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How can I treat a chemical burn from nair on my testicles?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Don't use there.

Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes.
No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor.

In brief: Don't use there.

Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes.
No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology

In brief: Stop using it

Avoid nair if you got a chemical burn.
Consider using an electric trimmer or just letting the hair grow back. If you are trying to heal it, first use gentle soap and water to get all nair off, then treat like any other burn. Aloe, vitamin e, and antibiotic ointment are popular treatment options. Keep the affected area out of the sun, or permanent discoloration may occur.

In brief: Stop using it

Avoid nair if you got a chemical burn.
Consider using an electric trimmer or just letting the hair grow back. If you are trying to heal it, first use gentle soap and water to get all nair off, then treat like any other burn. Aloe, vitamin e, and antibiotic ointment are popular treatment options. Keep the affected area out of the sun, or permanent discoloration may occur.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Dr. Harold Peltan
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