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Chemical Burns To Children
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
Not initially: Chemical burns are best treated by vigorous irrigation of the are with water. If severe, medical attention should be sought. Acids and alkalies cause different kinds of chemical burn injury. If the burn area is healing, topical steroids, used sparingly, can help with the itching that occurs with healing. ...Read more
Same as any burn. : Chemical burns need to be cleaned out. This is the first order of business. If the chemical is still on the skin the burns will continue to get worse. If quite severe needs major medical care, maybe debridement and possible antibiotics. See your doctor for definitive care. ...Read more
Chemical burn: Although I am large proponent of self-care this is one to get seen. The area needs to be cleaned thoroughly and depending on the chemical it may take special agents to wash it off. ...Read more
I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?
Don't use again: You have probably developed contact dermatitis. You must avoid the same product or another product with the same ingredients. Discontinuing the product generally would resolve the problem. If not, you may have to use a prescription corticosteroid scalp lotion. In that case see your pcp. ...Read more
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