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Does A Chemical Burn Leave A 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
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
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
I have scars on my face from a chemical burn accident that happened 5 years ago When it rains & other random times they still hurt How do I stop this?
See dermatologist: There are many new treatments for scars, even old ones! ...Read more
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. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more
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