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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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  • GSE Grapefruit Seed Extract burn : Call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222. Feel it is my duty to report my GSE NIGHTMARE. Shame on GSE for not posting a big caution on bottle! After applying to skin, was up all night in torment, no exaggeration. SEVERE burning pain. It was torture. Water, soap, no relief. Called Poison Control, got good advice, did not stop agony but made it bearable until effect of GSE wore off: Find any food or body oil, vegetable or mineral, cooking (NOT motor oil, ok?), apply and massage into GSE burn area. This oil will mix/bond with the GSE, which is oily based. Make sure new oil is rubbed in well, let sit a few minutes. Now - wash area thoroughly with lots of soap, and rinse well with water. The new oil will carry away some of the GSE, just enough so you aren't in agony. Then wait, it takes about 12 hours for the GSE to calm down. This is so urgent, it is the first time I have ever posted a rescue message like this. If I had found this it would have spared me agony!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 25, 2018
    • 06:21 PM
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  • GSE Grapefruit Seed Extract burn : First aid. Feel it is my duty to report my GSE NIGHTMARE. Shame on GSE for not posting a big caution on bottle! After applying to skin, was up all night in torment, no exaggeration. SEVERE burning pain. It was torture. Water, soap, no relief. Called Poison Control, got good advice, did not stop agony but made it bearable until effect of GSE wore off: Find any food or body oil, vegetable or mineral, cooking oil, NO HOT oil with pepper or garlic. RUB WELL into GSE burn area. This oil will mix/bond with the GSE, which is oily based. Make sure new oil is rubbed in well, let sit a few minutes. Now - wash area thoroughly with lots of soap, and rinse well with water. The new oil will carry away some of the GSE, just enough so you aren't in agony. Then wait, it takes about 12 hours for the GSE to calm down. This is so urgent, it is the first time I have ever posted a rescue message like this. If I had found this it would have spared me agony!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 26, 2018
    • 10:01 PM
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