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how to heal burned skin from glycolic acid

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Rash: Stop using the cream, apply a moisturizer and a hypoallergenic sunscreen.
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A female asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chemical : Chemical peels involve the use of chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin. There are several different chemicals used based on the depth of s ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not: This is an irritant reaction which is supposed to stimulate collagen formation. The degree of reaction depends on the concentration of the Glycolic ac ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Glycolic peel: In the future, it would be better for you to have a professional do your peel application. At this point, an ointment may help. Otherwise have your sk ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Salicylic acid: Stop using it. Call your doc for a substitute. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines (if needed) and cortisone creams.
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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thic ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Light/acid/peels: Best is to NOT self treat! Use Aquafor ointments...
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
42 years experience in Dermatology
Skin recovery: If irritated from excessive Salicylic Acid, use moisturizing soap such as Dove-sensitive skin, or Aveeno (oatmeal). In addition, apply gentle lotion, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hai ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
No shortcut: cetain infections will leave either hyper or hypopigmentation. I am not aware of a cure for herpes induce hyperpigmentation.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sulfuric Acid: can cause skin burns. What type of contamination are you referring to?
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stop the acid: and wait, it will improve
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
No: Some people are allergic to it and get temporary redness and itching, but use of 10% benzoyl peroxide will not cause any permanent damage.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Good wound care: If a burn is deep enough (third degree) it will scar no matter what. Burns are classified according to the depth of tissue burnt. First degree- epi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fawn Winkelman
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: This depends on the laser that is used and how many passes are done with the laser. If you are having fractionated laser resurfacing you can have any ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Variable: Lactic acid is normal but to avoid it you must exercise in an aerobic zone. Anaerobic zones will produce Lactic Acid build up. If you have soreness, g ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
20 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After care: Keep the area clean and i would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Ans: Bad burns. Hopefully you rinsed well at the time of the burn and used silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). Now you can continue to use antibiotic ointment ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Cortisone cream: Retinol can cause dryness, irritation and burning. Stop using the product, apply Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer that contains no glycolic acid o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Chemical burn: It all depends on the thickness of the burn. Pigment cells are on the dermis and if killed by the burn, pigment may not return.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Keep it lubricated: Keep toothpaste of your face and moisturize the area. You can also just keep it covered with a light coating of vaseline and the skin will rejuvenate ... Read More
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