Shaving

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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Can shaving against the direction of hair growth cause the development of razor bumps?

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 lo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 the...  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 Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do rashes appear after I shave?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old. I am getting eruptions and rashes on my face after shaving. It seems to be brown or red spots with inflammation. I do not have any burning sensation. Sometimes, I have blood oozing from it. I have tried changing my shaving cream, brushes, and razors. After doing a number...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have sycosis barbae. It causes deep infection on the chin and beard. You can use Mupirocin ointment twice daily and take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for three days...  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 Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

What causes little red dots in the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, From young age, I have had little red dots all over my legs and not much hair. I am a 31 year old male and I want to know the problem. There might be ingrown hairs, but I do not know. I have more of them hair especially on the back.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your given pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your given descriptions it looks like ingrown hairs. The most common cause of ingrown hairs is shaving, waxing and tweezing unwanted facial and body hair. By r...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I found bumps on my pubic area, are they molluscum?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had molluscum on my pubic area and my doctor said that was cleared a month ago. Today, I found two small bumps, which are 1 mm or lesser than that. One is yellowish brown in color and another one is pink in color. It might have a hair coming out of the side, but I am not sure. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. One of the lesions looks like milia, obstruction of sweat duct, which is very close differential of molluscum contagiosum (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Another lesion just looks like pseudofolliculitis. Both of them have very less chance of sprea...  Read Full »

I have small red dots around the vaginal area. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is I have irritation and small red dots all around the vaginal area. It is like razor burn. This happened a year ago when I used an electronic hair removal device in the pubic area. I got some sensitivity and redness, and I ignored it thinking it to be an irritation that gets t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not use any exfoliating agent in the pubic area when there is already contact dermatitis. It leads to more inflammation, erythema, and burning sensation. Please send good quality clinical photograph and revert. Please mention what creams you have applied. ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to completely shave the head when there is severe hair fall?

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. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. For more information consult a dermatologist o...  Read Full »

I have a pimple on my crotch, which produces pus and blood. Is it an STI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 years old female, who weighs 224 lbs, and I am 5.4 feet tall. I have what looks like a pimple on my crotch. It keeps coming back in the same spot and produces white pus and a lot of blood. Is there a chance I have an STI? I have had it since before I became sexually active. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like superficial folliculitis, which might be caused by bacteria or fungus. Shaving or wearing tight clothes that rub the skin can irritate the follicles leading to folliculitis. Most l...  Read Full »

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