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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take a chemical burn to heal if it became infected?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends on the burn!: Younger individuals heal faster. But it depends on the agen that your eye was burned with. It may only take 24 hours. It may take a week. It may never fully heal and leave permanent damage. It all depends on what the burn was from and how it is treated.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for chemical burn to go away?

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Dr. Pierre Guibor
Ophthalmology 56 years experience
Eye chemical burns: In the eye a chemical burn may indicate anything from minor irritation to significant visual loss. Usually patients with acid burns are better off than alkali burns due to the depth of penetration with alkali burns. Deep scarring much less with acid burns and prognosis is better with acid burns of the eye.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long will a burn take to heal?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Depends on depth: Burns are response of tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help also anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently help unless deeper then seek help.

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