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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?

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

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Is it possible for inside razor burn to cause vaginal burning?

Is it possible for inside razor burn to cause vaginal burning?

Oh gosh!: Did you try to shave the interior of your vagina? This could easily damage the sensitive vaginal tissues. Trying to shave the interior of the vagina could cause burning. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between razor burn and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between razor burn and herpes?

Razor Burn & Herpes: Razor burns are initially caused by the act of hair being pushed back into the follicle during the process of shaving. As a result, the follicles become inflamed and the skin turns red - may develop an ingrown hair and/or larger bumps. Herpes, however, forms small painful blisters. They usually appear as small fluid-filled painful blisters on the skin and mucous membrane of the body. ...Read more

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What are best remedies for razor burn? And how to prevent it?

What are best remedies for razor burn? And how to prevent it?

Cut gently: Razor burn is from excessive irritation of the skin when shaving. If you have very tough hair, wet the face with water or shaving cream before shaving but avoiding cutting too closely. Another option would be using an electric razor which can do the job. ...Read more

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I have razor burn on my pubic area and it hurts/ wont go away. What do I do? Hurts. Help

I have razor burn on my pubic area and it hurts/ wont go away. What do I do? Hurts. Help

Stop shaving, 4 now: Razor-bumps result from shaving/cutting the hair too short, thus causing the hair to get stuck under the skin causing the bumps. Basically these are trapped hair follicles. Use of some exfoliating skin lotion/cream may help the trapped hair to come through to surface and thus resolve the bumps. So, stop shaving too closely will reduce this. Laser/electrolysis is expensive, but no bumps! good luck. ...Read more

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When i shave i usually get razor burn and it really sucks. Is there any ways that i can prevent that?

When i shave i usually get razor burn and it really sucks. Is there any ways that i can prevent that?

Good technique helps: 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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My boyfriend gets very bad razor burn on his neck when he shaves, and usually uses a cheap 3 blade razor. Could a more durable 5 blade razor help?

My boyfriend gets very bad razor burn on his neck when he shaves, and usually uses a cheap 3 blade razor. Could a more durable 5 blade razor help?

Less blades better. : Blade number doesn't affect razor burns. If anything more is worse. It has to do with his skin's sensitivity and also the kind of barrier he uses for shaving. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract herpes if your partner of 3 years doesn't have it? I'm at a point where I'm really not sure if this is just bad razor burn?

Is it possible to contract herpes if your partner of 3 years doesn't have it? I'm at a point where I'm really not sure if this is just bad razor burn?

Only by sex: The only way to catch genital herpes is sexual contact with an infected partner. Having no symptoms doesn't necessarily mean your partner doesn't have herpes; many infected people don't know it but still pass herpes to partners. Razor burn and herpes are quite different -- if you have pimple-like bumps or inflammation in areas you shave, probably it's not herpes. But see a doctor ASAP to be sure. ...Read more