A 31-year-old female asked:
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i have burnt armpits from veet. i went to the dr who prescribed a cortisone cream. the edge of one burn gets a light green slime on it. is that ok?

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Dr. David Wishnew
42 years experience Wound care
Wound problem: It The light green slime you are getting is most likely due to contamination by a bacterium called Pseudomonas. It is usually controlled by application of a 0.25% acetic acid solution, (available at an apothecary (drug store)). If, however, it is not available, you can was the wound with a gentle application of a dilute vinegar solution, applied before a soap and water wash of the affected area.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Sidney Miller
Specializes in General Surgery
Local care: gently wash area with warm water and soak with wash cloth for 5-10 minutes, pat dry and apply a thin layer of triple antibiotic cream. Do not use cortisone on damaged skin
Answered on Aug 10, 2014
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