6 days ago I decided to use benzoyl peroxide to treat me acne, without knowing that I will wake up with severe irritation and redness on my ENTIRE cheeks! The next day they turned scaly and PURPLISH BLACK, so I decided to apply Palmer's Cocoa Butter Oil on them to moisturise. After a while when the skin was soggy, I stupidly started to rub away the black skin, leaving 3 GIGANTIC cuts on my right cheek. They hurt like hell, so I read up and applied Vasaline on them. I woke up with petroleum jelly stuck to my wounds and when I tried to remove them, it peeled my skin off and extended my wounds. It then began to swell up and hurt like hell. Being stupid again, I decided to apply antiseptic cream on it - Burnol, which again was stuck to my skin and extended my wound area when I tried to remove it.
I now look like a burn victim and I can't stop crying. i have skipped 3 days of school because of this.
Yesterday I went to Kreta Ayer Clinic to visit Dr. N. J. Tan and he gave me Gentamicin Sulfate 0.1 cream, Dhasolene pills and Strimox pills. The cream dissolved some of the burnol but left my skin very soggy.. the doctor said to keep the area dry but it's impossible as the cream is 24/7 moist! My skin is now soggy and looks like as if it will fall off anytime. I am so terrified what should I do?
I cried over and over again and I still am.. I have learnt from this mistake but I would like to gain more knowledge on what to do..
I've read that skin burns and cuts take 7 days to heal and it's been 6 but I still look like a burn victim. What should I do?!