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Effects Of Battery Acid On Skin
There were some problems in boat with battery acid. How quickly it affects, if there spread some drops to clothes or skin? In hours? In days?
The acid would cause burns on the skin. The lesions would show up in minutes to a couple of days, depending on how concentrated the acid was. If you washed it soon after exposure, you should be okay.
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Hi I got dry battery acid on my fingers I washed them 3 times will I be safe to touch my baby and food?
Possibly: All acids can burn the skin. Battery acid is sulphuric acid which has a stronger acidity that can burn skin. If you get battery acid (or any strong acid) on your skin, immediately flush it off with copious amounts of water and you can neutralize it with baking soda if that is at hand. ...Read more
I was opening a remote to change the batteries and battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?
Battery acid: Battery acid is often super-concentrated and can have a pH of 2.0 or lower, so it's critical to use a copious amount of water to flush the affected burn region and dilute the chemical reactivity of the acid. Use plenty of water. If you spritz just a small amount of water on the burn, that can actually make the situation worse by spreading the acid around without reducing its potency. Doc if needed. ...Read more
I work with waste auto batteries, the skin on my hands has come into contact with the acid and is now very dry and discoloured?
Acid on skin:
Battery acid has a very low Ph and if exposed to skin may cause chemical burns. Prevention should include a barrier for protection; such as a pair of work gloves.
Dry skin and discoloration should resolve if exposure to acid stops.
Any skin breakdown with redness or blisters should be evaluated by a physician in person. ...Read more
Found an old gameboy (10+ years) that the batteries had exploded in. Is old battery acid still extremely dangerous if it is on my skin? Washed hands.
You're ok: The danger from exposure to battery acid is an immediate chemical burn. If you didn't burn yourself and you have already washed your hands with a lot of water then you're ok. Soap or vinegar are basic and neutralize the acid but the important thing is to wash as quickly as possible with a lot of water. Just don't touch it again. And don't pour water on it, you can spread the acid. Scrape it off. ...Read more
I'm chemistry lab I got either sulfuric acid or NaOH (25% concentration)on my hand. I washed it off now there's a small burn. Should I do anything else?
Chemical Burn: For either burn you did well by washing off the substance. I would apply a burn ointment like Neosporin and protect the injured area with a loosely applied gauze held in place with paper tape. Observe for blistering and/or spreading redness which would require a physician's evaluation. ...Read more
See below: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
Is battery corrosion toxic? I was changing a remote and did it carelessly and inhaled some of it. Will I be ok? It also touched my skin etc.
Acidic but dilutable: The substance that comes off of batteries is acidic and harmful but it is easily diluted by adding water. What you inhaled would have caused irritation in the airways but all of the fluids would have neutralized it quickly. The area of the skin probably had more damage but even that is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Is it ok to use a 10% glycolic acid lotion on face while on Accutane? My skin handles the lotion well with no side effects
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Started using battery operated facial cleaning set, dries the skin after use. Acne prone. What type of facial moisturizer would be recommended?
Gentle moisturizer: I would suggest a gentle, hypoallergenic moisturizer, such as Cetaphil. ...Read more
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No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream. There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more
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How concentrated?: Concentrated hcl will cause a chemical burn. If you washed it immediately and it has not caused a burn, there is no need to worry. If it did cause a burn, it would depend on how deep the burn is, and how much of the skin is involved. If you have any concerns it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Burns: Yes, hydrochloride acid is a strong acid and causes significant skin burns from even brief contact. Any area so contacted should be thoroughly and rapidly rinsed in cold water. If there is bleeding or blistering see a doctor of go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Injectable: This is injected to treat local hyperpigmentation of the skin. I cannot recommend this or any other medicine to lighten your skin overall. You are likely to disfigure yourself and be ridiculed. Please forgive my frankness. In the usa, judging a person by skin color is despised as the height of ignorance, and this should soon be the norm worldwide. Use sunscreen and embrace your heritage proudly. ...Read more
May be: Glycolic Acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that help with anti-aging. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin. ...Read more
Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hair follicles and sweat glands to resurface your skin as it heals after peel. More collagen and elastic fibers are produced, making your skin look more youthful and less wrinkled. ...Read more
Burn: It will burn the skin badly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Burns: It will begine to destroy the outer epidermal layer and then go deeper to the dermis and then beyond. If you are being exposed to this without protection, stop it immediatley and seek help. ...Read more
No: Care must be taken as to the strength of the peel, but should be able to tailor to your skin type. Make sure a physician is involved-not just a cosmetologist. ...Read more
Sulfuric Acid: Can cause skin burns. What type of contamination are you referring to? ...Read more
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Salicylic acid: No, in fact it will remove dead skin and make your skin younger in appearance. It is used in a number of cosmetics for this purpose. ...Read more
Hi! Do hylauronic acid get orally adsorbed? If yes how it is useful as antiageing agent for skin.
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