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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

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a vagina to have red spots with small bumps after shaving?

Is it normal for a vagina to have red spots with small bumps after shaving?

Quite common: It is quite common for skin to react this way to shaving. Most of the time the irritation resolves spontaneously; a little mild steroid cream can help ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

Red spots: Red spots could mean anything. It could be bleeding under the skin. It could be cherry nevus. The best thing to do is to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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Ive developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner.I no longer tug on them,what can help to remove the redness?

Ive developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner.I no longer tug on them,what can help to remove the redness?

Leave them alone.: Your description suggests that irritation from frequent pulling the area is the cause. If you stop touching the area, it will likely recover by itself in a week or two. But if problem persists, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago i noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago i noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A : A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as: -food or drug allergy -viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few -insect bites such as fleas or scabies -bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep) -medication reaction or it can be seen in very rare things such as: -measles -toxic shock syndrome -kawasaki disease -meningitis -stevens-johnson syndrome -rocky mountain spotted fever disease the list goes on and on. The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Is  some redness on  the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction?  I have no pain, just some red spots.

Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction. If pain, swelling or fever occur, consult the treating dentist. ...Read more

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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection(cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

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Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Here are some...: Glad, you ask. Clinically, do nothing with these as long as being free of symptoms, but keep gentle regular cleansing without any excessive or obsessive care such as using topical cream; so again, leave them alone. More worry? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult infection that may require antibiotics and/or further work up. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

Several thoughts: Play detective. Different shaving creams/lotions may provide a better "skin conditioner" before you shave, making for less red spots. Shaving after a hot bath/shower. Where your pores are open, is more conducive to a "clean shave" as well. Invest in a good razor that does not irritate you. You may need a razor for "sensitive skin." hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've got red spots around the top of my vagina after shaving what is it?

I've got red spots around the top of my vagina after shaving what is it?

Folliculitis: an inflammation of the hair follicles. You can use a small amount of 1% hydrocortisone cram twice daily and avoid tight fitting undergarments. You may need topical antibiotics, Stop shaving for 2 weeks- it will grow back: you are quite young to be shaving your pubic area. ...Read more

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I'm 21, and I have been shaving my vagina for about 5 years now. Ever since then I have red spots/dots there. What's the best way to remove it?

I'm 21, and I have been shaving my vagina for about 5 years now. Ever since then I have red spots/dots there. What's the best way to remove it?

See below: Prevention: 1. Wash the area with mild soap and water before shaving 2. Dry thoroughly 3. Use a shave lotion/cream or other lubricant. 4. Shave in one direction only - don't go over the area again. 5. At the end, apply a mild astringent, aftershave=type product, or diluted rubbing alcohol to tighten the pores 6. Keep the area clean and dry for at least a day. ...Read more

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I have these two very red spots on my calves, i think its because of shaving and it also releasing sticky yellow fluid. What should I do?

I have these two very red spots on my calves, i think its because of shaving and it also releasing sticky yellow fluid. What should I do?

Red spots on calvee: You may have a skin infection from shaving too deeply. Clean and then apply antibiotic like neosporum. Protect with band-aid until healed. If spots get worse or spread, call your doctor. ...Read more

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2 red spots where the line of the vagina starts above the clitoris in between the line red, itchy and both in exact spot in opp sides? Shaving caused ?

2 red spots where the line of the vagina starts above the clitoris in between the line red, itchy and both in exact spot in opp sides? Shaving caused ?

Could be: These could definitely be because of shaving, just irritation. At the same time, if you had unprotected sex, you need to watch the spots, and if they grow, start to weep or have pus, please see your primary care provider. In the future, please use protection. ...Read more

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I have shaved my bikini area but its now got red spots on it and is razor burn and shaving rash how do I get rid of it?

I have shaved my bikini area but its now got red spots on it and is razor burn and shaving rash how do I get rid of it?

Rash resolved on own: Usually. 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 too hard. ...Read more