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I have a wax burn, that's been on my arm since January 20th. How much longer until it heals?

I have a wax burn, that's been on my arm since January 20th. How much longer until it heals?

Too long: This is taking wAy to long for a wax burn. Did you get ant treatment.? You better try silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or antibiotic ointment. Or see your doctor ...Read more

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How to treat a wax burn to upper arm?

How to treat a wax burn to upper arm?

Time: I assume we are discussing a tempeture like a candle wax. Keep it covered and some antibacterial like neosporin should be fine. ...Read more

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Waxing burn and spray tan - will it turn into a scar?

Waxing burn and spray tan - will it turn into a scar?

Possibly: The degree of scarring from any skin trauma will be determined by how deep within the skin it goes. The deeper the more scarring that is needed to heal the injury. A scar will be more noticeable if it is a different color from the surrounding skin. Tanning will only darken a scar and typically these tanned scars don't fade. Therefor tanning is not recommended. ...Read more

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I have a hair removal wax burn that's been on my arm since January 20th : (?

I have a hair removal wax burn that's been on my arm since January 20th : (?

Evaluation: You should get this evaluated by your primary physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Skin burn on wrist, & hand due to candle wax burn. How do you know if need to be seen or what degree of burn it is?

Skin burn on wrist, & hand due to candle wax burn. How do you know if need to be seen or what degree of burn it is?

See below: Most likely you don't have a severe burn as melted wax is not that hot unless auperheated. If you do have blisters, see a physician.. ...Read more

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I got a cold wax burn on my upper lip yesterday evening and I don't know what to do! Please help and tell me why will happen and how long 4cure?

I got a cold wax burn on my upper lip yesterday evening and I don't know what to do! Please help and tell me why will happen and how long 4cure?

Ointment and sun: Wash gently and keep lubricated. Suggest either Vaseline or Aquaphor use three times daily. Should take 14 days for scab to come off and then may be red for a month. Protect from sun with wearing a visor and sunblock. ...Read more

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I have a visible wax burn on my face it is red, does not pain or have any blisters how do I get rid of it and how much time will it take?

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I have a visible wax burn on my face it is red, does not pain or have any blisters how do I get rid of it and how much time will it take?

1st degree burn: You've just described a 1st degree burn which takes about 3-6d, let's say a wk, to heal, on average (check http://familydoctor. Org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/first-aid/first-aid-burns. Html for tips on burn care). 2nd degree burns, which tend to blister, may take 2-3wks while full thickness 3rd degree burns take even more time than that. ...Read more

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I got a wax burn on my upper lip 5 weeks ago it dry out but got left with a brown scar. Now I look like if I have a mustache it's really embarrassing?

I got a wax burn on my upper lip 5 weeks ago it dry out but got left with a brown scar. Now I look like if I have a mustache it's really embarrassing?

Treat skin care: It's important to follow basic principles of wound care with avoidance of sun exposure & tobacco use. Time will likely result in a slow but progressive fading of the scar. Silicone gel? On occasion peel/bleach formulas consisting of steroids, retin-a, hydroquinone, and kojic acid may help to ease the hyperpigmentation you are experiencing but this will require a prescription by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got a burn from wax., what would you recommend?

I got a burn from wax., what would you recommend?

Ice: Wax burns generally are not too deep and represent the same reaction as a mild sunburn. Peel off the wax and apply ice for 10 minutes or so and you should do fine with no blistering and a quick end to the pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a first degree face burn from waxing, to heal? Will it keep scars?

How long does it take for a first degree face burn from waxing, to heal? Will it keep scars?

1-2 weeks.: First-degree burns -- superficial ones that are red, but not blistered -- generally heal within a couple of weeks, without scars. You can apply a mild otc Hydrocortisone cream sparingly twice a day to speed the process along a bit, if you wish. "burn creams" like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) are unnecessary. ...Read more

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I got burned by waxing, I applied an antibiotic ointment and Aloe sap to the burn it is the next day and the burn is brown, will I have a scar?

I got burned by waxing, I applied an antibiotic ointment and Aloe sap to the burn it is the next day and the burn is brown, will I have a scar?

If the wax caused: A superficial burn it is unlikely there will be much scarring. Continue with your treatment and if you are interested, contact a doctor for some very effective natural remedies that can also help prevent scarring! ...Read more

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What can I use on a burn as a result of waxing?

What can I use on a burn as a result of waxing?

Chemical burn: Try Silvadene (sulfasalaziine) available on Rx if not allergic to sulfa or if minor area, use triple antibiotic ointment. Cover area with sterile Telfa pads and wrap with Kling. (self adhesive wrapping gauze) ...Read more

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Do waxing burns fade?

Do waxing burns fade?

Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more

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I very badly burned inbetween my eyebrows and under my eyebrows through waxing, how long will the burns stay bright red for?

I very badly burned inbetween my eyebrows and under my eyebrows through waxing, how long will the burns stay bright red for?

7-10 days: It take 7-10 days until the redness is gone, and the irritation cool off, but that depend on how deep the burn is and what degree, frist second or third. Assuming it is only first degree burn, no blister, then it take 7-10 days. Apply topical antibiotic if you can. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can treat a burn/allergic reaction to wax?

Can I tell me how I can treat a burn/allergic reaction to wax?

Burn or allergic?: Wax allergy is unheard of but if you have a burn, only time will heal it although some have touted aloe or Arnica oil to be beneficial. The most important thing is to sure that you keep the area clean to prevent infection. If the area burnt is extensive, a topical antibiotic cream may be considered. ...Read more

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I got my skin burns with a hot wax. Its a 3rd degree burn......Plz suggest me some medicine or a home remedie medicine. ....?

I got my skin burns with a hot wax. Its a 3rd degree burn......Plz suggest me some medicine or a home remedie medicine. ....?

SImple basic care: Burns are response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to promote healing. Depth determines care. Use of ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps, keep it covered. ...Read more

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As I shown to my dermatologist he said its a chemical burn which caused by wax trips ready to use. Told to use proceroid d onitment 5 times a day.

As I shown to my dermatologist he said its a chemical burn which caused by wax trips ready to use. Told to use proceroid d onitment 5 times a day.

Burn: Could be chemical or heat burn. Follow dermatologist's advice. Once starts to heal can use vitamin E oil to avoid scarring. If skin burns ice is helpful. Do not put ice directly though. Hope you heal fast and heal well. Oral consumption of Vitamin A, D and C in natural form are helpful for skin healing. ...Read more

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I just got a hot wax done on my face for the first time & it left burn marks. I have a big day coming up in 4 days and I don't know how to treat it.

I just got a hot wax done on my face for the first time & it left burn marks. I have a big day coming up in 4 days and I don't know how to treat it.

Need more than 4 day: Will take longer than 4 days to heal. Cool water will reduce pain. Frequent use of a cream for dry skin will feel good and reduce peeling. If you have dark skin, you may have color changes for a long time and choose to use makeup over it. ...Read more

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Hot wax from a mosquito repellent splashed on my foot about 3 hours ago & even now it is still burning.....nothing seems to be able to cool it down...

Hot wax from a mosquito repellent splashed on my foot about 3 hours ago & even now it is still burning.....nothing seems to be able to cool it down...

Burn treatment: Continually immerse your foot in cool water. Apply a burn ointment or Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream if you can get it. If you have blisters or open wounds, head to the ER. ...Read more

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Is mometasoe furoate ointment suggested for treating inflamed burn scar mark caused by hot wax?

Is mometasoe furoate ointment suggested for treating inflamed burn scar mark caused by hot wax?

Maybe: Is the burn recent? Then use vaseline or Aquaphor. If it is fully healed but still red, the steroid may be useful. ...Read more

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Hi. How to remobe brown burn scars marks completely on face caused by hot knife on face by a woman while waxing?

Time vs bleaching: Time is likely your best friend along with silicone cream and sunblock. Bleaching creams with kojic acid, retin a (tretinoin). Hydroquinone and steroid may also help but need to be prs ecru ed under supervision of a physician.. ...Read more

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I had a Brazilian wax about 4 days ago and now the area where she waxed and my upper inside thighs are red burning and itchy.?

I had a Brazilian wax about 4 days ago and now the area where she waxed and my upper inside thighs are red burning and itchy.?

Probable allergy: It sounds like you may have had had an allergic reaction to something in the wax or something applied to your skin after the wax. I would try putting 1% Hydrocortisone cream, available over the counter, on the area twice a day. I would not put anything else on it. Sometimes when people are in this situation, their good intentions wind up making things worse. If not better, contact your md. ...Read more

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I got a bikini wax yesterday and I'm pretty itchy today. I've been using aloe for the burn. Is there anything else I can use or stick to that?

I got a bikini wax yesterday and I'm pretty itchy today. I've been using aloe for the burn. Is there anything else I can use or stick to that?

Hydrocortisone: 1% hydrocortisone can help with the itching after a bikini wax. If there is an allergic component, the non-sedating antihistamines like zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) can also help. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Hi. To remove burn scars? Two months ago a estheticien burn my skin where moutache grow while removing moutache by waxing with very hot knife o

Hi. To remove burn scars? Two months ago a estheticien burn my skin where moutache grow while removing moutache by waxing with very hot knife o

Improve not remove: It is not possible to remove a full thickness burn unless you replace it with another. However there may be a variety of options to improve the appearance depending on the character of the scar: hyperpigmentation, raised, red, depressed, etc, discuss options with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more