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Chemical Burn From Face Wash
Hard to say: I do not know if you got a blister or not. See your dermatologist for more information on treatment. ...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
Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...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
Use plain water to rinse for 10 minutes
do not forget your eyes and throat
if you swallowed a toxic chemical, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Chemical burn: Acutely, you should flush the area with lots of fluid to minize exposure time and resultant damage. Once damage is done, you can use an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and keep the area moist. If severe scarring occurs, topical and local steroids may be beneficial to modulate wound healing. ...Read more
Intense pulse light: Talk to a dermatologist: ipl has had good success in many patients. ...Read more
Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more
Time to healing: The amount of time it takes a chemical burn to heal gives us an indication if there will be permanent scarring. For facial burns that heal within 2 weeks, long term scarring is often minimal after completely healed. Scars that (will) take longer than 2 weeks may require additional treatment. ...Read more
It is a:
Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory medication which is prescribed in GEL for to rub into joints (there may be some value. ..usually given to patients who have gastric sensitivity to NSAIDS) HOWEVER use for BURNS on FACE is DEFINITELY OFF LABEL and I certtainly would NOT RECCOMEND IT IN THIS FORUM!
My Opinion Only
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a chemical burn on my head, its not that bad. So its basically peeling really bad and I’m not sure what to do. Will it scar?
You must please start with an exam for your Primary care doctor. Your doctor will carefully see how things are going and determine if the doctor can take care of the burn or whether you should go to a specialist.
Hope all goes well.
Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more
I have scars on my face from a chemical burn accident that happened 5 years ago When it rains & other random times they still hurt How do I stop this?
See dermatologist: There are many new treatments for scars, even old ones! ...Read more
Unsure: This is a natural substance unless it was"cut" or adulterated, i.e. Not as pure as labeled. ...Read more
What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.
What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor clorox cleaner,
Topical treatment: I thought I answered this yesterday but I would recommend seeing a physician to prevent scarring. In the mean time I would treat these burns with topical antibiotic ointment and topical 1% Hydrocortisone available over the counter 4 times a day. This treatment best works after you flush the site with water for at least 15 minutes directly after exposure. ...Read more
I believe I have a minor chemical burn on my face, I think it was a mixture of water and a chemical called ster-bac. How should I treat affected are?
First a doctor should examine you.
After the examination - let him/her prescribe the treatment. ...Read more
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