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I'm Breaking Out When I Shave My Pubic Area
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
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 have been have pain on my right lower abdominal area for a while now, I have been tested for STDs and everything came back negative, but the pain is still there, I use to never break out on my face and this past year I have breaking out, I'm 22 years o
Need more info: By whom have you been seen? What specific diagnostic studies have been performed? What was the extent of the physical exam to which you were subjected? The right lower quadrant of the abdomen contains many structures with the potential to produce pain and discomfort. Whether this relates in any way to the "break out" in your face is not clear. Suggest you start with a general internist. ...Read more
Unusual for males: A yeast infection is a bit unusual for males regardless if you shave or not. The yeast are always present in poo & with normal hygiene practices, the male genitals & surrounding skin are too dry to promote their growth. Uncircumcised males are a bit more prone to infection under the foreskin &must make an effort to clean more surfaces>hair has no effect on yeast growth in general. ...Read more
I need help in a possible identification of an STD or disease. My pubic area, and legs itch like crazy and I have a skin break o/ hand and penis?
Should I shave my pubic area before I go into labour or does it not matter? I don't know if it will get in the way so I don't know what to do?
No: No need to to shave pubic area it will not be in the way. ...Read more
I shave my pubic area ever so often and my skin appears to be getting darker on the outer labial. Is there any crean to lighten the skin?
Would avoid: Bleaching creams can be irritating, so I would be careful in this area of body. Azelaic acid cream might not be so irritating. That is a prescription cream ...Read more
The hairs are coarse: 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
I shave my pubic area and renectly I've been getting pimples down there, why is this, and how can I treat it?
Folliculitis usually goes away by itself in 14 days. You might try shaving in the same direction as the hair grows (generally downward).Treatment can include warm compresses made with White Vineger or Burow's Solution twice a day. If it does not respond to this treatment see your PCP who can prescribe an oral antibiotics if necessary. Laser Hair removal at your GYN or a Helath Spa
might be better 4U. ...Read more
Should I shave my pubic area if I am getting an anterior spinal fusion for l5-s1? I am having surgery on the 12th of this january
Just ask: Seeing as your surgery is months away, there's plenty of time to ask your surgeon what his or her preference is when you follow up with them. Depending on how much hair you have, and where the planned incision is, you may not have to shave at all. If you have hair in or very near the surgical field, it will have to be removed. ...Read more
Can you please tell me why it'sthat when I shave my pubic area and I have sex and after I start having skin rash?
See details: Rashes and skin infections are common in the pubic area when it is shaved. Hair probably forms a protective barrier and shaving damage the top layers of the skin possibly increasing the risk of infection. Trim but do not shave the entire area. ...Read more
Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..
Change your method: Then it is time to stop shaving. I do not understand why you ask again. This is not a medical condition. It is not a disease. Your shaving is causing this problem. If you do not want to live with this problem then you must stop shaving. ...Read more
When will I be able to shave my pubic area? I'm recovering from vulvovaganitis. It's not swollen or inflammed anymore.
Shaving: If the area is no longer inflamed and you are on therapy, shaving should not be an issue. ...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'm having a ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone, do I need to shave my pubic area?
Yes: Yes would help allow device to go against skin better ...Read more
I'm nervous I may have been exposed to herpes or another std after my husband cheated on me. Although I did shave my pubic area the day before the bumps started appearing I am still very nervous. I am having some burning when I urinate as well. I'm not su
? Infection: You have heard the saying that knowledge is power. So you need some knowledge. Go see your trusted doctor, remember we don't talk to anyone about you. Have him or her test you for everything. Also get a urine test. It would be wise for him to get checked as well. Best wishes as you go on this winding road. ...Read more
Having ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone for a sports injury, do I need to shave my pubic area? Radiologist doing injection
Everytime I shave my pubic hair (genital area) I end up cutting myself or getting razor burn. How good is laser?
I norm shave my pubic area but haven't lately. Today I noticed a whitehead on the face of vagina with a pubic hair through it. Infected ingrown hair?
Yes.: The hair through the pimple sign says it all. ...Read more
I have begun breaking out where I get bug bites. The bites go away and then I break out. What could this be?
Insect bite reaction: Insect bites, like those from mosquitos, can cause a delayed reaction taking hours to days to develop. This has to do with the time that it takes inflammatory cells to migrate into the area in response to insect derived chemicals. Sometimes redness and swelling may occur a day or more after. It is also possible that a secondary eczema may develop due to damage to the skin from scratching. ...Read more
Hi I'm a 24 yr old male and I been breaking out when ever my body get over heated or in the sun for to long I break with bumps all over my body and af?
Avoid the sun: Unfortunately you either have a bad case of heat rash or photosensitivity. The only thing to do is wear well-ventilated clothing (athletic quick dry moisture-wicking clothing is great) and avoid the sun. You might need to wear long sleeves even in summer, which I do. Talk to your doctor for more information. You only need 20 minutes of sun a day for vitamin D, or take supplement. ...Read more
Just don't shave it: I don't think that Mother Nature intended us to be bald down there. ...Read more
DON'T shave delicate: Tissue. 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
I recently attempted to shave my pubic are and now lots of red dots have popped up around my pubic area, is th?
I found a small bump on my pubic area a day ago it has gotten smaller and its soft and gushy like there is fluid in there I haven't shaved in a month?
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