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Toothpaste Burned My Skin
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Sunburn: Cooling off the burn can help at first with cool compresses using ice and cold water. Over the counter Hydrocortisone or prescription creams can help. Taking oral Ibuprofen pills can help reduce the inflammation and offer fast relief. If there are actual blisters, you need to watch for infection. ...Read more
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
Sunburned skin layer has begun to peel, should i use moisturizer on the skin layer below sunburned layer once it has peeled?
My vagina has been itching. I used a feminine itch cream it burned. Scratches, peeling and bleeding in that area. Chemical burn?
Allergy more likely: Whatever is causing the itching (probably an infection) made your tissue more sensitive to some ingredient in the itch cream. Try warm sitz baths with something soothing like Aveeno oatmeal. If no better, you need to have the infection diagnosed and treated specifically. Good luck! ...Read more
THIRD DEGREE BURN: THIRD DEGREE BURN, is when the injury cause buying if the skin and eventual rupture. You need to be examined and the severity assessed . I usually will start a topical antibiotic like SILVADENE and an oral antibiotic like CEFTIN (cefuroxime). Depending on severity a consult with a BURN SPECIALIST OR PLASTIC SURGEON MAY BE WARRANTED. ...Read more
Razor Burn: Razor burns are a common problem faced by both men and women. Razor burn is usually an irritation of the skin caused by shaving with a razor. Razor burns also include nicks and cuts that occur during shaving. Razor bumps are caused by ingrown hair. It may appear as a mild rash, which disappears after a few hours or days depending upon the seriousness of the condition? ...Read more
I burnt my skin applying colgate toothpaste to my acne... Nw how to get rid of this. Can i apply lemon juice on it?
Itchy Skin: Itchy skin is part of the human condition. If it is dry, moisten your skin and use a moisturizer to seal in the water. Moisturizer prevents evaporation, but doesn't moisten skin by itself. You have to put water there first and trap it. Think of it as a skin-water-moisturizer sandwich. ...Read more
I got skin burns due to applying garlic juice on my face. The burnt skin is peeling off after healing and pink skin is exposed. What should be applied?
Can I use baking powder on dark scars caused due to acid (salicylic & phenol) burn on my skin? There is round black scar on my face.
My hairdresser used acetone on my skin to remove hair color on my eyebrows. It is stinging my skin around my eyes. I've washed it repeatedly with col?
No problems: Acetone is a terrific solvent for ordinary skin oils. It evaporates rapidly and would not be directly harmful unless actually poured on the lids and eye. What you are feeling is that the skin around the eyes lacks natural oil and will take 1-2 days to renew this component and then the skin will begin to feel normal again. ...Read more
I accidentally used veet for sensitive skin for your legs, underarms & bikini lines on my face now I have flaky dry red skin on my chin and face?
Moisturize...: The veet irritated your skin and it will need a few days to return to normal. Moisturize well with a hypoallergenic facial moisturizer. ...Read more
As i was waxing my arms, the hot wax burned my skin. I went ahead with the wax strip which ripped off my burned skin. How long for skin to grow back?
Takes: It will take months to heal. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My daughter backed into a hot grill and burned the top layer of skin. What home products can I apply to the burned area?
My skin on my face gets severely dry, red, & flakey, esp on my chin, under my eyebrows, & above upper lip. Any suggestions, besides aveeno (oatmeal) & aquaphor?
Dermatitis: It sounds like you have a condition called seborrhic dermatitis. It is caused by over active skin oil, glands in the areas you describe. Infrequent use of a cortisone cream your doctor can prescribed is the best way to keep it under control. Cortisone should not be used for more than a week or so at a time on the face. Consult with your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer