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What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor Clorox cleaner,

Topical treatment

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I thought I answered this yesterday but I would recommend seeing a physician to prevent scarring. In the mean time I would treat these burns with topical antibiotic ointment and topical 1% hydrocortisone available over the counter 4 times a day. This treatment best works after you flush the site with water for at least 15 minutes directly after exposure.
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I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

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Never put bleach in the bathing water---even dilute, bleach will irritate the skin. try a soothing Aveeno bath and use moisturizers. If this does not resolve with a day or so, see a dermatologist
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What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using Clorox outdoor cleaner.

See a doctor

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You should really see a doctor to lessen the chance of permanent scar. I would start with topical antibiotics and steroids commonly sold in drug stores without a prescription . But I would get in to see a doctor as soon as you can.
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How can you treat chemical burns?

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Treatment of chemical burns will depend on the type of chemical one is exposed to. In a workplace environment, OSHA requires that a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) be onsite. The MSDS will have treatment recommendations for that particular chemical. Also BRING A COPY OF THE MSDS TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OR DOCTORS OFFICE. Best to see a doctor for any burns.
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How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

Chemical burns

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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
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In what way are chemical burns actually treated?

Simple Care

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Burns are the response of the tissues to injury. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines Care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or Advil. Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps
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How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

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You should see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgery. There are a number of salves that are helpful. The mainstay of treatment of a superficial burn is clean with soap and water and moisturizers.
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How do I tend to the chemical burns on my throat and tonsils?

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It depends which chemical and how it occurred. It should heal if not seriously burned. You may need to see an ENT to get it checked out
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What are some treatment options for chemical burns on the back?

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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.
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