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(NSFW) I'm a guy, shaved my pubic hair, and now I've had razor bumps and blisters for two weeks?

Asked by rockfan (3525 points ) May 25th, 2014

Foolishly, I assumed the razor bumps would go away naturally. I have sensitive skin, so what product do you think will get rid of them the fastest?

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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

There are all kinds of different skin types you could be talking about here. Where exactly are the bumps you are concerned with?

rockfan's avatar

My entire pubic region

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Go to your local pharmacy. Get a triple antibiotic ointment, generic. Rub that in.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Just keep it clean and moisturize. Antibiotic cream is overkill. It will go away once the hair grows back.

And remember this the next time you are tempted to try it again… or ask someone else to.

talljasperman's avatar

Take a warm bath and relax and submerge your privates for awhile.

LDRSHIP's avatar

Keep an eye out on the area. I am rather hairy guy myself. In grown hairs are not fun. I will leave it at that.

Next time you may want to TRIM the areas versus completely shaving it down expect certain areas you find that you want fully shaven. I always get shaving cream that has extra aloe or the like. Dull razors are not fun, make sure its clean too. I believe the direction you are shaving matters too. But not sure on that. Go slow and be gentle depending on the area.

If you do use a cream be generous when applying it to the area. Don’t want to overkill the area in it, just enough to do the job.

I like to powder the area something to keep it dry and fresh. They have gold bond full body powders among others. Going out to the field you come to appreciate that stuff!

Coloma's avatar

Well..I hope you shaved your testicles too, otherwise the bird in your bush still has fuzzy eggs. lol
Go for a bikini line hair removal lotion, or, get a pro wax job.
In the meanwhile use neosporin to help all your inflamed little hair shafts around your big shaft.
An antibiotic ointment will help ease your pain. You can even get one with an analgesic pain relieving effect as well as a boner….er, bonus.
I’m sorry…I could just run with this all night. Feel better.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I’ve found when shaving that region if I shave against the direction the hair is going(as I do on my face for a cleaner shave) I get razor burn/rashes or ingrown hairs. I tend to shave in the shower when nice and soapy and the skin is moisturized in the direction the hair grows rather than against and it causes no irritation afterwards.

@Coloma “Go for a bikini line hair removal lotion, or, get a pro wax job.”
Oh god no… that sounds all kindsa painful. I honestly don’t know how you women do it. Must be a lot stronger than me :P

El_Cadejo's avatar

And as @LDRSHIP said, a sharp razor make a world of difference.

JLeslie's avatar

It’s probably foliculitis, at worst it is herpes.

If it is folicultis you should not shave for at least two weeks. Apply hydrogen peroxide twice a day and see if it starts to clear within a week. If it is not clearing see a dermatologist. If it gets worse see a dermatologist as soon as it is getting worse.

Also, if it is foliculitis to prevent future problem always make sure your razor is very sharp, shave right after showering or while in the shower, and shave with the direction of the hair. Shaving against the grain gives a closer shave, but it also let’s ingrown hairs happen more easily, it’s easier to tug on the hair while shaving also, this is also why a very sharp razor is better, less drag. It can be very difficult to shave with the hair growth in that area of the body, because often the hairs grow in every which way. Consider using an electric shaver that purposely leaves some stubble behind or just trimming with a scissor instead of shaving competely.

rockfan's avatar

What about hydrocortisone cream? Also, my pubic hair has already started to grow back, is it ok to put on hyrodgen peroxide now?

rockfan's avatar

@Coloma Shaving my testicles scares the hell out of me.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Blisters? I hope you mean razor bumps or ingrown hairs. Shaving doesn’t cause blisters – herpes does.

rockfan's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I meant pimples, not blisters.

JLeslie's avatar

Yes, it’s fine to put the hydrogen peroxide now. You can use hydrocortisone to reduce the inflamation, but it does nothing to cure the bacterial infection. I personally would not bother with hydrocortisone cream, because once you start fighting the root cause, the infection, the inflammation will go away on it’s own.

You’re sure it isn’t blisters right? Did you have sex right after shaving? Having an open “wound” and then having sex with someone who is contagious is a perfect way to get herpes or some other skin infection that is commonly passed through sex.

ibstubro's avatar

Creamy Vaseline and time. The bumps and blisters are actual/potential ingrown hairs and keeping the area soft will help prevent as many as possible. Treat them basically as you have treated pimples in the past to best gauge your skin type.

Coloma's avatar

@rockfan Ya gotta be bold, nothing better than a smooth pair of testicles. haha

Coloma's avatar

Quote of the day by @JLeslie

It’s either foliculitis at worst it is herpes LMAO!!!!
Where IS that favorite quotes thread?

ragingloli's avatar

why oh why did you not use hair removal cream?

El_Cadejo's avatar

@ragingloli by hair removal cream do you mean stuff like nair? If so, because that shit burns like a mother fucker, I want that no where near my genitals.

LDRSHIP's avatar

Don’t use the hair removal stuff. Highly not recommend. Specially for pubic region. As @Coloma said consider getting it done with wax. Heard it last longer too.

JLeslie's avatar

Leave some hair. It will protect you from some things. If you insist on wanting to get rid of the hair laser it.

@Coloma Always happy to give you a laugh. I didn’t know I was being funny, but glad it was entertaining.

Coloma's avatar

From the mouths of babes. :-D

ibstubro's avatar

They make special hair removal products for sensitive parts of the body.
(Believe it or not, I know that because they just had them for sale cheap at Goodwill. No, I did not purchase any.)

If the bumps and blisters are an indication of ingrown hair, the same can occur with hair removal products.

And yeah, you can shave your balls. Just don’t get over-jealous. A nick will bleed forever – not enough to matter but hell on light colored shorts.

Next time you’re tempted, try trimming back the non-scrotal hair with scissors, then slowly gently shave your balls, and use the razor to ‘clean up’, er, “the rest”. Creamy Vaseline will keep the area (and the short-hairs) soft.

Coloma's avatar

Goodwill had a sale on used hair remover? LMAO!

ibstubro's avatar

No, no, no. @Coloma.
Goodwill had new personal care products, closeout. They get the Target leavings.

Used hair removal products would be too difficult to repackage.

Coloma's avatar

^^^ haha…okay then.

Coloma's avatar

@ibstubro Yeah, you might get someones scrotum in the bottle. lol

rockfan's avatar

@JLeslie I had sex after shaving, but none of the razor bumps were open sores or anything.

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