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Doctor insights on: How To Heal Chemical Relaxer Burns

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How to treat a chemical relaxer burn in the scalp ?

How to treat a chemical relaxer burn in the scalp
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With a physician: Chemical burns of scalp are serious. If it shows redness/inflammation, it's 1st degree. If there is blistering, it's second. If entire outer layer, epithelium is burned, it's third degree. Rx may involve cleansing, topical salves, systemic antibiotics. Never us a hair chemical again on your scalp, the next reaction could be worse. Burns are serious, & u want best chance of healing without scars. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...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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What remedies are available for me to heal chemical burns and get rid of itching?

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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Could a sea salt eye flush heal chemical burns?

Could a sea salt eye flush heal chemical burns?

Would not : Remember the old adage of rubbing salt in a wound? Use only saline if you use a salt containing product but clear clean water is the best. Mild cleansing with mild soap and water will help keep the bacterial load down. See your doctor for complete care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have nair chemical burns on my under arms, legs, and groin area. How do i treat them and how long before they heal and the discomfort goes away?

I have nair chemical burns on my under arms, legs, and groin area. How do i treat them and how long before they heal and the discomfort goes away?

Ice packs: Put some ice packs on the inflamed areas. Take ibuprofen and use aloe gel like you would for a sunburn. The timing is about the same as a sunburn as well - 3-5 days for most of the discomfort to go away. ...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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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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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