Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

Having bumps under skin, containing puss, painful. Is it due to shaving too much?

hi, im having troubles down there. i seem to be getting bumps, under the skin, almost mountain-type bumps. kind of like large under the skin pimples that dont exactly come to a head but they are of a nice size. are they from maybe shaving too much? i dont have any diseases or anything. sometimes they grow and have pus on the inside, other times its just big and under the skin - & painful.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  15
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, thanks for posting your query

from your description it seems you are having pseudofollculitis , which occurs due to shaving close to the skin, mostly seen in beard area , can be seen in other areas like pubic or under arms

the sharp edges of hair irritate the structures within the skin , leading to raised bumps which may or may not be pus filled

in your case
take anti inflamatory medicines like ibuprofen
local application of mupirocin ointment twice a day
avoid shaving untill bumps disappear

TO prevent recurrances
Dont shave too deep
use fresh razor each time
maintain proper lubrication while shaving
Shave in the direction of hair

consider permanent hair reduction with Laser therapy

hope this helps you
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor