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Chemical Burn Tongue
Chemical burn on tongue from oregano oil. Only discoloration is red and irritation. Will my tongue heal and return back to normal?
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Is it possible to get a chemical burn on your tongue? How can I treat it? Do I really need to go to the hospital?
Get checked: If you have a chemical burn especially if you have ingested caustic liquid, you should get to the ER and be examined. ...Read more
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
What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted, so now I have ulcers on my gums.
See your dentist: For evaluation, x-ray and dental treatment. But be careful in the future, clove oil is very strong and can cause burns inside your mouth if used incorrectly. ...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 more
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 more
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
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
No: Not likely. Any detergent that is that strong that isn't rinsed away at the end is not likely. ...Read more