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Doctor insights on: How To Heal Chemical Relaxer Burns

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How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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Do chemical for acne burn on face heal?

Do chemical for acne burn on face heal?

Face heal: No, you need to follow up with a dermatologist. ...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?

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 long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month , its better but severe

How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month , its better  but severe

Burn: Can you send a photo? Should not have burned or have pain after weeks. Is area red? Could have infection brewing. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...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