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How Do I Get Rid Of The Tiny Scabs From Chemical Burn
Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more
How long does a chemical burn from Nair on the pubic area take to heal? How do you get rid of the pain?
Variable: Sorry to hear about the burn, Louise. If it's a full thickness epidermal burn, it can take 2 weeks to regenerate. For now, I'd recommend either topical aloe vera (as needed) or lidocaine gel (up to every 4 hours), cotton underwear, and avoidance of jeans. The area may stay a bit red or darker for awhile. Laser hair removal may be a good option in the future. ...Read more
Wash it: First step would be copious irrigation to remove the chemical. Following that, it really depends on the extent of burn, depth of burn, location, and how long ago it occurred. For a small burn which still has feeling, is pink, you could likely use neosporin or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). Anything deeper, more extensive should be seen by doc. ...Read more
How do you get rid of a chemical burn from an air bag on the hands? We used water, but she says its bringing really bad.
Go to ER: A chemical burn on the hands requires an ER visit immediately. Sometimes these are bad enough, they need to be treated at a dedicated burn unit to minimize long-term problems, but your local ER can help decide if that is necessary. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I used an antibacterial black soap on my face to get rid of acne and my skin didn't react to well to it. Two days later my skin started to peel off. Then im getting these facial scabs that really burn. I'm using aloe vera right now but it dosent seem to work
1st/2nd degree burn: You describe a first or deep first or superficial second degree burn from using the soap. Just like a sun burn it takes time to heal. Usually 7-10 days if not infected. Keep the area clean, try not to touch it, wash your hands frequently, and let your skin heal. Topical antibiotics like neosporin or bactroban (mupirocin) aid in the healing without promoting infection. ...Read more
Use plain water to rinse for 10 minutes
do not forget your eyes and throat
if you swallowed a toxic chemical, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Many issues: Depends upon the chemical and the part of the body involved. If the eyes, see an ophthalmologist right away after flushing for 10-15 minutes. Otherwise flush and then see a doctor if the skin appears damaged. The condition will be worse if the chemical was an alcohol or a very strong acid. Most organic chemicals flush off well and the skin is usually resistant to them. ...Read more
Best treatment for a chemical burn on the face? I was prescribed prednisone, Certek and Zantac (ranitidine). Any suggestions on what else I can do?
Burn: The medications are correct I would also apply moist warm soaks to your face ...Read more
I got a chemical burn from drain cleaner splashing on my lip 2 days ago. It's crusted over with a yellowish scab, is this normal and how do I treat?
2 days late: The most important step was to irrigate the splash with a lot of clean water. Now your body is going thru a healing phase where the crusting will occur. Just keep a look out for signs of infection, in which case antibiotics will be needed. Do not pick on it, the result will only be worse. You can put some cream on it to keep it from drying out and itching. ...Read more
Have a chemical burn from lice treatment on back of neck and ears. Back of neck has formed a big puffy scab, ears still seeping. What do I do?
I have small bumps on my upper lip. I don't share chapstick or anything really. It burns bad. How do I get rid of it?
Medicine or time:
It might be a cold sore (herpes simplex). They usually go way by themselves and taking some Ibuprofen (motrin) can help the pain.
Doctor can prescribe acyclovir, valacyclovir or Famciclovir to help it go faster if treated early. Medicine only needed if you have other medical problems. ...Read more
How do I get rid of discoloration from a small second degree burn (curling iron) on my breast? How long will it take? Any recommended remedies?
I have many small and scaly patches all over my face. When I apply some moisturizer it burns. I can't get rid of it. Please help....!
Treat the cause: You have skin inflammation, which can be a result of a number of causes, including contact allergy, seborrhea, fungal/yeast infection, etc. See a doctor to determine and treat the cause. With inflammation, skin barrier is compromised, and many topicals will cause irritant reaction which causes burning. Use inert creams such as aquaphor oint, cerave or cetaphil cream to regain your barrier. ...Read more
I have small pimple on my penis and I haven't shave in a mouth or 3 because I was scared so I'm guessing I have Razor Burn. Any way to get rid of them?
Where exactly is it?: If pimple is near hair growth at base of shaft then it may be a pimple, if not near hair then have parent schedule you to see dermatologist ...Read more
I have small red bumps on my scalp. They're itchy and when I scratch my scalp burns. What are they? What can I do to get rid of them?
African american female already have dermatologist want to get rid of discolored area on neck from chemical relaxer burn will lemons help lighten?
Most likely no: Lemon juice can be irritating to the skin, however, and if you get sun exposure after getting lemon juice on the skin, it can cause a powerful reaction that can leave dark marks for months, called a phytophotodermatitis. For the dark area from the relaxer burn, i'd see your dermatologist to get you on a regimen with good lightening agents. ...Read more
Got small burn mark on my face because of an accidental touchin of hair straightner' its 1 week old scar I am using hexilak gel wana get rid totally
Improve not remove: It is not possible to remove a scar once it has formed but it may be possible to improve them. Avoid sun exposure with the use of a high spf sunblock as well avoiding tobacco use. The wound should be kept clean and moist until healed followed by possible use of silicone gel sheeting or ointment for 4-9 months. ...Read more
Tiny clear itchy blisters on hands turn red and burn when popped. 2wks now not contagious to my 1 year old. What can I do to get rid of it?
MD: Only an md can tell you if you are still contagious. Did you consult with one? If so, why no answer regarding duration. If you did not, why? ...Read more
Chemical burn: Although I am large proponent of self-care this is one to get seen. The area needs to be cleaned thoroughly and depending on the chemical it may take special agents to wash it off. ...Read more
What's a good treatment for chemical burns on face? They're not too terrible, just have been red all over on affected areas since.
Nothing: If it's just red, it should heal without any problems. There are OTC creams that you can use but they probably don't do anything. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Depends on the cause of the burn. It is not uncommon for surface separation of cells (peeling) occur following such injuries or elective treatment. Location is also important to the process. Suggest you see a local dermatologist for site evaluation and suggestions on how to effectively reduce and remove the peeling skin surfaces. Depth of injury will depend on chemical contact and course. ...Read more
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