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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Could cause an: irritation if you are sensitive one of the ingredients. Do not use any more of it.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Anyone can have a topical unknown sensitivity to anything. This can happen even if you have used it many times. Sometimes the bean counters change the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
29 years experience Ophthalmology
OTC help: You can use over the counter (otc) aloe vera. This will help both soothe and heal the overlying skin discomfort.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Nair skin burn: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubrica ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not likely. Any detergent that is that strong that isn't rinsed away at the end is not likely.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
CHEMICAL BURN NAIR: YOU HAVE A FIRE IN YOUR ARMPITS. YOU PUT A FIRE OUT WITH WATER. WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY 3 HOURS, AND ASPIRIN WHENEVER NECESSARY EVERY FOUR HOURS. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
32 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Burn: Could be chemical or heat burn . Follow dermatologist's advice. Once starts to heal can use vitamin E oil to avoid scarring. If skin burns ice is he ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
No Way: There is no way to produce more melanin. You could use self-tanning agents to make the skin look tan, but you will not be producing melanin by this.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
Wash it: First step would be copious irrigation to remove the chemical. Following that, it really depends on the extent of burn, depth of burn, location, and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The repair depends on what damage was done. See a corneal specialist for evaluation of your injury.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: But it depends on how much damage, what type of chemical, and other factors. A mild burn that causes no sight-threatening damage can be left alone. ... Read More

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