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The labia minora one of them pink and the other is dark I think due to hair removal cream how to re lighten it?

The labia minora one of them pink and the other is dark I think due to hair removal cream how to re lighten it?

Many products : Any exfoliating cream followed by whitening creams should give temporary and hopefully permanent results. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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I used hair removal cream and it got inside and my labia was burned in a few spots. It's red and raw and burns. What can I use to help cure the burns?

I used hair removal cream and it got inside and my labia was burned in a few spots. It's red and raw and burns. What can I use to help cure the burns?

Time and....: It may be helpful to apply aloe vera gel, small amount of topical anesthetic gel like oragel, ice packs and cold plain yogurt. Luckily the vaginal tissue heals itself pretty quickly. If the symptoms get worse or not feeling better in just 1-2 days, it would be best to be examined. Chemical burns can be very painful. ...Read more

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I have burns, swelling and blisters after using nair hair removal cream, please recommend something?

I have burns, swelling and blisters after using nair hair removal cream, please recommend something?

Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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25y.o. Labia minora darkened in color .gynecologist said it looks normal. I am having vulva laser hair removal last years.related?what else could it be

25y.o. Labia minora darkened in color .gynecologist said it looks normal. I am having vulva laser hair removal last years.related?what else could it be

Dark labia minora: Labia mnora contain melanocytes even in very fair women that make for a darkened appearance. The hair removal may simply have made the labia minora more visible to you. If the MD upon examination says it looks normal, then so be it. ...Read more

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4yrs I operate painful bumps on both of labia majora with hair, located between clit and leg groin. Doc says no big deal. May laser hair removal help?

Possibly: It really depends on the cause, if due to inclusion or follicular cysts, hair removal may help diminish these. If, however, they are due to hidradenitis, then it may not help at all. ...Read more

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4yrs I operate painful bumps on labia majora with hair, between clit and leg groin, no breakout, deep under. Doc says no big deal. Laser hair removal?

4yrs I operate painful bumps on labia majora with hair, between clit and leg groin, no breakout, deep under. Doc says no big deal. Laser hair removal?

Maybe: If not done correctly the laser can increase the size of the cyst and make them more unsightly and sometimes painful. I hops this helps and you gel better soon. ...Read more

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Upper lip.using 1) threading 2) hair removal cream best way?

Upper lip.using 1) threading 2) hair removal cream best way?

Upper lip hair: The best treatment is to do permanent laser hair reduction. All other methods except electrolysis are temporary. ...Read more

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Iv been using veet hair removal cream without iratation on a part of my face. Can I continue doing so? Thanks very much

Iv been using veet hair removal cream without iratation on a part of my face. Can I continue doing so? Thanks very much

Transgendered?: Are you transgendered? Trying to soften up your hair and have a more feminine appearance? Why would any man risk the damage to their skin by using VEET on their face? I would say no. There are much better options if you are in fact transgendered and want to have less hair or to shave less. ...Read more

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I got a rash on my knee from using nair hair removal cream.

I got a rash on my knee from using nair hair removal cream.

Nair: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream 1 % can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

Best product: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

Dermatologist: There are over the counter creams which I never advise as some of this may actually cause you to have hyperpigmentation with chronic use. A dermatology visit is best. Good luck ...Read more

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Waxing is better or hair removal cream? Which is best?

Either: Both have advantages/disadvantages. Better forms of hear removal would be laser hair removal or electrolysis. See http://www.Webmd. Com/beauty/hair-removal/for-women-only-best-options-for-hair-removal. ...Read more

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My underarms skin got darken by using veet hair removal cream. Is there any way so that I can improve my underarms skin fairer?

Using: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Steroid cream may prevent this by using after hair removal. ...Read more

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Can I use a hair removal cream instead of shaving every day? Mediterranean.

If you mean...: If you mean instead of shaving your face, depilatories are too harsh, in general, to be used on the face. I also don't recommend using them under the arms or in the groin area, for the same reason. Legs are no problem for most people. ...Read more

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Can docs recommend a good leg hair removal creams?

Leg hair removal: Most topical hair removal creams may provide temporary response. I do not know of any comparison studies that show one topical product is better than another. ...Read more

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Burned vagina from hair removal cream. What can I do?

A few things: First schedule an appointment to make sure no serious injury is present. In the meantime, apply an ice pack. Use over the counter topical Lidocaine spray. Soothing agents such as A and D ointment can help. Oatmeal baths can help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a rash caused by hair removal cream?

Rash: Hair removal cream probably caused a contact dermatitis which is an irritation to your skin. The best cure is steroid cream. You can get otc steroid cream(hydrocortisone) but some times it could not be strong enough. Worth the try, but if not working then a prescription will be needed. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to put hair removal cream around the penis?

Is it a bad idea to put hair removal cream around the penis?

Penis: I would not recommend using a chemical depilatory cream anywhere near the penis, scrotum or anus. I have seen countless people with chemical burns to these areas over the years. Careful use of a safety razor in these areas is much less likely to cause you problems. ...Read more

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I used hair removal cream on vagina and broke out. Is this herpes?

I used hair removal cream on vagina and broke out. Is this herpes?

Depilatory rash: It is possible that a depilatory (hair removal) cream can cause irritation, an allergic reaction or even burns on delicate mucous membranes. It is also possible that this irritation can lead to a herpes breakout if the person has a genital herpes infection. Please see your dermatologist or ob/gyn for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my vaginal irritation caused by hair removal cream?

Use a different : Cream or use a different method to remove the hair, for minor irritation on the outside (not the inside) you can use a low dose steroid cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream temporarily, if it doesn't clear up see your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more