Q. Why am I having redness, itchiness and swelling due to cosmetic cream?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Last reviewed at: Dec 19, 2018

Hello doctor,

I got risings, itch, and redness from a cosmetic cream. Risings went off. Redness and itch are still here. It is the fourth day. And a little swelling like seems like I had botox. Is it normal to still have those? I only apply a cream for the itch. Should I take an antihistamine for the swelling and itch? Itch is manageble.

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to cosmetic cream which you have used. First of all, never use this cream and similar products in future otherwise on subsequent exposure may lead to fulminant reactions. If you feel your symptoms are regressing then nothing needs to be done, but if you are still symptomatic then can go for 1 % Hydrocortisone cream local application once daily for five days after consulting your GP or nearby dermatologist.

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