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Is it possible for inside razor burn to cause vaginal burning?

Is it possible for inside razor burn to cause vaginal burning?

Unlikely: Rajor burn would be on your hair-bearing area which is outside the vagina. Should probably get your vagina checked by your gyn dr. In case you have an std. ...Read more

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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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My vagina has been burning for about 5 days now. It feels like severe razor burn and even a little chafe. I may have used a rusty razor. Help fix this?

My vagina has been burning for about 5 days now. It feels like severe razor burn and even a little chafe. I may have used a rusty razor. Help fix this?

Vaginitis: Vaginal discomfort can be caused by many things such as bacterial or fungal infections. This is now a good time to contact your ob/gyn and have a checkup. ...Read more

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Need some ways to eliminate razor burn?

Prevent it!: 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 down too hard. ...Read more

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Whenever i shave "down there" i get a ton of razor burn and it's just not attractive. Anyway to avoid it?

Whenever i shave "down there" i get a ton of razor burn and it's just not attractive. Anyway to avoid it?

Shave with care.: 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 down too hard. ...Read more

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What can be done for razor burn?

What can be done for razor burn?

Rinse & witch hazel: Try rinsing the are with cool water, then pat area gently with mild astringent like witch hazel. Severe rash may require some hydrocortisoe cream. Sold over-the-counter & lowest strength available is best, use sparingly and wait 5 - 7 days before reapplying. To avoid rajor burn, best to use thick shaving creal labelled for sensitive skin. Use sharp (never dull) razor blades. Always shave downwards. ...Read more

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How to best treat razor burn?

How to best treat razor burn?

Razor burn Rx: First apply aloe vera or Hydrocortisone cream to soothe. Next, use a glycolic or salicylic acid based lotion. Avoid alcohol containing products or excessive sun exposure. Ibuprofen and cold packs can further help to decrease the inflammation. Lastly, avoid shaving for awhile during the healing phase and in extreme cases follow up with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent razor burn?

What can I do to prevent razor burn?

Razor Burn Prevent: 1. Start with a high quality, sharp razor and change it out frequently. 2. Warm face with water to open pores and soften beard. 3. Use a lubricant or cream and leave on for at least 60-90 sec before shaving. 4. Drag the razor lightly over the face, do not push! 5. Keep the razor in contact with face versus lifting up after a stroke. 6. Apply lotion or hydrocortisone. Or, grow a beard! ...Read more

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