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chemical burn?

I ran out of shower gel and used shampoo instead(Head and Shoulders). After one night i got a painful red rash on the genitals. Can it be a chemical burn from not rinsing properly?
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
It can be due to irritant contact dermatitis. Avoid using any lotions and creams over the face for the meantime. Wash your face with a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Pat your face dry. Then apply a good hypoallergenic moisturizer over the area and see if this improves.If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid like dermacort.

If the irritation persists then please get it evaluated from a dermatologist.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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