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Itchy rashes under arms after using hair removal cream. What could have happened?

Hello, I used a hairr removal cream on my arms and pubic area( VEET ) and I have come up with a rash on my arms and I was wondering if I was allergic to the cream or it is something else, I am not promiscuos so I know that it is not from sex but is very itchy and annoying, what do you suggest I do? it is embarressing. Wayne
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for your query
You may have developed a contact dermatitis due to the cream.
Apply a topical steroid in the area like hydrocortisone cream once daily for 5 days.
Apply medicated moisturizers 2-3 times a day on the same area.
You may take oral anti histaminic tablets to control itching.
In future ,test any new product in a small area before application.
Hope this is helpful.Take care!
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Ilyas Patel's  Response
Hello Wayne, If you have developed rash after first time application, then it is irritant contact dermatitis . Or if you have used it previously many times , and now it has created rash, then it is allergic conatct dermatitis. In both cases, you have to avoid hair removal cream veet or similar other cream. I advise to use blade for hair removal.. Ok. I hope you must be satisfied with my answer. Still you may contact nearby dermatologist.. Ok
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana Pathak's  Response
Thanks for sharing your concern with us.
It seems you have developed an irritant reaction to your cream
To treat the same, use a steroid cream like betamethasone or mometasone twice over the affected area. Take tablet cetirizine to alleviate the itch. Hopefully in few days, your skin condition will improve.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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