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What are some treatments for razor bumps?

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Stopping the shaving process is the best way to get rid of razor bumps, according to WebMD. If ending the shaving process is not immediately possibly, releasing hair follicles that are trapped in the skin with a clean needle is recommended.

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Shaving cream can prevent and treat razor bumps by softening and conditioning the skin, making the hairs easier to remove. Shaving every other day can give the skin time to heal and reduce existing razor bumps. Shaving too often can irritate the skin and slow the healing time for razor bumps. Shaving with warm water and rinsing with cold water can also treat and prevent razor bumps. The warm water softens the hair and keeps the skin from becoming irritated. A new, sharp razor is best when shaving. Dull razors cause ski irritation and can lead to ingrown hairs. Hydrocortisone or antibacterial cream may be necessary to clear stubborn razor bumps and keep the skin from becoming red and infected. Applying lotion to the skin can also treat razor bumps by soothing the skin and reducing redness. To keep razor bumps from returning, it may be best to use a hair removal cream on the skin or have the hair removed with a laser.

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