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Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

Won't help: Acne treatment such as topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, and retinoic acid derivatives won't touch "razor bumps" (pseudofolliculitis barbae). The key is altering your shaving techniques for your special type of hair. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/razor-bumps-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any home remedies that can cure razor bumps?

Can you tell me any home remedies that can cure razor bumps?

Better 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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I have terrible razor bumps! is there a cure for them or a way to prevent them?

I have terrible razor bumps! is there a cure for them or a way to prevent them?

Throw out the razor!: You may need a course of antibiotics yet i suspect you have pseudofolliculitis due to the embedded hair follicles from using a regular razor. You can prevent this by using a pre-shave lotion (barium sulfide, ask your pharmacist) or by tossing the manual razor and using an electric rotary razor. Please see a doctor to assure you do not have a staph infection. Good luck and safe shaving! ...Read more

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What can I buy or make at home to make my razor bumps on my thighs go away ASAP? Going to a concert outside & its hot out & wanna wear shorts!

What can I buy or make at home to make my razor bumps on my thighs go away ASAP? Going to a concert outside & its hot out & wanna wear shorts!

Not asap.: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. 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 > ...Read more

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How to cure severe razor bumps or acne down there?

How to cure severe razor bumps or acne down there?

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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Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. Easing with hypoallergenic moisturizers and using topical antibiotic creams may help it heal faster. ...Read more

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I have an extreme case of razor bumps on my vagina. Can you please tell me a treatment or method I can use to get rid of these bumps?

I have an extreme case of razor bumps on my vagina. Can you please tell me a treatment or method I can use to get rid of these bumps?

Sitz baths: put 6 inches of warm water in tub and sit until cool. Do this twice a day. Add Epsom salts as desired. Stop shaving and use a trimmer to prevent this going forward. ...Read more

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I shave my vagina with a razor along with my arm pits and it has dark spots and bumps everywhere what treatment can I use to get rid of it?

I shave my vagina with a razor along with my arm pits and it has dark spots and bumps everywhere what treatment can I use to get rid of it?

Hair reduction: I would suggest you use a different method of hair reduction for these areas. You are having razor burn and you can develop pustules and skin discoloration. Consider laser hair reduction, waxing or other. Keep these areas clean to prevent infection from the little nicks and cuts that are there. ...Read more

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I think I have a razor bump but its tan and peels off and bleeds if squeezed I don't know if thats normal or not. It only happens if i shave on top of vagina?

I think I have a razor bump but its tan and peels off and bleeds if squeezed I don't know if thats normal or not. It only happens if i shave on top of vagina?

It is very: Common to get razor bumps and get infection from it. You should avoid shaving especially in areas that you are sensitive or prone to infection! if infected , you need to see your physician for treatment before it gets severe , needing IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Getting razor bumps when you don't shave? Why is this?

Getting razor bumps when you don't shave? Why is this?

Razor Bumps: It takes time for the razor bumps to form after you shave. Many shaving creams and gels are made inexpensively with ingredients that can dry out the skin like sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and alcohol. So read labels and stay clear, because dry skin makes a happy ground for bumps and ingrown hairs. Not to mention dull and dry skin. ...Read more