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Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
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Have an allergic reaction to facial cream I used,my face is

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Have an allergic reaction to facial cream I used,my face is crimson as though it had been burned and burning like a burn,I have tried Germolene,Johnston Baby Lotion,but neither seem to have helped,all I want to do is keep putting cold water compresses to it.
Can you suggest anything I could try as it has been like this for three days now.
Thank you ,
Annette Pickett.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.

Is there any blistering or weeping rash or is it just dry and red?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No blistering or weeping ,just dry,red ,and burning



Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.
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Thank you for the information. This reaction should gradually start subsiding since you have stopped using the facial cream responsible. Here is what will help the process:

Use Cetaphil facial moisturizing cream 3-4 times a day to keep the skin as well moisturized as possible. In the morning and night use 1% Cortizone cream 5 minutes after the moisturizing cream and apply over all the affected areas.

Take Tab Claritin 10 mg once day. This can be taken tiwce a day if the irritation persists.

Use crushed ice wrapped in a clean towel for soothing affected areas whenever symptoms are severe and stay out of direct sunlight.

You should be much better within the week.

NOTE: All of the above are available without a prescription.
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