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May I have a brazilian waxing in my situation?
airair posted:
I am thirty and stay healthy, but have seborrhoeic dermatitis on my vulva(small area, like the size of nail), which is not always there, but comes and goes. It presents every two months and then disappear in two days after I use "hydrocortison butyrate cream". Now I want to have a "brazilian waxing" (all-hair-off waxing on bikini part). So I wonder if it is ok for me?
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear airair: I could not find any scientific data on waxing an area with this condition. However, seborrhoeic dermatitis (SD) can be worsened by changes in humidity, changes in seasons, trauma (eg scratching), or emotional stress. Certainly waxing would be considered traumatic to the area.

Also important to take into account would be the size of the SD (yours is small apparently), and the severity of the inflammation (eg mild dandruff of the pubic hair area vs skin peeling off). I would urge you to contact the MD that prescribes your steroid cream, or the MD who made the diagnosis, for the most "for sure" answer. Sorry I could not find a published study or case report in the medical literature to help you decide.

airair replied to Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP's response:
Dear Jane,

Thank you so much for your reply!

I still wonder would the SD be worsened if I have the brazilian waxing in the SD-free period? I mean it's not always there, just comes and goes.

Many thanks again ^_^

Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP replied to airair's response:
Dear airair: You should ask the MD who writes the prescription for the steroid cream. You should also inform any skincare/waxing staff about the area so they can avoid wax to that site. It maybe that you will have to try waxing and see if it exacerbates the SD as there are no published studies about this. ...Let us know about the outcome as another women may be looking for answers as well. Be sure to include type of waxing used and if the SD area was avoided or not.


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