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Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

Unlikely: Depending on where the burn is and what percentage of the body is burned, there is a low risk of death from chemical burns. The major problem with a burn is the ensuing scarring and loss of function in the affected body part. The sooner it is treated, the less worry there will be. ...Read more

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How do I get a chemical burn?

How do I get a chemical burn?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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How do I treat the chemical burn?

Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated in an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatment plans. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a chemical burn?

How can you relieve a chemical burn?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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What does a chemical burn look like?

What does a chemical burn look like?

In most cases: The area will be sore, red and swollen. It can be worse depending on the chemical. ...Read more

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How can I treat mildish chemical burn?

What chemical?: Some chemical burns have an antidote to decrease the extent of the burn, others should be treated like a mild thermal burn. ...Read more

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How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

After care: Keep the area clean and i would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend seeing a physician if it is a severe burn. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

Cornea burns: Can severely disable vision. Typically basic worse than acidic but both chemicals coagulate proteins and induce serious harm when limbal stem deficiency occurs (severe burn). ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

Seek early attention: Chemical burns can have significant long term effects and is an indication to not only be seen by doctor but also referred to a center certified by the american burn association. Once exposed, it is important to know the substance and the timing of exposure. The treatment depends on the chemical (acid, alkali) and may involve rinsing with water for prolonged periods or specific antidotes. ...Read more