I've developed a major reaction/allergy all over my face, extremely sore/itchy/red and swollen, and many little itty bitty bumps appeared within hours from "not sure what?" Usually don't wear makeup much at all-no issues ever with ache etc. However, do have very sensitive skin and the past couple days have used some skin regime that I've never used before-also working in my basement mudding/taping/sanding...could be from that? It is very uncomfortable and not seeming to improve, I've done nothing to treat it as I'm concerned that I may make it worse? Would over the counter benadril creme/pills or some sort of steriod creme work? Help me please!!!
I would try using 1% hydrocortisone cream to apply sparingly on the bumps, and Benadryl/diphenhydramine tablets to help get rid of the redness. I had a similar situation two summers ago when I tried some new face product, so I feel your pain. They won't go away immediately - mine lasted about a week, but the redness definitely went away within a day of starting the pills/cream. Good luck!
Most of my facial problems are the result of an allergic reaction. When I get that "itch," I usually take three Claritin tablets and within 10-20 minutes the itch is gone. I use it in conjunction with the Acne Free regimen. Find the (food) trigger that causes it. Don't just treat the symptoms, find the cause!!! That'll be the cure'all.
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