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Nair Chemical Burn
OTC help: You can use over the counter (otc) aloe vera. This will help both soothe and heal the overlying skin discomfort. ...Read more
I got a chemical burn from useing nair ion my vaginal area how long do i need to wait before getting into a chlorine pool?
Never: First off I advice people to never use Nair or other depilatory products on the sensitive pubic area. Now that one has the burn, it is best to protect it from other chemical irritants until it is completely healed. I would include a chlorinated pool and tight clothing to the list of irritants. ...Read more
Stop using it: Avoid nair if you got a chemical burn. Consider using an electric trimmer or just letting the hair grow back. If you are trying to heal it, first use gentle soap and water to get all nair off, then treat like any other burn. Aloe, vitamin e, and antibiotic ointment are popular treatment options. Keep the affected area out of the sun, or permanent discoloration may occur. ...Read more
How long does a chemical burn from Nair on the pubic area take to heal? How do you get rid of the pain?
Variable: Sorry to hear about the burn, Louise. If it's a full thickness epidermal burn, it can take 2 weeks to regenerate. For now, I'd recommend either topical aloe vera (as needed) or lidocaine gel (up to every 4 hours), cotton underwear, and avoidance of jeans. The area may stay a bit red or darker for awhile. Laser hair removal may be a good option in the future. ...Read more
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