Allergic reaction to cosmetic cream

Patient: Dear Doctor: I recently used a new cosmetic cream on my face. The same night, hours later, I noticed a small red patch on my skin and the right side of my face was slightly swollen. The next day the red patch had formed little hard raised red bumps that itch and lightly sting. They are slowly drying out. What can I use to treat this?




Symptoms: Right side of face is swollen
Hard red bumps
Light stinging

Doctor: It is likely that your skin has reacted to the cosmetic cream application. But, it is important that you consult a Derma tologist to confirm the diagnosis and for further advice.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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