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Food colour on face. Washed with hot water, antiacne soap. Having red spots. Burning, itchy. Solution?

hi, i had some food coloring all over my face, so i wash it with some anti- acne face bar soap, with burning how water i didn t stop till the color went away. Now my face has red spots and it burns, and its dry. What can i do to get rid of it?. I wash my face with COLD water and ice, but it didn t go away, and know im whole right cheek is burning and red spots on it. Please help!!
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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You seem to have developed Irritant reaction to the agent that you used,,,Firstly,be careful not to use the same again over your body again
Apply a mild topical steroid like hydrocortisone cream over the affected area twice a day till the reaction subsides..And use a sunscreen regularly over your face before going out in the sun,as any kind of facial eczema can increase due to prolonged sun exposure..
Do not use any other oils or creams over your face till the reaction subsides..You can continue to wash your face with cold water as it will help to decrease the irritation,,Oral antihistamines like levocetrizine might be helpful if you have excessive irritation

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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