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Chemical Burns To The Skin
I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?
They are different: A mild burn like a red area or blister can be treated with cool moist dressings. Allergic skin reaction need to be evaluated by a medical professional. If very mild a Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it itches an antihistamine may help. Best to have it looked at. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe I have a chemical burn from a mr. Clean magic eraser. My skin is itchy, raised, red and scabbed. What would do you recommend I do?
May need medical che: It depends on how many days old is this injury??. Most skin wounds and cuts heal in 7-10 days. As long as there is no drainage(Pus), pain or fever, it may heal by itself. otherwise you need a medical examination for possible antibiotic use to make it heal better and avoid a bad scar after it has healed. ...Read more
How do you know when a skin graft from a chemical burn is going to be required? How can you tell if chemical burn is healing/accident 1st of nov.
Clinical judgement: Any burn, thermal, chemical or electrical has degrees depending on depth of involvement. In simplest terms, 1st degree (superficial) will heal rapidly (7-10 days), 2nd degree (into dermis) can heal without scarring (10-14 days) if uncomplicated, 3rd-4th degree (deepest) usually grafting is needed. If your burn is 3 months old and not yet healed, see a plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more
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
I got chemical burn between my breasts from using selsun selsun blue. It's been a week and I have pink skin where the burn was. Repigmentation happen?
I am a male. I had a chemical burn just below my navel. The skin turned dark brown, after few days brown skin peeled off. Later, I masturbated and worry that semen may have touched wound. I took bath 5 times after that. Is my wound fully clean now?
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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