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What should I use on my face if I have a chemical burn from face wash?

What should I use on my face if I have a 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

Chemical Burn (Definition)

Occurs when body tissues react to a corrosive or caustic chemical that results in tissue injury or destruction. The tissue damage is dependent on the nature, concentration, duration, p.H., and temperature ...Read more


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Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

FACE WASH BURN: You have a fire on your face! how do you put out a fire? Water! warm (not hot or cold) compresses with plain warm water every 3 or 4 hours with a soft cloth. Apply for 3 or 4 minutes. At night, use buttpaste on the "burn." send me a thank you note. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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I have a bad chemical burn on my face. What do I do?

I have a bad chemical burn on my face. What do I do?

Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...Read more

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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 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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What's a good treatment for chemical burn on the face?

Rinse thoroughly: 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

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How do you quickly heal a chemical burn on your face?

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

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How do you get rid of a chemical burn on the face?

How do you get rid of a chemical burn on the face?

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

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How do I know if the chemical burn on my face wil scar?

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

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How to produce more melanin on face afer a chemical burn which caused pigment lost?

How to produce more melanin on face afer a chemical burn which caused pigment lost?

No Way: There is no way to produce more melanin. You could use self-tanning agents to make the skin look tan, but you will not be producing melanin by this. ...Read more

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Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn?best regard.

Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn?best regard.

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

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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?

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?

Chemical burn: 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

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What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.

What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.

See a doctor: You should really see a doctor to lessen the chance of permanent scar. I would start with topical antibiotics and steroids commonly sold in drug stores without a prescription . But i would get in to see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor clorox 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

Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more