Arikawe Adeolu, an Abuja-based medical expert, has warned men and women alike to stop shaving their pubic hair due to chronic consequences.
According to Dr. Adeolu on Tuesday:
“When you completely shave the pubic hair, it re-grows in a slanted fashion with the tip sometimes growing into the pubic skin, which can crack open the skin.
“It is usually a small crack which cannot be seen with the naked eyes but due to this crack and loss of integrity of the skin at that level, there is increased risk of getting infection.
“Complete shaving can also cause boil to develop in that region. This is because when you shave, you cause some level of abrasion in the area which opens up the skin.
“These small openings cannot be seen with the eye but they are big enough for the micro organisms to get into the body.
“Also, because the pubic area is always moist, this serves as breeding ground for organisms like bacteria.”