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Prevent ingrown hairs on armpits & genitals after shaving.. And how to identify. Are they dangerous??
I am a female and get large cysts around my genitals and inner thighs. They are blood or puss filled. How can I prevent or treat them? Some r painful.
Drain and culture: These are not uncommon. Often time they need to be drained and cultured to determine exactly what is causing this. Treatment can then be focused and preventing or treating the specific cause. Warm compresses and good hygeine can also help, but see your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more
How can I prevent herpes from going to my genitals? I have a cold sore and I masturbated with saliva- can it transfer? Help!!
Stay healthy: Herpes outbreaks can occur for a number of reasons, as well as for no apparent reason. The key is keeping your immune system as healthy as possible. This includes reducing stress, eating in a healthy manner, avoiding other illnesses, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and many other "healthy" things. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No medication: Unfortunately, there has been no approved medication to use in people infected with hpv to prevent outbreaks. So far, only actual lesions can be treated. There is hpv vaccination available, though, which is most useful in those who are not infected, however, it can be used in those who are infected, although, it doesn't guarantee 100% efficacy in either group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with genital herpes. What am i prohibited to do or eat to prevent symptoms or skin breakouts?
Try to avoid stress: There aren't any foods or activities that are known to cause a herpes outbreak. However, living a low-stress life may help. That means eating the foods one can feel happy about eating, and doing the activities one can feel happy about doing. If needed, one can ask a primary care doctor for daily antiviral preventive therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it mandatory for a female to shave in their genital area? Or is it ok to go without shaking to prevent bumps?
No need to shave: There is absolutely nothing wrong with pubic hair. It's just hair. Perfectly good hygiene can be achieved by properly rinsing in all the skin folds that girls and women have, hair or no hair. For some unknown reason, so many cultures across the globe have issues with pubic hair. It's just hair. Shaving it is fine too (but takes continuing work, and it can be itchy as it grows back out). ...Read more
Why does liquid chlorophyll work for genital odor that smells like onions but not capsule form? How does the liquid form work to prevent the odor?
Neither : It is not likely that either chlorophyll will work to prevent genital odor. First step is to be tested for bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis as these can both cause an abnormal odor. ...Read more
Lysine: Some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. Lysine has antiviral effects by blocking the activity or arginine, which promotes hsv replication. Side effects can be diarrhea, kidney failure abdominal pain and nephritis. ...Read more
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