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How To Get Rid Of A Waxing Rash On My Face
I woke up with a bad pimple like rash on my face, I got my eyebrows waxed yesterday so it was either the wax or the oil. How can I get rid of quick?
Allergic/wax/oil?: Best to see a doctor for steroid RX. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Not sure if you mean you are getting a rash because you "wax" the hair on your buttocks or if the rash itself waxes and wanes. If this is from waxing then it may be you are having a reaction to the waxing substance. Otherwise it will be difficult to say more. ...Read more
Information: Stop waxing and the marks should disappear. ...Read more
The cause: You need to find out the cause. For a woman, facial cosmetics particularly perfumes and foundation mix are the most common contact allergens in my experience. Avoidance is essential since applying even more potent cortisone cream than Hydrocortisone would not help you without avoidance. Consult a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more
Depends: Waxing shouldn't cause scars, but you may have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, which is usually a reddish or purple discoloration. This will generally fade with time, but bleaching creams like hydroquinone, retinoic acid creams and steroid creams can help it to resolve more quickly. You will want to use sunscreen, as sun exposure will make it worse. ...Read more
Scar care: Mederma is an excellent scar therapy. Use as directed with short course of light application followed with observation for reaction or rash. After no adverse reaction, you may see an improvement within a short period of time. A dermatology consult may be recommended as other more serious conditions may be underlying. ...Read more
Acne: You are still during the period of time in life where acne can flourish significantly. If you have tried over the counter medication and failed it is time for a dermatology consult or even with your pcp if he (she) feels comfortable treating acne. You might need antibiotics in order to treat acne effectively. ...Read more
Hi I got red rashes on my face I think its because I use bleach on yesterday, how to get rid of it immediately?
You may have: Damaged your skin by direct application of bleach. Be gentle with your skin. Ensure you apply sunscreen to that area to avoid further damage. ...Read more
How can you get rid of the rash just with in one day which is caused because of the use of nair wax strips to remove hair of mustach.?
Waxing: Rash and redness due to trauma (like waxing) is pretty hard to get rid of in just one day. It could take up to a few days before it completely goes away. You can try some very mild otc hydrocortisone, but know there's a small chance it could irritate it more. You can also try some cool packs to the area. ...Read more
I used fadeout cream on my face now I have bumpy texture skin and looks like I have red mark rashes on my face for days! How can I get rid of them!?
Hi I'm 21 female I have rash on my upper arm since 7year because of waxing what I can apply to get rid of it? And my wedding will be after one year
Keratosis pilaris is harmless (benign). It seems to run in families. It is more common in people who have very dry skin, or who have atopic dermatitis (eczema).
The condition is generally worse in winter and often clears in the summer. You can try cerave sa which is over the counter two to four time a day and if that does not work see your deatologist. ...Read more
Hello Doctor, I have taken allerid for 2 days (4 tablets) a ew days back and developed skon rashes (itchy) on face, neck and hnads. Please advise me to get rid of this...
Time/fluids: It sounds like you have had an allergic reaction to this medication. Please make your doctor aware of this so that you are not prescribed anything similar in the future. Consult your doctor before using other antihistamines. Pushing fluids and time will get rid of the rash and itching but if it is severe see your doctor as you may need a steroid prescription. ...Read more
I have a visible wax burn on my face it is red, does not pain or have any blisters how do I get rid of it and how much time will it take?
1st degree burn: You've just described a 1st degree burn which takes about 3-6d, let's say a wk, to heal, on average (check http://familydoctor. Org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/first-aid/first-aid-burns. Html for tips on burn care). 2nd degree burns, which tend to blister, may take 2-3wks while full thickness 3rd degree burns take even more time than that. ...Read more
Hi I got red rashes and red spot small small spots (pimple)on my face I think its because I use bleach on yesterday, how to get rid of it immediately?
Contact dermatitis: Avoidance of the bleach will prevent the recurrence of symptoms. Moisturizer and/or a barrier cream like Aquaphor will help to heal. A short course of over the counter topical steroid cream may help with a contact dermatitis. To be positive it is not something else, I would recommend consulting your primary care physician. ...Read more
I'm currently on the Accutane, and one day I woke up with rashes on my face and both arms. Did Accutane cause rashes? If yes, how do I get rid of it?
It is a side effect: Your rash can be caused by acutane. It is important that you avoid irritants such as sun during this time and stay moisturized. You should also show your rash to your current prescribing doctor. ...Read more
My girl has lot of thick vellus hair on lower face, can't get rid of it. She's tried shaving, waxing and laser hair removal, seems to still come back.
Endocrine evaluation: How long has the hirsutism been present? Are periods absent or irregular? Any comorbid conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure? Depending on the situation, I would consider conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome, non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome. Adrenal or ovarian malignancy is a remote possibility. ...Read more
Have Shingles Feb. Been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles?
Have skin asthma and now suffering in face allergy (peeling and rashes). I used acne control lotion (benzoyl peroxide 5%) before. How cn I get rid off?
Not acne: Skin asthma is eczema or atopic dermatitis. This condition, which is marked by the skin being overly sensitive to specific irritants, typically affects people predisposed to allergies or asthma. Do not use Benzoyl peroxide! It’s very irritating, it will worsen your condition. You may need a non-steroidal cream such as Protopic to reduce the flair up, then Aquafor as a moisture barrier. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Facial rash: There are many causes of a rash on the face. Some of them are benign whereas others may be suggestive of an inflammatory or a systemic disease such as lupus. I recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Rash: You need to find the cause of the rash, contact to make up? Eczema? Etc. You need to have a doctor look at it for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
The type of rash: Would need to be identified to provide a treatment plan. ...Read more
Examination: History and visualization would be needed to identify cause/ type of rash, before a recommendation can be made. ...Read more