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    Default Mild rash (razor burn?) that does not go away.

    Hi folks!
    I have a rash/razor burn on my left face that simply will not go away. First time I noticed I assumed it was razor burn, but I'm not 100% sure. It behaves oddly; it seems to get more irritated by shaving and NOT shaving Let me explain: it is red and irritated immediately after the shave, then it almost disappears over the next day or so, but as my stubble grows the skin starts flaking a bit and feels itchy and irritated again. Then red when I shave etc etc. On most days it calms down with some after shave balm, so it's not a huge medical emergency, but it's annoying still. Any ideas?

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    With the skin flaking and symptoms you describe it sounds more like eczema / atopic dermatitis to me (especially if you also get hair flakes, scalp eczema). If it persists a quick trip to a dermatologist might help.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll ask my doctor about eczema. The main reason why I still think that it might (maybe) have something to do with a razor burn is because the first time I noticed it was when using a razor that had a brutally sharp and harsh edge. My skin immediately turned red and irritated, and it never went completely away.

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    That is unfortunate.
    If I don't keep my face scrubbed good (and sometimes even when I do) I get red patches with white flakey skin on my face. I'm wondering if I have something that makes me more prone to shave irritation. If ever shave 2+ passes, shave XTG, or ATG I pay for it afterwards.
    Hope you get it figured out. Let us know what the doc says.
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    Get your razor honed. It likely has teeth. Strop it good. An idea?
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    And lighten up, your still probably scraping
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    Quote Originally Posted by trondsi View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. I'll ask my doctor about eczema. The main reason why I still think that it might (maybe) have something to do with a razor burn is because the first time I noticed it was when using a razor that had a brutally sharp and harsh edge. My skin immediately turned red and irritated, and it never went completely away.
    Who honed your razors? If you did, what was your progression?
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