Daily Health Tips: How Can I Prevent Rashes After A Shave?

Q: Good morning Doctor. After shaving, I started noticing rashes….what should I take?

A: These ‘rashes’ are called razor bumps or ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs occur when hair curls back and brow back into the skin. This is particularly easy with hair that had been cut (as in shaving) as the hair that grows back usually has a sharp edge and finds it easy to ‘pierce’ into the skin.

A solution to this is to stop shaving and maintain the designer beard look 😀 Another option is to use depilatory cream. This may, however, cause irritation and so should not be used more than once or twice a week.

Try to resist the urge to press these bumps but if the temptation proves too great, use a sterile needle to tease out the hair, if it appears to lie close to the surface. If it appears deep, please leave well alone…let’s not give you scars you’d rather not have 😀

Preventive measures you can practice include:
• Using a single blade shave stick
• Wet the area to be shaved with warm water and use a shave gel
• Try not to shave too close…you know how you like to pull the skin taut to achieve a better shave? Well, stop doing that as this encourages hair to curl back into the skin
• Shave in the direction of growth of the hair.
If infections occur, the bumps become filled with pus and you may be prescribed antibiotics for this. Your doctor may also prescribe some drugs to help calm down the inflammation.

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Have a great weekend, people 😀

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1 Response to Daily Health Tips: How Can I Prevent Rashes After A Shave?

  1. Pingback: Daily Health Tips: Why Does My 11-Year Old Daughter Have Painful Lumps In Her Underarms? | chatwithketch

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