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I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

You shouldn't be: Applying waxing strips to your vulva. The tissues are very delicate. It is best to have sugar waxing techniques to the bikini line or inner thigh done by a professional. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How can I prevent bumps and red spots after shaving my pubic hair?

How can I prevent bumps and red spots after shaving my pubic hair?

Don't shave so close: You're probably shaving very close with a multi-blade razor. Those razors actually shave below the skin line, causing ingrown hairs which appear as red bumps. Try a single-blade or electric razor. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

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I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting shaving rash on my legs?

How can I avoid getting shaving rash on my legs?

Shaving tips: 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 to prevent pimples on upper arms after waxing them?

How to prevent pimples on upper arms after waxing them?

Ask Dr: Why not ask the dr who is treating you for acne. Also you might want to stop waxing upper arms to let pimples clear up. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more

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Will shaving or itching worsen hot tub folliculitis if it's on my legs?

Will shaving or itching worsen hot tub folliculitis if it's on my legs?

It may: Hot tub folliculitis is due most commonly to pseudomonas aeruginosa, a water-borne bacteria. You do not want to provide further breaks in the skin through which this bacteria can potentially invade your body. Wait. Get better. ...Read more

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How can I stop from getting rash on face when shaving?

How can I stop from getting rash on face when shaving?

Razor burn or: Sensitivity to products used. 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. ...Read more

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Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Unlikely: Head lice and pubic lice are different "animals", so to speak. The itching in your pubic area is most likely a response to the grooming of the area and hair growth. ...Read more

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How can I rid scars on my face from acne and shaving rashes?

How can I rid scars on my face from acne and shaving rashes?

Professional help: You need to see your dermatologist and be evaluated before treatment can be recommended. Treatment ranges from topical and systemic medications to laser resurfacing. Also scarring from shaving needs to be addressed as well. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on pubic area after 2 days of shaving ?

Folliculitis: Sounds like folliculitis. If the redness spreads or the skin gets firm, hot, painful then see a doctor since it could be a cellulitis (infection). ...Read more

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M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

Ingrown Hair: Forcibly removing hair through waxing stimulates oil flow to your hair follicles, which in turn attracts bacteria that can lead to ingrown hairs. While everyone who waxes risks getting ingrown hairs, people with curly hair, dark skin, or those who wear tight stockings or pants may have an increased risk of getting ingrown hairs. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more