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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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Could I have a chemical burn in my throat? Hello, i woke up with a sore throat yesterday. The back of it is white. My tonsils are swollen but, no pus pockets. I have had tonsillitis in the past. Beside a slight flemmy cough, I have no other symptoms. I go

Could I have a chemical burn in my throat? Hello, i woke up with a sore throat yesterday. The back of it is white. My tonsils are swollen but, no pus pockets. I have had tonsillitis in the past. Beside a slight flemmy cough, I have no other symptoms. I go

Crazy : Crazy glue contains cyanoacrylate. If it becomes vaporized it can irritate the membranes of the eyes, nose, and throat but then becomes inert. After repeated use a person can become sensitized. There is a good possibility that they are two separate issues. ...Read more

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How do I tend to the chemical burns on my throat and tonsils?

How do I tend to the chemical burns on my throat and tonsils?

Family practice : It depends which chemical and how it occurred. It should heal if not seriously burned. You may need to see an ENT to get it checked out. ...Read more

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How do I take care of chemical burns on my throat and tonsils. The burns are from a chemical called mdma, aka molly. I can't see a doctor. No insuranc?

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How do I take care of chemical burns on my throat and tonsils. The burns are from a chemical called mdma, aka molly. I can't see a doctor. No insuranc?

Get care w/o insuran: There's no reason you can't get good healthcare even if you don't have health insurance. And no, you don't need to go broke, doing so. Check out http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options.Html for low cost, even free, options for medical & dental care along w/low(er) cost medications. Don't avoid getting help for your chemical burn. ...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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How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more

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I have chemical burn on my tongue from smoking meth how can i make it stop hurting?

I have chemical burn on my tongue from smoking meth how can i make it stop hurting?

Treating a burn: There is a spray that can be used to anesthetize, it has been called hurricane spray, or benzocaine spray, that may help. Sometimes people feel burning in their mouth when there has been no burn, there are certain medicines that can help this. Be sure to also carefully take care of your burn as your medical providers recommend. ...Read more

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What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.

What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.

See a doctor: You should really see a doctor to lessen the chance of permanent scar. I would start with topical antibiotics and steroids commonly sold in drug stores without a prescription . But i would get in to see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor clorox cleaner,

What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor clorox cleaner,

Topical treatment: I thought i answered this yesterday but i would recommend seeing a physician to prevent scarring. In the mean time i would treat these burns with topical antibiotic ointment and topical 1% Hydrocortisone available over the counter 4 times a day. This treatment best works after you flush the site with water for at least 15 minutes directly after exposure. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a chemical burn from an air bag on the hands? we used water, but she says its bringing really bad.

How do you get rid of a chemical burn from an air bag on the hands? we used water, but she says its bringing really bad.

Go to ER: A chemical burn on the hands requires an ER visit immediately. Sometimes these are bad enough, they need to be treated at a dedicated burn unit to minimize long-term problems, but your local ER can help decide if that is necessary. ...Read more

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I had a Chemical burn on my vagina because I used vagisil, now it's heeling but my vagina is peeling and itches a lot. How long will the itch last?

I had a Chemical burn on my vagina because I used vagisil, now it's heeling but my vagina is peeling and itches a lot. How long will the itch last?

"chemical burn"?: This agent will not cause burns but may sometimes cause allergic reactions. You need a diagnosis so you will know how to get relief. See a dermatologist or GYN. Sounds like you need a prescription-strength cortisone. Why vagisil? Is the original problem cleared or does it need treatment? ...Read more

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I have a scar on my leg from dropping false nail glue on my leg- this resulted in a chemical burn and also the removal of some skin- the wound was not?

I have a scar on my leg from dropping false nail glue on my leg- this resulted in a chemical burn and also the removal of some skin- the wound was not?

Can you clarify?: i am very sorry about your mishap. What exactly would you like one of us to tell you? I do not think any of my teammates will be able to answer the question as it is worded. Please try again. ...Read more

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How do I get a chemical burn?

How do I get a chemical burn?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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How do I treat the chemical burn?

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

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How do you treat a chemical burn?

How do you treat  a chemical burn?

Chemical burn: Treatment of chemical burn is skin graft or laser treatment. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a chemical burn?

How can you relieve a chemical burn?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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How can I treat mildish chemical burn?

What chemical?: Some chemical burns have an antidote to decrease the extent of the burn, others should be treated like a mild thermal burn. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

Cornea burns: Can severely disable vision. Typically basic worse than acidic but both chemicals coagulate proteins and induce serious harm when limbal stem deficiency occurs (severe burn). ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

Seek early attention: Chemical burns can have significant long term effects and is an indication to not only be seen by doctor but also referred to a center certified by the american burn association. Once exposed, it is important to know the substance and the timing of exposure. The treatment depends on the chemical (acid, alkali) and may involve rinsing with water for prolonged periods or specific antidotes. ...Read more

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How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

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

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How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

Keep it covered: Wash the area, keep it clean and have it covered. if it is a small area you may use a band-aid with neosporin. If it is larger than that, apply over the counter neosporin ointment and keep it covered with gauze. ...Read more

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How should I treat a chemical burn from a magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from a magic eraser?

Ocular or skin??: If ocular lubricate heavily with tears, if skin, gently clean ; short term use of otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) antibiotic. Seek care if worsens or does not respond. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more