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I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

Oatmeal bath: Never put bleach in the bathing water---even dilute, bleach will irritate the skin. Try a soothing aveeno (oatmeal) bath and use moisturizers. If this does not resolve with a day or so, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Chemical Burn (Definition)

A chemical burn 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, ph, and temperature ...Read more


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How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

Chemical burn: It all depends on the thickness of the burn. Pigment cells are on the dermis and if killed by the burn, pigment may not return. ...Read more

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How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

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 more

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What might be the clear fluid that is leaking from my skin after a bad chemical burn?

What might be the clear fluid that is leaking from my skin after a bad chemical burn?

Serum: The clear or often straw colored fluid that is in blisters or that weeps from skin burns is serum. Serum is basically blood without the red blood cells in it. It is leaking extracellular fluid. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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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 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 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?

Could: It depends on how severe and how deep the burn was whether or not the skin will return to its normal color after a chemical burn. Hope this helps. ...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