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Offline Jeffreyj

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Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« on: March 05, 2007, 04:56:22 PM »
OK this is embarrassing. I have a hairy body, so I went to a friend to get a complete body hair clipping.

Then he "Waxed" my back. Well the hot wax felt great...It all went well, I was happy until two days after:

My entire back has broken out with hive-like red spots. There are hundreds of them all over my back. It doesn't itch too bad, and it doesn't hurt.

Does anyone have any ideas on a remedy? I would love to avoid a DR visit, as my insurance is actually worse then BENJ's.     

Thanks in advance.
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 05:02:11 PM »
Aloe Vera gel?

It's good for horrid red inflamed affairs.

MtD

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 05:05:59 PM »
Thanks Matty I'll try that for sure!
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 05:08:22 PM »
Also try Aveno baths. They took care of every rash my ex ever had.

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Offline ScooterTrash

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 05:10:21 PM »
Never used it on my back.... but Lee Bikini Bare finishing cream works wonders in scooter's ermmm sensitive areas..  ;)

Offline Central79

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 05:22:59 PM »
I had this when I had my back sugared once. I went back to waxing after, which works OK for me.

I basically just had to exfoliate my back a lot. It's gone wrong, and the hairs are going to get ingrown unless you stop skin from closing over the top.

Use a decent, lightweight moisturiser afterwards.
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 06:16:53 PM »
Benadryl, or Benadryl cream. I used to get my eye brows waxed, but had to stop for the same reason. I would get red, and have little bumps or hives where waxed.

You must have a great pain threshold, my eyebrows hurt, I can't imagine the whole back.
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 06:27:14 PM »
I was warned of this when I was looking for ways to depilitate my shoulders. Apparently, waxing, though effective, can be a real bitch. Ingrown hairs, folliculitis, even infection and scarring.

I think the important thing would be to exfoliate, keep those hairs growing OUT and not IN. And, as has been suggested, moisturize and take Bendryl for the symptoms.

and wow, your threshold for pain must be pretty great.

I decided to stick with the Norelco, myself :)

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Offline thirtysomething

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 06:49:32 PM »
ok now this reply is coming from someone who is super duper hairy and has yet to see or meet someone who is as hairy as him!  ;)

The key to avoid the red spots / infection is making sure you don't let sweat stick on your back. If you feel sticky n' sweaty, take a shower asap and gently dry out the water on your back.

I have stopped removing my hairs now. Waxing is painful and I would need industrial-size Nair cream to get rid of all my hairs!


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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007, 06:53:20 PM »
Calamine lotion?

Offline tigger2376

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2007, 07:11:03 PM »
Aloe vera..if it works on a bikini line after a full brazilian!
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline tigger2376

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2007, 07:13:51 PM »
Sorry, didn't see mattys post. Great minds think alike! Also have found that haemorriod cream appied before a wax shrinks the blood vessels so you don't get those nasty ingrowers or pimples.
Get threading done now, much more effective and less probs
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline ScooterTrash

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007, 07:21:31 PM »
Aloe vera..if it works on a bikini line after a full brazilian!
Some of the Aloe Vera Gells contain quite a bit of alcohol. Scooter found this out the hard way... Look for pure aloe, or extract it from the plant.
Bikini Bare Finishing creme is Aloe and Collagen..

Offline marc11864

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007, 08:17:21 PM »
Also try Aveno baths. They took care of every rash my ex ever had.

Brent
(Who has porcelain skin himself)

I second Bucko's suggestion. Aveeno really does work wonders!
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2007, 08:39:38 PM »
Is 'Dove' available in US? Their lotion for 'mature skin' (OK,Ok, get your yucks in now guys  ;D), really works, unscented,gentle and non 'claggy'
There is also a bodyshop shaving lotion/apres wax specifically meant for the bikini line, peppermimt,aloe and shea butter. my boyfriend Swears by it for his face!
Issey Mayake also do a SUBLIME non alcohol cologne..to die for. Smells of all those beach encounters,without the grit
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I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2007, 10:31:46 PM »
Gawd I love aidsmed...Look at all of this wonderful new information! I feel like I'm getting more homo lately then bi, but that's a whole other thread for sure LoL...

Christine...I can't lie, it hurt like hell. But I was half way done, I couldn't exactly tell him to stop, though I came really close LoL.
Thirtysomething...Yeah you are right about the sweating....I had my usual night sweats that did me in, I think!Why didn't I think of Nare??? UGH Is there a nare for men? (Growl, woof)

Buck, what is Aveno baths? More info please? I'm all new to this stuff.

Tigger, In my wildest dreams Hemorrhoid cream be fore a waxing? WHAT? LoL...Where did you get that one from?

This will be my last waxing. Like always, I learned the hard way.

By the way....I did this in exchange for...well....he (The WAxer) is publishing a book. Let's just say I had to put on a white pair of boxers and let it all hang out...That was my payment. I'd post a pic but I think I would get thrown out of aidsmed forever. So I'll leave it up to your imaginations! I was #57, and had the longest one to date....I hope that "holds up" HeHe.

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Offline Longislander

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2007, 10:35:02 PM »
whoa Jeffrey~~ there are PM's you know?! Or we can give you our private e-mails!!  ;)

I dated a guy once who gets his back waxed, and he had all those bumps back there. I didn't look :o

There is Nair for men, but I didn't think it worked too well.  
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Offline stevevaboy

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2007, 10:51:43 PM »
This I can certainly chime in on.  Same thing happened to me and I've now had my back waxed at least 8 times (and yes it is painful as HELL, but I like the results).  Get yourself a good, stiff-bristled, long handled back scrub brush and scrub your back every time you shower for a couple of weeks after waxing.  I use either bar soap or even shampoo and I don't have the break-out issues I used to.

Good luck!
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2007, 10:54:16 PM »
How long does a waxing last before you get it done again?
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Offline stevevaboy

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2007, 11:13:29 PM »
In my case I can go longer in between waxings since the hair seems to grow back more slowly and it's finer each time, so it depends on how course and dark the hair is to begin with.  I only wax a couple of times a year, but I'm not adamant about being completely hairless - sparse is fine.

Nothing smoother and softer than a freshly waxed back!

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2007, 11:15:00 PM »
Buy this:

http://www.dermstore.com/product_tend+skin%AE+liquid_7975.htm

Tend Skin Lotion... any good waxing salon should sell this or something similar

btw:  the previous advice given is not accurate!!! :)
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2007, 11:24:59 PM »
I thin out my arm hair with a beard trimmer.  Maybe it'd work for your back in the future? Not waxing, but you avoid skin damage. 

Nonetheless, you get an A for effort.

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2007, 11:26:37 PM »
I actually just have very fine soft hair in odd places on my back (but it's dark hair). A pass with a dry razor does the job nicely ( so far) ;D
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2007, 11:26:59 PM »
r u guys gay?

Offline Bartro

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2007, 11:30:26 PM »
Back waxing?  Yikes... sounds painful.   I love my back hair and front hair too.  In the summer it lifts my clothes away from my body keeping me cool and dry.  If I could only get some of it to move to the top of my head I would be thrilled.
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2007, 11:41:54 PM »
Bartro, yeah it is painful but when it averages 115 degrees here in Phoenix, Well let's just say it feels like I'm wearing a built-in sweater. So I was trying to find a way to keep cooler for the summer, plus it really does feel nice. I just trimmed my chest hairs. I'll never wax again, I think I'll go to plan "B" and or "C" LoL.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2007, 08:28:15 AM »
Keeping your back moisturized will help. I've never had a bad reaction to back waxing, but I don't do it very often.

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2007, 08:41:42 AM »
I just keep the hair on my back on shoulders it gives my partner something to hold on to. Now all I need is a partner!!!!  My kids used to hold on to it in the pool when we played Flipper!

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2007, 09:25:46 AM »
Sounds like in-grown hairs and folliculitis.  A few folks have mentioned this above,
but Aveeno can probably help you quite a bit -- the bath is particularly effective:

http://www.aveeno.com/detailAction.do?id=3689

I'd be careful about using too much of other products like aloe vera, which may
clog up your follicles even more.  Calamine lotion could help if the itching gets to
be excruciating.  Plain old talcum powder might help between baths.

Hairy backs (and other body parts) are a-ok by me.  Though I can understand
how a change can feel good -- and how it is important to feel cool and comfortable
in hot weather.

Cheers,

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2007, 10:13:55 AM »
Jeff,

You've been watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy again, haven't you! LOL

I used to shave a lot and found that in some "sensitive" areas, I would get the condition you describe.

My response was just to keep shaving it all off, bumps and all. I wouldn't recommend it. It worked, but it also stung like crazy.

Now about that photo in the boxers!!!   :o :o :o :o :o

I am both jealous and intrigued.  :-*

HUGS,

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2007, 03:23:32 PM »
Mark, I think I need to be on that show probably fifty times to get my gay side up to snuff! Live and learn, I love doing it the hard way...

Yeah white boxers make a great backround I guess. I think everyone has to wear white boxers, and when I get the pic of "IT" I'll email it to you privately. HEHE fun stuff...The gay world is just filled with wild and wacky stuff.

I can't wait to get GAYER!
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Offline tigger2376

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2007, 06:49:13 PM »
Re pile cream! This info given to me by a mate who is a (very successful) drag queen! The sod looks better in a dress than me!
He also uses it under his eyes to give a temporary 'lift'....yes seriously
word of warning from an old hand though...steer clear of baby oil after waxing, can clog like a bitch
From she who loves hirsute men and thinks 'back,sac and crack' waxing was originallly a bad feminist joke!
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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2007, 07:01:23 PM »
I have a confession to make:  I am not as hairy as most bear guys are.  That said, i like some fur on my men and it is a real turn on to see a happy trail. 
This guy has come to terms with his  hairy back:

I congratulate him on the humor he has expressed and the display of his hair.  He looks great and I am SURE that he has a bunch of admirers!!!!
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2007, 07:40:58 PM »
Dang, bear60, your photo didn't load. I say to all my hairy brothers out there just let your fur run free !



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Re: Back waxing gone bad_UGH!
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2007, 10:17:54 AM »
Mercy!... some of ya'll are close to being as hairy as gorilla's... lol thank goodness I've never had to worry about hair on the back... but, when men get older I have found trimming hair from ears, nose and shaving twice a day is enough for me... thank God... I'm a true blond... oh to stay cool with all that hair bush growing everywhere try wearing t-shirts under your shirt... a couple of layers works way down south to help keep you cool..... I think everyone gave some good advice on hair maintenance... wish you great success...

 


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