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Red rash on upper cheek below eye post waxing. Tried cold compress, aloevera, no relief. Cure?

my daughter was waxing and now she has a red mark on her upper cheek below her eye. It hurts and burns. We tried cold compresses and aloe (which made it burn more) It is about the size of a quarter. She used it on her lip, between her eyebrows and upper cheeks, and it only happened in one spot. She has been waxing for about 7 years and has never had an issue.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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HI, thanks for posting your query
It seems the hot wax has caused a mild burn on the area mentioned as this area is more sensitive
Take the following measures:
apply a steroid cream like momatosone furoate twice a will bring down the redness.
In between calamine lotion can be used , it will give a soothing effect
avoid sunexposusure till it heals
continue with cold compresses.
The red spot may heal in a day or two, but may lead to hypo or hyperpigmentation, which may take some time to go
permanent hair reduction with laser can be considered later
Hope this helps you
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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