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Had allergic contact dermatitis due to hand cream. Now brown dots. How can I speed up healing?

hi 2 weeks ago i got allergic contact dermatitis on my arms from hand cream. i think i was allergic to this strawberry cream. my doctor gave me hydrocortisone to put on my arms for a whole week. the redness dissaperd but i still have lots of faded brown dots all over. i have a wedding coming up in 2 weeks. any thing i can do to speed up my skin to rebulid itslef or change? thanku
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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As you have recently suffered from contact dermatitis (Which means allergic reaction) which has settled with hydrocortisone(Anti-allergic) cream, I will suggest to you that dont try to apply any more chemical based medications to remove the brown spots as another episode of allergic reaction to these recently recovered areas will worsen the discoloration. These spots will eventually fade away naturally in few weeks time. Avoid direct sun exposure to these areas and massage these areas with virgin olive oil(Virgin olive oil is free of harmful chemical additives) to prevent the skin from dryness and scratching.
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Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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