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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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Red lumps after shaving armpit, what is it?

Red lumps after shaving armpit, what is it?

Maybe 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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Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Hives: You probably have hives (urticarial) and skin condition is called a wheal and flare. Treatment with antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often help with this. ...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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Im itching and red bumps after Brazilian waxing?

Im itching and red bumps after Brazilian waxing?

Brazilian waxing: This waxing problem is very common and it is probably a folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) due to plugging up of these follicles. Warm compresses to the area 3 or 4 times daily followed by the application of an antibiotic ointment like neosporin. If it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. You may need an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Before & after an outbreak of herpes I've had rough leathery skin on the head of my penis. Flakes and peels after masturbation. Raw & red after peelin?

Before & after an outbreak of herpes I've had rough leathery skin on the head of my penis. Flakes and peels after masturbation. Raw & red after peelin?

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause symptoms like this. Whether or not you actually have genital herpes, something else is causing the "leathery" appearance, flaking, and peeling. See your doctor, or preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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White bump on labia majora with puss, raised went down after hot water applied?

White bump on labia majora with puss, raised went down after hot water applied?

Vulvar abcess: You almost certainly had a gland become infected, associated with collection of pus, which usually resolves with drainage (spontaneous or with help) or resorption (with aid of heat in your case). Most of these are blocked skin glands that produce oil (sebaceous). Occasionally specialized glands of the vulva can become similarly infected, like bartholin's glands, and require medical attention. ...Read more

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Many red dots on skin after a back massage?

Many red dots on skin after a back massage?

Stone or suction?: Was it a hot stone massage? The hot stones can leave red marks which resolve in a day or two. Or did they apply little jar-like doodads that impart suction to the underlying skin, leaving marks that look like giant hickeys? Those resolve too, but it takes longer, and is somewhat harder to explain to your friends. ...Read more

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Two fingers(top part) itchy, red& swollen. few red bumps/blisters maybe? few red dots undar skin.i kno i had a small cut on1 finger if that helps ??

Two fingers(top part) itchy, red& swollen. few red bumps/blisters maybe? few red dots undar skin.i kno i had a small cut on1 finger if that helps ??

Infected: could be herpangina or could be staph/strep or could be spider bite. go see a doc. if you begin to see red streaks up the forearm and or tender nodes in elbow or axilla, go see doc immediately. ...Read more

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Bra rash is super itchy, red, stings to the touch, raised \u0026 inflamed. Days after still red now with bumps with black dots? What are these black dots?

Bra rash is super itchy, red, stings to the touch, raised \u0026 inflamed. Days after still red now with bumps with black dots? What are these black dots?

Your initial: Description sounds like an inflammation of skin hair follicles or a friction rash or, infrequently a contact type dermatitis (doubt), the fact that it stings suggests that there is some superficial skin breakdown. If the black "dots" brush or wash off easily and you wore a black bra it is just fibers from the bra. Wouldn't know what else would cause that without seeing. ...Read more

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2 pink bumps after shaving labia majora, painless, not itchy. I picked them open, held apple cider vinegar on, burnt skin leaving a pink crater, help!

2 pink bumps after shaving labia majora, painless, not itchy. I picked them open, held apple cider vinegar on, burnt skin leaving a pink crater, help!

See Dr.: Your first mistake was"picking them open." the second mistake was trying to treat them yourself with apple cider vinegar. At this point, you need to see a gyn dr. Or a dermatologist for an official/professional evaluation of the area to get treated properly, with what may or may not include rx medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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After hot bath red face white around mouth?

After hot bath red face white around mouth?

Bath: that is perfectly normal after having a hot bath and the capillaries in your face dilate and the redness appears ...Read more

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Tiny red dots around inner elbow 5 days after getting blood drawn. No itching just visible?

Tiny red dots around inner elbow 5 days after getting blood drawn. No itching just visible?

Spots after blood: May just be from capillary breakeage from the turniquet. Would not worry, if persists or worsens( appears in other parts of body) then consider CBC, platelet count ...Read more

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There's small red itchy bumps on stomach and side after showering?

There's small red itchy bumps on stomach and side after showering?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my  legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs: the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Noticed a few small red bumps few days after shave genital. Not painful or itchy. Extracted hair but small pimple thing not gone. concerned about sti?

Noticed a few small red bumps few days after shave genital. Not painful or itchy. Extracted hair but small pimple thing not gone. concerned about sti?

Shaving problems: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness, irritation, pustules and ingrown hairs. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving (replace razors regularly) can help reduce this. ...Read more

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Got big and small red dots in my legs after shaving. Didnt use shaving cream. What to do? Is it because of the shave or not using shaving cream?

Got big and small red dots in my legs after shaving. Didnt use shaving cream. What to do? Is it because of the shave or not using shaving cream?

Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. ...Read more

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My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.

My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.

Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more

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Does herpetic whitlow present as a single lesion, no redness, no pain, w/ dots inside? When do redness and vesicles show up after first signs of inf.?

Does herpetic whitlow present as a single lesion, no redness, no pain, w/ dots inside? When do redness and vesicles show up after first signs of inf.?

Herpetic whitlow: Herpetic whitlow is almost always painful and is always red, at least at its onset. Thee are usually blisters (vesicles) within a few days of the onset. ...Read more

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Puncture in leg when squeezed white comes out redness around perimeter at first itched now a red dot in middle with swelling around the hole?

Puncture in leg when squeezed white comes out redness around perimeter  at first itched now a red dot in middle with swelling around the hole?

Infection: Dear SDas, white drainage and redness after a puncture suggest an infection. You need to show this leg to a doctor. Please promptly consult a virtual doctor or go to your PCP or urgent care. ...Read more

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I've noticed some purple dots on my toes and purple streaking between them. There is now some redness and cracking between them. No pain or itching.

I've noticed some purple dots on my toes and purple streaking between them.  There is now some redness and cracking between them.  No pain or itching.

Inflammation: purple dyscoloration, or purpura, is usually due to inflammation in the blood vessels, in this case in your feet. You need blood work to rule out a vasculitis. ...Read more

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Bit or stung by something, redness and very sore to the touch. Has a dot in middle but dont see stinger or anything What could it be?

Bit or stung by something, redness and very sore to the touch. Has a dot in middle but dont see stinger or anything What could it be?

Try directly ap-: plying Soy Sauce to the sting for immediate pain relief. This usually works to take away the sting instantaneously .Thereafter ,watch out for secondary infection indicated by increasing inflammation,swelling,redness,drainage .If this occurs,you will need an antibiotic,so see a doctor.If you are allergic,the initial swelling will be pronounced ,and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help..but causes sedation.Be careful ...Read more

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What does the redness in your Thot and a red dot on the roof inside your mouth mean?

What does the redness in your Thot and a red dot on the roof inside your mouth mean?

Redness: It may just be irritation but could also be caused by a viral or bacterial infection if it persists I would suggest you see a doctor ...Read more

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2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness  hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

Rash on Keflex: Usually a true allergy happens within the first 24-48 hours. It may still be a hypersensitivity or drug eruption from Keflex or a viral exanthum of childhood like roseola. Best to return to the pediatrician or family dr for exam and documentation purposes. ...Read more

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What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.

What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.

Herpes: Girlfriend needs to see a doctor. This could be any type of skin disorder or cyst but if recurrent it could be herpes which is very common, painful and contagious. Your doctor can look at it and give the right treatment. Sometimes a soothing bath in epsom salt helps. ...Read more

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Last night when I was at church my upper left leg near my groin started hurting. When I got home I looked and there where two black dots and redness ?

Last night when I was at church my upper left leg near my groin started hurting. When I got home I looked and there where two black dots and redness ?

Pain,redness: The combination of pain and associated redness is suspicious of inflammation of infection. An insect bite of ingrown hair may have incited the process. Apply warm packs but have a physician examine you if redness persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is near the edge it is probably not serious but does require treatment to prevent it from getting serious. If it is near the center, it is serious and could affect your vision. Leave your contact out and see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?

Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?

Rash: Better to have it seen. It may be a spider bite or it may have become infected. Most bites are itchy, not painful. All the best. ...Read more

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Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful..also there's a red dot in the middle of it.

Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful..also there's a red dot in the middle of it.

Skin infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection. This type of infection is often called a boil. These often start with a clogged pore or hair follicle. You should get medical attention. It may need to be drained in the clinic. If allowed to progress, it can spread and become dangerous. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with eyelash dandruff (blepharitis) so washing your eyelids and lashes might help with natural healing. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination. If inside the eye, an iris cyst is possible, and a visit to an EyeMD will clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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Anything other than H Whitlow recur in same spot? 2nd time w/ white raised bump on finger in same spot, no pain, no redness, dots in it, very itchy.

Anything other than H Whitlow recur in same spot? 2nd time w/ white raised bump on finger in same spot, no pain, no redness, dots in it, very itchy.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: It may occur as a single episode but it often runs a chronic course at the same spot. See your PCP for definitive diagnosis and treatment or referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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