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How long does razor burn / bumps last?

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

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...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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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of razor burn/bumps on the bikini area?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of razor burn/bumps on the bikini area?

Several options: There are several over the counter topical skin lotions specifically indicated for razor burns on the market. Watch for signs of infected hair follicles, which may require a prescription antibiotic to resolve. Also, try scrubbing in the shower with epsom salt. ...Read more

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Bad razor burn & razor bumps on bikini area would a product called tend skin help? please help

Bad razor burn & razor bumps on bikini area would a product called tend skin help?  please help

Please see physician: Bad razor burns and bumps may be due to infected skin. Please see a physician for proper treatment and to avoid scarring ...Read more

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Male. Shaved chest improperly. I have razor burn/razor bumps on my upper chest. What can I apply to help healing?Neosporin? Cetaphil?tweeze in-growns?

Male. Shaved chest improperly. I have razor burn/razor bumps on my upper chest. What can I apply to help healing?Neosporin? Cetaphil?tweeze in-growns?

Keep it clean: you are correct you need to keep these rooms clean. Therefore soap and water and hygiene are important. You can discuss with your physician about topical anabiotic's Whitecat mupirocin, as it is less like it is sensitize you than the neosporin does ...Read more

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I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.

I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.

See doctor: Herpes typically starts as a blister that then turns into an ulcer/sore and is painful. Genital warts can appear like small bumps, as can molluscum. Razor burn can also appear like small bumps. You need a physical exam to determine what these bumps are. ...Read more

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Got bad razor bumps & razor burn on my bikini area will tend skin product help get rid of them? Please help really conscious

Got bad razor bumps & razor burn on my bikini area will tend skin product help get rid of them? Please help really conscious

Razor Bumps: Apply corticosteroid cream to your razor bumps to reduce the redness and swelling fast. Corticosteroid cream is mild and can help you quickly. Also try using benzoyl peroxide on your razor bumps. Using a benzoyl peroxide ointment with at least 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide can reduce the bumps and prevent any kind of rash from forming. ...Read more

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Shaved bikini line for the beach. Totally embarassed by bumps. What can I do about razor burn?

Shaved bikini line for the beach. Totally embarassed by bumps. What can I do about razor burn?

Laser: People who get irritation and razor burn in the bikini line often struggle with this problem for a long time before finally deciding to do laser hair removal. If this is your problem, laser hair removal is likely the most effective option. The upfront cost is significant, but the relief can be life changing. ...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