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Doctor insights on: Ingrown Hairs From Shaving

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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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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