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I shaved my pubic hairs yesterday red bumps showed in the area it now hurts. I first used scisors to cut it down. I then to use hair clipers. Then a razo?

I shaved my pubic hairs yesterday red bumps showed in the area it now hurts. I first used scisors to cut it down. I then to use hair clipers. Then a razo?

Folliculitis: U most likely have either ingrown hairs or infection in the hair follicles secondary to shaving too closely or from scissors or clippers that weren't sterile. If there are just a few small spots, they usually clear with warm compresses, but see a doctor if they are painful, large, and multiple. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic area and now I think I'm breaking out, what do I do?

I shaved my pubic area and now I think I'm breaking out, what do I do?

Common problem: This is a common side effect of shaving pubic region, especially first time. It is called pseudofolliculitis barbae, which simply means inflammed ingrown hairs. Only way to prevent is to not shave but some helpful advice: 1. Shave only in direction of "grain" 2. Trim with scissors, don't shave. 3. Use conditioner instead of shaving cream. 4. Use new razors and never, ever share razors. ...Read more

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I started having a recurring boil on my groin, for a month now and it started when I shaved my pubic area. What should I do?

I started having a recurring boil on my groin, for a month now and it started when I shaved my pubic area. What should I do?

RECURRING BOIL: FOR RECURRING BOILS FOR MONTH.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOON.
DO NOT DELAY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I am a teenage girl. I recently shaved my pubic area now I have white, scab like spots and a couple white bumps that have discharge when squeezed. Why?

I am a teenage girl. I recently shaved my pubic area now I have white, scab like spots and a couple white bumps that have discharge when squeezed. Why?

Folliculitis: You have likely developed folliculitis which is an inflammation or infection of the hair follicule. It may resolve by itself but sometimes it can cause a more extended infection. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic area and saw small spots of blood. Now I have painful red sores and my inner thighs are sore. What is this? Should I be worried?

I shaved my pubic area and saw small spots of blood. Now I have painful red sores and my inner thighs are sore. What is this? Should I be worried?

Folliculitis: Usually this is due to folliculitis secondary to ingrown hairs. If they become swollen to seek medical attention. In the future you may want to consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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I recently attempted to shave my pubic are and now lots of red dots have popped up around my pubic area, is th?

I recently attempted to shave my pubic are and now lots of red dots have popped up around my pubic area, is th?

Shaving Folliculitis: Razor-burn folliculitis is what you seem to be describing. Treatment involves stopping shaving with a razor for a few days to a few weeks and using antibacterial washes. ...Read more

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I shaved with a razor now I am breaking out in my pubic area?

I shaved with a razor now I am breaking out in my pubic area?

Razor Burn: First aid treatments
hydrocortisone cream reduces inflammation and itching and can help ease razor-burn symptoms. Apply a thin layer and use sparingly because it does contain steroids, which can thin the skin if used too often. Another first aid treatment that works to relieve razor burn and bumps quickly is aloe, which is commonly used to cool and treat sunburns and kitchen burns. ...Read more

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I just started to shave my pubic area. Now it really itches. Is there a way to make the itch go away or prevent it next time?

I just started to shave my pubic area. Now it really itches. Is there a way to make the itch go away or prevent it next time?

Yes: Hydrocortison cream is available over the counter in any pharmacy. It helps relieve the itch you have in a couple of days. Use moisturizing creams immediately after shaving the next time. ...Read more

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I feel this may sound silly but...I shaved my pubic hairs but now my private area is really ashy looking. What can I do about that?

I feel this may sound silly but...I shaved my pubic hairs but now my private area is really ashy looking. What can I do about that?

Lotion: The skin may simply be irritated from shaving. You can apply some lotion to the outside and see if that helps. If you do not like the appearance then the hair will grow back soon. ...Read more

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I had a itchy spot on my pubic area a week ago but now there is a small bump there. The itchiness is gone but hurts on applying pressure, what cud it b?

I had a itchy spot on my pubic area a week ago but now there is a small bump there. The itchiness is gone but hurts on applying pressure, what cud it b?

Any number of things: Which is why I would recommend having a doctor take a look at it. If you are not sexually active, then it may be a small pimple, or furuncle, folliculitis, early abscess, insect bite, or if you are sexually active it is possible it could be a herpes lesion or other viral infection. Before you treat it, the most important thing is to get a proper diagnosis, so don't skip that step! :) ...Read more

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I have a large painful mass on my pubic area. It went down and became less painful but it is now a slightly sore kinda hard area. It has formed a head and I admit I messed with it. It became a fleshy bump that bleeds now. It is still painful and hurts to

I have a large painful mass on my pubic area. It went down and became less painful but it is now a slightly sore kinda hard area. It has formed a head and I admit I messed with it. It became a fleshy bump that bleeds now. It is still painful and hurts to

Need to see doctor: This could be a Bartholin's gland cyst. If it has been going on for a while and not resolving you may need to have it removed or opened and drained. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have this pimple in. The pubic area and I popped it a few days ago i.also just shaved all my hair off there and now its sore and a little swollen?

I have this pimple in. The pubic area and I popped it a few days ago i.also just shaved all my hair off there and now its sore and a little swollen?

Pop Goes the Weasel!: Yeah. Makes sense to me. You popped it and now it's infected. Don't go trying to pop it again. I was going to say "unless you know what you're doing, "but we know the answer to that. Leave it alone, keep it clean, maybe apply warm compresses. If that doesn't help, or it gets bigger and more painful, go get it looked at by a doctor. It may need "popping" the right way (called "incision and drainage") ...Read more

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I recently shaved my pubes for the first time and now 2 hard red lumps have formed at the top of my pubic area. They are sore to touch. What is it?

I recently shaved my pubes for the first time and now 2 hard red lumps have formed at the top of my pubic area. They are sore to touch. What is it?

Local inflammation: There are lot of microbes on our skin that can enter our local skin - when you shave, you are causing some small damage to local skin where bacteria can get in and cause local infection. I would recommend that avoiding shaving skin would be a good idea. Applying local antibiotic cream such as Bacitracin may help. If they do continue to enlarge, I would recommend seeing your provider. ...Read more

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Got a pimple over a month now on the vulva area near the fatty area where the pubic hair grows today I pulled out a ingrown but why does it stil hurt?

Got a pimple over a month now on the vulva area near the fatty area where the pubic hair grows today I pulled out a ingrown but why does it stil hurt?

Skin irritation: You just irritated the skin by pulling the hair, it is going to be little sore for few days, unless the site gets infected it should heal okay. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic hair while fighting a yeast infection and now the entire area is red with white bumps everywhere. What can I do?

I shaved my pubic hair while fighting a yeast infection and now the entire area is red with white bumps everywhere. What can I do?

Infection, call doc: Superficial irritation and microcopic skin injury from shaving have allowed a bacteria like staph, strep, or other to take hold and cause superficial infection, or maybe yeast itself. Call your doctor, whoever is treating your yeast problem. Depending on severity, she might want to see you, or maybe prescribe an antibiotic ointment or by mouth. In the meantime, try soap and water wash twice a day. ...Read more

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Had sex with girl 3 days ago, now have red bumps in the pubic hair area, both clean shaved, crabs even tho niether of us have pubic hair?

Had sex with girl 3 days ago, now have red bumps in the pubic hair area, both clean shaved, crabs even tho niether of us have pubic hair?

Irritation?: May be just skin irritation or infection of the skin hair follicles. Keep clean and moisturize, monitor the progression. If getting worse or concerned, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Shaved pubic area, then was sexually active without being lubricated and now outer vaginal lips are throbbing they are not red.?

Shaved pubic area, then was sexually active without being lubricated and now outer vaginal lips are throbbing they are not red.?

Painful: Apply an ice pack for 10-15 minutes every 1-2 hours and take Ibuprofen for pain. Hopefully you will feel better soon. All the best. ...Read more

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Herpes or razor burn I shaved 3 days ago. I have several small pimples now at the top o my pubic area. No burning or tingling, but pain in my thigh?

Herpes or razor burn I shaved 3 days ago. I have several small pimples now at the top o my pubic area. No burning or tingling, but pain in my thigh?

Difficult to assess: Visualization of the bumps would likely be necessary to determine the true cause, since the symptoms you are describing are not consistent with one over the other. Herpes lesions are typically blistered or ulcerated (open), while razor burn/folliculitis lesions appear more as red pimples. Folliculitis however, does not usually cause referred pain, while herpes often does. ...Read more

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Hello, I recently have shaved my bikini area and now have red bumps in between the hairs that I shaved, the do not itch or burn and they are not sore, is there a chance they are an std or are stds more in the vaginal area and not in the pubic area?

Hello, I recently have shaved my bikini area and now have red bumps in between the hairs that I shaved, the do not itch or burn and they are not sore, is there a chance they are an std or are stds more in the vaginal area and not in the pubic area?

STD unlikely: Ingrown hairs are common in the pubic area, created by shaving or the friction from underwear. They can appear as pimple like bumps. Applying warm compresses and washing twice daily with a warm soapy washcloth should help the site drain and heal faster. See your doctor if symptoms do not improve with these measures. Simple inflammation of the follicles may also be the issue. ...Read more

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Hi I've just shaven my pubic hair... It's hurting now and I don't know what to do.

It due to shaving: The pain is due to shaving. It feels like a small skin burn that will improve on its own. As a first remedy, you can apply a moisturizer or take tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptomatic relief. If any other complications arise or if worsening, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic hair many times now I can't live without shaving it regularly. Is this bad?

I shaved my pubic hair many times now I can't live without shaving it regularly. Is this bad?

Well: Suspect you could live without it. But - shaving pubic hair may lead to ingrown hairs, discoloration, infections and lacerations. ...Read more