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I have nair chemical burns on my under arms, legs, and groin area. How do i treat them and how long before they heal and the discomfort goes away?

I have nair chemical burns on my under arms, legs, and groin area. How do i treat them and how long before they heal and the discomfort goes away?

Ice packs: Put some ice packs on the inflamed areas. Take ibuprofen and use aloe gel like you would for a sunburn. The timing is about the same as a sunburn as well - 3-5 days for most of the discomfort to go away. ...Read more

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


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I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. i put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. what should i do?

I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. i put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. what should i do?

Burn: If cold packs, ibuprofen and topical barrier creams are not relieving your symptoms you need to be checked for further assessment and management. All the best and avoid Nair in sensitive areas. ...Read more

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What can soothe a chemical burn from using nair?

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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Please help me! how long before my nair chemical burn heals?

Please help me! how long before my nair chemical burn heals?

Usually a few days: Chemical burns from nair are usually mild and heal in a few days. More severe burns take longer. You can speed the healing with aloe, vitamin e, and antibiotic ointment. If you have an allergy to nair, it may take longer, and you may have to treat the allergy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chemical burn from nair to go away?

How long does it take for chemical burn from nair to go away?

Not long: If eyelid or skin the body usually can resurface quickly in 3-7 days. If ocular, it should clear quickly with tears ; sometime antibiotic-antiinflammatory rx. ...Read more

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What can soothe the burnining sensation caused by a 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

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How do I treat a chemical burn under my arm pits caused by Nair?

How do I treat a chemical burn under my arm pits caused by Nair?

CHEMICAL BURN NAIR: YOU HAVE A FIRE IN YOUR ARMPITS. YOU PUT A FIRE OUT WITH WATER. WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY 3 HOURS, AND ASPIRIN WHENEVER NECESSARY EVERY FOUR HOURS. CAREFUL WITH THE NAIR! ...Read more

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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?

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