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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs)  afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

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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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs)  afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Folliculitis: You are probably developing folliculitis which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. You may get relief from this problem by using a depilatory cream such as nair or neet. These products work well and are much less apt to cause irritation. ...Read more

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Hello, I recently have shaved my bikini area and now have red bumps in between the hairs that I shaved, the do not itch or burn and they are not sore, is there a chance they are an std or are stds more in the vaginal area and not in the pubic area?

Hello, I recently have shaved my bikini area and now have red bumps in between the hairs that I shaved, the do not itch or burn and they are not sore, is there a chance they are an std or are stds more in the vaginal area and not in the pubic area?

STD unlikely : Ingrown hairs are common in the pubic area, created by shaving or the friction from underwear. They can appear as pimple like bumps. Applying warm compresses and washing twice daily with a warm soapy washcloth should help the site drain and heal faster. See your doctor if symptoms do not improve with these measures. Simple inflammation of the follicles may also be the issue. ...Read more

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rash bikini line 1 wk ago. Treated w/prescrib. steroid cream. Small, red bumps spread out near anus yesterday. Not itchy, slightly tender. Help! HPV+

rash bikini line 1 wk ago. Treated w/prescrib. steroid cream. Small, red bumps spread out near anus yesterday. Not itchy, slightly tender. Help! HPV+

Rash anus: hello, this sounds like a reactivation of a herpes rash.Remember herpes in this area is not only spread sexually.Its also spread by self-inoculation, ie: you touch a herpes sore in the mouth, dont wash hands then go to BR and wipe after toilet activity. You can treat this with mild 1% hydrocort, or Vaseline, or moisturizer. I would not go anti-viral route for mild rash.It may recur.WASH HANDS, etc ...Read more

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What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

Benedryl: Benadryl or the generic called "diphenhydramine" is often the drug store's own brand of allergy medicine. It can possibly cause some drowsiness so use caution but it can be your first line choice for an allergic reaction. If it does not help or the reaction gets worse or you start to have any trouble swallowing, go to the er asap for help. ...Read more

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Got shingles on March 17 & small rash. No blisters just red bumps. Didnt pop or pick scabs but bumps won't go away. Redness gone but not bumps. Scars?

Got shingles on March 17 & small rash. No blisters just red bumps. Didnt pop or pick scabs but bumps won't go away. Redness gone but not bumps. Scars?

Question diagnosis: Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor make the diagnosis? In any case, it is time to consult a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?

What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread  internally?

Staph Infections: Yes. Of course. I am not sure why you have not gone to the doctor. This is not a kind of infection and not a place to just wait and let it get worse. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Eat healthy: Eat a diet with at least 80 grams of complete (animal or soy) protein every day and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with some whole grains and perform regular exercise for good health. Don't worry about being too skinny if you have good energy and eat right. Try over-the counter acne medicines such as benzoyle peroxide or the Proactive products. If this isn't enough, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is every Red Bump or blister a new scabies infection. I got treated with some pills 4days ago. but still have some red bumps and sometimes get new ones. are those eggs? Can I pop them and make sure that I clean that area.

Is every Red Bump or blister a new scabies infection. I got treated with some pills 4days ago. but still have some red bumps and sometimes get new ones. are those eggs? Can I pop them and make sure that I clean that area.

Scabies: 33 year old gentleman with scabies infection treated with oral therapy now with new red rash. You may require treatment with oral and topical therapy. You may be extremely contagious and you should avoid scratching the scabies rash. Contact your doctor and read the CDC decontamination protocol for your close contacts, bedding, clothing,etc. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/prevent.html ...Read more

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Lately i have been noticing red bumps on my vaginal area they have spread a little bit and sometimes they can be popped but sometimes they are just re?

Lately i have been noticing red bumps on my vaginal area they have spread a little bit and sometimes they can be popped but sometimes they are just re?

Genital lesion: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. What you describe could be normal, a pimple, herpes, genital warts, syphilis or many other things. ...Read more

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I found little red bumps in the front of my down there area, i'm not sure what they are and they're making me quite nervous. There are only three.

I found little red bumps in the front of my down there area, i'm not sure what they are and they're making me quite nervous. There are only three.

Bumps : A number of conditions including molluscum contagiosum , genital warts and folliculitis are all commonly found in this area. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment as some of these conditions are contagious. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more