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Used Dettol and burnt skin. Cure?

Hey there , I need help . Yesterday night , I put Dettol on to my face to treat acne . But , it burnt my skin and left a very horrible looking face . Especially on my cheeks . I ve been applying baby oil and vaseline since morning and I keep on scratching my skin . Till I can see my inner flesh . Any suggestions on what I should do ? Please ..
Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Hi wincy,
Seems like you have developed an irritant reaction with dettol. Undiluted dettol should not be used over face.
Kindly do not scratch the area as later on you might develop pigmentation in the concerned area.
Apply a mild steroid cream twice in a day and keep the area well moisturised.
Hope that helps. Take care
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