Depilation burn

@p1kef1sh (45640)
January 10, 2011 4:24pm CST
I am too smart by half! I had to go to the cardiologist to day and decided to shave my chest myself as I knew that they'd hook me up to the ECG machine and every time they have shaved me I have been cut. To make a good job I decided to use some depilation cream as well! Not only did I cut myself but I now have a cream burn too! Not pretty and a little tender too. In the end I wasn't given an ECG so it was all a waste of time. Grrrrr. Did you ever have a chemical burn from depilation cream?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
10 Jan 11
You pick the worst times not to include pictures! If you ever decide to wax...maybe you can have the boss record your efforts for us? I've had a chemical burn from depilation creams...and I didn't even shave first. Maybe I just have sensitive skin, who knows. I avoid that stuff like the plague!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
10 Jan 11
It's dark here now and I'm supposed to be asleep. But if you're very good I might send one in the morning.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
10 Jan 11
I'm AWLAYS very good. Well, except for the times that I'm great...
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• United States
10 Jan 11
@catdla.. LOL..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Jan 11
Oh heck no, I haven't ever used that stuff!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
That's very sensible Dawn. I won't again. At least not on my chest.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jan 11
I'm sure there are other places that are worse!
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jan 11
hi pikey it sounds to me like you were allergic to the stuff and wow that must really hurt. I used that stuff as a kid but do not remember getting a chemical burn. I was awful in shaving though as I tended to nick my legs dreadfully. I have some sort of ugly rash on my leg that ' I have had for months and so far neither my doctor or the so called dermatologist can figure out what it is. a cortisone ointment makes it turn scarlett so its allergic to something in that gooey ointment but the cortisone cream does not but neither of them have made it go away so now I am being shunted off to a so called wound specialist if I ever get the referral from my insurancee. lol. what I hate about ekg's is that goo they put on you then invariably they forget to wipe some of it off and also those little knobs they forget.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
I hope they can sort that growth on you leg Hatley. I just hate the idea that you have to wait for your insurance company's permission before an investigation can be made. Viva the health bill I say.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
Hello hun, i've never had that by myself, because i don't use creams about that. I always used shaver since little girl, so my hair everywhere became so strong, that creams don't work for me. I am not able to make myself waxing, because it hurts too much - i've tried it and it's not the best feeling at all. Machines about that hurt too much, i dream for the day when i'll be able to go to professional salon, where some girl will make it the way it has to be made. May be some creams will help you now? It must be something like the sun burning, so some slimy cream must help a bit.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
Most girls here use razors or creams apparently. Some wax and the rich ones have laser treatment. I shall stick to shaving in the future. The pain is less today thank goodness.
• United States
10 Jan 11
I used a creamy foam once in my arm pit areas and not only did it hurt so bad I was scabbed. I do not believe to have sensitive skin so that was some powerful foam. Put some cold compress towels on your chest and stay away from the razors.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
Yikes. Scabbing is a serious burn. It's still a little tender this morning but I think that it is easing up a little.
@yoniarnon (1081)
• Israel
10 Jan 11
So at least you wrote us a funny story, thank you. :) always look at the bright side, at list now you have a shiny chest.. I didn't use depilation cream but i try Wax once, i lose in a game and my friend had to wax me, it wasn't nice, but i didn't scream like in movies.. Now i just wanna wish you a better day and that you hair will grow fast, if you wish so..
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
I couldn't face the idea of waxing myself on my chest. Ouch!!
@Rite17 (773)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 11
my skin reacts badly to the stuff... so cant use it myself... though want to go for laser hair removal as this is more permanent and less painful... but costs soo much and takes too long to get results... but if it works long term and makes shaving less needed then will deffo go for it! Happy MyLotting xx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
I don't know enough about it. I don't think that there is a permanent method of hair removal but repeated lazer/waxing reduces the regrowth I think.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
10 Jan 11
Hi p1key! You poor thing! I don't know what kind of anqiquated equipment they are using on you there to begin with! I had an EKG and it was all hooked up to a computer and it took a minute! And I know that they don't shave the men for that either! I don't think they do that here for an ECG anymore either? Seems a bit old fashioned. I believe the machines are alot more sophisticated and can read through a bit of hair? We aren't talking a "forrest" are we?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
The machinery seems pretty high tech there Opal. But they like to get a good purchase on the skin and I do (did) have quite a hairy chest. Now the forest has a hole in it!
@BarBaraPrz (21374)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Jan 11
Left it on a little too long, did we?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
Yes. I need lessons in being beautiful I think. Entirely wasted of course. LOL
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
12 Jan 11
Yes, when I was a teenager and used it. Some people have very sensitive skin and one is supposed to test the the cream before using it. Well, I didn't bother with the testing and ended up burning myself but only in one spot. It didn't burn me anywhere else. Unlike you, I didn't try to shave and use the cream at the same time :P Ouch! That would have been painful! The burn was bad enough for me...and poor you...what waste...you'll have to do the shaving all over again!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
12 Jan 11
I shall leave the shaving to them I think. I am fed up with damaging myself. LOL. The picture is in the comment above yours.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
13 Jan 11
Ouch!!! That really is bad! You must be really sensitive...better leave the shaving for the professionals..lol
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi. p1kef1sh. No. I have never had an depilation burn before. I always wondered how someone can get an ECG done with hair on their chest. I could not stand when they strapped the belts around my ankles and my hair pulled the Velcro straps! Ouch. Especially, being that I had so much of hair on my legs at that too! I am sorry that you went through this, I hope that your chest feels better. And I hope that you are feeling better as of now.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Mar 11
I am feeling much better thanks.
11 Jan 11
Hi P1key, Oh! that must have been painful, glad you didn't need to get the ECG after all, but next time get the Boss to do the waxing, one pull and it gone, lol! take care, hugs. Tamara xxxxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
I won't be rushing to it again Tamara. XXXX
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
11 Jan 11
Hi pIkefIsh, Yes you are too smart by half. You are more doctor than a doctor. Now you may use depilation cream regularly.In future your time will not be wasted.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
Good thinking. Thank you Bhanusb.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
11 Jan 11
I started to use that cream once but the smell was so awful that I shaved my legs with a razor instead. I think I might have cut myself with a razor 3 times in the past 40 years--I'd rather be cut that be subjected to that awful smell!! Poor P1key! Have the Boss do the job next time and turn it into a mutual personal care and massage session--you never know where it may lead!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
Now you are talking. The Boss will enjoy Inflicting pain! LOL.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
11 Jan 11
i don't know what is a depilation cream... in fact, this is the first time i had ever heard of this... i can only guess that it is a cream for shaving... but i'm just wondering why the effect is so strong until it can burn your skin... this is the first time i heard of a cream can burn the skin... anyway, i feel sorry for you for having to experience this... hope your skin will feel better soon... take care and have a nice day...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
Thank you. Depilation cream is a chemical that removes hair. Thank you.
@jacklintan (1302)
• Malaysia
11 Jan 11
Hi dear friend. May I know why you need to go to the cardiologist? Either you have heart issue,or you're undergoing some surgery, I don't think you need to have your chest shaved. OUCH! I think your chest have sensitive skin and elergic reaction is thus making your skin worse. You need to get to the skin doctor or bring this up to the cardiologist to recommend you skin medications. It will help to ease your pain. Good luck to you. :)
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
I may have a heart problem and have to have my heart tested.
• United States
11 Jan 11
its been so long since i used that but i get chemical burn easy and i remember the crap never seemed to work anyways.. the smell was awful and i would wait and wait and nothing..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
I waited too. Eventually it worked but it's not speedy. The stuff that I used doesn't smell so that's a small blessing.
• United States
11 Jan 11
Pike- I just had to read this one aloud to the hubby who responded with "Ohhhh mannnnn". I have had chemical burn and hence why I've only ever used the popular cream once. (Names withheld to prevent a lawsuit lol). It was horrible! Burnt the crud out of my legs and I will never do that again. At this point in time I'm not even up for waxing. Namaste-Anora
@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Jan 11
LOL @hubby. My thoughts too at the time. I think that I left it on too long. I don't know that I would make it as a female if I had to do this regularly!
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
27 Jan 11
Well my friend, you have just made my day with that story! I needed a good laugh! I have used hair removal cream before when I had to get my boys bits hairless for my vasectomy 8 years ago. Luckily I had no burning as that experience was painful enough without adding burning skin into the equation. The itchiness as the hair grew back was great fun too!