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Im 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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