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Applied dettol to nose piercing. Now burnt skin. Applied aloe vera. What else can I use?

I got a little cut surrounding my recently pierced nose , so I applied dettol for several time to clean it from any kind of infection, but I didn t use it in diluted form. Now the skin around my nose piercing is burnt. I am just applied aloe vera on it and no other cream because I am really scared. What else can I use and how long would it take to heal?
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Hi Isma,
Using undiluted dettol lead to irritant dermatitis at the area of application. Use a steroid based cream over the area atleast twice in a day. it would take almost a week for your lesion to heal. You can use a properly processed aloe vera gel available as over the counter product to soothe the burnt area, however do not use fresh aloe vera gel obtained directly from leaf as unprocessed aloe gel at times can cause an irritant reaction. Take care.
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