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How to treat a chemical relaxer burn in the scalp ?

How to treat a chemical relaxer burn in the scalp
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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 (Definition)

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


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Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

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

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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

Chemical Burn (Definition)

A chemical burn 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, ph, and temperature ...Read more