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salicylic acid made my skin turn purple what can i do

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Dr. Jorge De la Pedraja
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Skins tags are usually removed by cutting them off and treating the base under local. Salicylate is used to treat warts.
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: Salicylic acid is not commonly used for this purpose.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Not oily: Check the contents of whatever product you are using.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Stop the acid: and wait, it will improve
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience 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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
42 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Salicylic acid: No, in fact it will remove dead skin and make your skin younger in appearance. It is used in a number of cosmetics for this purpose.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most of these are low percentage products that have minimal direct effect.At most you would expect some drying. With these or any other skin product y ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Necessarily: You could have had a contact dermatitis from the salicylic acid and still be able to take aspirin. You may need to have an aspirin challenge under th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturizer: Use a fragrance free facial moisturizer to cut down on the irritation of the salicylic acid
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