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Chemical Burn Rash
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
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.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...Read more
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
Cold compresses: Cold moist compresses and a moisturizer should afford you much symptomatic relief. Try vaseline, it is non irritating and economical. ...Read more
No: Not likely. Any detergent that is that strong that isn't rinsed away at the end is not likely. ...Read more
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