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I exposed my belly to a bottle of hot water for a couple of

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Hi, I exposed my belly to a bottle of hot water for a couple of days and now I can see Erythema Ab Igne in the belly. As soon as I saw the marks, (three days after) I stopped using the hot water bottle. But it's been a week of this and I can still see the marks of Erythema Ab Igne. Is there anything I can do?

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Is there any skin peel ie scald skin? if possible can you upload the picture?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Here is a picture of how it looks
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
there is no skin peel or scald

Yes, this erythema ab igne and it is very mild. No definitive therapy is available for erythema ab igne. Reducing or eliminating exposure to the heat source early in the erythema ab igne disease process may reverse hyperpigmentation. In cases of short duration, complete resolution occurs with the removal of the offending heating device.

More advanced cases may respond somewhat to tretinoin, and 5-fluorouracil cream can help clear it up.

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
which cream of tretinonin and 5-fluoracil do you recommend?

Kligman’s Face Cream is better, and you can use it.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Great, how many times should I use it?

twice in a day.

Alternative to Kligman's cream you can use Dermaplex twice a day.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
ok, thank you so much

You are most welcome.

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