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How to stop shaving boils?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Lock up the razor
The way to stop shaving the boils is to lock up the razor. Since the boils stick up higher than the normal skin, a razor will cut their tops off.
After all is healed, one can stop creating new boils or pimples by not cutting so closely that the skin is cut. If the skin is cut, it can heal together and seal over a hair follicle or skin gland opening. Bacteria or oils trapped inside form new boils.

In brief: Lock up the razor
The way to stop shaving the boils is to lock up the razor. Since the boils stick up higher than the normal skin, a razor will cut their tops off.
After all is healed, one can stop creating new boils or pimples by not cutting so closely that the skin is cut. If the skin is cut, it can heal together and seal over a hair follicle or skin gland opening. Bacteria or oils trapped inside form new boils.
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