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When I don't shave for 3 days I get red spots on my lip and

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when I don't shave for 3 days I get red spots on my lip and chin. they diassapear after a day. when I don't buzz my hair after a long time same thing!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Hello

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience?

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
cant upload pic just no textured red blotches gone in one day when i shave regulary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
any advice??
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Are they painful?

Do they also grow above the level of the skin?

Does any pus grow in them anytime?

Do these spots itch?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no just blotches No texture to them like irratations
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Does the hair on the area poke on the area?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no just red patches mo hair no texture just irrated look
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for the information provided.

Has the photo has not been provided , It would take me a few more history taking to answer your query so I can give you the best service.

How many days after the hair growth happens do you get the red patches?

Are they of only a cosmetic worry?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Right after i shave red blotches upper lip
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
after i shave after 3 days of beard growth i get these red blotches when barber shaves my head after 3 weeks same thing
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
only last a day
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for the information provided.

So to confirm they disappear when the hair touching the area is removed?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

This does not seem to be related to any disease per se.

This can be due to inflammation of the skin related to rubbing of hair ( like a frictional folliculitis)

This is a benign condition.

Do you agree it may be due to this?

From the detailed history that you have provided it seems to be very benign .

You can prevent it by making the skin less prone to inflammation by application of an antibiotic ointment base like Bactroban ointment . This would work as an anti inflammatory. You can also cleanse the area with Cetaphil cleansing lotions which are very mild on the skin

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?

Would you have access to the above mentioned ointments or cleansing lotions? They are available over the counter.

Please do get back to me so we

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

can discuss further