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how should i treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wash and steroids: Thoroughly wash the skin from the irritant chemical and apply a topical steroid, but if the skin peels or darkens in color, seek medical help, it may be worse than you thought.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
They are different: A mild burn like a red area or blister can be treated with cool moist dressings. Allergic skin reaction need to be evaluated by a medical professional. If very mild a Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it itches an antihistamine may help. Best to have it looked at.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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