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How do I get rid of the tiny scabs from chemical burn?

How do I get rid of the tiny scabs from chemical burn?

Emollient: Leave the scab alone. You may use an emollient to soft the scabs and surrounding skin. ...Read more

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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How do you get rid of a chemical burn on the face?

How do you get rid of a chemical burn on the face?

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

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How should I get rid of chemical burn on my tounge?

How should I get rid of chemical burn on my tounge?

Burn: The basis of wound care of a chemical burn is thorough washing and rinsing of the affected area. Intraoral burn are no different. Wash the area thoroughly. If there is any blackened or non-viable areas, visit the er for specialty care. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a chemical burn?

How do you get rid of a chemical burn?

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

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How long does a chemical burn from Nair on the pubic area take to heal? How do you get rid of the pain?

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

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How do you get rid of a chemical burn caused by tooth whitener?

How do you get rid of a chemical burn caused by tooth whitener?

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

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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.

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

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What remedies are available for me to heal chemical burns and get rid of itching?

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

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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

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

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What's a good treatment for chemical burn on the face?

What's a good treatment for chemical burn on the face?

Rinse thoroughly: 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

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Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

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

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I have bad looking chemical burn treatment /swelling, any suggestions?

I have bad looking chemical burn treatment /swelling, any suggestions?

Chemical Burns: Chemical burns can be serious. I would suggest a visit to a specialist in wounds or skin as soon as you can. An examination is clearly warranted without delays. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Lice treatment: You likely have irritant contact dermatitis. Keep you skin clean and apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected areas twice a day. If there is no improvement in a week, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Many possibilities.: There is a condition called acne necrotica that causes itchy scalp bumps, but it could be simple seborrhea that you have scratched too much, or several other things. Let a dermatologist have a look and give you a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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African american female already have dermatologist want to get rid of discolored area on neck from chemical relaxer burn will lemons help lighten?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Can you get a chemical burn from a aa battery?

Can you get a chemical burn from a aa battery?

Yes: If it is leaking, you can absolutely get a burn from it. You should thoroughly douse the area in water for 20 minutes. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chemical burns on the back?

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

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What are ways to prevent chemical burns from peeling after 3 weeks?

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