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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


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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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Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Could cause an: Irritation if you are sensitive one of the ingredients. Do not use any more of it. ...Read more

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How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

After care: Keep the area clean and I would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend seeing a physician if it is a severe burn. ...Read more

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What can soothe a chemical burn from using nair?

What can soothe a chemical burn from using nair?

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 long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

Chemical burn: It all depends on the thickness of the burn. Pigment cells are on the dermis and if killed by the burn, pigment may not return. ...Read more

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How do you quickly heal a chemical burn on your face?

Chemical burn: Acutely, you should flush the area with lots of fluid to minize exposure time and resultant damage. Once damage is done, you can use an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and keep the area moist. If severe scarring occurs, topical and local steroids may be beneficial to modulate wound healing. ...Read more

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Can the acids in a facewash cause a mild chemical burn?

Can the acids in a facewash cause a mild chemical burn?

Yes: Anyone can have a topical unknown sensitivity to anything. This can happen even if you have used it many times. Sometimes the bean counters change the formula. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with chemical burn?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with chemical burn?

Depends: Chemical burns vary from caustics like lye, to acid and even more erosive chemicals. Immediate action should be to flush off the agent causing the burn. If the skin is red and not opened, then you can treat it with cool soaks and keeping it clean. If the skin outer layer is burnt off and the pain is significant, you should go to an emergency room or at least contact a poison control center. ...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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Please help me! How long before my nair chemical burn heals?

Please help me! How long before my nair chemical burn heals?

Usually a few days: Chemical burns from nair are usually mild and heal in a few days. More severe burns take longer. You can speed the healing with aloe, vitamin e, and antibiotic ointment.
If you have an allergy to nair, it may take longer, and you may have to treat the allergy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a chemical burn or frostbite?

What is the difference between a chemical burn or frostbite?

They are different: A chemical burn occurs from exosure of the skin to caustic chemicals. Frostbite occurs due to exposure to a cold environment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chemical burn from nair to go away?

Not long: If eyelid or skin the body usually can resurface quickly in 3-7 days. If ocular, it should clear quickly with tears ; sometime antibiotic-antiinflammatory rx. ...Read more

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How long does it take a chemical burn to heal if it became infected?

How long does it take a chemical burn to heal if it became infected?

Depends on the burn!: Younger individuals heal faster. But it depends on the agen that your eye was burned with. It may only take 24 hours. It may take a week. It may never fully heal and leave permanent damage. It all depends on what the burn was from and how it is treated. ...Read more

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How long until the itching and flaking from a chemical burn goes away?

Depends: Mostly it depends on the severity of the burn. The deeper into the skin the chemical penetrates the more the damage and the longer it will take to heal. Keep the area clean so that a secondary infection doesn't occur. ...Read more

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What can soothe the burnining sensation caused by a nair chemical burn?

OTC help: You can use over the counter (otc) aloe vera. This will help both soothe and heal the overlying skin discomfort. ...Read more

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Rinsed wound with water but it still burns. I think its a chemical burn. How do I treat it?

Rinsed wound with water but it still burns. I think its a chemical burn. How do I treat it?

Burn: You did the right thing by cleaning it. Treatment depends on the depth of the wound. You should have it checked due to the risk of infection and possibly scarring. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

Burn: If cold packs, ibuprofen and topical barrier creams are not relieving your symptoms you need to be checked for further assessment and management. All the best and avoid Nair in sensitive areas. ...Read more

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I just suffered a chemical burn on my nether regions from using Nair. It bled a little bit, and I would just like to know how long the burn will last.

I just suffered a chemical burn on my nether regions from using Nair. It bled a little bit, and I would just like to know how long the burn will last.

See below: Burning sensation should go away in a day or so. The actual burn may take about a week to heal.
Removing hair from the nether region, contrary to prevalent practice, is unhygienic. Let the hair be.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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 do you treat a chemical burn?

Chemical burn: Treatment of chemical burn is skin graft or laser treatment. ...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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What does a chemical burn look like?

What does a chemical burn look like?

In most cases: The area will be sore, red and swollen. It can be worse depending on the chemical. ...Read more