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Itching on the face after the use of bleach. Have swelling. Medication?

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Two days back i did bleachin on my face and neck. The moment i applied it started burning and itchin starts. when i washed the face, it was all dark and my whole face and eyes were swollen .
Now also the swelling is there little bit.

What medicine i should use to treat this reaction.

Kindly advice.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, thanks for your query
You seem to have developed contact irritant dermatitis because of the chemicals in the bleeching cream.
You may do as follows:
Use a mild face wash like Fash. Use cold water
Don’t rub your face with towel to dry , just pat it dry or let it dry itself
Avoid sun exposure till it heals
Use sunscreen even if indoors
Apply a moderate steroid cream like momatosone twice a day for a week
Take oral antihistamine like cetrizine twice a day for 5 days
You may require a short course of oral steroids by prescription from a dermatologist.
Aviod using a bleech in future.
Hope this helps you

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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
It seems that you got local allergy to bleaching material.
This type of allergy is common with bleaching lotion.
Do thorough face wash with plane water.
Apply some moisturizing lotion on face and neck.
Take anti-allergic medicine like cetrizine.
Apply Zinc calamine lotion on affected parts.
Avoid exposure to heat.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
Hi, Thanks for your query, The first thing one needs to follow is wash face with cool running water. Avoid using soap or any lotion post wash. 2. Massaging the burnt area with a cube of ice will soothe the burns and make you feel less pain. Even the aloe vera gel can be refrigerated in the ice cube trays. The gel not only relieves bleach burns but also takes care of scars. 3. Do not expose your face to sunlight as the bleached skin may get itchy in reaction to the radiation and sweat and get damaged even more. Cleanse face with cold milk soaked cotton. 4. Wash face regularly with coconut water as it is the best bleach burn treatment. Coconut water prevents bleach scars and heals quickly. 5. Drink ash gourd juice or cucumber juice so that the body is well hydrated and cleanses skin internally. If the rashes are too severe, seek help from the dermotologist. Some medicated creams and ointments can heal burns quickly or dry up skin (retinol creams). The bleach burn scar is peeled off or scrubed after few days.

Regards, Dr.Sharmila
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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