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Doctor insights on: Salicylic Acid Razor Bumps

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My skin has stubborn red burn marks from salicylic acid?

My skin has stubborn red burn marks from salicylic acid?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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Will a salicylic or glycolic acid peel help my keratosis pilaris?

Will a salicylic or glycolic acid peel help my keratosis pilaris?

PeelsSkin, all kinds: but does not mean effective for this skin issue & using skin peels tends to produce more problems over time. Study : http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070651-treatment for some overview & ideas along with https://www.google.com/search?q=keratosis%20pilaris, though careful about ads promoting unhealthy & expensive ideas of low or no efficacy. ...Read more

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Acne skin care question. Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Acne skin care question.  Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Both products help: Both products can be helpful, however one may work better for you than another. You can try one or the other or use them both. ...Read more

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I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach.  Which prescription creams?  Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

Folliculitis tx: It's helpful if shaving is done 3-4 days before laser hair removal. If pustules appear, acne medications may be helpful, such as a benzoyl peroxide wash. There should not be a lot of scrubbing as it may irritate hair follicles further. All benzoyl peroxide must be washed off the skin completely. There are also acne lotions that your doctor can prescribe to help. ...Read more

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Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

It can be...: That is one of the many ways that doctors treat warts. You just need to use it regularly and remove the dead skin occasionally for it to work best. ...Read more

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Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Acne combo treatment: Yes, it is okay to use these two agents together for severe acne, but the combination can be too harsh for some people. It safest to start with a wash (cleansing soap) to test tolerance. If no severe redness or irritation, you can use topicals (pads or gels) one after the other. ...Read more

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Can I apply salicylic acid on mole?

Can I apply salicylic acid on mole?

No: Applying an irritant to a mole is not a good idea. If you wish to get rid of the mole, it should be removed surgically and the tissue submitted to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more

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Top clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) product to get rid of pimples?

Top clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) product to get rid of pimples?

Vanishing cream: I prefer the daily vanishing cream as it has benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient, which is the best product available over the counter for the treatment of acne. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide be Tee tree oil be salicylic acid for acne???

Benzoyl peroxide be Tee tree oil be salicylic acid for acne???

All slightly differ: All tend to dry out acne, but BP acts more like a topical antibiotic. Tea tree oil has some antibacterial properties, and salicylic acid actually deposits the acid in the acne follicles to clear them up. Depending on your type of acne I would still only pick one to try like a BP and then clean your face with either tea tree oil or salicylic acid wash. then see derm if not improving ...Read more

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Which one should I use for sensitive skin? Benzoyl peroxide acne cream or salicylic acid acne cream?

Which one should I use for sensitive skin? Benzoyl peroxide acne cream or salicylic acid acne cream?

Benzyl/salicylic aci: One has to try benzyl proxide low strength like 2.5% and if tolerated can be increased to 5%., not cream but wash .But if not tolerated than you can try 1%salicylic acid and can be increased to 2% if tolerated. You have to try what your skin can tolearate, it varies from perso0n to person.If in doubt, consult your md/dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can kojic acid can remove acne pimple?

Can kojic acid can remove acne pimple?

No: It is for lightening skin but it is an unstable product so it needs refrigeration and to be in a dark environment. ...Read more

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Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and moisturizers are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. I recommend this product constantly and have almost always had favorable results. Once the skin is conditioned, it is less likely to be irritated by over the counter acne products that can be used with it. ...Read more

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Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

Tatto removal: No, saliylic acid does not remove tattoos. The lasers do by fractioning the ink particles into smaller pieces that can be removed by the bodies. The sa treatments do not penetrate deep enough and do not affect the ink at all. ...Read more

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Can you use prescription salicylic acid 27.5% on genital warts?

Can you use prescription salicylic acid 27.5% on genital warts?

Genital Warts: Salicylic acid is not that effective at treating genital warts. Topic treatmens include prescriptions as in: patient-applied: podofilox 0.5% solution or gel or imiquimod 5% cream or sinecatechins 15% ointment. ...Read more

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Can I use 20% salicylic acid to take care of razor bumps and scars on the back of the neck?

Can I use 20% salicylic acid to take care of razor bumps and scars on the back of the neck?

Oh my no!: Salicyclic acid is used for plantar warts and is pretty destructive to skin. Razor bumps are from skin irritation; scars are permanent, improve with time, and may improve with topical medications such as mederma. Don't use salicylic acid! ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two small infections. ...Read more

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How can a woman avoid razor bumps while shaving?

How can a woman avoid razor bumps while shaving?

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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Getting razor bumps when you don't shave? Why is this?

Getting razor bumps when you don't shave? Why is this?

Razor Bumps: It takes time for the razor bumps to form after you shave. Many shaving creams and gels are made inexpensively with ingredients that can dry out the skin like sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and alcohol. So read labels and stay clear, because dry skin makes a happy ground for bumps and ingrown hairs. Not to mention dull and dry skin. ...Read more

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I have razor bumps "down there" and i really want them gone. I just don't know how. Any help?

I have razor bumps "down there" and i really want them gone. I just don't know how. Any help?

Razor bumps: 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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Any ideas on why i'm getting razor bumps all of a sudden?

Any ideas on why i'm getting razor bumps all of a sudden?

How do you shave?: 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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How can I get rid of my razor bumps?

How can I get rid of my razor bumps?

In most: In most people razor bumps appear in the neck area. The hear in the neck if it's dark can be treated with laser hair removal laser, which should stop the problem. In some people using an electric razor is helpful as well. ...Read more

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What creams canget rid of razor bumps?

What creams canget rid of razor bumps?

Steroid cream can: help. 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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How to get rid of razor bumps down there.

How to get rid of razor bumps down there.

Razor bumps: http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-removal/razor-bumps-topic-overview keep the area clean prior ro shaving. shave in direction of hair growth and moisturize afterward.Avoid products on the skin that contain alcohol ...Read more

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How can I prevent/get rid of razor bumps?

How can I prevent/get rid of razor bumps?

Shaving: 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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How do I get rid of all these razor bumps?

How do I get rid of all these razor bumps?

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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How can I get rid of all these razor bumps?

How can I get rid of all these razor bumps?

Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. For secondary infections your physician may recommend oral or topical antibiotics.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 ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of razor bumps?

How can I naturally get rid of razor bumps?

Razor bumps: 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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How can I get rid of really bad razor bumps?

How can I get rid of really bad razor bumps?

Razor bumps: 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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How to get rid and prevent razor bumps?(facial)

How to get rid and prevent razor bumps?(facial)

Condition skin: Condition skin with showering or a warm moist washcloth to face for 5 min prior to shaving. Apply lubricating shaving gel (edge or aveeno (oatmeal)) or shaving oil and leave on for a few minutes prior to shaving. Use aveeno (oatmeal) PFB bump fighter razor or the flicker shave razor. Shave with the grain of the beard and do not stretch the skin. An electric razor may also help. See doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of razor bumps?

What is the best way to get rid of razor bumps?

Razor bumps: 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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