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FML.

I think I may have burned myself or had some sort of allergic reaction to a hair removal cream. I rubbed it in (before reading the instructions telling me NOT to rub it in :facepalm2:) and I think I may have left it on too long too. It REALLY hurts. Argh.

Anything I can do now? Are there any creams for burns and the like that I can use?

Thanks.
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This same thing happened to me! I used Veet and after a couple of minutes it started to really burn so I washed it off and ended up with a half burn half graze on my leg!

Something like E45 Hydrcortisone Cream is good, my mums a nurse and said to put that on. Also, a bit of moisturiser will help as well.

I was so pissed off when it happened to me, if would make my life 100 times easier if I could use it
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Anonymous #1
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Okay, I have a wet wash cloth on it. It appears to be getting redder. How long do I give it to stop hurting before going to A&E? :holmes:


Ugh, should've stuck to shaving, tbh. :emo:
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ARGhhh sounds painful!
I don't really have much advice but immerse it in water might help a little
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Ok well this once happened to me.

I put it a little too close to where I shouldn't have and it burnt and stung like mad!

I washed the area with cold water and left it a while. After that I left it for a couple of hours (and went to a party whilst in immense pain. stupid i know!) and a few hours later the pain died down a lot and eventually went throughout the night
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Oh and then if it calms down a bit sudacrem fixes everything
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(Original post by Lexi99)
Something like E45 Hydrcortisone Cream is good, my mums a nurse and said to put that on. Also, a bit of moisturiser will help as well.
I've tried this. It's still very red but feels slightly better. Thanks. :yy:
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vaseline is for minor burns etc. that should help
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Yeah, I did that once too, used it on my underarms, not realising how sensitive the skin is there! Felt like sunburn for days. Maybe something cooling like aloe vera gel?
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Don't worry, the skin will go a bit shiny, but eventually new skin will replace the old. Use Sudocream and leave it alone. The pain will go soon.
I did this when I was a little girl and thought I was the only female in the world with some hair on their upper lip. :o:
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just put on some mild cream like sudocream or savlon
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Is it a good idea to put a plaster on it? Or will that make it worse?
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Is it a good idea to put a plaster on it? Or will that make it worse?
No just leave it and let the air get to it
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FML.

I think I may have burned myself or had some sort of allergic reaction to a hair removal cream. I rubbed it in (before reading the instructions telling me NOT to rub it in :facepalm2:) and I think I may have left it on too long too. It REALLY hurts. Argh.

Anything I can do now? Are there any creams for burns and the like that I can use?

Thanks.
Ooo is the sensation like stinging? Because I went through that last time and had red dots too I have a problem with them hair removal creams so I stopped using them and wax instead.

I think you should use vaseline or any baby cream (because they are specially made for baby's skin which are sensitive). Or any aloe vera gel to cool it off, and I'd advise you to change your ways in hair removal.
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Hello I used Veet hair removal cream on my legs about six months ago, and found that i was allergic to it as well. I felt a stinging sensation as soon as i applied the cream so i removed it straight away, but it still left red sore blisters. I havent used it since!! I usually stick to the venus razor and have just bought wax strips to experiment with!
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I love Veet hair removal cream!! Much better than shaving! But remember don't leave it on for too long and NEVER rub it...just wash with warm water and a mild soap
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That happens to me so sore burnt me, never using that cream again bad
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Aloe Vera.
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i used veet too!, just rubbed it in using the back of the sponge it came with and i felt a burning sensation on my leg, i went to wash it off and found bumps on my leg and then i dried off for a while and it left a graze / scratch on my leg.
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I have just used it with hindsight I wish i'd read these posts first... my legs are itching like crazy D: suppose it could be worse though :/
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