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Veet burn? Aieeeeeeee what to do!!

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SkaTastic · 20/11/2019 10:58

Put my usual Veet cream on my arm pits last night and within 3 seconds it was burning like the fire of the hottest sun. I quickly washed it off but it is very very red and swollen and I can hardly move my arms.

Anything I can do for it?? Is it worth of a doctors trip or will it go away on it's own? I tried E45 cream but nearly passed out with the stinging!

Sat with an ice pack under my pits how glamorous. I need some Gin

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Singlebutmarried · 20/11/2019 11:02

Try some yoghurt (natural kit strawberry).

I may have experienced this in other areas.


Mama1980 · 20/11/2019 11:03

Calamine lotion maybe.....or yoghurt, something to reduce the sting. I'd avoid any moisturiser and definitely nothing scented....ouch!


Sparklfairy · 20/11/2019 11:07

Sudocrem? This happened to someone I know and they said it helped. I use Veet occasionally but the stuff terrifies me Grin

Hope you feel better soon FlowersGin


Liland · 20/11/2019 11:37

Did this to myself 2 weeks ago with nair... used it for years, no idea why it suddenly burned. Ibuprofen, wet flannel, and then hydrocortisone for a week was needed for my poor face (very embarrassing). Have since invested in one of those small razor things that are always advertised on tv!


Jarline · 20/11/2019 11:38

Aloe Vera if you can lays your hands on some!!


SkaTastic · 20/11/2019 12:24

Oh thank you all!! Did my bikini line at same time and thank all the gods that is fine? But why? Underarms not as rock hard?

It's gone all blistery how awful. I am off work with an unrelated dizzy illness so sat in bed with armpits getting some air!

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Liland · 20/11/2019 12:39

Yes I had the blisters too, they wept the next few days and then healed :( I work from home so no embarrassment there, but DP found it quite amusing...


sleepymummy2019 · 20/11/2019 12:59

Maybe try an antihistamine for the swelling? Paracetamol for the pain?

It might be an allergic reaction, I’d avoid using it in the future


QuestionableMouse · 20/11/2019 13:04

Honestly with stuff like this I'd avoid putting various lotions on and make an appointment to see either your GP or the practice nurse. It's a chemical burn and needs treating properly.


katkit · 20/11/2019 13:43

i had an allergy like this on my face (not to Veet). ended up on steroids three days later. you may need the dr.


Notthebradybunch · 20/11/2019 13:45

Try some Aloe Vera gel, will help with the pain and healing

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