I didn’t find this discussed yet so I am posting new topic.
This is probably more of a question for the ladies than the guys but men can answer too.
I shave my bikini area in the summer mostly (even though I usually go to the nude beach to sunbathe but in case I have to wear my bikini). The last few times I have shaved their I got a weird red ‘blotch’ – It isn’t razor burn as I have had that before in the past. It looks like a rash but it doesn’t hurt, had no little ‘pimples’ that you normally get from razor burn and it doesnt it itch. It is just ‘there’. It showed up almost immediately after I shaved the last two times (It got larger the second time around). It doesn’t happen on my legs or underarms which I usually just shave in the summer now too.
It kind of looks like a light brownish-red colored port wine stain. In natural light I can see a little dryness of the skin on the area. I have tried coconut oil and MSM lotion to get rid of it but nothing is working. It is more just ugly looking than anything as like I said it doesn’t burn or itch or anything. I tried to dry brush it and it didn’t help. I also tried scrubing a little sea salt on it too but that did nothing either.
I also have something similar on my left side below my underarm going a little under my breast (away from the shaving area) – in the form of small ‘spots’ that won’t go away. They have a little dryness on the skin too. Again doesn’t bother me – just ugly looking. I don’t have it on my right side.
I did try some lemon on the underarm rash once and it seemed to help but it came back after a while.
My guess is it is a fungus of some sort? But how to get rid of it? Anyone have any remedies for a “mystery rash”?
FYI: I don’t use soap on my skin. And this is something new just recently – I didn’t have any problems like this before. And I don’t like pain so I don’t want to wax or use an epilator. I tried those before. OUCH!