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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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Treating Burns (Checklist)

For minor burns, run cool water on the area
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Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage
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Use over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
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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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What, if anything, can you do to prevent razor burn?

What, if anything, can you do to prevent razor burn?

Prevent razor burn: Wash area with hot soapy water; rinse with hot water (helps soften hairs and removes dead skin cells); use razor with sharp blades (dull blades drag & irritate); lubricate area with shaving gel/foam to help razor glide; rinse thoroughly with warm water, then cool/cold to soothe skin; apply aloe vera gel (cools and helps heal razor irritation). ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between razor burn and herpes?

Razor Burn & Herpes: Razor burns are initially caused by the act of hair being pushed back into the follicle during the process of shaving. As a result, the follicles become inflamed and the skin turns red - may develop an ingrown hair and/or larger bumps. Herpes, however, forms small painful blisters. They usually appear as small fluid-filled painful blisters on the skin and mucous membrane of the body. ...Read more

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I have razor burn on my pubic area and it hurts/ wont go away. What do I do? Hurts. Help

I have razor burn on my pubic area and it hurts/ wont go away. What do I do? Hurts. Help

Stop shaving, 4 now: Razor-bumps result from shaving/cutting the hair too short, thus causing the hair to get stuck under the skin causing the bumps. Basically these are trapped hair follicles. Use of some exfoliating skin lotion/cream may help the trapped hair to come through to surface and thus resolve the bumps. So, stop shaving too closely will reduce this. Laser/electrolysis is expensive, but no bumps! good luck. ...Read more

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