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Does a chemical burn leave a scar?

Does a chemical burn leave a scar?

Yes: If a shallow burn it can leave color change and if deep 2nd degree or third degree burn it will leave a scar which can be improved by laser. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Will chemical burn leave scar?

Will chemical burn leave scar?

Possibly: The depth of a burn determines whether a scar will be left, no matter what the cause. A shallow burn will not leave a scar but the skin color will be changed. Deeper burns cause proportionately more severe scarring. ...Read more

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Chemical burn on penis, will it leave a scar?

Chemical burn on penis, will it leave a scar?

Yes: It depends on how bad the burn is, but if it blisters or greater than second degree-type burn then yes, it will scar. This could lead to decreased sensitivity in the area as well. ...Read more

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What is a fast way for cleating a chemical burn scar?

What is a fast way for cleating a chemical burn scar?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. ...Read more

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What is alternative for treating a chemical burn scar?

What is alternative for treating a chemical burn scar?

Massage / revision: Like any scar, the treatment begins with scar massage. I like cocoa butter, but you can use the commercially available products like mederma, as well. If a coulple of months of twice a day massage has not improved the scar enough, consider revision. The whole scar (or just the worst parts) are cut away and the skin is brought together carefully so as to minimize the new scar. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Mederma work for chemical burn scars?

Can Mederma work for chemical burn scars?

Better to go with: Silicone sheeting and a custom fitted pressure mask. There's lots of research in the burn literature to show this is an effective method for reducing scar thickness and improving the appearance. Mederma - not so much... ...Read more

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How do I know if the chemical burn on my face wil scar?

How do I know if the chemical burn on my face wil scar?

Time to healing: The amount of time it takes a chemical burn to heal gives us an indication if there will be permanent scarring. For facial burns that heal within 2 weeks, long term scarring is often minimal after completely healed. Scars that (will) take longer than 2 weeks may require additional treatment. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on my head, its not that bad. So its basically peeling really bad and I’m not sure what to do. Will it scar?

I have a chemical burn on my head, its not that bad. So its basically peeling really bad and I’m not sure what to do. Will it scar?

Chemical burn: You must please start with an exam for your Primary care doctor. Your doctor will carefully see how things are going and determine if the doctor can take care of the burn or whether you should go to a specialist.
Hope all goes well.

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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

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Is it possible for a chemical burn scar to become skin cancer?

Is it possible for a chemical burn scar to become skin cancer?

It is possible: It is possible. Should you have concerns about any changes in the appearance of the scar you should see your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera or MEBO herbal ointment help with chemical burn (acid) caused by applying direct apple cider vinegar? What can help with the scarring?

Can aloe vera or MEBO herbal ointment help with chemical burn (acid) caused by applying direct apple cider vinegar? What can help with the scarring?

Burn: The best thing to do is consult with a skin specialist, a Dermatologist, who can properly asses the severity of the damage and prescribe effective care. ...Read more

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I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip (skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip (skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

Burn: Skin often responds to injury with increased pigmentation. If your medication "burned" your skin, the darkening is likely the inflammatory process. Protect it from the sun and allow time to resolve it. ...Read more

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Burn from garlic paste on side of face. I pealed some of the burn, do I peal all of it or leave it alone? Also would it be considered a chemical burn?

Burn from garlic paste on side of face. I pealed some of the burn, do I peal all of it or leave it alone? Also would it be considered a chemical burn?

Burn From Garlic: Do not pull the skin off. Let the skin come off naturally. Manipulating the skin can lead to an infection. Treatment depends on the state of the lesion. If itchy and red with no puss then a topical steroid is helpful. If there is drainage and puss you would need an oral and or topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

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

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How to treat chemical burn?

How to treat chemical burn?

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

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Is it herpes or chemical burn?

See doctor: Need more history before probable diagnosis can be made. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Help! I have a chemical burn on my forhead. Help please!?

Help! I have a chemical burn on my forhead. Help please!?

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

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How do you get rid of a chemical burn?

How do you get rid of a chemical burn?

Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated I'm an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatment plans. ...Read more

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How to help the healing process of a chemical burn?

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

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I have a bad chemical burn on my face. What do I do?

Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...Read more

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What can I do for a chemical burn in my underarm area?

What can I do for a chemical burn in my underarm area?

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

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How can I tell if I have a chemical burn or allergic reaction?

How can I tell if I have a chemical burn or allergic reaction?

Does it itch?: Allergic reactions are most commonly characterized by itching. Swelling, redness, and pain can also occur, but itching is usually the most reliable sign of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How can you treat the chemical burn from pressure treated wood?

Cold compresses: Cold moist compresses and a moisturizer should afford you much symptomatic relief. Try vaseline, it is non irritating and economical. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Yes, Veet: Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal. If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet v hot water burn, how can I tell the difference?

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

Chemical Burn (Definition)

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, p.H., and temperature ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more