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When I shave the area under my chin and neck have always gotten red. How can I make it stop and go away?

When I shave the area under my chin and neck have always gotten red. How can I make it stop and go away?

Shaving irritation: Depends. If you are using a regular shaving blade, perhaps try a sensitive skin one. Or try using electric shaver most of the time and when using regular shaving blade, do not shave against the grain to try to get a cleaner shave, as this can cause irritation. Also you may consider a beard to give your skin a rest from shaving. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red swollen area under the chin, on the jawline and on my neck. The doctor gave prednisone. Won't this make it hard for me to heal? If this is yeast, couldprednisone be dangerous?

I have an itchy red swollen area under the chin, on the jawline and on my neck. The doctor gave prednisone. Won't this make it hard for me to heal? If this is yeast, couldprednisone be dangerous?

No: Few days of Prednisone would not affect the healing, but help with the itching and help with healing.The rash you describe is not yeast , therefore it would not be dangerous at all.If it is yeast, your rash would still be there, it may spread but would not be dangerous since it it just a few days. ...Read more

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Why does my cheeks and under my chin turn red and feel hot at times?

Why does my cheeks and under my chin turn red and feel hot at times?

Vasovagal: the face and neck are very expressive areas in most primates, including humans. Changes in color can be reactive to the environment ( e.g., chapped cheeks in winter) but also the internal emotional environment (blushing), In addition, hormonal changes (hot flushes) during menopause and the effects of alcohol or other neuroactive agents (capsaicin/chili pepper) can cause this. Not always danger. ...Read more

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Please help me! Under my chin & jawline have been hard/firm, stretch out thick feeling, throbs at times and red streaks that comes & goes. ?

Please help me! 

Under my chin & jawline have been hard/firm, stretch out thick feeling, throbs at times and red streaks that comes & goes. ?

See an oral surgeon!: While this could be something minor, it could also be life threatening. There are too many possibilities to cover in this forum. Go see an oral surgeon or a dentist and have them evaluate it right away. ...Read more

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How to get the red razor bumps under my chin to go away?

How to get the red razor bumps under my chin to go away?

Razor Bumps: Razor bumps on the chin can be caused by an old or dull razor as well as ingrown hair follicles. In general, your razor should be cleaned after each use and, if dispoable, should be regularly replaced. If you shave too frequently or too close to the skin, that can irritate the skin. A good astringent after shaving and a good facial wash may help. Ocassionally Hydrocortisone cream may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have flat dark red spots under my chin. They are in a cluster. They arent itchy but have been here for two days. What are they?

May be shingles : Difficult to say with that description but if in a cluster it could be the early signs of shingles. Shingles typically occurs in a cluster, may be itchy, slightly tingly in the area or no symptoms at all. They tend to evolve over a few days to form blisters. Earliest diagnosis and treatment is critical so it's best to have a dermatologist take a look ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and now I have developed a knot under my chin that seems to be growing in length and is red. Any idea what could be happening?

HSV: The viral infection resulting in the cold sore most likely has made a lymph node under your chin grow as it fights the infection, If it persists you should be seen by your provider. ...Read more