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Allergic Reaction Chemical Burn What To Do
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
How do I know if I have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing
Can be difficult: Telling the difference between a chemical burn and local allergic reaction can sometimes be tricky, but in general an allergic reaction would rapidly lessen with Benedryl and cool compresses while a burn would be more long lasting and eventually turn into peeling or flaking. Either way, avoiding the wash that caused it would be wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I am experiencing a chemical burn or allergic reaction after using hair dye. My scalp has sores that are weeping. I do have Seborrheic Dermatitis. What can I do at home?
Exam needed: Reactions to hair dye do occur and will resolve after a period of time. Since you have more than redness or itching, I recommend that you be examined by your physician or a dermatologist to see if secondary infection is present and if so, appropriate treatment can be started. In the meantime apply warm soaks and, if possible, apply a combination of antibacterial and cortisone type cream until seen ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My skin on my hands appear to be peeling. Maybe a result of a mild chemical burn or possibly an alergic reaction to soap products. Ideally would like?
See ans: Well you need a good history first. Si you injure your hands? Do you take any medications? Need more history to help you in the right way ...Read more
Is it possible for a baby to have a severe reaction to shampoo and suffered a severe chemical burn?
Rare: There are some rare allergic reactions that can cause severe problems. ...Read more
Pain redness: After the chemical has been washed off your skin you probably still have some pain redness swelling and possibly a blister. You might want to put some ice packs on the area if there is no blister. This should get better with time unless there is an ulcer. If there is an ulcer, I would see a physician. ...Read more
Burn: Treatment of chemical burn depends on how extensive and how deep injury is. Yes there are the treatments but one has to consult dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Scientific Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is an inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Protect from further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...Read more
Depend: Depend on what degree burn it is there are many different treatment available. If you have scarring then, we can start with selicone base topical treatment, and consider injectables and laser treatments. If there are hypo or hyper pigmentation, then again, we can start with topical treatment and then lasers. So, you need to get the area evaluated by a specialist (dermatologist or osmetic surgeo. ...Read more
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