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Chemical Burns On Hands
I spilled a lot of laundry detergent on my hand and rinsed it off. Should I be concerned about chemical burns or anything like that?
You should be ok: Laundry detergent is just soap, so you should not have to worry about getting a chemical burn. Of course it is important to wash off, but you should be fine as long as you do so. If you spilled bleach or some other harsh chemical then you might need to be more concerned, but even then, as long as you wash well you will probably be fine. Contact poison control if concerned 1-800-222-1222. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My skin on my hands appear to be peeling. maybe a result of a mild chemical burn or possibly an alergic reaction to soap products. ideally would like?
See ans: Well you need a good history first. Si you injure your hands? Do you take any medications? Need more history to help you in the right way ...Read more
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.
My hands have been extremely dry, skin is peeling and my hands are bleeding for the past couple nights. Is this a chemical burn?
Difficult to say: Have you been exposed to a chemical? If not then this could be some other form of hand dermatitis. Excessive hand washing can also cause the symptoms you describe. You should see a dermatologist to do a full history and exam to determine the cause of your problem and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Treatment of chemical burns will depend on the type of chemical one is exposed to. In a workplace environment, osha requires that a msds (material safety data sheet) be onsite. The msds will have treatment recommendations for that particular chemical. Also bring a copy of the msds to the emergency room or doctors office. Best to see a doctor for any burns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury. It is simply 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. Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more
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