Q. I have a burning sensation on my cheeks due to food allergy. How to get rid of it?

Answered by
Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman
and medically reviewed by Dr. Preetha J
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 22, 2020

Hi doctor,

A year ago I got skin allergy with food. I had no idea what had I eaten. My face was full of rashes, swollen and with burning sensation. I went to emergency room they gave me antibiotic for one week which I had to complete the course, but I felt as half healed because rashes, swelling in my skin was cleared. I thought I am fine, but after two months allergy came back like burning sensation in my both cheeks, which burns like hell and left like burn marks. I went to the doctor they gave me tablets which is a temporary relief Fexofenadine 180 mg tablet it does not help me. Please can you advise me to get rid off this burning sensation on my cheeks.



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Please send me a close and focused photos of the affected areas, until that, you better do not scratch or squeeze it, do not leave any soap residue, avoid sun exposure. You can use any emollient many times daily and Desloratadine tablet twice daily orally.

Hi doctor,

Thank you so much for you response.

Those tablets you asked me to have is going to finish off. For my burning sensation how long do I have to take those tablets?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thank you for the photo.

Please, no sun exposure at all without sun screen, no kitchen fumes, no scratching, and no rubbing. Do not leave any soap residue here, but be delicate with your skin regarding the way of rinsing and drying.

  • Retin- A (Tretinoin) cream.
  • Emollients during the day.
  • Desloratadine tablet orally once daily (enough) for one week.

Regarding the burning sensation, I think the above mentioned treatment will help, otherwise, you can take any multivitamin capsules once daily orally, the one that is rich in vitamin B12 is preferred, for one month, also a diet rich in vegetables and fruits is preferred.

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