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Can razor burn that itches turn into a small blister after scratching like crazy ?

Can razor burn that itches turn into a small blister after scratching like crazy ?

Lotion: Dear Antonio: The intensity of the scratching can certainly cause skin excoriation, blisters and even bleeding...Temper you enthusiasm of scratching and put some some soothing lotion to the irritated area... ...Read more

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An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Shaved armpits for razor burn bumps itched them and now i've had the bumps for 2 weeks mrsa?

Shaved armpits for razor burn bumps itched them and now i've had the bumps for 2 weeks mrsa?

Possibly: Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph aureus bacteria) infection of the skin can occur after irritation such as shaving. Usually it presents as a boil, but can also be red bumps or pustules over the hair follicles (folliculitis). If there are no pus bumps, it is also possible that you have an irritant or allergic dermatitis under your arms. See your doctor to culture the area and treat it. ...Read more

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Had a rash on body for months. Looks like razor burn & doesn't itch. Wctb?

Had a rash on body for months. Looks like razor burn & doesn't itch. Wctb?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Have a really bad razor burn all over my legs that itches like crazy bc i used an old razor. Anti-itch cream doesn't help. Help please!

Have a really bad razor burn all over my legs that itches like crazy bc i used an old razor. Anti-itch cream doesn't help. Help please!

Razor burn: 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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So I have a redish razor burn kinda rash on my pubic area itches just a little I don't know it it's std or rash please help. Also stared noticing it when I started wearing a belt ?

So I have a redish razor burn kinda rash on my pubic area itches just a little I don't know it it's std or rash please help. Also stared noticing it when I started wearing a belt ?

Many possibilities: There are too many kinds of genital rash to even guess at the cause. However, probably not an STD: most genital rashes are not STDs, and no STD is likely to cause both genital and non-genital rash at the same time. See your personal physician or a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have had really painful/itchy razor burn around bikini area for 2 weeks. Itching wakes me up at night and irritates me all day. How to get rid of it?

Long time: Usually razor burn won"t last this long by itself. Have you used anything in the area to try to treat it that you might be allergic to? This could have started as a razor burn and become a contact dermatitis. If so, over the counter hydrocortisone could help. You could be aggravating it in your sleep by scratching. To break the itch scratch cycle, benadyrl at bedtime can help. If these don't work ...Read more

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Herpes or pimples due to shaving and new lotion? Some pimples and itching/burning like razor burn.

Herpes or pimples due to shaving and new lotion? Some pimples and itching/burning like razor burn.

Folliculitis: Razor burn is broadly defined as a skin irritation developing after shaving. It appears as a red rash, sometimes with swelling & itching. Frequent shaving, using a dull blade, shaving dry & sensitive skin are associated. If the inflammation of the hair follicle leads to infection, pustules or pimples might develop--folliculitis. Herpes simplex would not be expected but would look like blisters. ...Read more

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I shaved with an older razor then had sex a few times with my partner. Started to have itching from razor burn. Now I have three pimple looking bumps (smaller than a pin head) that are in a line above my vaginal opening. What is it?

I shaved with an older razor then had sex a few times with my partner. Started to have itching from razor burn. Now I have three pimple looking bumps (smaller than a pin head) that are in a line above my vaginal opening. What is it?

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam or a virtual visit ...Read more

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Do I have herpes symptoms? I have HPV and have had warts. However i haven't had them in 3 years. I started to notice one and now I am very itchy (only at night) and noticed after itching I have red bumps that look like razor burn. I haven't had sex in 2 m

Do I have herpes symptoms? I have HPV and have had warts. However i haven't had them in 3 years. I started to notice one and now I am very itchy (only at night) and noticed after itching I have red bumps that look like razor burn. I haven't had sex in 2 m

The : The description you give is not consistent with herpes, but it is still possible. Visit your doctor for an examination. If the area in question has resolved, you can request a herpes blood test that checks for antibodies for herpes type 1 & 2. If you are positive for type 2 then you have been exposed to genital herpes at some point. If the rash is still present then your doctor may be able to tell you if it is herpes or not by his/her clinical exam.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have four bumps on my right leg that don't itch but are in a line and are small pinkish and clearer in the center. Is it a bug bite or razor burn?

I have four bumps on my right leg that don't itch but are in a line and are small pinkish and clearer in the center. Is it a bug bite or razor burn?

Bed bugs: Have you been sleeping in a hotel. Bed bugs bite in threes sometimes. Called breakfast, lunch and dinner. Look for bed bugs and see if your razor is dull. ...Read more

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4-5 Months ago I shaved my buttox ever since I've noticed small red bumps no pain no itch is this just razor burn? This just a skin condition?

4-5 Months ago I shaved my buttox ever since I've noticed small red bumps no pain no itch is this just razor burn? This just a skin condition?

Folliculitis: It may be some of the hairs are ingrown and have not yet been able to properly regroup yet. Warm showers with good irrigation of the area and more time should resolve your problem. If there is any concern for infection, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I shaved before having sex and what I thought was razor burn, is now blistering. It doesn't itch at all, but new blisters keep forming. Herpes?

Possibly: Since herpes is a possibility and since there is treatment available for it, you should be examined for diagnosis. This eruption may be a reaction to the shaving or some ingredient used during the shaving,however. ...Read more

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I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Raised defined circular red bumps on skin could be a form of psoriasis or a type of eczema. You need to see a dermatologist or podistrist for evaluation and treatment. Your doctor may perform bloodwork on you to see if you have any signs of auto-immune disease and/or they may prescribe oral and/or topical medications to help resolve this skin issue. ...Read more

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I think someone used my razor, if they had an STD or something, could i catch it this way? Well i thought i just had some razor burn, my armpits have little red bumps that itch, my private area also have uncomfortable bumps, and bumps down my legs. Talk a

I think someone used my razor, if they had an STD or something, could i catch it this way? Well i thought i just had some razor burn, my armpits have little red bumps that itch, my private area also have uncomfortable bumps, and bumps down my legs. Talk a

It : It would be incredibly rare to get an std from a razor, and is in fact almost impossible, unless there was blood on it and you had an open bloody spot that you used the razor on. It is much more likely that you have folliculitis, which is inflammation of the hair follicles which can happen with old razors. Throw the razor blade away and get a new one. Use dial or another anti-bacterial soap for your skin and the rash should go away. If it is worse, more red, or swollen then it would be reasonable to consult your physician. ...Read more

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I shaved my head with clippers a few days ago and my scalp is burning and itching. I have razor bumps and burn on my scalp. How do I fix this?

I shaved my head with clippers a few days ago and my scalp is burning and itching. I have razor bumps and burn on my scalp. How do I fix this?

Scalp rash: It could be irritation by the clippers themselves which would be more of an allergic rash or it could be an infection. I cannot exclude a fungal infection as well. I would see your Doctor for an evaluation to decide on the appropriate medication and treatment for your problem. Have a swell day. ...Read more

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How to best treat razor burn?

How to best treat razor burn?

Razor burn Rx: First apply aloe vera or Hydrocortisone cream to soothe. Next, use a glycolic or salicylic acid based lotion. Avoid alcohol containing products or excessive sun exposure. Ibuprofen and cold packs can further help to decrease the inflammation. Lastly, avoid shaving for awhile during the healing phase and in extreme cases follow up with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for razor burn?

What can be done for razor burn?

Razor burn: 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. Consider > ...Read more

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Need some ways to eliminate razor burn?

Need some ways to eliminate razor burn?

Prevent it!: Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. ...Read more

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Whenever i shave "down there" i get a ton of razor burn and it's just not attractive. Anyway to avoid it?

Whenever i shave "down there" i get a ton of razor burn and it's just not attractive. Anyway to avoid it?

Shave with care.: Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. ...Read more

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How to treat a razor burn?

How to treat a razor burn?

Razor burn: 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. Consider > ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent razor burn?

What can I do to prevent razor burn?

Razor Burn Prevent: 1. Start with a high quality, sharp razor and change it out frequently. 2. Warm face with water to open pores and soften beard. 3. Use a lubricant or cream and leave on for at least 60-90 sec before shaving. 4. Drag the razor lightly over the face, do not push! 5. Keep the razor in contact with face versus lifting up after a stroke. 6. Apply lotion or hydrocortisone.
Or, grow a beard! ...Read more

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How long does razor burn / bumps last?

Depends: Depending on how bad the razor burn is, it could take a day to a few days. You can put aloe or other creams/lotions to help alleviate the discomfort. Remember to do precautions to avoid razor burns such as warm water, shave in direction of hair, and after shave. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to rid of razor burn?

Can you tell me how to rid of  razor burn?

Razor burn: 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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Incredibly dry bikini area with razor burn help?

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Incredibly dry bikini area with razor burn help?

Red bumps: I recommend letting your doctor look at it, to treat any possible infection. ...Read more

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What, if anything, can you do to prevent razor burn?

What, if anything, can you do to prevent razor burn?

Prevent razor burn: Wash area with hot soapy water; rinse with hot water (helps soften hairs and removes dead skin cells); use razor with sharp blades (dull blades drag & irritate); lubricate area with shaving gel/foam to help razor glide; rinse thoroughly with warm water, then cool/cold to soothe skin; apply aloe vera gel (cools and helps heal razor irritation). ...Read more