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My skin is irritated after using a new face wash. How to get it back to normal?

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Published At November 30, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 29 year old male. From the past few days, after washing my face with a skin-clearing face wash, my skin got irritated but I thought it was natural. Last night, just after washing my face with the face-wash, my skin had red patches in the morning and there was a burning sensation as well. Please help me. I am getting married next month.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From your description, it looks like you haveirritant contact dermatitis. Are you using any other cream as daily cream with the face wash? If yes, stop it.

(Consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.)

1. Use a non-scented moisturizer in the morning and evening.

2. I suggest using Desowen Cream (Desonide) locally. Apply once a day.

3. Take tablet Levocetirizine one tablet daily for seven days.

4. Replace the face wash with a gentle cleansing lotion. You will be fine in seven days.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sunil Kumar Kothiwala
Dr. Sunil Kumar Kothiwala


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