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Chemical Burn Scalp
With a physician: Chemical burns of scalp are serious. If it shows redness/inflammation, it's 1st degree. If there is blistering, it's second. If entire outer layer, epithelium is burned, it's third degree. Rx may involve cleansing, topical salves, systemic antibiotics. Never us a hair chemical again on your scalp, the next reaction could be worse. Burns are serious, & u want best chance of healing without scars. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h. ...Read more
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
Aquaphor Ointment: Mr. Clean's magic eraser doesn't actually contain any bleach or other chemicals. It is made of a fiber called melamine, and is essentially like a very, very, very fine sandpaper or brillo pad. So if you have a burn from a magic eraser pad, it's likely because you "sanded" off your top layer of skin. Try covering it with a thin layer of aquaphor healing ointment while the skin grows back. ...Read more
Pain redness: After the chemical has been washed off your skin you probably still have some pain redness swelling and possibly a blister. You might want to put some ice packs on the area if there is no blister.This should get better with time unless there is an ulcer. If there is an ulcer, i would see a physician. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: There are prescription bleacing creams that may help. Sunscreems are also very important. ...Read more
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