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Which Pubic Hair Between Men And Women
Not medical: I don't have a medical opinion on persons grooming habits as long as they are healthy and clean. ...Read more
Grooming Tips: I doubt there is a physician here online who feels qualified to give you grooming tips. I did not learn anything about grooming in medical school and grooming really has no medical connection at all. All grooming if done in a safe or standard way is most likely not unhealthy. ...Read more
Shaving: . The most common body areas depilated are the underarms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows and face for females; and the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin and legs for males. Shaving is the most common method used for the underarms, legs and pubic area. ...Read more
Yes and no: All adults have a natural odor, differing some between the genders and between individuals. There are special glands to produce it, especially in armpit and groin, and the hair may hold the scent somewhat, though shaving won't reduce it much. ...Read more
Laser: Consider laser hair removal or electrolysis. These are the only procedures that can remove hair permanently. However, the success rate varies and you may only notice a reduction rather than complete hair removal. ...Read more
Shaving pubic hair: It is not harmful. Be careful though. ...Read more
Contrary to your implied perception, shaving pubic hair is unhygienic.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Skin protection: Pubic hair is a sign of maturity and womanhood. Be careful if you decide to permanently remove your hair because it is sexually attractive to pedophiles and men who want woman that do not look like normal healthy woman. It is also a way to alert yourself that you may have obsessive compulsive traits and that is mentally unhealthy when you constantly think you are not clean. ...Read more
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
Variability: We are all different which includes or hair growth patterns. ...Read more
Why do women have pubic hair What is the purpose of it? Why does it itch like crazy when shaven? How do u keep the hair down their soft
Grooming Question: This is a medical site. Grooming is not something that physicians are likely to have either expertise in or have any opinion. There is little to no medical opinion on grooming questions. ...Read more
Why can't I shave my pubic hair?! I'm a female and when I shave and the hair starts to grow it itches like crazy! Is it normal? I've been struggling..
That may be a sign: May be a sign from beyond. A sign that there is no real need nor any mandate to shave pubic hair. The more people who shave their pubic hair, the more pressure there will be upon other people to also shave their pubic hair (and lead to more cases of ingrown hairs and itchy pubises). Since there is nothing inherently abnormal about pubic hair, there is no reason to shave it off. It's just fashion. ...Read more
Shaved my pubic hair (female) and now I have dry flaky skin that just won't go away. What do I do? It is not itchy.
Use moisturizers: And defer shaving for a while. Avoid scented products. Vaseline, Lubriderm, Cetaphil, Jergens, Organic Coconut Oil, ------- any of theses should work. ...Read more
Is it really not safe to shave the pubic hair off the vagina if so then why do so many women do it?
Not true: There are no health risk with shaving that area however care must be taken near the mucosa not to cut or knick the area, it would bleed more that skin and has the risk of infection ...Read more
I am 28 yrs old female and recenctly noticed 2-3 strands of my pubic hair turning white. Kindly advise me the reason and remedy for same.
Whenever I try to remove my pubic hair by shaving or waxing it grows back as a plain red bump with a hair coming out of it. What is it? (female)
Hair Can Be In-Groan: That's a fairly common problem. The hair follicles get irritated and/or clogged. In your case the hair powers through but often they get stuck and become "ingrown, " wandering around under the skin in that area causing a lot of havoc. Some might even get infected. So you may have to let this all settle down. Let the hair grow, then consult someone to figure out how to remove the hair effectively. ...Read more
I'm female and I have never shaved my public area, and my vagina hurts. Could the pubic hair be causing this? (eg. Pulling and catching on underwear)
My pubic hair has always been thick and curly. I recently shaved down there, and I have many ingrown hairs with little pus bumps. Help? I'm a female.
My daughter is 11 and has buds. And pubic hair. Her check up is coming up soon. She has a male doctor. Should she have a female?
Not necessarily.: If your daughter has established a good relationship with her doctor, puberty shouldn't be a factor. A trusted physician will make the transition easier. Pediatricians are trained to address physical, emotional, educational, sexual and psychosocial changes that occur in puberty. ...Read more
I'm female: I used hair removal cream on my pubic hair and the cream went inside my private part, after removing unbearable pain? Help?
See your doctor asap: Go to the er. You have a chemical burn and need immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Hi, I'm a 15 yr female and I was wondering if it's bad to use tweezers to get rid of some pubic hair? And will a doctor notice that I do it?
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
What could a risen on female body, top of crease of leg and pubic hair be? It feels with blood and after it gets so sore, it releases blood?
Probably infection: A painful lump that fills up with fluid in that area is likely a cyst formed by infection of an oil gland that has become infected, and is now the scene of a struggle between your immune system, and the infection. Hot compresses with herbs like comfrey are the old fashioned way. Consulting your doctor and possibly antibiotics would be a very good idea. ...Read more
I'm a 18 f and my pubic hair goes to my belly button pretty thick, and my thighs, and is moving down my anus. Is this normal for women?
Not often: I'd look for poly cystic ovarian disease. ...Read more
I'm a 38yr old female. The hair on my legs and under my arms no longer grows. My pubic hair is almost all gone? Could you give me any reason why?
Causes of hair loss: Hair loss on the legs can be caused by poor circulation, diabetes, thyroid disorders, peripheral arterial disease, medications, poor diet, smoking, being overweight, anemia, other hormonal disorders, and genetics. Hair loss in the pubic area and under the arms can be caused by thyroid disorders, medications, anemia, genetics, other hormonal disorders and alopecia. I recommend a medical workup. ...Read more
I'm 27, female. I use hair removing lotion for pubic hair. What can I use to prevent or treat the itching pimples of when hair grows back?
PCOS? Teenage female, skinny, small breasted, extended pubic hair growth, mood swings, depression, periodic emotionless. What's causing it?
See psychiatrist: You may be having eating disorder -afraid to gain weight called anorexia nervosa, along with having emotional problem it can be at school, friends or at home or work. Since you have problem see your doctor who can do investigation for any medical problem, but must see a psychiatrist as well f or your mood swings -to have psychotherapy medication. ...Read more
Not clear: Some think the hair increases the surface area to transmit pheromones for sexual allure. Others see it as a means for lessening friction during sexual activity. Many simply shave it off or at least lessen it for beauty sake. There is no definitive answer. ...Read more
If the pubic hair is longer than1/4 inch use a scissor or clipper to trim and than get in the shower and let pubic area soak and apply shaving cream/gel to one side of your pubic area and shave short strokes and rinse the razor often. Use a mirror to shave the lower area go down to in between your legs
repeat the other side of pubic region and let warm water run and you are done. ...Read more
Pubic hair: It is believed that the functions of pubic hair include the dissemination of pheromones and protection from the friction of sexual intercourse. Natural selection may also have sustained it because it can show a potential sexual partner that the other person is sexually mature and can reproduce. ...Read more
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