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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

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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What is the best way to prevent red bumps after shaving pubic hair?

What is the best way to prevent red bumps after shaving pubic hair?

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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I have itchy red spots on my higher thigh and pubic hair region.

I have itchy red spots on my higher thigh and pubic hair region.

Infection?: Sometimes when people shave this area, they can get infection around the hair follicles. Herpes simplex can also start out like itchy red bumps. A health provider should examine you and see what this rash is and if there are medicines that can make you feel better. ...Read more

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What should I use after shaving my.pubic hair off on my private area when I get dark spots that look like bumps on the side of my private area?

What should I use after shaving my.pubic hair off on my private area when I get dark spots that look like bumps on the side of my private area?

Foliculitis : After shaving it can be helpful to use aloe. Further, you should use a new razor each time you shave. Razor blades can dull over time, which can lead to ingrown hairs, and can also carry bacteria which can lead to folliculitis. ...Read more

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I have whit flaky spots by my pubic hair and a few om penis also hard bumps . Whst can that be?

I have whit flaky spots by my pubic hair and a few om penis also hard bumps . Whst can that be?

Need to see a: healthcare provider to properly examine and diagnose your condition. It is not normal and needs prompt attention. Do not delay. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have two small reddish spots (not bumps) under my pubic hair about an inch or more from the base of my penis. Not itching. What could it be?

I have two small reddish spots (not bumps) under my pubic hair about an inch or more from the base of my penis. Not itching. What could it be?

Red Spots on Pubis: Likely these are harmless angiomas ( blood vessel formations) that, unless they enlarge, bleed, become painful, or otherwise change their appearance/behavior, are only of cosmetic concern. ...Read more

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Bump under skin, above penis where pubic hair grows. Slight redness, hard, and pain when pushed on. Concerns?

Bump under skin, above penis where pubic hair grows. Slight redness, hard, and pain when pushed on. Concerns?

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps and rashes are difficult to visualize in words. Rashes or bumps may be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions and/or skin infections. An STD is possible. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I prevent large, painful bumps in genital area. I don't shave just use scissors to trim pubic hair. Every month i get at least two bumps.

How can I prevent large, painful bumps in genital area. I don't shave just use scissors to trim pubic hair. Every month i get at least two bumps.

Folliculitis.: This is an example of folliculitis. There are a couple of ways to treat this--topicals such as topical antibiotics or topical corticosteroids. However, a more definitive treatment for this pesky condition would be to have laser hair removal. Even a couple of treatments would reduce the hair diameter enough to likely prevent these large painful foci of inflammation at the site of the hair follicle. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my vagina filled with puss and blood. It resurfaces in the exact same spot every couple of months. Any ideas? Sometimes it hurt in the beginning when it resurfaces. It is on the outside where pubic hair grows.

I have a bump on my vagina filled with puss and blood. It resurfaces in the exact same spot every couple of months. Any ideas? Sometimes it hurt in the beginning when it resurfaces.
It is on the outside where pubic hair grows.

This : This is concerning. Please be sure that you have had a doctor take cultures on it. You may have a cyst in that area or a gland that keeps getting infected. You could try always using anti-bacterial soap to prevent it, and if it starts getting infected again immediately place triple antibiotic cream on it (such as bacitracin), but please also have your gynecologist check it as it may need cultures if you have not already done so. If it becomes painful, swollen, red, or you have fever then you would need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Whenever I try to remove my pubic hair by shaving or waxing it grows back as a plain red bump with a hair coming out of it. what is it? (female)

Whenever I try to remove my pubic hair by shaving or waxing it grows back as a plain red bump with a hair coming out of it. what is it? (female)

Hair Can Be In-Groan: That's a fairly common problem. The hair follicles get irritated and/or clogged. In your case the hair powers through but often they get stuck and become "ingrown," wandering around under the skin in that area causing a lot of havoc. Some might even get infected.So you may have to let this all settle down.Let the hair grow, then consult someone to figure out how to remove the hair effectively. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots at the roots pubic hair is from sex?

Red itchy spots at the roots pubic hair is from sex?

Doubt it: Check for pubic lice . Could also be from excessive fore play. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my shaft, within the pubic hair. Hurts when i touch it in any way. Had not had sex within 6months. Help!

I have a red bump on my shaft, within the pubic hair. Hurts when i touch it in any way. Had not had sex within 6months. Help!

Infected hair: I'll bet this is an infected hair. Put warm compresses on it and try to leave it alone. It should either regress or form a pustule that will either pop or regress within a week. If it stays around for two weeks or more, get seen by our physician. ...Read more

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I masturbated 2 days ago and when I ejaculated, it got all over my pubic hair. Now I have red bumps near my pubic hair. What happened?

I masturbated 2 days ago and when I ejaculated, it got all over my pubic hair. Now I have red bumps near my pubic hair. What happened?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds. Went away months ago and has come back ?

Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds.  Went away months ago and has come back ?

You may have: staph infection in the hair follicles where you may have shaved and nicked skin. If this keeps up, you may end up getting a folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle by staph or strep bacteria) or worse,skin abscess. Use Hibiclens soap to clean the area once daily and supplement your immune system with raw garlic and vitamin C daily in your diet. ...Read more

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My pubic hair gets hittchy, no the vagina but th pubic hair, sometimes little red bumps appear what is it ?

My pubic hair gets hittchy, no the vagina but th pubic hair, sometimes little red bumps appear what is it ?

Pubic hair itch: If you are sexually active you may have been infected with a std, e.g. Pubic lice (crabs). Lice can be seen with a magnifing glass as can lice nits be seen on pubic hairs. The red bumps my be from lice or other. See your doctor for any examination or treatment. If you can't see a doctor and you see lice or lice nits, you can get medication over the counter-follow directions carefully. ...Read more