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I have woken up with a violent allergic reaction to a cream I put on my face last night. Whole face covered in angry itchy red bumps and skin round eyes so swollen that I can't raise one eyelid fully.
Ironically, the cream in question was La Roche Posay's Cicaplast, which I bought this week for my dry skin after reading about it on here. Anyone want me to send them the rest of the tube??
I have taken an anti-histamine and pressed cold flannel on several times, which helps soothe it but I really have to improve the appearance as I have to drag myself into London shortly for a court hearing today (am a lawyer). I can't turn up looking like this!
Ruby, my DD had almost exactly the same reaction with a Natio product (except she didn't put it near her eyes). We applied fresh aloe gel from the plant and in a couple of hours, the bumps had lost their redness and were barely noticeable. Crushed freshed basil leaves or dried basil leaves finely powdered and mixed to a paste might help too. Good luck.
Be careful with the commercial aloe vera gel though - it contains preservatives such as sodium benzoate and citric acid which could make it worse. If you could get a fresh plant at a nursery, that would be ideal. Another thing which should help is a cooled chamomile teabag gently patted onto the face.
Goodadvice1980 I have taken photos and will be emailing L'Oreal later today! I have had the same reaction once before - on holiday this summer. I realise now that it was to the sun cream I used on my face then. Also L'Oreal. Have been looking at the ingredients lists of Cicaplast and L'Oreal face sun cream trying to identify what the common offending ingredient is but can't tell. Maybe they can tell me!
It is so sore and pricky I feel as though I want to peel the top layer of my skin off. God only knows what the barrister I'm about to meet is going to think of me looking like this!
If you can get to a GP before going to court, they can give you an oral steroid which will reduce the swelling quickly. I have had to do this on numerous occasions as I had a few mystery allergic reactions like this in the past.
Hello my name is Charlotte , I used lo real laser renewal a few weeks ago for about a week and the sides of my face have swollen and it looks absolutly terrible I am just hoping it will go down in time .I stopped use ing it about 3 weeks ago . Also I have emailed loreal but have had no response from them .
You might be better off starting your own thread about this as this is a zombie thread. Have you seen your GP about this? That’s probably where I would start, not sure about allergic reactions lasting three weeks, it might be something else.