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I Shaved My Pubic Area And Now It Hurts
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
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
Recently shaved my pubic area and now I've noticed little white puss bumps near my vulva area and I'm not sure if I cut it since its sensitive.?
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?
FOR RECURRING BOILS FOR MONTH.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOON.
DO NOT DELAY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
I recently shaved my pubic area, now I have three what seems like ingrown hairs on the inside of my lips what is it?
Ingrown hairs: Are more likely after shaving. Why don't you use depiiadatory? ...Read more
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?
Hello I have recently shaved my pubic area and I have rashes and bumps all over my pubic area it's itchy and sore it hurts help me please!
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 recently attempted to shave my pubic are and now lots of red dots have popped up around my pubic area, is th?
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
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
I used to clean shave around my pubic area couple of years back. Now I don't have much hair around there. Was this bound to happen and normal?
Yes: Sometimes shaving that hair results in permanent reduction of it. ...Read more
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
What to do if I shaved my pubic hair for the first time (male) and now the entire area is painful and I now have a rash, what do I do?
Shaving rash: I recommend having that looked at by your PCP to rule out & treat infection. ...Read more
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
Can you get pimples in the pubic area? I've had one now for a few days. Doesn't hurt and it can ooze wasn't sure if its a pimple or cyst.
I recently shaved and trimmed my pubic hairs and it is starting to hurt. The area surrounding my vagina is red. How to cure, + what to do to prevent?
Yesterday I had a small pimple like bump on my pubic hair at top of pubic area. Today its gone but now my pubic hairs hurt. Comes every 2 weeks or so.
I'm female and I have never shaved my public area, and my vagina hurts. Could the pubic hair be causing this? (eg. Pulling and catching on underwear)
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Shaved pubic area, then was sexually active without being lubricated and now outer vaginal lips are throbbing they are not red.?
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
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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