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Chemical Burn On Hands
My skin on my hands appear to be peeling. maybe a result of a mild chemical burn or possibly an alergic reaction to soap products. ideally would like?
See ans: Well you need a good history first. Si you injure your hands? Do you take any medications? Need more history to help you in the right way ...Read more
How do you get rid of a chemical burn from an air bag on the hands? we used water, but she says its bringing really bad.
My hands have been extremely dry, skin is peeling and my hands are bleeding for the past couple nights. Is this a chemical burn?
Difficult to say: Have you been exposed to a chemical? If not then this could be some other form of hand dermatitis. Excessive hand washing can also cause the symptoms you describe. You should see a dermatologist to do a full history and exam to determine the cause of your problem and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I spilled a lot of laundry detergent on my hand and rinsed it off. Should I be concerned about chemical burns or anything like that?
You should be ok: Laundry detergent is just soap, so you should not have to worry about getting a chemical burn. Of course it is important to wash off, but you should be fine as long as you do so. If you spilled bleach or some other harsh chemical then you might need to be more concerned, but even then, as long as you wash well you will probably be fine. Contact poison control if concerned 1-800-222-1222. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I tried to pop a pimple on my chin. It was hard and when I popped it only clear liquid came out. So I kept squeezing it and now its turned into a raised red rash - almost like a chemical burn.?
Possible impetigo: Acne rosacea or "adult" acne is red bumps that don't come to a head and a clear liquidy stuff can be expressed with squeezing. So that's what it sounds like what you started with. But it sounds like your aggressive squeezing has caused an infection and that will need to be treated by a doctor with prescription antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends if it's an alkali: Or acid chemical burn, as the antidote are very different between the two. The best would be to call the poison control center to get definitive antidote, as they will ask for what item burned you chemically. Call them immediately if it just happened. If it happened a while ago, then that's a different question altogether. Alkali eye burns need ER care! ...Read more
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