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Infections From Shaving
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Shaving: 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
Either possible: But this depends upon what you are classifying as "pimples". Acne may be enhanced by bacteria that are not necessarily causative. Some fungi can present with skin eruptions that may look like pimples. Staphylococci can produce skin abscesses (boils) that some will call pimples. ...Read more
Few options: Topical antibiotics may be of help with infected hair follicles (folliculitis). If there is an ingrown hair problem, try not tweezing or pulling the hairs out and don't shave too close to the skin. Also, avoid pressure or traumatizing the area of concern. Laser hair removal is also very effective in that it eliminates the hair follicle and prevents the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
Many: If we assume there is no hormonal or medical cause for abnormalheair growth then unfortunately the ways of making hair growth less are minimal. Waxing pulls hair out from the route so although it's uncomfortable it tens to work better than shaving with less itching. Laser removal is expensive but works even better and semi-permanently. Your final and most tedious option is electrolysis, expensive ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infectious diarrhea: Infectious diarrhea can be due to various species of viruses, bacteria or parasites. They can be contagious, some more so than others. If someone has diarrhea due to a viral infection, you could catch it by the infected person sneezing on you (via nasal secretions, resporatory droplets, etc). Proper hand washing is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to shave without leaving razor bumps and/ or itchiness especially after shaving the pubic area?
Shaving: try using a good shaving soap and apply some Vit E cream afterwards ...Read more
Any procedures to remove completely mild scaring from acne ? A few from shaving with a razor(legs)
Won't be complete: And only your dermatologist can do this for you. We can hide acne scars but not make them vanish. I'm glad you're finally being treated scientifically. A little scarring gives a real, authentic woman's face character; celebrity and internet photos aren't true-to-life. Good luck. ...Read more
Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
1st step: Yeast has the appearance of confluent redness- worse in crease and small red bumps in the periphery. Generally there is no fever or pain with yeast (itchy). So if fever, pain, pus or spreading outside of axilla go see your doc. If not, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a week or so, use powder to keep area dry, avoid deodorant :( , reduce the sugars in your diet and see if it improves. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: It is not likely that bacterial infection affecting a tattoo is contagious in the sense that it will be passed on to persons in the vicinity. If it is due to staph aureus it can colonize people in direct contact, and they can subsequently become infected if they have breaks in the skin, but this is a far stretch from being "contagious". ...Read more
What else could cause discharge from the penis beside a STD infection yeast infections trichomas infection?
Symptoms: Shaving may cause follicles to become inflamed with 'ingrown hairs' that are not necessarily infected. If the area is hot, tender, swollen, indurated or has purulent material present then there concern for an infection. ...Read more
My vagina has been itching mainly lips & clitoris. I noticed a white discharge inside the lips. Could this be a yeast infection? Or just from shaving?
Yeast,STD or allergy: Yeasy infection should respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat. See your family or gyn dr. If there is any chance you might have a sexually transmitted disease. Could you be allergic to the soap or shaving cream used?. All symptoms could be from any of above 3. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Two nights ago I was shaving near my butcrack and I cut myself a little. I'm afraid I have an infection and will die. I can't really see anything ther?
Not to worry: This area suffers minor trauma in many activities and infection is rare - usually requiring some systemic internal breakdown in the immune system. Shaving of the pudendal area is common and breaks in the skin surface happens regularly without any infection resultant. ...Read more
A week ago, while I was shaving I accidentally cut my leg. I believe I have an infection, what should I treat my cut with?
I cut my bikini area shaving & was going to wear my husband's looser underwear for a few days.Is it safe to wear his or can I get any infections?
Spraying cologne in cut after shaving accidentally any risk for infection etc.? Same as aftershave? ?
Quite low: Realize that most fragrances, including cologne's have an alcohol base, which makes it difficult for many microbes to survive. The same can be said of many aftershaves, at least from an alcohol base perspective. Your more likely though, to create irritation of the cut related to the chemicals rather than cause an infection. ...Read more
What is the risk of getting some sort of infection (minor or severe...like hepatitus) from using used shaving soap?
It could be: Especially if there is swelling, warmth, tenderness or drainage. Please get medically evaluated if it appears that the laceration is infected. ...Read more
I don't know if I have a yeast infection or a cut in my vagina. I did shave down there the other day and it's possible to cut myself while shaving. ?
It burns when I pee but not the same feeling as yeast infection I think I cut my self shaving what do I do ?
First aid: Treat this like any other cut. Clean the area with clean soapy water, then consider applying a topical antibacterial ointment like neosporin and of course be seen if you develop any signs of infection. Also if you continue to have pain with urination you may have a UTI and should see your doctor or have a consult with a local doc on HealthTap. ...Read more
I injured the pubic area while shaving I am suffering from fever and pain over the area. Is it lymph node infection? What should I do?
See MD : Fever is not local, but systemic and is not a usual response to a shaving mishap. Is there pus, swelling? How long? Impossible to tell you over the net, but it is possible you have a staph infection. Fever is a hallmark of infection. Your lymph nodes swell as they drain the infected area, and are not the primary infection. If this something that you are truly 'suffering" from: see md, antibiotics. ...Read more
I have pink skin from a scab from a shaving cut on my leg- how long does it take for the pink skin to go away? It has been a month- no infection
I cut myself shaving 3 weeks ago. My leg is really red. No infection. How long does it take for the redness to go away? How long until it looks normal
Could not shaving my vagina cause infections like yeast and bv? I've been getting it a lot and i can't take it anymore. I use pH soap for my vagina
I cut myself shaving 3 days ago. It's now red all around the cut and itchy. It's mostly scabbed over and is not swollen or hot. Healing or infection?
Irritation?: 2ndary infection can be a possibility as well since your description is difficult without a physical exam. Any enlargement including pustules, redness, swelling, warm may be a sign of infection otherwise. ...Read more
I think I have a cyst in my vaginal area due to shaving often and it squeezed it and it burst. Will it give me an infection or it is ok to not see a doctor?
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