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Suffering from pimples. Applied garlic, facial burns, brown patches. Will betnovate help?

Hi doctor, Just yesterday I applied galic to my face because I read that it helps remove pimples . when I woke up today, I found that my face is burned, it s red and brown. I am a mess I need for this to heal. I have just applied Betnovate Ointment because it s used for burns. Please help! advise me on what I should do , should I continue using betnovate?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi thanks for posting your query

You seem to have developed contact irritant dermatitis due to application of garlic

you may do the following:

betnovate is a potent steroid , so it should be avoided on face , you may apply momatosone cream twice a day
If it is severe you may require short course of oral seroid under prescription
anti histaminic for itching and burning
a calamine lotion for soothing
use a mild cleanser like cetaphil for face wash
avoid sun exposure
It may take about a week to ten days to heal . There may be post inflamatory hypo or hyper pigmentation which may be managed accordingly after acne treatment

Hope this solves your query
Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Sudarshan's  Response
HI ,
Thanks for writing in.
Garlic is an irritant and can cause skin to burn.Better to avoid it.
Over the affected areas you can apply betnovate cream along with antibiotic cream like SSD oint.
Avoid such home remedies in future.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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