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How To Stop An Itchy Beard
Avoid razor burn or: Any products you might be allergic or sensitive to. 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. ...Read more
My beard is growing back in, and it's itchy with red bumps. Besides conditioner, is there anything I can do for the itchiness and red bumps?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat this type of skin reaction. Sometimes a course of systemic antibiotics is needed to eradicate staph bacteria which collonize your skin and may cause folliculitis. Discuss whether you're better off using an electric razor or actual shaving cream and razor blades. ...Read more
I have a small itchy dry patch on my face where my beard is. Moisturizer does not help. I applied a warm cloth and I saw a clear liquid. What is this?
I have tingly and slightly itchy/ numb lower cheeks and jaw...where a man would have side burns and beard. Is it side affect from aldomet (methyldopate) ?
Unlikely: An adverse reaction from Aldomet (methyldopate) would likely involve more parts of the body. That the rash is confined to the lower cheeks and jaws suggests that you may be allergic to your hair preparation such as shampoo and conditioner. Try changing these preparations to see if it gets better after 2 weeks. In the meanwhile, try topical cortisone cream. Consult a dermatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more
Is folliculitis contagious? My bf seems to have it in his beard now my face is breaking out in itchy pimples that come and go around hairline and nose
Yes: it is caused by Staph. Aureus. Most people do not have this germ on their skin. It can cause boils/pimples with any break in the skin. ON THE OTHER HAND, hairline and nose are places for acne rather than boils. And different germs are involved with that than in folliculitis. So, while folliculitis is contagious (as folliculitis or as boils) it is NOT contagious as acne and YOU probably don't have ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep Dry: Skin irritation from moisture is a most common problem. Wearing cotton or moisture wicking fabrics can help. Be sure you have no fungal, bacterial or parasitic infection though. Also be sure you have no allergic or contact irritation from underwear dyes or from laundry detergents. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Vicious cycle: This is fairly common. Something (could be anything) triggered itching, so you scratched it, which made it itch more, which makes you scratch more, and on and on. The solution is to stop scratching, which breaks the cycle. I realize that is hard. A dermatologist can give you creams and anti-itch medications to help you. Aveeno oatmeal baths will help as well. ...Read more
Itching: Itching can be due to different reasons allergies like eczema, hives, due to liver disorders, kidney failure, medications, worms etc. Need more information to explain the cause of itchy, please see your doctor. http://patient.info/health/itching-leaflet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have really bad itchy skin for the past month, I have tried everything. How can I stop it? Help!
See a doctor!: If you tried everything it is time to see a doctor. Sometimes these issues can only be treated with stronger medications you can't get over the counter. Second, this could be something more serious and may need to be biopsied. I'd see a doctor, it doesn't necessarily need to be a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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