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Hair removal cream reaction

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purplefizz26 Mon 26-Sep-16 07:35:22

I used a hair removal cream spray on my back a few weeks ago, but I used it twice in the space of 24 hours like an idiot as there were patches that hadn't quite worked.

I had a terrible reaction, probably due to using it twice, and came out in spots all over my entire back.

It has been 3 weeks now, and the spots are still there although definitely starting to fade.

I am getting concerned as I am going to a wedding in 2 weeks that I have bought a dress for, that shows my shoulders and top of back blush

Can anyone recommend anything that might get rid of the spots a bit faster?


FoggyMorn Mon 26-Sep-16 08:22:26

I have reacted to hair removal products in the past, and the reaction has persisted for weeks once the skin has become inflamed.
Is it still an "active" allergic reaction (still raised, itchy etc), or is it red marks left by the reaction? If it's the latter, I don't think there's much you can do. If it's still irritated and itchy, OTC hydrocortisone cream should work a treat. Tesco sells own brand for about £1.50 a small tube, a little goes a long way. Blue and white tube, says insect bite/itch cream on the tube.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 26-Sep-16 08:27:34

Piriton? Solution of TCP?

purplefizz26 Mon 26-Sep-16 08:34:06

Thanks guys!
It is drying up now, so I don't think 'active', just slightly itchy but the pimples/heads have gone down.
Will try the hydrocortisone cream smile absolutely gutted at the prospect of forking out for a new dress or having a sporty back on show blushsad

purplefizz26 Mon 26-Sep-16 08:36:04

Spotty *

Cakescakescakes Mon 26-Sep-16 08:42:53

Hydrocortisone twice a day and Piriton if still red/ itchy.

Cakescakescakes Mon 26-Sep-16 08:43:23

1% hydrocortisone. Can buy over the counter in any pharmacy.

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