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How can a chemical burn on the face be treated?

My daughter used a new face cleanser & has what looks to be a chemical burn on her face. She says it feels like a sunburn. There’s some tiny(mild) blistering. It is NOT in her eyes/mouth. Is there any recommendation for at-home treatment? I can call her drs office tomorrow if it is not better, but cannot take her in tonight.
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,

As per your case history of chemical burn, my treatment advice is:

1. Don't scratch the lesion as it may worsen the condition.
2. Apply a mild antibiotic cream like Fusiderm cream twice daily on it.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like Levocetirizine for itching and NSAID drug like Ibuprofen for pain.

If the problem persists, then consult a dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Harshit Bhachech
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