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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
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
Don't use there.: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Some drugs like genzar cause irritation to the veins. Often these are treated with warm soaks after the veins become firm.
Other drugs are called vesicants. These cause problems if they get into other tissues. There are several treatments depending on the drug.
The past plan is to avoid the problem with a port that is placed in a large blood vessel. ...Read more
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
Burn: Treatment of chemical burn depends on how extensive and how deep injury is. Yes there are the treatments but one has to consult dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Go to ER.: They would be best equipped to deal with acid or alkali burns. ...Read more
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
Wash: First irrigate then consult urgent medical exam. ...Read more
A couple months ago I had a minor chemical burn on my armpits from using nair. I treated it properly but my skin still isn't the same. What can I do?
Let nature its course. Interfering with natural healing could make matters worse.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory medication which is prescribed in GEL for to rub into joints (there may be some value. ..usually given to patients who have gastric sensitivity to NSAIDS) HOWEVER use for BURNS on FACE is DEFINITELY OFF LABEL and I certtainly would NOT RECCOMEND IT IN THIS FORUM!
My Opinion Only
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Is it possible to get a chemical burn on your tongue? How can I treat it? Do I really need to go to the hospital?
Get checked: If you have a chemical burn especially if you have ingested caustic liquid, you should get to the ER and be examined. ...Read more
Broken hair shafts after coloring, is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h. ...Read more
I believe I have a minor chemical burn on my face, I think it was a mixture of water and a chemical called ster-bac. How should I treat affected are?
First a doctor should examine you.
After the examination - let him/her prescribe the treatment. ...Read more
How do I treat a Nair chemical burn on the upper lip? I've had it for a couple of months now & I still don't know how to treat it. It itches badly.
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
How do you treat loose scrotum skin of one testicle, after a chemical burn accident? Skin wasn't torn. No pain in testis but left testicle became sensitive, hangs very low and sends numbs to left foot
Full eval: You need a full evaluation. What information you're giving me doesn't make sense and may not be related to the burn. ...Read more
I believe I have a chemical burn from a mr. Clean magic eraser. My skin is itchy, raised, red and scabbed. What would do you recommend I do?
May need medical che: It depends on how many days old is this injury?? . Most skin wounds and cuts heal in 7-10 days. As long as there is no drainage (Pus), pain or fever, it may heal by itself. Otherwise you need a medical examination for possible antibiotic use to make it heal better and avoid a bad scar after it has healed. ...Read more
Chemical burn on my face and in 1 ear from one of those 'magic erasers'...particularly sore in ear. Thought it was normal sponge. What do I do please?
Call poison control to see what they recommend for the particular product you used. Follow their advice.
If this just happened, rinse affected areas with large amount of water for at least 15 minutes. Then seek attention. ...Read more
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