A 41-year-old member asked:
how to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
I suggest: That you go to type in your browser "burn treatment at home" and go to a site that sells creams for superficial burns. Depending on the skin site, try a little vaseline or cold cream.
5324 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Burn: You should see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgery. There are a number of salves that are helpful. The mainstay of treatment of a superficial burn is clean with soap and water and moisturizers.
5324 viewsAnswered May 4, 2019
A 31-year-old member asked:
I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist.
4098 viewsAnswered Jan 10, 2021
A 39-year-old member asked:
What is aa safe hair removal product that won't cause chemical burns?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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2820 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 4, 2019
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