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What cream is good to use for razor bumps and dark spots on private area

What cream is good to use for razor bumps and dark spots on private area

Antibiotic: A good antibiotic cream (bacitracin, mupirocin, etc.) should resolve most razor bumps; the dark spots will slowly fade on their own. It's better, though, to prevent razor bumps in the first place by using a single-blade razor, which won't give you as close a shave, but that's the idea; shaving too close is what causes razor bumps in the first place. ...Read more

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I haven getting bad razor bumps everytime i shave even when I use nair what could be causing this? What are some good products to solve this?

I haven getting bad razor bumps everytime i shave even when I use nair what could be  causing this? What are some good products to solve this?

Change habits: Change or throw away your old razor. Gently apply a mild astringent like witch hazel or SeaBreeze. I would advise holding off on shaving for one week. Stop Nair altogether. ...Read more

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Im Tunisian I shave my bikini line 2-3 times a week as got a boyfriend&I get bad red razor bumps please recommend something that I can use that works?

Im Tunisian I shave my bikini line 2-3 times a week as got a boyfriend&I get bad red razor bumps please recommend something that I can use that works?

Stop shaving: If you get razor bumps from shaving, it is important that you stop. There are some over the counter cream that can be used without having to resort to using a razor. Try the cream on a really small part of the inner aspect of your thigh or arm first to make sure you are not allergic to it prior to using on larger aspects of the body. Use OTC cream for bumps if no infection ...Read more

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What lotion can I use that actually helps wit razor bumps bikini area & blemishes on the body caused from spots & sun exposer? Please help

It depends: For razor bumps, use an after-shave lotion, let it dry and place a small amount of baby powder over it. For "sunspots", wear sunscreen to prevent worsening. Also, check to ensure it isn't tinea versicolor, a fungal skin infection often noticeable after being in warmth. Tinea will improve with anti fungals like selsun blue. True sunspots will often improve by using a hydroquinone lotion. ...Read more

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What is a good cream i can use to get rid of the dark marks & razor bumps on my skin?

What is a good cream i can use to get rid of the dark marks & razor bumps on my skin?

Best results with 2+: You probably have a combination of folliculitis and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. You will likely need an antibiotic ointment to help clear the folliculitis initially, but an exfoliating cream (ex glycolic acid) used daily and after shaving can help prevent it in the future. A bleaching cream (ex hydroquinone) and a steroid cream can help with the dark spots. ...Read more

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Can I use 20% salicylic acid to take care of razor bumps and scars on the back of the neck?

Can I use 20% salicylic acid to take care of razor bumps and scars on the back of the neck?

Oh my no!: Salicyclic acid is used for plantar warts and is pretty destructive to skin. Razor bumps are from skin irritation; scars are permanent, improve with time, and may improve with topical medications such as mederma. Don't use salicylic acid! ...Read more

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My husband and I bought have hsv2 and we always use condoms but it broke in the process but I had some razor bumps on top where the hair was HIV risk?

My husband and I bought have hsv2 and we always use condoms but it broke in the process but I had some razor bumps on top where the hair was HIV risk?

Confusing question: If neither you or your hubby have HIV, and maintain a monogamous relationship, there is no HIV risk. If you are asking whether sores make you more at risk, it does, if you are exposed to an infected partner and come in direct contact with bloody material. ...Read more

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Is alone vera gel a good product to use on vagina breakouts related to razor bumps ?No stds! & how to avoid these breakouts ?

Is alone vera gel a good product to use on vagina breakouts related to razor bumps ?No stds! & how to avoid these breakouts ?

Single blade: Razor bumps are due to ingrown hairs, caused by shaving too closely. Use a single-blade or electric razor, which will not give you as close a shave - but that's the idea. Aloe vera is fine for bumps that you already have. ...Read more

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Is it okay to apple cider vinegar as natural Remedy for razor bumps? I use razor to shave my head

Is it okay to apple cider vinegar 
as natural Remedy for razor bumps?  I use razor to shave my head

RAZOR BUMP REMEDY: THERE IS NO NATURAL REMEDY FOR RAZOR BUMPS. IF IT IS BOTHERING YOU, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone okay to use on razor bumps or hair bumps on vagina and butt?

Is hydrocortisone okay to use on razor bumps or hair bumps on vagina and butt?

Yes, otc or rx.: Hydrocortisone cream is available in a 1% strength over the counter, and a 2.5% concentration on prescription. Systemic absorption is practically zero for both preparations, but obviously the prescription 2.5% flavor works better. Besides treating the symptoms, you should look into a better shave cream or razor. You should be able to shave these areas without irritation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide on razor bumps?

Is it possible for you to use nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide on razor bumps?

No not a good idea: It is not a good idea to use nystatin/triamcinolone cream for razor bumps.Razor bumps need to be prevented by waxing, laser treatments, and if not infected you can use retin a (tretinoin) cream and if there is infection you may need topical antibiotics with/without systemic/oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Whats a good med for razor bumps?

Whats a good med for razor bumps?

Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. ...Read more

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