By Anonymous - United States - Denver
Today, I got a new skin cream for my acne. I tested it on a small patch of skin just to make sure I wasn't allergic. I was, and the reaction didn't stay on that small patch of skin. My left arm is now almost entirely covered in a horrible rash. FML
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  Ms_ValS  |  27

Good call nonetheless, OP. I always just assume I wouldn't be allergic.

Anyway, this reminds me. I've read of people learning, after years of religiously treating their acne, that the acne medication and creams were actually the cause of their acne.

  DoomedGemini  |  37

They don't go out of business BECAUSE they work. It doesn't magically cure it, you have to continuously use it. I've had terrible acne since I was young and unless I do my routine with skin care products, I have acne. The fact my family can tell if I'm using it or not should show it works.

  OhWhoCares  |  42

7, I've heard that so many times now and I'm probably going to continue to hear it each time I post. thanks for trying though some day you'll be memorable..

By  rustybucket  |  24

That sucks, OP :/ at least you tested it first and the rash isn't on your face! Throw that shit away and go see a doctor to try to find out what you're allergic to.

  GhostFox  |  33

If it is an off-the-shelf brand, they won't care about the rash and would refund without seeing it. If it was given by a doctor, the doctor would want to see the rash so they can add the response to the OP's medical file, but you can't get refunds for prescription medications.

By  Schizomaniac  |  24

Smart move. I'm no doctor, but if putting it on a small patch of skin caused such a bad reaction it seems possible that using a lot more could have induced a much more severe, possibly life-threatening anaphylactic response.

By  abbyade  |  21

Sorry Op. I hope it didn't lead to any dangerous life threatening problems.

What I usually for skin care products now is to read the reviews etc and then read thei gradients: first four. Check if there has been any clinical studies on them. It makes a huge difference in regards to the effectiveness, precautions you need to be aware of etc.