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I have a raised rash from oversqueezing a zit.Looks like a chemical burn.Neosporin made rash worse.Using clindamycin now when will I see improvement?

I have a raised rash from oversqueezing a zit.Looks like a chemical burn.Neosporin made rash worse.Using clindamycin now 
when will I see improvement?

Raised rash: Based on your description, i would expect improvement in 1-2 days and resolution in 7-10 days. If worsening or no improvement, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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3 year old has a rash that looks like a chemical burn. It's not. No doctors can figure it out. Also has pustules. A lot of tests ran already.

3 year old has a rash that looks like a chemical burn. It's not. No doctors can figure it out. Also has pustules. A lot of tests ran already.

It happens: Rashes are quite visual and an actual exam along with a history and review of exposures is needed to sort this out.Find another consultant to assess this for you.We cannot evaluate it on line. ...Read more

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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.?

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 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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Will chemical burn leave scar?

Will chemical burn leave scar?

Possibly: The depth of a burn determines whether a scar will be left, no matter what the cause. A shallow burn will not leave a scar but the skin color will be changed. Deeper burns cause proportionately more severe scarring. ...Read more

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Does a chemical burn leave a scar?

Does a chemical burn leave a scar?

Yes: If a shallow burn it can leave color change and if deep 2nd degree or third degree burn it will leave a scar which can be improved by laser. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a chemical burn?

How do you get rid of a chemical burn?

Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated i'm an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatment plans. ...Read more

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How to help the healing process of a chemical burn?

Scientific Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is an inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Protect from further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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I have a bad chemical burn on my face. What do I do?

Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...Read more

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What can I do for a chemical burn in my underarm area?

What can I do for a chemical burn in my underarm area?

Depend: Depend on what degree burn it is there are many different treatment available. If you have scarring then, we can start with selicone base topical treatment, and consider injectables and laser treatments. If there are hypo or hyper pigmentation, then again, we can start with topical treatment and then lasers. So, you need to get the area evaluated by a specialist ( dermatologist or osmetic surgeo. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a chemical burn or allergic reaction?

How can I tell if I have a chemical burn or allergic reaction?

Does it itch?: Allergic reactions are most commonly characterized by itching. Swelling, redness, and pain can also occur, but itching is usually the most reliable sign of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How can you treat the chemical burn from pressure treated wood?

Cold compresses: Cold moist compresses and a moisturizer should afford you much symptomatic relief. Try vaseline, it is non irritating and economical. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Yes, Veet: Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal. If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet v hot water burn, how can I tell the difference?

It may not be...: Possible to tell the difference. Some chemical burns have a characteristic appearance, but most are indistinguishable from thermal burns. ...Read more

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Have a crater/ant hill looking wound that may or may not be a chemical burn. What should I do?

Have a crater/ant hill looking wound that may or may not be a chemical burn. What should I do?

What's the cause?: When our bodies sustain an injury, the response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. While this is generally how things heal, the question is what caused the wound. Bedsores are treated different than vein ulcers, neuropathic ulcers, etc. We need the cause. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more