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Painful boils post shaving - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXXX
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   whenever i shave i get small boils especially on my neck
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   if i shave the gender would be Male :-)
User :   age is 37
Doctor :   oh iam sorry
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when you have these?
User :   random
Doctor :   are you allergic to shaving cream?
User :   i doubt that...
Doctor :   did you recently changed your cream
Doctor :   are you diabetic?
User :   can i use any topical cream to reduce these painful boils
User :   no
Doctor :   yes you can try topical antibiotics
User :   maybe i can stop shaving for a week or so...till the acne type rashes disappears
Doctor :   like mupirocin ointment
Doctor :   yes use antiseptic wash after shave
User :   would it reduce pain as well
Doctor :   since you have small cuts on face
Doctor :   when you shave
Doctor :   it gets infected fast
Doctor :   yes it will
User :   and which antiseptic wash
Doctor :   since the infection reduces
Doctor :   you can use savlon or dettol
User :   that is post shaving ? and mupirocin as of subside the boils
Doctor :   any way avoid shaving
Doctor :   in the irritated skin
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   mupirocin you can apply in the evening
User :   i can stop shaving maybe for a week or so....till it heals
Doctor :   yes that will be good
Doctor :   are you diabetic?
Doctor :   Apply a warm, moist face cloth to the affected area.
User :   no i m not diabetic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then it is simple
Doctor :   topical antibiotics will do
User :   thank u doctor, that would be all !
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting..........
Doctor :   Bye for now.............
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