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I haven't seen a doctor about it because I don't feel it's significant enough, but it's irritating nevertheless.
It isn't a single large rash confined to one specific area, but various patches of small red marks/spots continue to appear across the neck, occasionally with yellow heads, although those don't stay for too long. Itching is noticeable but minimal.
I'd imagine it's nothing too far out of the ordinary, but after reading about it I've not been able to ascertain whether there's an established, effective treatment or remedy.
Not anymore. I started wet shaving a few months ago and that's when the problems seemed to start.
I've tried reverting to the electric razor but the reaction seems to be the same. Would I have to wait until the rashes have disappeared before trying this again?
Also, what is likely to be causing the infection of the follicles? I always use a clean razor and an adequate amount of shaving gel. Is it likely to be a problem with my skin?
OK. Would using Betadine in addition to other facial scrubs limit its effectiveness?
OK. Thanks for your time.
Is it OK if I ask a couple more questions?
If so, firstly, does shaving directly over the spots prolong their presence and will it make a considerable difference if I avoid doing so?
Secondly, I typically start to feel minor irritation on my neck 24-36 hours after shaving, this is when the spots usually become more visible. Will the calendula cream prevent this? If not is there anything I can apply during this period that will prevent such a reaction?
How long do the spots need to be left alone for until they disappear? Is there any safe way of shaving over them?
I've regularly left them alone for 4/5 days without them fading too much..
Thanks for your time again, hopefully I won't need to ask you anything else. I'll let you know how it goes.