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Burn on face from grapefruit seed extract.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 18, 2011
  • 08:47 PM

I had a small cyst on my face and some problems with ingrown hairs after shaving so I decided to use apply some Grapefruit seed extract to the area. I put it on before bed and rubbed it in with some water but I must not have diluted it enough. It started to burn in the middle of the night and after flushing it with water it felt somewhat numb and was discolored. It has been about 30 hours since I woke up with the burn yesterday morning. Right now the skin is somewhat leathery(starting to feel more normal), and the area feels somewhat numb(which also seems to be getting better). The area is about 1.5cm x 5 cm and is pretty red right now. Will this redness go away quickly and will there be any scarring? Should i be worried or will this heal fine by itself. The burn does not look very severe and is not painful but I am worried about the discoloration.

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  • I get that on my legs.....feels like bugs or something crawling on the skin. Now I am getting it on my face. Anyone else ever felt it there. Gross.
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  • What ended up happening? Did it go away? I had a couple small bumps between my eyebrows and did the same thing last night and have the same result. It is very red, looks and feels like a burn, not very severe but I am wondering what the healing time will be.TIA!! I had a small cyst on my face and some problems with ingrown hairs after shaving so I decided to use apply some Grapefruit seed extract to the area. I put it on before bed and rubbed it in with some water but I must not have diluted it enough. It started to burn in the middle of the night and after flushing it with water it felt somewhat numb and was discolored. It has been about 30 hours since I woke up with the burn yesterday morning. Right now the skin is somewhat leathery(starting to feel more normal), and the area feels somewhat numb(which also seems to be getting better). The area is about 1.5cm x 5 cm and is pretty red right now. Will this redness go away quickly and will there be any scarring? Should i be worried or will this heal fine by itself. The burn does not look very severe and is not painful but I am worried about the discoloration.
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