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Cutting body and facial hair to the level of the skin, using a razor or any other bladed object, is called shaving. Men usually shave their beard and women their legs and underarm area regularly.

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I got small red bumps near my genitals after shaving. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I shave near the genital area. I feel like I shaved against hairs down near the penile shaft. I noticed small bumps, tried squeezing them, and it seemed to irritate them. There are three blister or nodule bumps present. I am concerned about what they are? It has been like a week. They ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Lesions seen are present near the root of the penis (attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). Multiple pink-colored papules are there. Can you tell me, please, if these bumps are centered around hairs? Or are they devoid of hairs? Also, if there is an...  Read Full »

I have bumps on the inside of my labia which are not blistering, itchy, or sore. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have bumps on the inside of my labia which are not blistering, itchy, or sore. I guess it is folliculitis. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Reyaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Probably you are suffering from folliculitis. The reason for it could be frequent shaving of the vaginal area. To be safer, talk to your partner about any STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and have protected intercourse. I hope this...  Read Full »

Are small vesicles near pubic hair with itching dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Small vesicles are seen near pubic hair. Itching associated. No pus discharge is there. It is wet with clear fluid. Should I be concerned? I am attaching the image for your reference. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). At this stage, it appears to be not a thing to panic about, but yes, at the same time, we must try to find out why this is happening. Did you recently start any intense exerc...  Read Full »

I am facing a burning head and hairfall after typhoid. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I suffered from typhoid. I stopped taking medications one month back. But, after my recovery, I am facing heavy hair fall with burning on the top of the head. If I run my hand through my scalp, every time, there are at least 10 to 20 hair strands in my palm. They do not conta...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. From your description, it seems you are having telogen effluvium. You can use tablet Xtraglo (Vitamins, Minerals and Amino acids) once daily for six months after consulting your GP.   Read Full »

Why do I have itching and red bumps in my pubic area after shaving it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had shaved my pubic area, and now I have itching and red bumps. Is it normal? Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It appears like pseudofolliculitis, a condition that usually happens after shaving due to ingrown hairs. The other possibilities include the following tinea cruris, a fungal infection, candidal infection, bacterial folliculitis, molluscum w...  Read Full »

Can frequent shaving cause acne on the clitoris?

Query: Hello doctor, I have what looks like a whitehead on my labia/clitoris for over a month. Is it acne, and is it harmful?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please share the following information for a better assessment. When did you last shave or wax your private parts? Did you recently change your soap, body wash, or underwe...  Read Full »

How can razor bumps be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe razor bumps and want to get rid of them ASAP. When I first started shaving I did not know the proper way to do it and scars where left over the years and razor bumps and sometimes ingrown hairs. I got tested for herpes because that is what I thought it was after a while but...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Kakani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is very common because of the allergy secondary to shaving. Also happens after waxing. Anyways, try to avoid shaving as much as possible. If it is troubling you a lot, then you can go for laser perma...  Read Full »

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