Since early this year, I've had skin redness/inflammation in the area between my lips and chin. I've tried Ketoconazole 2%, Lamisil, and moisturizers to get rid of it. The skin burns whenever it comes into contact with my Clearasil aftershave, so I avoid applying the aftershave to that area. The area's really dry when I finish shaving, so I apply moisturizer to combat the dryness. I decided to try something new today, so after shaving I applied Banana Boat's Moisturizing Aloe After-Sun Lotion to the area and it burned like crazy!
I just want the redness to go away. I have really good skin other than the area I just described. Is there an over-the-counter solution to this problem?
I suggest you apply 1% hydrocortisone cream (over-the-counter) twice a day for one week. Other than that, just non-prescription moisturizer. Don't rub, touch, or examine the area to see how it's doing. The wait for one month. If the skin is still red, see a dermatologist. But your best bet, I think is just to reduce inflammation and wait it out. The burning should go away too, if you give it time.
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