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Bikini area shaving extreme irritation

Hey everybody. So, I started shaving my bikini area again 2 nights ago and the first time it went okay. My skin was a bit irritated so I put baby powder on it and it helped quite a lot. But a while ago I tried shaving again b/c it was growing back and it really burned! It felt as if the razor was just scraping my skin and it caused slight bleeding, so I stopped. I didn't understand this because it's a new razor and it worked perfectly fine on my arms and legs. My skin felt extremely uncomfortable, but it felt much better after some baby powder. I just want to know is this normal or should I get something checked out? Also, is there any other way to groom down there without all the pain?
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replied July 6th, 2012

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Genitals are quite sensitive and it seems by repeated shaving you have bruised the skin which even lead to bleeding.You have to be very gentle while doing it and avoid repeated shaving.Very small hairs can be just trimmed off.Apply Aloe vera gel two times a day as it helps in reducing inflammation and pain.If it does not help apply OTC available Hydrocortisone cream 1% which will reduce the pain and inflammation.

Avoid wearing tight clothes and use cotton panties.If pain is persistent consider visiting a Physician for evaluation.

Take care!

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