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

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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How do you heal a chemically burned vagina? It's been 4 weeks with pain is it possible I damaged my VAG for good with Monistat 7?

How do you heal a chemically burned vagina? It's been 4 weeks with pain is it possible I damaged my VAG for good with Monistat 7?

Chronic pain: Some infections and some medicines can turn on the nerves that carry pain impulses and, once sensitized, they don't turn off easily. Your vagina itself is probably fine and there are meds for this type of problem. You need to see an OB/GYN and preferably one with an interest in pelvic pain. ...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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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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I got a chemical burn from tea tree oil :( please what can I do to heal it without scaring?

I got a chemical burn from tea tree oil :( please what can I do to heal it without scaring?

Keep area clean: While the area is healing, keep it clean and moisturized perhaps with an over the counter antibiotic ointment. See your doctor if worsening instead of getting better. ...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 to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more