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Cuts and rashes after shaving - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   hi.. needed some help with regard to skin problem.. can u help
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can continue
User :   the problem is that I cannot shave every day.. If I do then I get a lot of cuts & sometimes a rash develops.. however, in case I shave after a couple of days.. there is no issue
User :   is there something i can do.. or is this normal
User :   i have been shaving since college.. 15 years back and have a thick growth
Doctor :   I think this is not something of concern
Doctor :   Actually you should know few things
User :   the thing is that for work.. i need to shave everyday .. as it looks smart
Doctor :   about shaving which can help in conserving the texture of the skin
Doctor :   You should know the direction of growth of the hair
Doctor :   and the shave razor should move only in that direction
Doctor :   Never shave without foam which is thick
Doctor :   Make sure the foam is left on the beard for a minute before you start shaving
User :   but then I do not get a clean shave.. if i shave in opposite direction the shave is clean
Doctor :   That is the biggest error you do while shaving and that is the reason why it hurts you and rash
Doctor :   those are called shaving bumps
Doctor :   You use a good razor and shave in line with the direction of the hair
Doctor :   that solves your problem
User :   will my shave be clean.. or will it take some time of shaving in right direction
Doctor :   You shave will be clean
User :   thanks doc.. anything else i need to take care of while shaving
Doctor :   Use hot water while shaving
Doctor :   Use after shave lotion
Doctor :   Pat dry with smooth towel after shave
Doctor :   Do not overuse a razor
User :   Thanks doctor XXX .. have a pleasant day ahead
Doctor :   You too
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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