What’s the correct way to get rid of bumps/pimples caused from shaving pubic hair?

razorIf you develop a rash, red bumps, or itching on your pubic area (vulva) there are some easy treatments to try at home. If symptoms don’t improve in a few days or last longer than a couple of weeks, you should make an appointment with your health care provider (HCP).

Most of the time you can relieve discomfort by doing the following:

  1. Do NOT squeeze pimples
  2. Stop shaving for a while
  3. Soak in a warm tub or take a shower and let the warm water spray your pubic area
  4. Pat the skin (don’t rub) with a soft towel or use a hair dryer on the low or cool setting
  5. Apply lotion (fragrance-free)
  6. Call your HCP if you don’t have any relief within a couple of days or the bumps get bigger or your skin is red or itchy. Your HCP may tell you to use a topical over-the-counter antibiotic such as Bacitracin® and/or hydrocortisone cream or give you a prescription medicine.