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What can this irratation be after shaving

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What can this irratation be after shaving
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Can you upload a picture?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Please see attachment below
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.

That is razor burn which is quite common.

A cold compress is a very effective and easy way to get instant relief from the burning sensation caused by razor burns.

Wrap a few ice cubes in a thin towel. Simply place the towel on the affected area for a few minutes.

Repeat either of these treatments several times a day as needed.

To prevent razor burn, try splashing with cold water on your skin immediately after shaving.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
How can this be a razor burn?
This was below the hair before I shaved and I realized it as a result of shaving shortly after
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.

I thought you said it was irritation after shaving?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I realized it after I shaved. Because the hair was over it.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.

From the pictures, it looks like molluscum contagiosum which is a benign skin eruption that typically resolves on it's own.

If you want to treat it faster, there are some people who have success using over the counter salicylic acid such as Compound w.