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Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Yes, Veet: Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal. If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Will chemical burn leave scar?

Will chemical burn leave scar?

Possibly: The depth of a burn determines whether a scar will be left, no matter what the cause. A shallow burn will not leave a scar but the skin color will be changed. Deeper burns cause proportionately more severe scarring. ...Read more

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Do chemical for acne burn on face heal?

Do chemical for acne burn on face heal?

Face heal: No, you need to follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Could cause an: irritation if you are sensitive one of the ingredients. Do not use any more of it. ...Read more

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How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more

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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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Could veet(or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Could veet(or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Burn hair remover: Among the several side effects of hair removal topical products are skin injury and increased pigmentation. Sorry! ...Read more

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Should calamine lotion burn on a sun burn?

Should calamine lotion burn on a sun burn?

If the: Preparation you are using contains ALCOHOL it may burn on raw skin...READ THE LABEL! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My skin has stubborn red burn marks from salicylic acid?

My skin has stubborn red burn marks from salicylic acid?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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What can soothe a chemical burn from using nair?

Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated in an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatment plans. ...Read more

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Experienced a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Experienced a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Stop methoxaslen: It is difficult to work with liquid without experiencing burns. Use prescition strength steroid cream to decrease inflammation and if tolerated a peeling cream such as urea or retin a (tretinoin) can help lighten darkened areas. Excimer laser is safer for treating vitiligo-see ramed.Com. ...Read more

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Can Mederma work for chemical burn scars?

Can Mederma work for chemical burn scars?

Better to go with: Silicone sheeting and a custom fitted pressure mask. There's lots of research in the burn literature to show this is an effective method for reducing scar thickness and improving the appearance. Mederma - not so much... ...Read more

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How to treat a chemical burn from salicylic acid?

How to treat a chemical burn from salicylic acid?

Salicylic acid: Stop using it. Call your doc for a substitute. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines (if needed) and cortisone creams. ...Read more

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Chemical burn on penis , will it leave a scar ?

Chemical burn on penis , will it leave a scar ?

Yes: It depends on how bad the burn is, but if it blisters or greater than second degree-type burn then yes, it will scar. This could lead to decreased sensitivity in the area as well. ...Read more

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Can regima peel burn my face?

Can regima peel burn my face?

REGINA PEELS: POSSIBILITY OF MORE PIGMENT IN SKIN, LESS PIGMENT IN SKIN, SCARRING, BURNING AND ITCHING. I IMAGINE THESE ARE RARE. CHECK WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING IT. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone cream help a minor chemical burn?

Can hydrocortisone cream help a minor chemical burn?

Yes: As long as no associated infection risks. Consult your doctor if anything fails to respond to rx. ...Read more

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How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

Chemical burn: It all depends on the thickness of the burn. Pigment cells are on the dermis and if killed by the burn, pigment may not return. ...Read more

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Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Nair Skin burn: It could help to keep skin moisturized. Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does skin peel after a sun burn?

Why does skin peel after a sun burn?

Repair: Sunburn is an injury and a new layer replaces the damaged layer. It is the damaged layer tha is peeling off.Allow itvto peel naturally. Do not peel it off prematurely. ...Read more

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My skin is burn by using bleech?

THIRD DEGREE BURN: THIRD DEGREE BURN, is when the injury cause buying if the skin and eventual rupture. You need to be examined and the severity assessed . I usually will start a topical antibiotic like SILVADENE and an oral antibiotic like CEFTIN (cefuroxime). Depending on severity a consult with a BURN SPECIALIST OR PLASTIC SURGEON MAY BE WARRANTED. ...Read more

Chemical Burn (Definition)

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, p.H., and temperature ...Read more