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Doctor insights on: Fight Club Chemical Burn

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How do I get a chemical burn?

How do I get a chemical burn?

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. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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How do I treat the chemical burn?

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

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How can you relieve a chemical burn?

How can you relieve a chemical burn?

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. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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How can I treat mildish chemical burn?

What chemical?: Some chemical burns have an antidote to decrease the extent of the burn, others should be treated like a mild thermal burn. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

Cornea burns: Can severely disable vision. Typically basic worse than acidic but both chemicals coagulate proteins and induce serious harm when limbal stem deficiency occurs (severe burn). ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

Seek early attention: Chemical burns can have significant long term effects and is an indication to not only be seen by doctor but also referred to a center certified by the american burn association. Once exposed, it is important to know the substance and the timing of exposure. The treatment depends on the chemical (acid, alkali) and may involve rinsing with water for prolonged periods or specific antidotes. ...Read more

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How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

Aquaphor Ointment: Mr. Clean's magic eraser doesn't actually contain any bleach or other chemicals. It is made of a fiber called melamine, and is essentially like a very, very, very fine sandpaper or brillo pad. So if you have a burn from a magic eraser pad, it's likely because you "sanded" off your top layer of skin. Try covering it with a thin layer of aquaphor healing ointment while the skin grows back. ...Read more

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How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

Keep it covered: Wash the area, keep it clean and have it covered. if it is a small area you may use a band-aid with neosporin. If it is larger than that, apply over the counter neosporin ointment and keep it covered with gauze. ...Read more

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How should I treat a chemical burn from a magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from a magic eraser?

Ocular or skin??: If ocular lubricate heavily with tears, if skin, gently clean ; short term use of otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) antibiotic. Seek care if worsens or does not respond. ...Read more