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Home remedy for acne burned my face
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Home remedy for acne burned my face
I have had a bad experience with a home remedy of placing crushed garlic on my face overnight for acne. I am an african American female and this garlic has seemed to actually cause charred black burn marks and blisters in the areas where I placed  the crushed garlic. Can you sugget what I can put on my face to heal and prevent discoloration?
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303398 tn?1193102884
Given what you have described, for a superfical burn to the face I would wash the face a couple of times daily with an antimicrobial soap (eg. Dial) and water. You can place a mild topical antibiotics such as "triple antibiotic" or even something like vaseline.  Discoloration following a burn can take weeks to even months.   There is nothing you can do to accelerate this, but there are things to avoid such as excessive sunlight.  
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Thank you so much for the quick reply, I was putting 1% hydrocortisone cream during the night and aloe vera gel during the day  on the burns caused by crushed garlic and washing my face with plain water. However I will change the regimen you described. Again, thank you.
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303398 tn?1193102884
Aloe vera gel is pretty good stuff, but I'm not a big fan of steroids on a healing wound.  
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A related discussion, please help me was started.
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A related discussion, My facce burns!!!!! was started.
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