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So every time I use Proactiv skin gets red and stings. Should I return it?

So every time I use Proactiv skin gets red and stings. Should I return it?

Proactiv: If you have an allergy to benzoyl peroxide, you may experience itching and develop a rash or irritation when using proactiv. You should stop using the product altogether if this kind of reaction occurs. If the rash does not go away after you have discontinued using the product, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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Hi doctor. Every time I use Nair to remove facial hair (upper lip) it burns/stings a lot and it gets red spots for the whole day. Is it normal?

It seems..: It seems your skin is sensitive to this product. I would try an alternative to this one. If not better or rash gets worse please consult your doctor for a formal exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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stung by a bee? Stinger not in skin but redness around stung area bee sting was yesterday at what time if red not have fad should start to worry

stung by a bee? Stinger not in skin but redness around stung area bee sting was yesterday at what time if red not have fad should start to worry

If red just at the: bite sight then it may take up to a week or 2 to go away. If the redness spreads or you get hives or trouble breathing seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

Remove it from skin.: I've had fiberglass in my skin, so i know it's miserable. 1 method: add 1 cup epsom salt into boiling water. Add this mix to warm bath & soak affected area x 30 min or longer. Rinse w cool water. Method #2: gently apply duct tape to affected area & then quickly rip off. Don't push don't too firmly because the glass fibers may embed deeper in your skin. Note: may remove hair. ...Read more

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Irritated greasy wrinkled forehead. 19 years old. When on the sun the forehead skin slightly stings and redness may appear. Also have pimples.

Irritated greasy wrinkled forehead. 19 years old. When on the sun the forehead skin slightly stings and redness may appear. Also have pimples.

Long shots: You need to manage your acne like an informed adult. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend and your physician can add a prescription strength Rx if needed. Skin sensitivity on sunlight raises the possibility of a porphyria or some other illness; even mild variants of xeroderma pigmentosum can present in older folks. You'd do well to get seen by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Why is Proactiv making my skin red and dry?

Why is Proactiv making my skin red and dry?

Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Excessive dryness CAN result from multiple topical medications, so apply sparingly at first so your skin can adapt and you can monitor for hypersensitivity. ...Read more