What Are the Signs of Infection when waxing?

When it comes to waxing, infection is always a concern, especially if proper hygiene and precautions are not followed. Here are some signs of infection to watch out for after waxing:

  1. Redness and swelling: This is a common and expected reaction after waxing, but if the redness and swelling persist for more than 24 hours or are accompanied by other symptoms, it could indicate an infection.
  2. Pain: Mild pain is common after waxing, but if the pain is severe or persists for more than a day, it could indicate an infection.
  3. Pus: Pus is a sign of infection and could appear as white or yellow fluid on the waxed area.
  4. Itching: While mild itching is normal, if the itching persists and is accompanied by other symptoms, it could indicate an infection.
  5. Bumps or pimples: If small, red bumps or pimples appear after waxing, it could be a sign of infection.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention and consult with your healthcare provider. They may prescribe antibiotics or recommend other treatments to help clear up the infection.

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