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Shaved head covered with red patches after applying raw undiluted dettol. Suggestion?

Hello Yesterday i shaved my head with a clipper and then a blade. i have done that many times before. but yesterday i did not know what happened to me, I applied raw undiluted DETTOL on my head. There is no itching but whole head is covered with red patches . i applied moisturizer as the skin generated lot of dead skin patches. Please suggest . Thank you Nitin
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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Hi Nitin,
Very sorry to hear your symptoms. I have seen quite a few patients who develop allergy to Dettol. It is difficult to advise the treatment without taking a look. You might benefit from seeing a dermatologist as soon as possible. A lot of times such lesions get better by applying topical steroid and antibiotic (both). However, since the lesion occurred with a blade, there could be an infection as well. In addition, you may need a tetanus shot depending on the level of wound, if you haven't received one in last 5 years.
Hope that helps. Take care and be well.
Answered: Mon, 9 Jul 2012
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