What causes a red burn scar on the face after using Dettol?

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello,
I burnt a small patch of skin on my face treating a pimple with dettol, what should I apply on it? Is aloe vera ok?
Answered by Dr. R.G. Joshi 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antibiotic cream like fucidic acid

Detailed Answer:
Hello, thanks for writing to healthcare magic.I can understand your concern.

In my opinion, it can be irritant dermatitis due to dettol.

Applying aloe Vera will cause more irritation.

You can apply antibiotic cream like fucidic acid over affected area two to three times till it heals. Wash with cold water and avoid contact with soap.

This will probably recover your skin,however in case of any concern feel free to ask.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. R.G. Joshi 37 minutes later

It's not dermatitis, it's proper burns, my skin has turned brown and there is a scab as well.
It still stings a lot.
Answered by Dr. R.G. Joshi 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
for scab antibiotic cream will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,thanks for follow up.

If there is a scab then apply antibiotic cream only.Scab will dry and fall off in a week or so and lesion will heal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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