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What to do for a nair burn

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Typically with a : superficial burn, we use aquaphor and cool soaks even ice water to calm the skin and aspirin.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nair Skin burn: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor oin... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nair: If you are sensitive to the chemicals in Nair - it could cause a skin burn.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nair: Nair may or may not burn. If you are sensitive to the chemicals in Nair - it could cause a burn to the skin with pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Helpful: Vasoline does not specifically "heal" anything. Our bodies do the healing. Vasoline is soothing and created a fairly waterproof barrier which may faci... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Gentle care: Chemical burns are similar to heat burns. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
DON'T use NAIR THERE: Vagina or bikini line? Bikini line options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice direct... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated in an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatmen... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Usually a few days: Chemical burns from nair are usually mild and heal in a few days. More severe burns take longer. You can speed the healing with aloe, vitamin e, and... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Not long: If eyelid or skin the body usually can resurface quickly in 3-7 days. If ocular, it should clear quickly with tears ; sometime antibiotic-antiinflamma... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on ou: Outside and u can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , if it is not resolving see your gyn or go to er.

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