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How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

They are different: A mild burn like a red area or blister can be treated with cool moist dressings. Allergic skin reaction need to be evaluated by a medical professional. If very mild a Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it itches an antihistamine may help. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chemical burn scar to become skin cancer?

Is it possible for a chemical burn scar to become skin cancer?

It is possible: It is possible. Should you have concerns about any changes in the appearance of the scar you should see your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on a my skin surrounding beard from just for men it's red with pulse and swollen and it itches terribly im black american light brown complexion and what can help it heal quickly i work in public help please or do I go to er

I have a chemical burn on a my skin surrounding beard from just for men it's red with pulse and swollen and it itches  terribly im black american light brown complexion and what can help it heal quickly i work in public help please or do I go to er

I : I recommend washing the area thoroughly with mild soap and water. Once clean and dry, apply a topical antibiotic ointment. Keep the site clean, dry and with adequate antibiotic ointment applied to cover the area. You might consider over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with the itching. If the area shows no improvement in 4 to 5 days consult your physician. This contact allergy due the active ingredient p-phenylenediamine. P-phenylenediamine is a dark dye used in almost all permanent hair dyes and some semi-permanent hair coloringthis contact allergy may cause your skin to react when it is exposed to this substance, although it may take several days for the symptoms to appear. Typical symptoms include redness, swelling, itching and fluid-filled blisters.P-phenylenediamine is a dark dye used in almost all permanent hair dyes and some semi-permanent hair coloring may cause your skin to react when it is exposed to this substance, although it may take several days for the symptoms to appear. Typical symptoms include redness, swelling, itching and fluid-filled blisters. ...Read more

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I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip(skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip(skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

Burn: Skin often responds to injury with increased pigmentation. If your medication "burned" your skin, the darkening is likely the inflammatory process. Protect it from the sun and allow time to resolve it. ...Read more

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How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

Chemical burn: It all depends on the thickness of the burn. Pigment cells are on the dermis and if killed by the burn, pigment may not return. ...Read more

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What might be the clear fluid that is leaking from my skin after a bad chemical burn?

What might be the clear fluid that is leaking from my skin after a bad chemical burn?

Serum: The clear or often straw colored fluid that is in blisters or that weeps from skin burns is serum. Serum is basically blood without the red blood cells in it. It is leaking extracellular fluid. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

Oatmeal bath: Never put bleach in the bathing water---even dilute, bleach will irritate the skin. Try a soothing aveeno (oatmeal) bath and use moisturizers. If this does not resolve with a day or so, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I believe I have a chemical burn from a mr. Clean magic eraser. My skin is itchy, raised, red and scabbed. What would do you recommend I do?

May need medical che: It depends on how many days old is this injury??. Most skin wounds and cuts heal in 7-10 days. As long as there is no drainage(Pus), pain or fever, it may heal by itself. otherwise you need a medical examination for possible antibiotic use to make it heal better and avoid a bad scar after it has healed. ...Read more