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Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

FACE WASH BURN: You have a fire on your face! how do you put out a fire? Water! warm (not hot or cold) compresses with plain warm water every 3 or 4 hours with a soft cloth. Apply for 3 or 4 minutes. At night, use buttpaste on the "burn." send me a thank you note. ...Read more

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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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How do i know if i have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing

How do i know if i have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing

Can be difficult : Telling the difference between a chemical burn and local allergic reaction can sometimes be tricky, but in general an allergic reaction would rapidly lessen with Benedryl and cool compresses while a burn would be more long lasting and eventually turn into peeling or flaking. Either way, avoiding the wash that caused it would be wise. ...Read more

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How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

Benzoyl Peroxide: Stop using benzoyl peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin. Less serious side effects may include: mild stinging or burning; itching or tingly feeling; skin dryness, peeling, or flaking; or redness or other irritation. ...Read more

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What should I use on my face if I have a chemical burn from face wash?

What should I use on my face if I have a chemical burn from face wash?

Hard to say: I do not know if you got a blister or not. See your dermatologist for more information on treatment. ...Read more

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How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

After care: Keep the area clean and i would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend seeing a physician if it is a severe burn. ...Read more

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How do you quickly heal a chemical burn on your face?

How do you quickly heal a chemical burn on your face?

Chemical burn: Acutely, you should flush the area with lots of fluid to minize exposure time and resultant damage. Once damage is done, you can use an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and keep the area moist. If severe scarring occurs, topical and local steroids may be beneficial to modulate wound healing. ...Read more

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I have a bad chemical burn on my face. What do I do?

Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a chemical burn on the face?

Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more

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Chemical Burn (Definition)

A chemical burn occurs when body tissues react to a corrosive or caustic chemical that results in tissue injury or destruction. The tissue damage is dependent on the nature, concentration, duration, ph, and temperature ...Read more


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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