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Effects Of Battery Acid On Skin
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
Dry irritated skin: Salicylic acid is an over-the-counter acne medication. It can cause excess dryness and some scaliness of the skin, but these side effects can be lessened with an oil-free moisturizer. It can also cause irritated skin, which improves if the salicylic acid is used less frequently. Salicylic acid is less irritating than benzoyl peroxide but is likely less effective than benzoyl peroxide against acne. ...Read more
I got battery acid corrosive on my arm and now I have a red itchy rash with white bumps. How should I treat it?
Does a glycolic acid peel hurt? Is a glycolic acid peel one of those treatments that burn the skin and cause a lot of pain?
Chemical : Chemical peels involve the use of chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin. There are several different chemicals used based on the depth of skin removal desired. Discomfort is directly related to the depth of peel. Light peels will have a mild discomfort while deeper peels have a greater degree of intraoperative and postoperative discomfort. Some deep peels are done under sedation for that reason. Talk to the physician who is doing the procedure about your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any type of potential negative side effects on our human health from using deodorant or anti-perspirant on your armpits everyday?
Unknown: While it is safe. There are some that believe that exposure to the aluminum in the products may have health consequences. There is not current data to present that has investigated this exact question. ...Read more
Daughter17yr sebo_psoriasis on scalp, uses "coal tar & salicylic acid" twice weekly.She gets headaches, eye burning .Is it the side effect of solution?
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Add on skin creams: Try it in lower amounts to see if any reactions to the combinations! ...Read more
Any insight on the effects of magnesium powder flash on the retina, and specifically how long of exposure causes permanent damage? Thank you!
Can Damage vision: Exceedingly bright light light a powder flash can burn the retina and cause a permanent scotoma (black spot) in the vision. Eye protection is recommended whenever working with this substance. The longer the exposure, the more likely the retina is to sustain a burn. Very short exposures will leave an afterimage, which can last hours or days, but won't cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Could I use alpha hydroxy lotions and hydroquinone on black on brown spots on skin to lessen color? Does application of these cause more sensitivity
Yes: Yes and these can cause some irritation. ...Read more
Which acids?: And which neurotransmitters? And in what clinical context are you asking the question because I can't really think of a good scenario where"acids" would be able to be exposed to neurotransmitters in a person unless their entire body is in a fulminant acidotic state with no compensation occurring and that is generally not compatible with life....so maybe a little more information would help? ...Read more
Can multi vitamins (specifically B12 and vitamin c) and salicylic acid in face cleansers have an effect on the birth control pill?
No: No, there is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Over used cream contain compound tazarotene, a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids, my skin is burning , red and itching so badly, what to use?
Nothing: Take a couple days off to let your skin heal. I might do just a plain Eucerin creme. Just about anything on your skin right now will burn. When you restart remember a pea sized amount is all you need. And you might be able to do every other day application, and still get the anti acne effect you are looking for! ...Read more
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How to take care of zinc oxide content of diabetic tablets and its side effect like pricking and aching of the feet.
Do stomach acid leaking into the mouth from acid reflux have a negative effect on antibacterial rinse used to treat inflammation in the gums?
Reflux: Reflux into the mouth should not affect your antibacterial rinse. The acid should kill the bacteria. However, the acid will damage your teeth and irritate your gums. Typically, reflux should not travel all the way into the mouth. Gastric contents that travel back into the mouth is vomiting. Always speak with your physician about your concerns, they can provide the best explanation for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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