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Irritation from electric shaving, blade shaving, even growing a beard?

Irritation from electric shaving, blade shaving, even growing a beard?

Folliculitis: Many people have this problem. Using regular Alpha hydroxy acids, salicyclic acids can help. Physician grade glycolic peels can help as well as doing laser hair removal to help decrease the amount and courseness of your hair can help to. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemicals. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

How can I clear infected hair follicles from shaving?

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 more

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Are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

Are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

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 more

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What causes clogged hair follicle on head from shaving?

Ingrown hair: coarse or curly hair is more apt to poke back into skin. The opening to the hair follicle can become clogged with dead skin cells. ...Read more

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Can u get vaginal sores from shaving pubic hair?

Can u get vaginal sores from shaving pubic hair?

No.: You can get infection at the site of hair follicles, but you cannot get sores vaginally. You need to be seen by a doctor who can check your herpes viral titers. ...Read more

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Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs don't spread but you can get multiple ones near each other and some may not show up until a while later. ...Read more

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Is this bump by my penis an ingrown hair from shaving?

Is this bump by my penis an ingrown hair from shaving?

Possibly: If you do shave, it is common to have ingrown hairs. If it becomes red, painful, or particularly if you can see pus, see your primary care provider, as it is likely infected. ...Read more

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How could girls shave their bikini area hair?

How could girls shave their bikini area hair?

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

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Broke out in a bunch of infected ingrown hairs in pubic area after shaving?

Broke out in a bunch of infected ingrown hairs in pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs n arms?

Ingrown hairs n arms?

See : See your dermatologist for treatment. This can be treated with laser or other meds. ...Read more

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How to prevent pubic hair from growing and itching after shaving?

How to prevent pubic hair from growing and itching after shaving?

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 more

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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs after shaving?

You can not: Though hygienic measures are your best thing. Temporarily apply olive oil or coconut oil after shaving. ...Read more

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Could shaving your pubes get rid of pubic lice?

Could shaving your pubes get rid of pubic lice?

Shaving is not: Sufficient. Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). ...Read more

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How to shave pubic hair (male)?

How to shave pubic hair (male)?

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 more

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Is this bump by my penis an ingrown hair from shaving?

Possibly: If you do shave, it is common to have ingrown hairs. If it becomes red, painful, or particularly if you can see pus, see your primary care provider, as it is likely infected. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my scrotum. Bump is skin colored. 28 hours after possible exposure to std. Is this an ingrown hair or irritation from shaving?

I have a bump on my scrotum.  Bump is skin colored.  28 hours after possible exposure to std.  Is this an ingrown hair or irritation from shaving?

ANy of above: The "bump" could be any of the things you mention, or other things as well. Without looking at the area and getting more history (like what STD may you have been exposed to - something like herpes that gives skin lesions...), then it is really impossible to diagnose. Keep area clean, dry, wear boxers to avoid undue irritation to area, and if not improving or becomes painful, see doc for treatment. ...Read more

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Are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

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 more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs after shaving?

You can not: Though hygienic measures are your best thing. Temporarily apply olive oil or coconut oil after shaving. ...Read more

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I've been getting a lot of ingrown hairs on my vag, i stopped shaving as much and do tweez but they still come anything else i could do?

Pubic hair has a: function on our bodies. No need to tweeze and shave them all off. If you are getting lots of ingrown hairs - would encourage you to stop shaving and tweezing them. ...Read more

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What are some tips to avoid ingrown hairs while shaving?

Avoid goosebumps: Avoid shaving goose bumps. If you get ingrown hairs often try initially shaving with the grain of the hair and then against it. ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown hairs months after shaving down there?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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So shaving down will make the hundreds of little ingrown hairs go away?

SHAVING DOWN: Shaving down will prevent new ingrown hairs. The ingrown hairs that are already there will disappear by themselves. If you think these are infected, use an antibacterial soap twice daily and apply neosporin ointment at night to these. ...Read more

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How can I avoid razor bumps and ingrown hairs that i get while shaving my shoulders?

Razor Bumps: 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

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I have ingrown hairs and redness due to shaving located on my inner thighs that's been bothering me for a few years I've tried over counter meds ?

In grown hair: Are you sure it's ingrown hair bothering you and not Jock itch?? Please see ur MD as the management of both these conditions is different. ...Read more

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How long after shaving does an ingrown hair appear in the pubic area?

How long after shaving does an ingrown hair appear in the pubic area?

No set time: An ingrown hair can occur anytime with or without shaving. They sometimes become inflamed and infected and redness and tenderness appear. Warm applications help at that point but if redness extends, see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Broke out in a bunch of infected ingrown hairs in pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more