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Best/quickest way to treat razor bumps..

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Best/quickest way to treat razor bumps..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not even sure if I have razor bumps or razor burn, but I shaved my stomach area the other day and now have these small red bumps. Not itchy or painful, but very annoying, especially considering I'm going on vacation tomorrow!What is the best way to treat and how long will it take for them to go away?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

These are just inflamed hair follicles from close shaving.

In future first soak the area with warm water first and then apply shaving gel for 5 minutes at least.

Use single blade or guarded system to avoid razor bumps.

Now coming to the treatment part for immediate relief, you should get benzoyl peroxide gel or soap and apply daily.

Then apply hydrocortisone cream available over the counter twice daily.

It may take a week to see significant improvement.

That is as fast as you can get with over the counter remedies.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this the same as razor bumps?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Yes it is.

Best wishes

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