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How do I treat a burn from nair, hair removal cream?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Try...
If that is not sufficient, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a prescription cream. If the burn (actually an irritant dermatitis) is on your face, now you know why depilatories like nair are not recommended for use on the face.

In brief: Try...
If that is not sufficient, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a prescription cream. If the burn (actually an irritant dermatitis) is on your face, now you know why depilatories like nair are not recommended for use on the face.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Nair Skin burn
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 1 % can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor.

In brief: Nair Skin burn
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 1 % can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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