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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 more
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
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 more
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
It may not be...: Possible to tell the difference. Some chemical burns have a characteristic appearance, but most are indistinguishable from thermal burns. ...Read more
No: Not likely. Any detergent that is that strong that isn't rinsed away at the end is not likely. ...Read more
What's the cause?: When our bodies sustain an injury, the response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. While this is generally how things heal, the question is what caused the wound. Bedsores are treated different than vein ulcers, neuropathic ulcers, etc. We need the cause. ...Read more
Might there be damage done to my gential area after chemical burn and haven't had erection in days?
Your question is very light on details so the answer has to be a bit of speculation. What kind of chemical? Where is the burn? How deep? Is it blistering?
I would advise a visit to your family doctor or a urologist, especially given the fact the erectile functioning may be involved. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do to relive the burning and dicomfort from a soap chemical burn on my clitoris?
I had an braid and sewin two years ago and it took my hair out it look like a chemical burn when it happened now it won't grow back please help?
I have had a chemical burn mark to which I applied lightening cream. The mark gradually faded at center but is not fading around edges. What to do?
Apply beyond border: It depends on how long you have used the cream -- you may need to continue for a while longer. Also, you may need to apply more of the cream to the border and even slightly beyond the border to ensure that it lightens. However, you will run the risk of the center of the lesion and the normal skin outside the lesion to become slightly lighter. Treating marks/scars can be very challenging. ...Read more
Burn from garlic paste on side of face. I pealed some of the burn, do I peal all of it or leave it alone? Also would it be considered a chemical burn?
Burn From Garlic: Do not pull the skin off. Let the skin come off naturally. Manipulating the skin can lead to an infection. Treatment depends on the state of the lesion. If itchy and red with no puss then a topical steroid is helpful. If there is drainage and puss you would need an oral and or topical antibiotic. ...Read more
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