Some studies note that with an increase in pubic hair removal, razor burn isn’t the only issue. More people with vaginas are injuring themselves enough to require emergency care for a grooming accident. Of 11,704 people with such injuries from 2002 through 2010, 83% said the accident involved a razor blade.
Razor burn on the vagina will go away on its own, assuming no other condition (like a sexually transmitted infection, or STI) is responsible for the symptoms of red skin, itching, and burning. You may want to try home remedies or over-the-counter products to relieve symptoms.
Shaving can sometimes cause razor burn, also known as razor rash. It usually goes away within two to three days. Treating the condition by using aloe vera, applying cold compresses, and taking a break from shaving can help symptoms resolve sooner.
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Pubic lice, also known as crabs, is primarily spread through sexual contact. Pubic lice’s main symptom is itching, caused by a reaction to the parasite’s saliva. This itchiness increases in intensity as the infestation worsens.
Shaving pubic hair is a fairly simple method of hair removal. That said, there is still a correct way to do it:
An ingrown hair is a strand of hair that grows back into the root after shaving, tweezing, or waxing. Ingrown hairs often look similar to acne but are an entirely different skin condition.
How to Treat and Prevent Razor Burn Near the Vagina
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Other conditions may have overlapping symptoms to those seen with razor burn. This includes pubic lice, ingrown hair, and some STIs. Talk to your healthcare provider if you’re unsure about the cause of your particular pubic irritation.
How To Take Care Of Razor Burn
Razor burn, also known as razor rash, is a red, often itchy rash that can occur after shaving near the vagina. Some people prefer to remove hair from the pubic area and use a razor to do so.
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How to Treat Razor Burn
Razor burn on the vagina occurs after shaving to remove hair in what’s often called the “bikini” area. The sensitive skin of the pubic area can become irritated by using an old razor with a dull blade, shaving in the incorrect direction, shaving dry skin, or shaving too quickly or too often.
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