A female asked:
last night i had a pimple on top of my upper lip , i put some toothpaste on & woke up having it burning my skin & really red.now it red, peeling ?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Dermatitis: So many people write in with posts like yours. Your skin is sensitive to some of the ingredients in the toothpaste, and you've now got a minor chemical reaction.Keep the area clean and it should heal just fine. In the future save the toothpaste for your teeth and use products on your face that are formulated for that purpose. Feel better soon...
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Use benzoyl peroxide topical cleanser or see your PCP for evaluation. Using any toothpaste on an inflamed pimple can cause more redness and irritation. Please, save the toothpaste for your teeth only, and save your skin.
Answered on May 1, 2015
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