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What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted, so now I have ulcers on my gums.

What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted,  so now I have ulcers on my gums.

See your dentist: For evaluation, x-ray and dental treatment. But be careful in the future, clove oil is very strong and can cause burns inside your mouth if used incorrectly. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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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 to treat chemical burn?

How to treat chemical burn?

Acid or base?: The injury from a chemical burn depends on what caused the burn, how concentrated it was, and how long it was on the tissue until it was washed off. Acid burns tend to be less serious than base (alkali) burns. The best early treatment is copious irrigation. Later on, antibiotics and steroids can help the injury. ...Read more

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Is it herpes or chemical burn?

See doctor: Need more history before probable diagnosis can be made . Please consult your doctor . ...Read more

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Help! I have a chemical burn on my forhead. Help please!?

Help! I have a chemical burn on my forhead. Help please!?

Clean it properly: Check the material safety data sheet for proper cleaning of the chemical. Most can be cleaned with water taking care not to get any in the eyes, but some must be removed with other methods. After that, treat it like any other burn. Use aloe, vitamin e, antibiotic ointment, and keep it out of the sun while healing. Sometimes, burn ointments like aquphor can be helpful. Healing time varies. ...Read more

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How to treat a chemical burn from salicylic acid?

How to treat a chemical burn from salicylic acid?

Salicylic acid: Stop using it. Call your doc for a substitute. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines (if needed) and cortisone creams. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of chemical burn on my tounge?

Burn: The basis of wound care of a chemical burn is thorough washing and rinsing of the affected area. Intraoral burn are no different. Wash the area thoroughly. If there is any blackened or non-viable areas, visit the er for specialty care. ...Read more

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What is a fast way for cleating a chemical burn scar?

What is a fast way for cleating a chemical burn scar?

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. ...Read more

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What is alternative for treating a chemical burn scar?

Massage / revision: Like any scar, the treatment begins with scar massage. I like cocoa butter, but you can use the commercially available products like mederma, as well. If a coulple of months of twice a day massage has not improved the scar enough, consider revision. The whole scar (or just the worst parts) are cut away and the skin is brought together carefully so as to minimize the new scar. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the tiny scabs from chemical burn?

How do I get rid of the tiny scabs from chemical burn?

Emollient: Leave the scab alone. You may use an emollient to soft the scabs and surrounding skin. ...Read more