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A 29-year-old male asked about a 30-year-old female:

I got skin burns due to applying garlic juice on my face. the burnt skin is peeling off after healing and pink skin is exposed. what should be applied to it to prevent blackening or scarring?

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Dr. Michael Menachof
Facial Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Ointment: Use some ointment ( vaseline is a good choice) to keep it moist, do not expose the skin to the sun, and don't do that anymore.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Don't do home peels.: These are not standardized in strength, and may cause unpredictable results and side effects. See a paramedical aesthetician next time you need a peel. For now, apply aquaphor ointment, 4 -6 times per day until healed, and go see a doctor to make sure you haven't given yourself a problem.
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
Antibiotic ointment: Wash dry and apply antibiotic ointment several times a day. Don't reapply garlic juice.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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