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Have skin redness and breaking due to a cleanser. Took steroid shot but got repeated after some time. On medication. What to do?

hey, i have a question to ask, i bought this face cleanser off WWW.WWWW.WW and it has cause my skin to break out and reddened, it started this past thursday, i went to a doctor yesturday and they gave me a steriod shot which in around 3 hours or so the reddness had completely went away, but after 8 hours later the reddness has came back, the doctor also told me to get a prescription called alclometasone dipro, it says to use it twice a day, which i started yesturday, well today the reddness is still there but lighten up some, i noticed what looked like skin was very dry almost like pealing off, the doctor believe it was sodium hydroxide in the face cleanser that cause my allergic reaction, i was just wandering how long could it take for me to look normal again
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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From the description provided, it seems you developed contact irritant dermatitis to your face cleanser.
The treatment prescribed by your doctor is satisfactory.
Kindly continue with steroid cream till redness and peeling subsides. It would take almost a week or two to have good response. Also use a good moisturiser to keep the skin well hydrated.
Hope that helps.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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