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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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At times, these hair follicles may get infected.
This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after.

In brief: Various

At times, these hair follicles may get infected.
This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after.
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