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Nair Face Burn
Gentle care: Chemical burns are similar to heat burns. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage (excess heat/sun)as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Used nair on my face, got a 2nd degree chem Burn, its been almost 2 weeks, almost cleared but not quite, can I safely cover it up for an event?
Yes: If it is nearly resolved, then there should be no problem with covering it up for your event. ...Read more
Wash: First irrigate then consult urgent medical exam. ...Read more
Consider: Applying sap directly from Aloe Vera plant. ...Read more
I waxed my face and used nair right after... treated it but woke up with a scar like burn please tell me it'll go away what can I do?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) +Cold compr: Take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet 25 mg, and start applying Cold compresses. After waxing your skin has becomesensitive already, then applying the Nair it s irritated. Should improve slowly. Do not pur any makeups and do not go under the Sun. ...Read more
Used nair hair removal on my face, the one designed for face, . I kept it on for 5 minutes and once I took it off my face was red and it burns. HELP!!
Chemical burn: Rinse under cold shower for at least 5 minutes and apply cool compresses as long as needed for pain. Apply a very bland moisturizer such as vaseline or aloe between compresses. You could also be allergic to the chemicals, same treatment would help. Good luck! ...Read more
Don't this: Nair should NOT be used on the penis and can cause injury. ...Read more
Derm: See a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. There's many treatment options from prescription based creams to lasers to chemical peels. If the burn was recent, it is likely 'post inflammatory hyperpigmentation." it is imperative that you use sunscreen with spf 30 or above every day. sun exposure will make it worse. Use a sunscreen that has zinc in it. ...Read more
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
OTC help: You can use over the counter (otc) aloe vera. This will help both soothe and heal the overlying skin discomfort. ...Read more
My skin is burning after using nair! It left 3 very small openings in my skin, and those areas burn, what do I do?
Cortaide: Switch to a differnt product.....Go to the drug store and put some cortaide on the irritated area ...Read more
I accidentally got nair on my clitoris it started burning but its stopped. How would I know if myvaginal is infected?
Very unlikley: Nair will not cause an infecton--it will irritate you and you may have some redness of swelling arouthnd the clitoris, but your vagina should be OK! Just soak in warm water if you are irritated. ...Read more
I obtained a burn from nair on bikini area, what can I put on it to relieve pain? I have used it before...I'm not sure why this happened.
That hurts: Nair can cause a chemical burn. Different times in your cycle may make your skin more sensitive. It may have been left on a little too long. Keep area clean. You can try ice, sun burn creams (aloe with numbing), zinc oxide such as diaper rash creams. There are prescription creams for burns. Watch that your skin does not get infected. Any changes see a doctor ...Read more
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 just suffered a chemical burn on my nether regions from using Nair. It bled a little bit, and I would just like to know how long the burn will last.
Burning sensation should go away in a day or so. The actual burn may take about a week to heal.
Removing hair from the nether region, contrary to prevalent practice, is unhygienic. Let the hair be.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more