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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Please help. Unbeknownest to me this is something that should never be done. The mask product had a warning not to use if you had exfoliated in the last day. I did not see this until AFTER the fact. I have white discharge coming out of pores I did not even know I had,Some of them are creating pockmarks in my skin, others are getting red and then dry and just peeling away pieces of dead skin on their own. creating uneven skin texture and tone. This is mostly around my mouth, chin lips and even UNDER my chin which is like baby skin. I have NEVER had a pimple or blemish there. I look in the mirror and there are these white hairlike but thicker things growing randomly out of my face. I clean my face, put some moistureizer on it come back in 15 minutes and there they are literally growing or
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   Give me a min please, let me read your query
Doctor :   OK now now long this has been happening ?
User :   2 1/2 days
Doctor :   Have you taken any medications ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok from what you have told me, you have had a very severe allergic reaction to your skin .
Doctor :   Now the best approach would be as follows
Doctor :   1) Dont touch any area of your face
Doctor :   as we dont want it to get infected
Doctor :   2) Wash it gently with Luke warm water
Doctor :   3) Take the medication .CLARITIN
Doctor :   And most important of all you need to go to the dermatologist soon.
Doctor :   You cant delay this any more it needs to be physically examined
Doctor :   May i know your age please ?
User :   51 I have ALWAYS taken great care of my skin w the best moisturizers, serems, etc since I was in my teens, My mom was obsessive, Me not THAT bad. But this is freaking me out.
Doctor :   So please do set up an appointment with the dermatologist as soon as you can.
Doctor :   i can understand your concern, but the main aim right now is to stop the allergic reaction to cause any permanent damage to the skin
User :   OK. What type of moisturizer should I be putting on or cleanser? u said lukewarm water no cleanser?? I did use like an Aveeno Ultra calming moisturizer, I am out of my whole producy line of my regular skin routine right now
Doctor :   Right now you should put NOTHING
Doctor :   We don't want any reaction
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