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Why does my skin burn when I put lotion on after shaving?

Why does my skin burn when I put lotion on after shaving?

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

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Skin Burns (Definition)

There are three levels of burns: * First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin. They cause pain, redness, and swelling. * Second-degree (partial thickness) burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin. They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering. * Third-degree (full thickness) burns extend into deeper tissues. They cause white or blackened, charred skin ...Read more


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What would make my skin burn whenever i put on sunscreen?

What would make my skin burn whenever i put on sunscreen?

Several Options: Perhaps you are allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the sunscreen. If there are any acids in the sunscreen, this may burn or sting temporarily. If there is a break in your skin, sunscreen may sting. My sunscreen has glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, and it stings for a few seconds when i apply it after i shave. The combination of having shaved mixed with the acid is what stings. ...Read more

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using diffrin 1%cream at night, my skin burns when I put it on and afterwards when I have my face against pillow or when I put cream on my face. Help?

 using diffrin 1%cream at night, my skin burns when I put it on and afterwards when I have my face against pillow or when I put cream on my face. Help?

Common: Use a tiny amount. Wait 20 min after washing before application of differen. Use a moisturizer after you apply differen. Use just 2 or 3 times a week at first. After a few weeks your face will no longer react this way. Note that it takes 3 months to appreciate the benefits. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what should you put on minor skin burn?

Need doctor's help! what should you put on minor skin burn?

Ouch: Post burn we usually recommend using petrolatum or vaseline ointment in order to promote wound healing. Please be aware of the risk of infection with burned skin. If you experience fevers, chill, worsening discomfort, please go see a medical provider. ...Read more

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Why does my skin burn when i wear fake gold?

Why does my skin burn when i wear fake gold?

Possibly...: An allergic reaction, i recommend that you stop wearing fake gold because it is giving you an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Why does my skin burn when i'm out in the sun?

Why does my skin burn when i'm out in the sun?

Get seen: A host of uncommon diseases can do this, from some of the porphyrias to xeroderma pigmentosum. You'd do well to make a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What happen when your skin burns but appareantly don't have anything?

What happen when your skin burns but appareantly don't have anything?

Skin sensation: This can be as a result of something you placed on the skin topically or if nothing was placed see your pcp and see if there is a cause that can be found like a neuropathy of some sort to explain the hyper-aesthesia of the skin. ...Read more

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I have skin burn. which cream is best?

I have skin burn. which cream is  best?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): If first degree burn, often cool compresses and steroid cream may be sufficient. If second degree burn, Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream provides zinc oxide for healing and protection along with a topical antibiotic - provided you are not allergic to Sulfa. keeper covered with cotton wrap and change daily. Seek medical attention asap if any symptoms/signs of infection. Take care! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin burns?

Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water, rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage. ...Read more

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