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Toothpaste Burn On Your Face
Should you put prescription face cream and clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) on the same spot on your face?
No : Its never a good idea to mix medicated creams on your skin. ...Read more
Thin skin: Eyelid skin is among the thinnest on the body and is delicate and easily damaged. Read labels on anything you put on your face and avoid using strong substances on eyelid skin. ...Read more
Would see a: dermatologist for this. Take careGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends in deprh: Superficial (1st degree) burns with redness require minimal treatment with an ointment & possible nsaids (if not sensitive). Partial thickness burns (2nd & 3rd degree) with blisters must be treated with topical antibiotics (bacitracin for face - silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for body) if not allergic in order to minimize the risk of infection which may increase the amount of tissue damage. Sulfamylon for ear eschars. ...Read more
I saw something online that suggested brushing baby powder on top of oilfree sunscreen on the face to lessen tanning. Would this clog your pores?
Do it the easy way: Mixing baby powder with sunscreen adds a physical blocker to the lotion. A physical blocker is a tiny particle that blocks the uv rays by standing in between the sunlight and the skin (like a drop of paint on the skin). Don't know if baby powder would clog pores, but don't mess with the powder. Just buy the sunscreen with titanium dioxide (or zinc). Both are physical blockers to lessen tanning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IT DOESN'T: The only real use for peroxide is to help wash stuff out of a dirty wound. It doesn't kill bacteria even as much as a topical antibiotic. It will even damage healing tissue. Does it bubble when 'germs' are present? No, it just bubbles peroxide is water with an extra oxygen atom. This is weakly attached and wants to come off hence the bubbling. Bacteria? No it will bubble on clean glass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cetraphil daily facial cleanser has burned my face making the area above my eyes red and burn and peel. What should I do?
Skin cleansers: Are not made to be used around your eyes. Also, if this is burning your facial skin, you shouldn't use it anymore. You can apply vaseline to your eyelid skin to help reduce the symptoms. If the eyelid burns are severe enough, you may need to use antibiotic and/or steroidal eye ointments to help the skin to heal. ...Read more
No: It will only lighten the areas it is applied to. ...Read more
Yes: your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The best way to make an acne bump smaller is to treat it with something to reduce inflammation and help it heal. Another option is to receive a facial with extractions. Steaming alone is not beneficial by itself. If you breakout regularly, you should probably see your physician or skin specialist for defined treatment regimen. ...Read more
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