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Is It Ok To Use Deodorant In Your Pubic Area If You Have Hair There
Deodorant in pubes: Should probably not hurt but i guess the question is why? For odor control - or for moisture control? Deodorants are ok for moisture control (active ingredient is aluminum trichloride) too much moisture can also cause an odor. ...Read more
I've been having this musty odor in my pubic area& underarms 2 yrs. I shower, wax or keep hair trim. I use clinical strength deodorant .Embarrassing?
? Yeast Infection: Body odors can be due to a number of issues. The groin and underarms have a high concentration of hair follicles and sweat glands. They can become infected. The moisture can lead to yeast infections of the skin or glands in these areas. If yeast infection, may be a sign of other condition like diabetes. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I've noticed my 4 yr old has been having grown-up body odor under her arms. I haven't noticed any growth spurt or pubic hair. Can I use deodorant?
Maybe folliculitis: 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 just noticed 1 bump not around my vaginal area but within pubic hairs that started to itch wht could that be?
Itchy bump: Several possibilities. It could be pubic lice for example. You need to see your doctor to find out. ...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 have a tiny pain in the area just above my pubic hair line and slightly to the left It is not painful at all really it's more annoying than anything?
Tiny muscle strain..: or pinched skin nerve. There are muscular and nerve structures just below the surface of the skin in this area. If a muscle were strained, I would expect bigger area of discomfort than "tiny pain." So I suspect a tiny pinched nerve. Annoying would be a typical way to describe something like this. It should spontaneously go away within a few days. I wouldn't worry more about it. Best wishes! ...Read more
A day or so.: Everybody grow hair ar different rates in different areas of the body, but shaving cuts the hair off at skin level, so continued growth is visible pretty quickly--just as with your legs or armpits. Waxing removes the hair at its root so regrowth takes a bit longer. For maximum removal, some permanently, laser hair removal is the best option. ...Read more
Multiple hairs growing out of the same follicle but only in pubic area? They're really thick but not painful
Anomaly: This anomaly doesn't appear to be anything to be concerned about unless there are signs of inflammation such as redness, tenderness,swelling or drainage from the area. Cutting the hair to lessen its bulk periodically may be an option. You could consult your physician or dermatologist for evaluation, however. ...Read more
I used to clean shave around my pubic area couple of years back. Now i don't have much hair around there. Was this bound to happen and normal?
Yes: Sometimes shaving that hair results in permanent reduction of it. ...Read more
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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
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
Hair removal: If waxing is causing bleeding, it is being performed incorrectly with wax that is not the correct temperature. Waxing should not be tearing off the skin. Waxing can decrease the amount of hair growth over time, but not immediately. If you get an infection and the skin is scarred, sometimes the hair will not grow back in the scarred areas. ...Read more
Your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to drain it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as:
Steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling,
Retinoids (Retin A) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment changes that can occur from ingrown hairs,
Antibiotics ...Read more
Is there any type of anasthesia that i can use before removing the hair in the pubic area , that doesn't harm that area ?
Anesth for hair remo:
Probably the most effective thing to take is Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream.
I will require a prescription but if very effective when used the proper way. ...Read more
Hi, I am a 34 old black male. I have a bad itch in my pubic area. I recently cut my pubic hair and noticed a white surface. ?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor in person to have that evaluated. ...Read more
I been getting small painless bumps in pubic area and at the top of each one there is a hair sticking out of the top of it ??
Folliculitis: The skin is getting irritated around the hair follicles. Can be more common if you have curly hair and If you shave the area. If they don't seem infected (visible white pus) there is no danger. You can try soaking the area to allow the hairs to make their way through the skin more easily without causing irritation. Try using a washcloth gently to remove dead skin that could block the follicle. ...Read more
I feel this may sound silly but...I shaved my pubic hairs but now my private area is really ashy looking. What can I do about that?
Lotion: The skin may simply be irritated from shaving. You can apply some lotion to the outside and see if that helps. If you do not like the appearance then the hair will grow back soon. ...Read more
I am 23 year old male. I have few red bumbs in my pubic area, I saw them after I shaved my pubic hair. Is it cause from shaving or any kind of disease?
Molluscum contagiosa: its impossible to be sure without seeing or biopsing one of them, but this is a strong possibility. Go to a dermatologist who may freeze, acid or freeze them off. There are also several topical products that may be prescribed. These are wart-like growths that are contagious so be careful! ...Read more
Bumps are appearing on my pubic area, it is not a shaving rash, and i dont think its ingrown hairs. What is it?
Pubic bumps: Pubic bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
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