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Skin Care and Diseases

Razor bump issues

09/24/2009

Question:

I have a problem with shaving. I have ingrown hairs and bad irritation due to sensitive skin. I wanted to know of a product or products that would help me with these problems that I am experiencing. I use magic shave, but that doesn`t help me at all.

Answer:

There are a couple of prescriptions that would lessen this. They are mainly anti-inflammatory/anti-microbial preparations, such as Clindamycin solution or Erythromycin solution. There are others and your physician can write you a prescription. Some also resort to laser hair removal treatments to decrease the need to shave. This works in a certain percentage of patients and would require multiple treatments which can be expensive.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University