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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Razor Burn Bumps

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How long does razor burn / bumps last?

How long does razor burn / bumps last?

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

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Shaved armpits for razor burn bumps itched them and now I've had the bumps for 2 weeks mrsa?

Shaved armpits for razor burn bumps itched them and now I've had the bumps for 2 weeks mrsa?

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

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Shaved bikini line for the beach. Totally embarassed by bumps. What can I do about razor burn?

Shaved bikini line for the beach. Totally embarassed by bumps. What can I do about razor burn?

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

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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 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.

See a dermatologist: Possibly folliculitis due to close shave. Need exam by expert to define precisely. What part of body? First time? Pustules? Meanwhile can try a little otc benzoyl peroxide gel. ...Read more

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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

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of razor burn/bumps on the bikini area?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of razor burn/bumps on the bikini area?

Several options: There are several over the counter topical skin lotions specifically indicated for razor burns on the market. Watch for signs of infected hair follicles, which may require a prescription antibiotic to resolve. Also, try scrubbing in the shower with epsom salt. ...Read more

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I can't stand how severe I get razor burn! Any tips on getting rid of bikini bumps and how to prevent it?

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

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Very itchy bumps all over genitals and abdomen, is it razor burn?

Very itchy bumps all over genitals and abdomen, is it 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

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Bad razor burn & razor bumps on bikini area would a product called tend skin help? Please help

Bad razor burn & razor bumps on bikini area would a product called tend skin help? Please help

Please see physician: Bad razor burns and bumps may be due to infected skin. Please see a physician for proper treatment and to avoid scarring ...Read more

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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?

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

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Got bad razor bumps & razor burn on my bikini area will tend skin product help get rid of them? Please help really conscious

Got bad razor bumps & razor burn on my bikini area will tend skin product help get rid of them? Please help really conscious

Razor Bumps:
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.


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Folliculitis: It may be some of the hairs are ingrown and have not yet been able to properly regroup yet. Warm showers with good irrigation of the area and more time should resolve your problem. If there is any concern for infection, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need to examined: If it was not traumatized by a razor, then number of things including localized cellulitis, folloculitis, contact dermatitis are possibilities. Hard to tell by your description. Have a clinician or a dermatologist take a closer look if it's persistent. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Keep it clean: You are correct you need to keep these rooms clean. Therefore soap and water and hygiene are important. You can discuss with your physician about topical anabiotic's Whitecat mupirocin, as it is less like it is sensitize you than the neosporin does ...Read more