A 32-year-old member asked:

Help! i was wondering can cortaid (hydrocortisone) help for dealing with chemical burns?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 42 years experience
Not initially: Chemical burns are best treated by vigorous irrigation of the are with water. If severe, medical attention should be sought. Acids and alkalies cause different kinds of chemical burn injury. If the burn area is healing, topical steroids, used sparingly, can help with the itching that occurs with healing.
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