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Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

It might: Armpit hairs can slow down sweat evaporation and trap oils and smells. But even if you shave closely, if you don't keep the armpit clean, you can have an odor. Some people also need a deodorant or antiperspirant to keep odors down. I personally think some odor is natural and that we tend to get overly concerned here in the usa. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Would shaving your underarm hair reduce body odor?

Would shaving your underarm hair reduce body odor?

Body odor: I presume you are male. No, shaving under arm will not reduce body odor. Make sure you shower carefully and soap under your armpits. When you have dried off there is plenty of under arm products you can purchase at a pharmacy or major store. ...Read more

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Does shaving your armpit hair reduce sweating or armpit temperature?

Does shaving your armpit hair reduce sweating or armpit temperature?

Let us see: Sweating has nothing to do with underarm hair. You'll sweat the same amount hair or no hair. Sweating has nothing to do with underarm hair. You'll sweat the same amount hair or no hair. ...Read more

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Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemicals. ...Read more

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Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Unlikely: If you are allergic to waxing it may give you hives but not eczema. Mostlikely it is irritating to your skin and you should consider laser hair removal or tweezing instead. ...Read more

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Can i shave my armpit hair?

Can i shave my armpit hair?

NO! NEVER!: Hi. Just kidding. Of course you can! If you want to, do it! If you don't want to, that's fine too. ...Read more

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How could girls shave their bikini area hair?

How could girls shave their bikini area hair?

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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Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Maybe: Skin tags are easy to remove. Any doctor with the proper sterile instruments could do it. Some gynecologist prefer not to treat things that are not related directly to their specialty. You primary care doctor or a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon could definitely remove them. ...Read more

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Irritation from electric shaving, blade shaving, even growing a beard?

Irritation from electric shaving, blade shaving, even growing a beard?

Folliculitis: Many people have this problem. Using regular Alpha hydroxy acids, salicyclic acids can help. Physician grade glycolic peels can help as well as doing laser hair removal to help decrease the amount and courseness of your hair can help to. ...Read more

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How to shave pubic hair (male)?

How to shave pubic hair (male)?

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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Can I use veet to shave my pubic hair?

VEET: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What will make pubic hair waxing less painful?

What will  make pubic hair waxing less painful?

Topical anesthetic: Prescription for Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) applied one hour prior to waxing will prenumb skin and decrease discomfort of waxing. ...Read more

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What will make pubic hair waxing less painful?

What will make pubic hair waxing less painful?

Yes: There is a homeopathic medicine that can help with the pain of trauma, whether from hair waxing or whatever. It's called arnica montana. ...Read more

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How painful are bikini waxes?

Not sure: I have heard that it is quite painful but very fast if done correctly. ...Read more

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I'm a woman shaving or waxing pubic hairs is it necessary?

I'm a woman shaving or waxing pubic hairs is it necessary?

No!: Pubic hair, like axillary hair, is a natural thing that you can certainly accept or not. Hair removal is often cultural, but always elective. You decide whether you want to trim or remove unwanted hair, wherever it is on your body. ...Read more