How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps

Razor bumps are the irritating and sometimes painful skin condition that can result from shaving, but there are ways to get rid of this painful and unsightly skin rash.

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You Will Need

  • An after-shave product containing lidocaine
  • A bacitracin-based ointment or diaper rash cream
  • Soft clothes
  • Germicidal soap (optional)
  • A sterilized needle (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Reduce shaving

    Shave any area of your skin that is affected by razor bumps as rarely as possible. Continuing to shave on your affected skin will only cause further irritation and possible infection.

  2. Step 2

    Keep area clean

    Keep the affected area clean and germ-free.

  3. Consider replacing your regular soap with a germicidal soap.

  4. Step 3

    Discontinue use of alcohol-based products

    Discontinue use of lotions, creams, or astringents that contain alcohol, which irritates and burns the affected skin.

  5. Step 4

    Apply lidocaine product

    Apply an after-shave product containing lidocaine to soothe the affected area and promote healing.

  6. Use a sterilized needle to gently release the embedded hair shaft in each bump. Apply a bacitracin-based ointment to prevent infection.

  7. Step 5

    Apply bacitracin-based ointment or diaper rash cream

    Apply a bacitracin-based ointment such as Neosporin, or any diaper rash cream. This will prevent infection and promote faster healing.

  8. Step 6

    Wear soft clothes

    Wear soft, gentle clothing until the affected area is healed to avoid friction and further irritation.

  9. Did you know? The condition of a woman having excessive body hair is called hirsutism.

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