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I had my hair dyed chocolate cherry brown matrix loreal and i got a bad chemical burn, what should I do?

I had my hair dyed chocolate cherry brown matrix loreal and i got a bad chemical burn, what should I do?

Wound care: Apply aquaphor or vaseline to the wound until completely healed. Use topical antibiotic if you get blisters or open sores. See a doctor for oral antibiotic if develop signs of infection. ...Read more

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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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Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this  a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on my scrotum from using Nads hair remover. I did this about 7 hours ago. What should I do now?

I have a chemical burn on my scrotum from using Nads hair remover. I did this about 7 hours ago. What should I do now?

Nature: Let it heal naturally. You may apply a small amount of an emollient like Vaseline.
Despite current fashion, removing hair from your genital area is unhygienic and not recommended.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I used a facial hair removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

I used a facial hair  removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

This could be: an allergic reaction to one or more ingredient of the cream or one of the side effect of the cream. Since the involved area is your face which is one of the most important visible part of the body i suggest to you to go to an Urgent care or ER if you can get a hold of your doctor by phone. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...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?

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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I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

Don't use again: You have probably developed contact dermatitis. You must avoid the same product or another product with the same ingredients. Discontinuing the product generally would resolve the problem. If not, you may have to use a prescription corticosteroid scalp lotion. In that case see your pcp. ...Read more

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How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

I suggest: That you go to type in your browser "burn treatment at home" and go to a site that sells creams for superficial burns. Depending on the skin site, try a little vaseline or cold cream. ...Read more

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How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away ...Read more

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Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?

Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?

Scabs Beat Scabies: Scabbing is OK as long as there's no infection in there. You'd know that if it is unduly painful or getting more and more painful and there's increasing leakage or discharge. Wash gently and let the scab come of naturally. Don't pick at it (the only thing you should ever pick at is a guitar). If you have to cover it (e.g. you look like a resurrected zombie), do so loosely so the air can get at it. ...Read more

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When you dye ur hair and when u wait for that 20 mins. What happens if your head starts burning & is kinda itchy. My head isn't sensitive or anything.

When you dye ur hair and when u wait for that 20 mins. What happens if your head starts burning & is kinda itchy. My head isn't sensitive or anything.

Allergy or Chem Burn: The chemicals in hair color can be rather harsh and many people can have an allergic reaction or get a chemical burn from them. The instructions should be followed closely. If it was just burning that might be chemical but itching could be allergy. Be very cautious the next time you use it and do a test as directed since an allergy could be very serious. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because i didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because i didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

Burn: The easiest thing you can do is apply neosporin which will act as barrier to prevent infection and allow healing to occur while help soothing the ache. If you continue with pain definitely consult your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have hair dye issue, where it must have irratated\burned my scalp it's almost peeling. Its now dry, but greasy; and hurts/burns; ears/neck itch bad?

I have hair dye issue, where it must have irratated\burned my scalp it's almost peeling. Its now dry, but greasy; and hurts/burns; ears/neck itch bad?

Scalp dermatitis?: Had to tell whether this is chemical irritation/burn, or allergy to the hair dye. Both are common. Best to see a doctor. You could try an over-the-counter steroid cream (hydrocortisone), but a doctor might prescribe more effective treatment, and can confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes a reaction like this uncovers an underlying skin problem, made worse by the hair dye but needing different treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

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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I have a sensitive knot on the back of my head that only comes up when i dye my hair have burning in head?

I have a sensitive knot on the back of my head that only comes up when i dye my hair  have burning in head?

Dermatitis: Dyes can cause scalp inflammation and lymph node enlargement which may be the knot you feel. You should not use dye again until you are evaluated. Further use can lead to worse dermatitis and hair loss. ...Read more