?
Not sure: Hard to know without seeing what it looks like. Would recommend an evaluation by your primary doctor to start. ...Read more
I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?
Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Raised defined circular red bumps on skin could be a form of psoriasis or a type of eczema. You need to see a dermatologist or podistrist for evaluation and treatment. Your doctor may perform bloodwork on you to see if you have any signs of auto-immune disease and/or they may prescribe oral and/or topical medications to help resolve this skin issue. ...Read more
I think someone used my razor, if they had an STD or something, could I catch it this way? Well I thought I just had some razor burn, my armpits have little red bumps that itch, my private area also have uncomfortable bumps, and bumps down my legs. Talk a
It: It would be incredibly rare to get an std from a razor, and is in fact almost impossible, unless there was blood on it and you had an open bloody spot that you used the razor on. It is much more likely that you have folliculitis, which is inflammation of the hair follicles which can happen with old razors. Throw the razor blade away and get a new one. Use dial or another anti-bacterial soap for your skin and the rash should go away. If it is worse, more red, or swollen then it would be reasonable to consult your physician. ...Read more
Cut gently: Razor burn is from excessive irritation of the skin when shaving. If you have very tough hair, wet the face with water or shaving cream before shaving but avoiding cutting too closely. Another option would be using an electric razor which can do the job. ...Read more
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. Consider > ...Read more
Razor Burn Prevent:
1. Start with a high quality, sharp razor and change it out frequently. 2. Warm face with water to open pores and soften beard. 3. Use a lubricant or cream and leave on for at least 60-90 sec before shaving. 4. Drag the razor lightly over the face, do not push! 5. Keep the razor in contact with face versus lifting up after a stroke. 6. Apply lotion or hydrocortisone.
Or, grow a beard! ...Read more