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what happens if you accidentally lick battery acid

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very bad effect: Battery acid poisoning; hydrogen sulfate poisoning; oil of vitriol poisoning; matting acid poisoning; vitriol brown oil poisoning sulfuric acid is a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
As a burn: This is a chemical burn and needs to be treated as such. The early treatment is flushing the skin with water as you did. Ice compresses will help wi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Terrible idea: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for em ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Acid burns are bad!: Not a good thought. You will get burns and severe pain. Hand burns are called primary area burns requiring hospitalization, need for multiple surgerie ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Poison control: Call poison control center for advices.
A female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Irrigate with water: This is an acid burn. Run it under water such as in the shower, for at least 10 minutes. It can cause a serious burn so see a doctor if it is still pa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Battery acid: Battery acid is often super-concentrated and can have a pH of 2.0 or lower, so it's critical to use a copious amount of water to flush the affected bu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Very dangerous: Battery acid is extremely corrosive and can cause major burns to the skin.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: All acids can burn the skin. Battery acid is sulphuric acid which has a stronger acidity that can burn skin. If you get battery acid (or any strong ... Read More

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