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I have a pair of new razors that have moisturizer on the top and bottom that activate when wet, if I shaved pubic area would I get razor bumps or no?

I have a pair of new razors that have moisturizer on the top and bottom that activate when wet, if I shaved pubic area would I get razor bumps or no?

Possibly: The lubricant attempts to reduce the sheering force at the skin level of the hair and thus reduce the folliculitis you are worried about. The lubricant cam reduce the risk but its still a potential ...Read more

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3 weeks ago, shaved Pubic area. Now have skin colored bumps that turn red with pus. Very small. Scattered. Follicuilists? No sex in almost 3 months.

3 weeks ago, shaved Pubic area. Now have skin colored bumps that turn red with pus. Very small. Scattered. Follicuilists? No sex in almost 3 months.

Folliculitis: Try benzoyl peroxide cream or gel. Avoid shaving too close. Better yet, stop shaving there. Many men [or women] will prefer you to be natural, anyway. ...Read more

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Shave pubic area had protected sex. Pubic and testicles have itch. Vagina smelt bad Got cold is it ohio winter? Is it a possible STI or just a scare?

Shave pubic area had protected sex. Pubic and testicles have itch. Vagina smelt bad Got cold is it ohio winter? Is it a possible STI or just a scare?

Get tested: You should have a urine test to check for an STI. Shaving can cause irritation at times, but if you normally keep your genital hair short and trimmed and do not have itching problems this is worrisome. It would be easy to order a urine test from a qualified laboratory and get the results. I would recommend abstaining from sexual intercourse until you have an answer. Any other symptoms? ...Read more

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Shaved pubic area, then was sexually active without being lubricated and now outer vaginal lips are throbbing they are not red.?

Shaved pubic area, then was sexually active without being lubricated and now outer vaginal lips are throbbing they are not red.?

Painful: Apply an ice pack for 10-15 minutes every 1-2 hours and take Ibuprofen for pain. Hopefully you will feel better soon. All the best. ...Read more

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Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

& so do you.: Sounds extremely suspicious for description of herpetic lesions. You should either get blood test or get examined when blisters present again, so know & can get prophylaxis from outbreaks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean shave the pubic area?

What is the best way to clean shave the pubic area?

DON'T shave delicate: Tissue. 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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I just shaved my pubic area and I found out I have a physical soon. Is this okay?

Yes: This will have no impact on the results or performance of a phytsical (unless the pubic hair was an issue for performing the physical in the first place). ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic area and now I think I'm breaking out, what do I do?

I shaved my pubic area and now I think I'm breaking out, what do I do?

Common problem: This is a common side effect of shaving pubic region, especially first time. It is called pseudofolliculitis barbae, which simply means inflammed ingrown hairs. Only way to prevent is to not shave but some helpful advice: 1. Shave only in direction of "grain" 2. Trim with scissors, don't shave. 3. Use conditioner instead of shaving cream. 4. Use new razors and never, ever share razors. ...Read more

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I just started to shave my pubic area. Now it really itches. Is there a way to make the itch go away or prevent it next time?

I just started to shave my pubic area. Now it really itches. Is there a way to make the itch go away or prevent it next time?

Yes: Hydrocortison cream is available over the counter in any pharmacy. It helps relieve the itch you have in a couple of days. Use moisturizing creams immediately after shaving the next time. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic area a couple months ago but I've had these two redish bumps, today one swelled up and started to bleed. Help?

I shaved my pubic area a couple months ago but I've had these two redish bumps, today one swelled up and started to bleed. Help?

Folliculitis: Your will need to see your doctor for evaluation. The symptoms suggest an infection and antibiotic therapy is likely necessary. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic area yesterday and today I started itching. And bumps appeared. What are they.? And how can I make them go away

I shaved my pubic area yesterday and today I started itching. And bumps appeared. What are they.? And how can I make them go away

YOU HAVE RAZOR BURNS: You need to let these heal completely before you shave again. You can use a mild exfoliative contailind salicylic acid available over the counter.
Be careful shaving again, use a sharp razor and shave in the direction of hair and not zigzag, up and down is the way to go. ...Read more

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I shave my pubic area ever so often and my skin appears to be getting darker on the outer labial. Is there any crean to lighten the skin?

I shave my pubic area ever so often and my skin appears to be getting darker on the outer labial. Is there any crean to lighten the skin?

Would avoid: Bleaching creams can be irritating, so I would be careful in this area of body. Azelaic acid cream might not be so irritating. That is a prescription cream ...Read more

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Why do I always get razor bumps when I shave my pubic area but nowhere else?

Why do I always get razor bumps when I shave my pubic area but nowhere else?

The hairs are coarse: 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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What is the easyest way to prevent bumps and rashes when you shave the pubic area?

What is the easyest way to prevent bumps and rashes when you shave the pubic area?

Not easy: Shaving bumps result from shaving too closely and get irritation (rash) and hair bumps. Can be worsened by clothing irritation (underwear line). Best solution may be light/laser hair removal. ...Read more

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I started having a recurring boil on my groin, for a month now and it started when I shaved my pubic area. What should I do?

I started having a recurring boil on my groin, for a month now and it started when I shaved my pubic area. What should I do?

RECURRING BOIL: FOR RECURRING BOILS FOR MONTH.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOON.
DO NOT DELAY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Everytime I shave my pubic area, I get red bumps after. How do I get smooth soft pubic skin?

Everytime I shave my pubic area, I get red bumps after. How do I get smooth soft pubic skin?

Laser hair removal: Many persons develope shaving folliculits and this can be treated and somewhat prevented by using over the counter benzoyl peroxied soap after shaving, however the simple solution is 4-6 laser hair sessions which permenantly remove the hair. ...Read more

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I shave my pubic area and renectly I've been getting pimples down there, why is this, and how can I treat it?

I shave my pubic area and renectly I've been getting pimples down there, why is this, and how can I treat it?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis usually goes away by itself in 14 days. You might try shaving in the same direction as the hair grows (generally downward).Treatment can include warm compresses made with White Vineger or Burow's Solution twice a day. If it does not respond to this treatment see your PCP who can prescribe an oral antibiotics if necessary. Laser Hair removal at your GYN or a Helath Spa
might be better 4U. ...Read more

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Should I shave my pubic area if I am getting an anterior spinal fusion for l5-s1? I am having surgery on the 12th of this january

Should I shave my pubic area if I am getting an anterior spinal fusion for l5-s1? I am having surgery on the 12th of this january

Just ask: Seeing as your surgery is months away, there's plenty of time to ask your surgeon what his or her preference is when you follow up with them. Depending on how much hair you have, and where the planned incision is, you may not have to shave at all. If you have hair in or very near the surgical field, it will have to be removed. ...Read more

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Hi so I shaved my pubic area a couple weeks ago and just last week I noticed a rash like or some bumps at the base of my penis one day?

Hi so I shaved my pubic area a couple weeks ago and just last week I noticed a rash like or some bumps at the base of my penis one day?

Razor Burn: Keep the area as cool and dry as possible (but keep it moisturized with lotion/aftershave as well). In the future, always shave with the direction of the hair or keep it a little longer. This will avoid the situation altogether. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat when I shave my pubic area and I have sex and after I start having skin rash?

Can you please tell me why it'sthat when I shave my pubic area and I have sex and after I start having skin rash?

See details: Rashes and skin infections are common in the pubic area when it is shaved. Hair probably forms a protective barrier and shaving damage the top layers of the skin possibly increasing the risk of infection. Trim but do not shave the entire area. ...Read more

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I am a teenage girl. I recently shaved my pubic area now I have white, scab like spots and a couple white bumps that have discharge when squeezed. Why?

I am a teenage girl. I recently shaved my pubic area now I have white, scab like spots and a couple white bumps that have discharge when squeezed. Why?

Folliculitis: You have likely developed folliculitis which is an inflammation or infection of the hair follicule. It may resolve by itself but sometimes it can cause a more extended infection. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic area and saw small spots of blood. Now I have painful red sores and my inner thighs are sore. What is this? Should I be worried?

I shaved my pubic area and saw small spots of blood. Now I have painful red sores and my inner thighs are sore. What is this? Should I be worried?

Folliculitis: Usually this is due to folliculitis secondary to ingrown hairs. If they become swollen to seek medical attention. In the future you may want to consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Change your method: Then it is time to stop shaving. I do not understand why you ask again. This is not a medical condition. It is not a disease. Your shaving is causing this problem. If you do not want to live with this problem then you must stop shaving. ...Read more

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I have herpes and currently take 500 mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) once a day. I shaved my pubic area and I have red bumps. Is it an ob or folliculitus? How can I tell?

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I have herpes and currently take 500 mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) once a day. I shaved my pubic area and I have red bumps. Is it an ob or folliculitus? How can I tell?

Exam: It's probably folliculitis if the bumps are red and are where you shave. Try waxing to avoid this. Do you remember what your last outbreak looked and felt like? It should be painful and some people have prodromal symptoms such as tingling before lesions show up. You can have your doctor take a look if you're not sure. Take care. ...Read more

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Having ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone for a sports injury, do I need to shave my pubic area? Radiologist doing injection

Having ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone for a sports injury, do I need to shave my pubic area? Radiologist doing injection

Yes: This is usually a very effective treatment for pubic symphysis pain. A close shave in this area will make it easier to get adequate imaging using the ultrasound ...Read more

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I'm nervous I may have been exposed to herpes or another std after my husband cheated on me. Although I did shave my pubic area the day before the bumps started appearing I am still very nervous. I am having some burning when I urinate as well. I'm not su

I'm nervous I may have been exposed to herpes or another std after my husband cheated on me. Although I did shave my pubic area the day before the bumps started appearing I am still very nervous. I am having some burning when I urinate as well. I'm not su

? Infection: You have heard the saying that knowledge is power. So you need some knowledge. Go see your trusted doctor, remember we don't talk to anyone about you. Have him or her test you for everything. Also get a urine test. It would be wise for him to get checked as well. Best wishes as you go on this winding road. ...Read more

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