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salicylic acid burn

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds like it: That sounds like a local burn from the Compound W. It should go away after a few days sa long as you stop putting the compound W on it.
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Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Stop using the gel.: Keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. See your doctor if things get worse or don't get better.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in wart removal solutions. It acts in a direct "burn" like toxic effect on the wart & if spilled over normal sk ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Acid burn get checke: At high concenterations salicylic acid can cause moderate chemical burn of the face.If there is accidental contact with face, wash the face with water ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Probably ...: 25 y/o female says, i have a zit (yes it's zit, i have no STI's) on the edge of my labia,dabbed a little salicylic acid cream & it burned for a m ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Remove thoroughly: Make sure it is completely removed and treat as a burn, with cool compresses and Neosporin. Increase your fluids. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pai ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Dark scarring may be due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If so, they tend to fade over months by themselves.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Salicylic acid: Stop using it. Call your doc for a substitute. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines (if needed) and cortisone creams.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chem ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
35 years experience Dermatology
Try antifungal cream: Salacylic acid is a keratolytic (what a big word!). This means that it breaks down the skin that it's applied to. This is a nice treatment for warts ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Light/acid/peels: Best is to NOT self treat! Use Aquafor ointments...
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