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Can scratching a lot due to razor burn cause a blister?

Can scratching a lot due to razor burn cause a blister?

It might...: Constant friction can cause an inflammatory response in your skin and one possible result is a blister. Do not pick on it, apply antibiotic cream and cover it to avoid infections. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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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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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?

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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Cut myself shaving on mons pubis, bled profusely, & resulted in a sore. Do herpes sores bleed? No blister, sore was only "open" for a night, tweezed a few hairs out of it it, now it is dry and pink and looks almost like razor burn, just bigger.

Cut myself shaving on mons pubis, bled profusely, & resulted in a sore. Do herpes sores bleed? No blister, sore was only "open" for a night, tweezed a few hairs out of it it, now it is dry and pink and looks almost like razor burn, just bigger.

Shaving injury: What you are describing sounds like a shaving injury. A herpes lesion usually does not bleed. If you felt yourself cutting the skin with the razor then this is the most likely explanation. If you are concerned see and Obgyn for an examination ...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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How can I get rid of my bikini razor burn?

How can I get rid of my bikini razor burn?

Razor burn bikini: For razor burns in the bikini area, first of all stop shaving there for a week or more. Remember, razor burns come from a razor! Wash with an antibacterial soap and do not wear tight panties. An antibiotic cream or ointment applied a couple of time a day may cure any possible infection. If no better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do about razor burn on my vagina! Help!?

What to do about razor burn on my vagina! Help!?

Pubic hair: (not vagina) 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 > ...Read more

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How do I not get a razor burn when I shave my vagina?

How do I not get a razor burn when I shave my vagina?

Well: It isn't necessary to shave the pubic area from a health perspective. The tissues near the vagina are very tender - hope you are not trying to shave yourself in that area. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to help and heal razor burn on vagina?

What is the quickest way to help and heal razor burn on vagina?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Hi today I got razor burn and does it ever go away? Will my vagina heal?

Hi today I got razor burn and does it ever go away? Will my vagina heal?

Don't shave vagina!: Pubic 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 ...Read more

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What shoulda lady use to prevent razor burn in her pubic and bikini area?

What shoulda lady use to prevent razor burn in her pubic and bikini area?

Use good technique: 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 put lotion on my razor burn and it stings. Does that mean it's working?

I just put lotion on my razor burn and it stings. Does that mean it's working?

Not necessarily.: 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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I thought I had a razor burn it was like a cut, a day later two bump arose with like a dimple on it, now I don't know if it's abcess or herpes.

I thought I had a razor burn it was like a cut, a day later two bump arose with like a dimple on it, now I don't know if it's abcess or herpes.

See a dermatologist: Possibly folliculitis due to close shave. Need exam by expert to define precisely. What part of body? First time? Pustules? Meanwhile can try a little otc benzoyl peroxide gel. ...Read more

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I have bumps in my bikini area. They aren't red. But they resemble razor burn. What should I look for to know if its razor burn or something worse?

I have bumps in my bikini area. They aren't red. But they resemble razor burn. What should I look for to know if its razor burn or something worse?

Keep clean: If you weren't sick and there are no open sores and this is first time probably razor burn. Keep clean with soap and water and after you shave clean very good with soap and water. Tiny nicks get into skin, allowing bacteria to enter the follicle right where your underwear is, use a clean razor, use a little alcohol over the area after, good luck. ...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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How to get rid of razor burn?

How to get rid of razor burn?

Options: Shave after applying shaving cream at least 3 minutes later. Always shave in the direction of he hair growth. Use hydrocortisone cream if irritation occurs ...Read more

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