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I was opening a remote to change the batteries and battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?

I was opening a remote to change the batteries and  battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?

Battery acid: Battery acid is often super-concentrated and can have a pH of 2.0 or lower, so it's critical to use a copious amount of water to flush the affected burn region and dilute the chemical reactivity of the acid. Use plenty of water. If you spritz just a small amount of water on the burn, that can actually make the situation worse by spreading the acid around without reducing its potency. Doc if needed. ...Read more

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There were some problems in boat with battery acid. How quickly it affects, if there spread some drops to clothes or skin? In hours? In days?

There were some problems in boat with battery acid. How quickly it affects, if there spread some drops to clothes or skin? In hours? In days?

How concentrated?: The acid would cause burns on the skin. The lesions would show up in minutes to a couple of days, depending on how concentrated the acid was. If you washed it soon after exposure, you should be okay.
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Hi I got dry battery acid on my fingers I washed them 3 times will I be safe to touch my baby and food?

Hi I got dry battery acid on my fingers I washed them 3 times will I be safe to touch my baby and food?

Acid: With very thorough rinsing and washing and with no evident burn or blistering, you should be ok. Battery acid is actually dilute but I 'm not sure what dry acid is. If you have any doubt wear latex gloves for a day when handling food or your baby. ...Read more

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How would you know if you got battery acid from a car in your mouth? What are the symptoms?

How would you know if you got battery acid from a car in your mouth? What are the symptoms?

Battery Acid: Battery acid is very strong. Will immediately burn tissues and damage teeth. If anything feels strange, rinse with alkaline substance such as milk or milk of magnesia, and then go immediately to ER/ ...Read more

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How would you know if you gotten car battery acid in your mouth? What are them symptoms? If it was swallowed would it just effect your stomach?

How would you know if you gotten car battery acid in your mouth? What are them symptoms? If it was swallowed would it just effect your stomach?

Sour, painful: It would instantaneously be both very sour tasking and would painfully burn your mouth. If no such feelings within a few seconds, none got in your mouth. ...Read more

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Do you feel skin burning upon contact with battery acid?

Do you feel skin burning upon contact with battery acid?

Possibly: All acids can burn the skin. Battery acid is sulphuric acid which has a stronger acidity that can burn skin. If you get battery acid (or any strong acid) on your skin, immediately flush it off with copious amounts of water and you can neutralize it with baking soda if that is at hand. ...Read more

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I work with waste auto batteries, the skin on my hands has come into contact with the acid and is now very dry and discoloured?

Acid on skin : Battery acid has a very low Ph and if exposed to skin may cause chemical burns. Prevention should include a barrier for protection; such as a pair of work gloves. Dry skin and discoloration should resolve if exposure to acid stops. Any skin breakdown with redness or blisters should be evaluated by a physician in person. ...Read more

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Found an old gameboy (10+ years) that the batteries had exploded in. Is old battery acid still extremely dangerous if it is on my skin? Washed hands.

Found an old gameboy (10+ years) that the batteries had exploded in. Is old battery acid still extremely dangerous if it is on my skin? Washed hands.

You're ok: The danger from exposure to battery acid is an immediate chemical burn. If you didn't burn yourself and you have already washed your hands with a lot of water then you're ok. Soap or vinegar are basic and neutralize the acid but the important thing is to wash as quickly as possible with a lot of water. Just don't touch it again. And don't pour water on it, you can spread the acid. Scrape it off. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if a zombie bath in sulfuric acid?

This site is for: medical information - not for science fiction. I haven't a clue what would happen if a zombie were immersed in sulfuric acid. ...Read more

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Im chemistry lab I got either sulfuric acid or NaOH (25% concentration)on my hand. I washed it off now theres a small burn. Should I do anything else?

Im chemistry lab I got either sulfuric acid or NaOH (25% concentration)on my hand. I washed it off now theres a small burn. Should I do anything else?

Chemical Burn: For either burn you did well by washing off the substance. I would apply a burn ointment like Neosporin and protect the injured area with a loosely applied gauze held in place with paper tape. Observe for blistering and/or spreading redness which would require a physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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Get shock feeling when i move my head. Feels like I am touching tongue to a battery?

Get shock feeling when i move my head. Feels like I am touching tongue to a battery?

See below: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Is battery corrosion toxic? I was changing a remote and did it carelessly and inhaled some of it. Will i be ok? It also touched my skin etc.

Acidic but dilutable: The substance that comes off of batteries is acidic and harmful but it is easily diluted by adding water. What you inhaled would have caused irritation in the airways but all of the fluids would have neutralized it quickly. The area of the skin probably had more damage but even that is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Willhyaluronic acid help for severe dry skin?

Willhyaluronic acid help for severe dry skin?

No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream . There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more

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What does alguronic acid and micro algae do for skin?

What does alguronic acid  and micro algae do for skin?

Save your money: There are thousands of these scams claiming to be marvelous cures for everything. If you have a skin problem, a skin DR will help you. ...Read more

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Got a little hydrochloric acid on my skin, is that bad?

Got a little hydrochloric acid on my skin, is that bad?

How concentrated?: Concentrated hcl will cause a chemical burn. If you washed it immediately and it has not caused a burn, there is no need to worry. If it did cause a burn, it would depend on how deep the burn is, and how much of the skin is involved. If you have any concerns it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will anything happen if your skin comes in contact with hydrochloric acid?

Will anything happen if your skin comes in contact with hydrochloric acid?

Burns: Yes, hydrochloride acid is a strong acid and causes significant skin burns from even brief contact. Any area so contacted should be thoroughly and rapidly rinsed in cold water. If there is bleeding or blistering see a doctor of go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more