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Chemical burns on face

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Nothing: If it's just red, it should heal without any problems.There are OTC creams that you can use but they probably don't do anything.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience in Wound care
Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Carey
35 years experience in Ophthalmology
See a doctor: You should really see a doctor to lessen the chance of permanent scar. I would start with topical antibiotics and steroids commonly sold in drug store ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Carey
35 years experience in Ophthalmology
Topical treatment: I thought i answered this yesterday but i would recommend seeing a physician to prevent scarring. In the mean time i would treat these burns with topi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Scabs Beat Scabies: Scabbing is OK as long as there's no infection in there. You'd know that if it is unduly painful or getting more and more painful and there's increasi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
20 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After care: Keep the area clean and i would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Chemical burn: Acutely, you should flush the area with lots of fluid to minize exposure time and resultant damage. Once damage is done, you can use an antibiotic oi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Intense pulse light: Talk to a dermatologist: ipl has had good success in many patients.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
See dermatologist: See either your primary care physician or board certified dermatologist do properly diagnose exactly what is going on and give you an effective treatm ... Read More
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