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Chemical Burn On Hands
What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.
Depends in deprh: Superficial (1st degree) burns with redness require minimal treatment with an ointment & possible nsaids (if not sensitive). Partial thickness burns (2nd & 3rd degree) with blisters must be treated with topical antibiotics (bacitracin for face - silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for body) if not allergic in order to minimize the risk of infection which may increase the amount of tissue damage. Sulfamylon for ear eschars. ...Read more
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
Sunburn: Cooling off the burn can help at first with cool compresses using ice and cold water. Over the counter Hydrocortisone or prescription creams can help. Taking oral Ibuprofen pills can help reduce the inflammation and offer fast relief. If there are actual blisters, you need to watch for infection. ...Read more
Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.
Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...Read more
Very dry skin on face I've been putting e45 on or nivea cream but then face goes all blotchy and feels on fire?
Coccoa nut oil: Try using virgin coccoanut oil. Its an excellent moisturizer. ...Read more
Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee it's peeling and dry
Can I use baking powder on dark scars caused due to acid (salicylic & phenol) burn on my skin? There is round black scar on my face.
How bad is it?: If it is just a vulvar(outside) "burn" then hot sitz baths will alleviate the discomfort. If is vaginal (inside) then a MD needs to evaluate the area for possible Rx. ...Read more
Would see a: dermatologist for this. Take careGet a more detailed answer ›
Unless minor, see: Doctor for wound care and prescription burn cream (silvadene). Antibiotics are usually not prescribed unless infection develops, and wound care instructions are critical. If small, use bacitracin, daily gentle cleansing, and non-stick bandages until healed. Do not use butter. If blisters break remove the dead skin and keep clean and protected as above. In doubt? See your doctor! do it wrong: scar! ...Read more
THIRD DEGREE BURN: THIRD DEGREE BURN, is when the injury cause buying if the skin and eventual rupture. You need to be examined and the severity assessed . I usually will start a topical antibiotic like SILVADENE and an oral antibiotic like CEFTIN (cefuroxime). Depending on severity a consult with a BURN SPECIALIST OR PLASTIC SURGEON MAY BE WARRANTED. ...Read more