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Witch Hazel For Razor Bumps
Alcohol-free kind: There are many witch hazel products, but you want an alcohol-free one for hemorrhoids or it will burn. Thayer's has several kinds that you can get at health food stores -- i've even seen the pads for sale on amazon.Com. You simply apply the pads several times daily, & after wiping/cleansing after each bowel movement. The liquid can be put on a cotton ball and dabbed in the same way. ...Read more
Neither: I don't recommend witch hazel as many people will develop a contact dermatitis to witch hazel. Prep h has nothing that has ever been shown tro treat hemorrhoids other than as a lubricant. If a patient tells me prep h helps, i know they do not have significant hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar effect which would vary among individual. Hence, you may try and see; if not better or even worsening, stop and seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Nonetheless, it's still most advisable to work and be counseled with Doc before its use for hemorrhoids. ...Read more
I have severe hot itchy rash under breasts from sweating. Intertrigo?? have tried numerous treatments including nystatin, miconazole, clortromizole , dial soap. hibiclenz , oatmeal soap, cetaphil soap, witch haze, lemons, iodine, apple cider vinegar
Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not very good as an antiseptic. Cleaning injured skin with hydrogen peroxide may lead to tissue damage. Although hydrogen peroxide was often used in the past for wound care – that is not recommended. It may delay healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Folliculitis: Likely you have a slight inflammation of the hair follicles the area after a waxing si traumatized and you lose some epidermis as well. Keep the area clean and use warm soaks. If it gets warm , tender , red or pus then see a physician to make sure there isn't a cellulitis or infection of the open skin ...Read more
Can I use Aveeno (oatmeal) products as after shave for my vagina?
I've used aloe Vera cream and no good
It's for itching and bumps
Totally safe: Unscented oatmeal extract-containing products such as Aveeno are safe for the vulvar area after shaving. You may also consider trying a better razor in order to avoid having to chafe the skin as much when you shave. Waxing or electrolysis are also safe options to avoid the skin damage caused by repetitive shaving. ...Read more
Do products that contains salicylic acid, glycolic acid, witch hazel, aloe clear hair bumps up on my private area right away!?
Ingredient: Check for other ingredients for which you may be allergic. ...Read more
Cuts: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not very good as an antiseptic. Cleaning injured skin w hydrogen peroxide may lead to tissue damage. Although hydrogen peroxide was often used in the past for wound care – that is not recommended. It may delay healing. Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & may help to heal broken skin ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 pink bumps after shaving labia majora, painless, not itchy. I picked them open, held apple cider vinegar on, burnt skin leaving a pink crater, help!
See Dr.: Your first mistake was"picking them open." the second mistake was trying to treat them yourself with apple cider vinegar. At this point, you need to see a gyn dr. Or a dermatologist for an official/professional evaluation of the area to get treated properly, with what may or may not include rx medications. Good luck. ...Read more
Red itchy Vag/Anus.Peeling/raw cracked skin.Felt a burn when I pee! Experienced this after using Nair last month.Now using soap for PH&cream for bumps?
Likely infected: hair follicles in that areaGet a more detailed answer ›
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