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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
Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more
I have several bumps on my labia, some of which are on the inside crease which are painful and itchy. Could they be ingrown hairs 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
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
Stop shaving: Would allow hairs to grow out. You need to stop shaving for now. ...Read more
I've had ingrown hairs in my pubic area for 8-9 months and the won't go away. I' stopped shaving completely. What should I do?
See a Dermatologist: See a Dermatologist and let them gie you some advice. ...Read more
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
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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