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JustineM

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JustineM

I recently started shaving my legs and I’m running into a slight problem. I’m finding that I’m getting a heat rash on my inner thighs and back of my legs. I initially thought it was razor burn, but it’s showing up about a full day or two after I shave. Any suggestions or tips I could take to help prevent this? I love the feel of smooth legs but it’s a little uncomfortable to sit.

 

Edit: I am using shaving cream, and exfoliating 

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Casey49

JustineM  I'd like the answer to that question too. I feel your pain and discomfort.  I've tried multiple products. Veet is horrible. I've tried waxing but painful. Nair works ok but still get a little rash. So if anyone has any suggestions it is welcome. 

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VickySGV

If it is two days later, I would suspect an allergy to something you are using or getting around. 

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Casey49

I've been told it could  be Ingrown hair

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Alex C

I am totally finally yr pain...I have tried everything. Mine answer is laser, which I am saving up for, but baby power always helps me with the rash,

 

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Petra Jane

I sometimes find a red rash after I've shaved the upper part of my legs, inner thighs etc. I imagine it's due to the fact that that area rubs against the opposite leg when walking and as such is somewhat more sensitive that other areas. I use my favourite antiseptic cream on the red areas and it soothes it very quickly.

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DeeDee

Being on the larger side the inside of my thighs get jock itch every summer which initially shows as a large red patch, as Petra Jane has said it can be made worse with the thighs rubbing together - shaving has not helped! Find a soothing cream (In the UK we have one called Eurax which works well) and have cool showers regularly making sure to dry thoroughly before you moisturise, the back of your legs could also be to do with shaving direction, when you get above the knee try shaving from side to side rather than up or down. 

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michelle_kitten

So, heat rash and swamp crotch are both a combination of moisture, heat, and bacteria.  Wash at least once a day in the impacted regions.  Use a medicated drying powder at least once a day, and more if necessary to keep the area dry (Gold Bond being the most widely known).  Wear underwear that is breathable, preferably cotton, and avoid polyester or nylon pants or skirts.  If you can, at night go without underwear and wear a skirt or gown to allow the effected areas to air out and dry.  If the problem persists, try a topical anti-allergy cream like hydrocortizone to the area to see if it is allergy related.

 

Soaking three times a week in a quarter cup of bleach in a full bathtub can kill off the most stubborn bacteria, even MRSA (flesh eating), which is notoriously hard to kill.  Do not exceed a quarter cup of bleach in a full tub.  You don't want your hair to turn green, or any nasty bleach burns.

 

 

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JustineM

Thank you all for the replies and suggestions. I had thought about trying something like Goldbond, so I may have to give that a go. I’ve been using hydrocortisone cream when it does flair up bad, but the last one was so bad it took almost a week of treatments to clear up. I’m really surprised I didn’t think of the bleach treatment, I had to do that all the time as a kid for athletes foot.

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