I used an exfoliating solution for three days. It is supposed to be my fifth day of using it, but I stopped using it because my face looks so itchy and swollen. I think I have an allergic reaction. What is this, and what should I do?
I can understand your concern. As per your description, it seems you have irritant contact dermatitis due to Tretinoin and Hydroquinone chemical. It is a localized disease confined to the areas of exposure and may aggravate subsequent exposure. After cleaning the area, I suggest you apply Fluticasone and Fusidic acid combination cream twice daily for five days. I also suggest you take the tablet Levocetirizine once daily for five days. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her, and take the medicines with his consent.
Was this answer helpful?
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
.. is very common for an eczematous child to get a reaction or allergy to any chemical. And yes, paint does contain such an ingredient which can irritate the child's skin.
Keep the child's skin well moisturized by applying Vaseline. Read full
Following treatment options help in maintaining it better:
Cleansing with a face wash containing salicylic and glycolic acid ... The pH of the cleanser should be weakly acidic ... Intrinsic fac Read full
.. developed contact dermatitis due to this medicine. As it also contains a steroid, skin becomes steroid dependent, so when this is stopped the face becomes red and inflamed. First thing for treatment is to use a good Sunblock OG SPF 60. Read full
Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.