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After applying a scrub of lemon juice and baking soda then bleaching my facial hair, several red ulcer like spots appeared on my face, what do i do?

After applying a scrub of lemon juice and baking soda then bleaching my facial hair, several red ulcer like spots appeared on my face, what do i do?

Stop it: Stop applying lemon juice and soda and bleach to your face! it's creating a chemical reaction which is irritating the sensitive skin on you face. It's called contact (or chemicsl) dermatitis. While it'll heal by itself, it'll take time. Hopefully it'll heal without scarring. Best to avoid all chemicals. See a Dermatologist ...Read more

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Pouring baking soda into my pool a ton of the smoke from it went into my face and I think I breathed some of it in. Should I be concerned?

Pouring baking soda into my pool a ton of the smoke from it went into my face and I think I breathed some of it in. Should I be concerned?

Probably ok: From your description it sounds like the amount was less than dangerous - but if you feel bad in throat or chest, do go to an ER. It's not dangerous in small amounts but hard to know what amount that is, right? So - it's not poison in modeation. It's the particle nature that may hurt though. Be careful! ...Read more

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I burnt my skin by applying a baking soda face mask for 10 minutes.Now there are red blotches.Please suggest how i can get rid of the scars?

I burnt my skin by applying a baking soda face mask for 10 minutes.Now there are red blotches.Please suggest how i can get rid of the scars?

Face mask burn: It is not likely that you received a burn, but more likely you are sensitive or allergic to something in the face mask product. You can use aloe cream to your face and of course stop any face mask use. It is not likely to leave a scar like a burn might do. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my face and my cheeks are red. It looks like i got a rash. I have tried toothpaste, cornstarch, baking soda and triple antibiotic ointments. What shouldi do?

I have red bumps on my face and my cheeks are red. It looks like i got a rash. I have tried toothpaste, cornstarch, baking soda and triple antibiotic ointments. What shouldi do?

Rash: I'm not sure if you mean you used the toothpaste or the ointment but if you did, then you may be having an allergic reaction. If it's not severe then stop using and if it is more serious, then go to the emergency department (ed). ...Read more

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