My Horror Story With NAIR
I've been using NAIR hair remover for years on my upper lip and on my legs with no problems. I havent used it for a few months so I decided to remove the hair on my upper lip and as you can see by my photos below it wasnt pretty. I was in the most horrific pain you can imagine, it was like having a blow torch held to my face 24 hours a day! My face was oozing so much it was oozing into my mouth as I tried to eat and even while I was trying to sleep I had to hold a rag by the side of my face it was oozing all over my pillows, it was just awful! I will NEVER use NAIR again! Please be warned about the dangers of hair removers, I'm 47 years old and I do read instructions and this still happened to me. The product I used was Nair for sensitive skin. I have seen my family doctor 4 times and I been to the emergency room 2 times and also went to see a dermatologist for this horrific burn that turned into a massive infection.
This photo was taken 2 days after applying Nair on my upper lip.
Very painfull, oozing lip. Went to my doctor and was prescribed Dexamethasone and Azithromycin
Face burns badly
Starting to get a rash on my chin from the Azithromycin
You can see more of the rash today
Face is a lot worse today and is VERY PAINFULL!!!!
Went to the Emergency Room today and they gave me a steroid shot and intravenous IV antibiotics. My doctor also prescribed for me the same day Amoxicillin/Clav and Prednisone.
The steroid shot looks like its working but little did I know it wasnt for long!
Things are looking better but my face still hurts a lot
Face is looking good, but tomorrow is another day!
I woke up this morning with a red and swollen lip and in pain the steroids are not working and the burn is starting all over again!
The infection/burn is spreading
Spreading more down the sides of my face and really oozing, I had to pat the oozing off my face before taking any photos
Went back to my doctor and was perscibed pain meds, Domeboro Astringent Solution Powders Packets and Silver Sulfadiazine cream that is used to treat infections of second- and third-degree burns.
The Domeboro Astringent helped with the oozing some but it STUNG like hell!
My face is starting to swell more and the infection is spreading
Face is getting more swollen
You cant even imagine the pain I'm in!!!!
I went back to my doctor again today and was once again perscibed more pain meds and more Prednisone
Look at this photo.. this is all because I wanted to put a little Nair on my upper lip!!!
I read on the internet somewhere that if you use Desitin Diaper Rash Ointment it might help, well it looks like it helped some. I put it on overnight the night of March-7, what a difference.
March-9 thru March-14 2008
March-9 to March-14 my face pretty much looked the same, it was still red and a bit swollen and it still hurt like hell tho!
Woke up this worning with some kind of infection or rash starting on my upper lip!
More infection/rash can been seen
This infection just doesnt want to go away! It's been a whole month now since I applied NAIR to my upper lip (Feb-17-2008 is when I applied the NAIR)