Our expert says:
Yes, this is a fairly common problem when a bacterial infection infects the hair follicles of the area you are shaving. You will need to be absolutely scrupulous about keeping your skin clean, in both that area, as well as your hands which touch that area of your skin. You will need to stop shaving that area until the infection has cleared up completely, as each time you shave you aggravate and inflame that skin even more. You can use a topical antibacterial cream, for example bactraban, or any that your pharmacist or doctor recommends, to help clear it up faster. Once the skin has completely cleared, you can begin shaving again, being very careful to wash thouroughly before shaving.
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