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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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I used a facial hair removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

I used a facial hair  removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

This could be: an allergic reaction to one or more ingredient of the cream or one of the side effect of the cream. Since the involved area is your face which is one of the most important visible part of the body i suggest to you to go to an Urgent care or ER if you can get a hold of your doctor by phone. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

I suggest: That you go to type in your browser "burn treatment at home" and go to a site that sells creams for superficial burns. Depending on the skin site, try a little vaseline or cold cream. ...Read more

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I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is aa safe hair removal product that won't cause chemical burns?

What is aa safe hair removal product that won't cause chemical burns?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How do I treat a burn from nair, hair removal cream?

How do I treat a burn from nair, hair removal cream?

Try...: ...1% Hydrocortisone cream. If that is not sufficient, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a prescription cream. If the burn (actually an irritant dermatitis) is on your face, now you know why depilatories like nair are not recommended for use on the face. ...Read more

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Used hair removal cream for 6 mins on my legs which had some scratches. Now there's a LOT of redness & burning bumps.Is this severe and how do I treat?

Used hair removal cream for 6 mins on my legs which had some scratches. Now there's a LOT of redness & burning bumps.Is this severe and how do I treat?

RED & BURNING LEGS: HAIR REMOVAL CREAMS CAN BE VERY IRRITATING.
MOST OF THEM CONTAIN CHEMICALS CALLED THIOGLYCOLATES.
YOU, ESSENTIALLY, HAVE A FIRE.
HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE?
WATER!
WATER, WATER, AND MORE WATER.
COMPRESSES WITH WARM -- NOT HOT OR COLD-- WATER WITH A CLOTH. APPLY IT FOR 10 OR 15 MINUTES EVERY 3 or 4 HOURS.
NO SOAP OR ANYTHING ELSE! ...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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I have burns, swelling and blisters after using nair hair removal cream, please recommend something?

I have burns, swelling and blisters after using nair hair removal cream, please recommend something?

Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I used hair removal cream and it got inside and my labia was burned in a few spots. It's red and raw and burns. What can I use to help cure the burns?

I used hair removal cream and it got inside and my labia was burned in a few spots. It's red and raw and burns. What can I use to help cure the burns?

Time and....: It may be helpful to apply aloe vera gel, small amount of topical anesthetic gel like oragel, ice packs and cold plain yogurt. Luckily the vaginal tissue heals itself pretty quickly. If the symptoms get worse or not feeling better in just 1-2 days, it would be best to be examined. Chemical burns can be very painful. ...Read more

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Burnt my face with veet hair removal cream 5 hours ago it's still red and itchy help!?

Burnt my face with veet hair removal cream 5 hours ago it's still red and itchy help!?

Burnt Skin: Hi. I am not sure why you would put this cream on your facial skin. It is not designed for that. But perhaps you will know that now. I would hope you have washed the cream off with warm water and soap. Please do not scrape, squeeze or any other way irritate the burn but let it be to let it heal. ...Read more

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I used nair hair removal cream on my pubic area and i have aneixty too and im worrying that the chemicals in the cream might cause me problems mentaly?

I used nair hair removal cream on my pubic area and i have aneixty too and im worrying that the chemicals in the cream might cause me problems mentaly?

No this is not the: There is little written on Nair Side effects beyond allrgic reaction and skin iritation which especially occurs in the genital region. It is recommended you do it in a small area to see if it irriates you. There are no direct mental side effects. ...Read more

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I want to use Nair or veet hair removal cream. Is this safe?? Do these chemicals cause cancer or other problems with toxicity?

I want to use Nair or veet hair removal cream. Is this safe?? Do these chemicals cause cancer or other problems with toxicity?

You're fine: There are prank / disinformation websites making false claims about most personal care products. Ignore them. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain on my genitals from a hair removal cream? I put the cream on my pubic area, scrotum and penis. The only thing that is bothering me is a red are at the base of the underside of my penis, and this only hurts if i touch it a lot. It is a

How can I treat pain on my genitals from a hair removal cream? I put the cream on my pubic area, scrotum and penis. The only thing that is bothering me is a red are at the base of the underside of my penis, and this only hurts if i touch it a lot. It is a

As : As you know by now these hair removal creams are much too strong for the delicate skin of the genitals, especially the scrotum. If you are still in pain, or for anyone with a similar problem, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) are good choices. There is also a spray called dermoplast that can be purchased over the counter. This may help.
If the area becomes swollen, hot, or you develop a fever please see a doctor.
All the best. ...Read more

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Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this  a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective (permanent) hair removal cream for women?

Depilatory: There is no cream which will permanently stop hair from coming back. We use vaniqa to slow its growth dramatically. ...Read more

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Think i might of had an allergic reaction to the hair removal cream? How to know for sure?

Think i might of had an allergic reaction to the hair removal cream? How to know for sure?

Localized redness: A reaction to a hand cream would usually cause a "contact dermatitis". This would manifest as a red, patchy, sometimes raised area, directly where the cream was applied. ...Read more

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Can docs recommend a good leg hair removal creams?

Leg hair removal: Most topical hair removal creams may provide temporary response. I do not know of any comparison studies that show one topical product is better than another. ...Read more

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Burned vagina from hair removal cream. What can I do?

A few things: First schedule an appointment to make sure no serious injury is present. In the meantime, apply an ice pack. Use over the counter topical Lidocaine spray. Soothing agents such as A and D ointment can help. Oatmeal baths can help. ...Read more

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What to put on vaginal burn from the hair removal veet ?

Burn: An antibacterial ointment (polysporin) may be used a couple times a day. Providing you have no allergies to the antibacterial. If symptoms or pain is severe or condition worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Am ttc, can I use veet hair removal cream in varginal area?

Am ttc, can I use veet hair removal cream in varginal area?

Yes: There is no reason that this should interfere with attempts at conception as this is not being applied to the inside of the vagina, but rather to the outside skin. Make sure that it does not touch the vaginal skin as it will be very irritating to the 'mucosal' skin of the vagina. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's a good hair removal cream/lotion for your pubic hair?

Hair removal: You may consider spot testing different brands to check that your skin can tolerate it. If it is a constant problem, laser hair removal may be an option for you. ...Read more

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Nair hair removal has left a burning sensation on my face what can I use to help the discomfort?

Nair hair removal has left a burning sensation on my face what can I use to help the discomfort?

Hydrocortisone: This is a chemical sensitivity. Ice can help in the short term and over the counter 1% hydrocortisone can help if it persists after washing with cool water and a mild soap such as Aveeno (oatmeal). ...Read more

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Iv been using veet hair removal cream without iratation on a part of my face. can i continue doing so? thanks very much

Iv been using veet hair removal cream without iratation on a part of my face. can i continue doing so? thanks very much

Transgendered?: Are you transgendered? Trying to soften up your hair and have a more feminine appearance? Why would any man risk the damage to their skin by using VEET on their face? I would say no. There are much better options if you are in fact transgendered and want to have less hair or to shave less. ...Read more

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Are hair removal creams for beards harmful over time? Also, can some creams prevent future hair growth from root damage?

NO: In general hair removal creams are not harmful over time. Making cause less hair growth to grow back You have to look at the ingredients to make sure that they are safe. FDA approval is a good benchmark of safety ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Sally Hansen's Facial Hair Removal Cream if you have diabetes? What about other types of facial hair removal creams?

Is it safe to use Sally Hansen's Facial Hair Removal Cream if you have diabetes? What about other types of facial hair removal creams?

It shouldn't be a : problem unless you have any open wounds or cuts on your face. Most issues with hair removal cream occur due to irritation, so just do test spot with cream first and make sure your skin can tolerate the hair removal cream. (most work the same) ...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