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Why Do My Legs Burn When I Put Lotion On Them
Sensitive skin: When you shave you are not only removing hair but the top few layers of skin and in possibly damaging some hair follicles. Moisturizing is important but many products on the market have a high alcohol content which can cause irritation and pain. Make sure you read the ingredient list and look for water and glycerin as the top ingredients. Read more
Many Causes: Lots of reasons for burning. If you keep using the same lotion, you may be having an allergic reaction to it. Does it happen with a different lotion? Are your legs extra sensitive such as from a sunburn, a burn from hot water or chemical irritation? Are there any other signs or symptoms besides simply "burning"? A visit to your doc will help you figure out exactly why/ what to do about it. Read more
No it doesn't: Are you putting lotion on because your heel hurts? Or is it that your just putting lotion on and then lotion is irritating you? Read more
Why do I get stubble 20mins after shaving but can't use lotions because they cause my legs to burn?
Razor: You may wish to invest in a high quality women's razor that is pre-lubricated. This can really cut down on damage to your skin. Read more
Large flakes of skin around lower legs & ankles for no reason, no sun burn, no flaking anywhere else. I use olivine lotion there after daily shower.
Dry skin: Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Dry skin may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute. You can use different types of emollients or moisturizers. They work best when they're applied to skin that is wet or damp. Read more
Is there a cream or lotion that will get rid of first degree burn discoloration on skin (back of legs)?
Depends if it's hype: hyperpigmentation (dark color) or depigmented (white) and all the melanin is gone. If post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH, you can use hydroquinone very lightly & only on the discolored part, as it's a strong bleaching agent. Azelaic acid is a milder version. You can't expose it to UV light at all. It's all prescription only from a dr. If depigmented, can't use this. Time can also decrease PIH. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My skin on arms legs and chest feels like it is dry and burning. It is worse after a shower or bath. I have tried everything. Did I over lotion it?
Maybe: Any lotions have chemicals the skin. Plain Vaseline petrolatum is excellent. Recommend Healthtap visit with pictures for specific diagnosis and treatment Read more
Severe allergic reaction? Should I go to the er? I seem to have had an allergic reaction to a new lotion I used. My arms and legs are covered in large red/raw burns. There is some bleeding and the pain is horrible. What should I do?
Why do my legs itch after a shower even when I put on lotion they still itch what could be the cause?
Dry Skin or Allergy: You may just have really dry skin, which happens a lot in the winter. Soaps & shaving can irritate & dry out your skin, making it itch. Try a heavier moisturizer if you haven't already. You may also be having a reaction to the soap or lotion you're using. You can try switching brands to see if that helps. If nothing is working, see your dr, there may be another underlying cause. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any way to reduce the sight of pores on my legs after I shave? I put on lotion everyday but that doesn't seem to help.
Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. Read more
I put lotion on after showering and a few hrs later my legs itch like crazy I have used coco butter baby lotion lotion with aloe what else can I do?
Dry Dick Syndrome: Do you have calluses on your palms...? Or, have you been shaving down there or using different soaps or other stuff? Most lotions have some kind of acid in them (lactic, glycolic, etc)so might burn if the skin is chafed or cut. Also what have you been putting your"dick"into? Saliva can irritate sensitive skin. Other tight spots might irritate it. Anyways, give it a rest and just use a neutral cream Read more
My fiance has very rough crusty feet, he says it burn when I put lotion on it and its so dry it started to bleed really bad. What can we do?
Foot Probs: 1st is to see a good dermatologist. For the short term try amlactin cream to the feet 2-3x daily, no pumice stones, plain vaseline to soften and for skin cracks, reserving polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment only for skin that appears infected. Hope this is a start. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ease up!: You are probably pressing too hard as you pull the razor across your face, and you're removing a layer of skin cells along with your beard. Ease up. The other possibility is that you are having either an allergic or a direct irritant reaction to some component of the lotion; try a different one. Read more
Not necessarily.: Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Read more
Use Neosporin?: Any damage to the epidermis is a potential area for infection. Neosporin is a good first aid intervention to help avoid bacterial infection. Things to be concerned about: if the area becomes painful, if the site expands or becomes swollen, or there is drainage. All of these might indicate a need for further intervention. Read more
Hi a daycare used a Mr Clean Magic eraser on my sons leg. It caused a rug burn effect. What kind of cream can I put on it?
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