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Wish my ps hadn't shaved me....new hair growth is driving me crazy! Suggestions please!!!

  • honey72
  • Orlando, Florida
  • 3 years ago

I know I cannot be alone on this....however, I can't find anyone or anything online with a similar situation. HELP! I was shaved "down there" during surgery...at my ps's request I was told not to wax or do anything down there myself for risk of infection. So I followed directions... But now the new hair growth is driving me crazy....it hurts, it itches, it's prickly and it is growing right at my incision line...causing ingrown hair and razor bumps. It literally feels like little razors on my skin. I bought some over the counter stuff for ingrown hair but the relief has only been temporary. Even worse...my growth rate has slowed down...so it's taking forever for this sea of stubble to grow out. This just plain sucks! Am I alone....or is anyone experiencing this as well?? And if so any suggestions please.....I am 6 weeks post op...so I am not exaggerating when I say slow growth rate!

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honey72, I have been itching and scratching too. I am only a little over a week post op. I feel sorry for my family watching me scratch away. :) I guess it could be worse....
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I have had no problem with the itching, etc., for which I am profoundly grateful. :)
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I can relate.  I walked around scratching like a monkey for a month.  It about drove me nuts!!

I used the Palmer's Vitamin E Oil on it and that helped.  Just keeping it moisturized helped. 
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why can not be waxed??? if you do it a couple of days before the surgery...
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I was told no waxing prior to surgery due to the possibility of infection??   Not sure but I just followed the instructions given to me. 
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Yeah, right now I am rubbing vitamin e oil all over my scar, I also have the silicone strips but Im not covering the middle area where I have stubble. I was in the beginning before it got really bad. Unfortunately it seems like one of those things where I'm going to have to wait it out. 8-(
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I don't have an answer because I am not there yet, but what I have bought in preparation for the itchy scar is bio oil. I figured you are allowed to rub this in to help with scarring and am certain this will also alleviate the itching and dryness. Got to be worth a try?
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Ei yi yi! That sounds positively miserable. I'll be interested to see what other women have to say about this, too.

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