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Chemical Burn (Definition)

Occurs when body tissues react to a corrosive or caustic chemical that results in tissue injury or destruction. The tissue damage is dependent on the nature, concentration, duration, p.H., and temperature ...Read more


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How do I get a chemical burn?

How do I get a chemical burn?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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How do I treat the chemical burn?

Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated in an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatment plans. ...Read more

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How do you treat a chemical burn?

How do you treat a chemical burn?

Chemical burn: Treatment of chemical burn is skin graft or laser treatment. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a chemical burn?

How can you relieve a chemical burn?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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What does a chemical burn look like?

What does a chemical burn look like?

In most cases: The area will be sore, red and swollen. It can be worse depending on the chemical. ...Read more

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How can I treat mildish chemical burn?

What chemical?: Some chemical burns have an antidote to decrease the extent of the burn, others should be treated like a mild thermal burn. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

What sort of problem is a chemical burn?

Cornea burns: Can severely disable vision. Typically basic worse than acidic but both chemicals coagulate proteins and induce serious harm when limbal stem deficiency occurs (severe burn). ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

What are some ways to treat chemical burn?

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

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Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

Unlikely: Depending on where the burn is and what percentage of the body is burned, there is a low risk of death from chemical burns. The major problem with a burn is the ensuing scarring and loss of function in the affected body part. The sooner it is treated, the less worry there will be. ...Read more

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Can you get a chemical burn from a aa battery?

Can you get a chemical burn from a aa battery?

Yes: If it is leaking, you can absolutely get a burn from it. You should thoroughly douse the area in water for 20 minutes. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate a facial chemical burn?

Chemical burn: Please consult dermatologst or plastic surgeon or cosmologist for the facial burn treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chemical burn to go away?

How long does it take for chemical burn to go away?

Eye chemical burns: In the eye a chemical burn may indicate anything from minor irritation to significant visual loss. Usually patients with acid burns are better off than alkali burns due to the depth of penetration with alkali burns. Deep scarring much less with acid burns and prognosis is better with acid burns of the eye. ...Read more

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How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

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

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How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from magic eraser?

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

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Please explain what are some symptoms of chemical burn?

Please explain what are some symptoms of chemical burn?

Pain redness: After the chemical has been washed off your skin you probably still have some pain redness swelling and possibly a blister. You might want to put some ice packs on the area if there is no blister. This should get better with time unless there is an ulcer. If there is an ulcer, I would see a physician. ...Read more

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Is a chemical burn permanent and how can it be treated?

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

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How should I treat a chemical burn from a magic eraser?

How should I treat a chemical burn from a magic eraser?

Ocular or skin??: If ocular lubricate heavily with tears, if skin, gently clean ; short term use of otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) antibiotic. Seek care if worsens or does not respond. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chemical burn?

What is the definition or description of: chemical burn?

Tissue injury: A chemical burn occurs when body tissues react to a corrosive or caustic chemical that results in tissue injury or destruction. The tissue damage is dependent on the nature, concentration, duration, ph, and temperature of the caustic chemical. ...Read more

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Having discoloration after chemical burn, what can I do?

See a dermatologist: There are prescription bleacing creams that may help. Sunscreems are also very important. ...Read more

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What is the time it takes for aquaqor to cure a chemical burn?

Usually a few days: Aquaphor will heal minor burns quickly, usually within a few days. Healing time varies from person to person. More severe burns may take longer or never completely heal.

I hope you properly removed all the offending chemical prior to applying aquaphor. ...Read more

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Spilled some strong solution on me. How do I treat the chemical burn?

Go to ER.: They would be best equipped to deal with acid or alkali burns. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is something to help what I think is a chemical burn?

Depends if it's an alkali: Or acid chemical burn, as the antidote are very different between the two. The best would be to call the poison control center to get definitive antidote, as they will ask for what item burned you chemically. Call them immediately if it just happened. If it happened a while ago, then that's a different question altogether. Alkali eye burns need ER care! ...Read more

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How to treat chemical burn?

How to treat chemical burn?

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

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Is it herpes or chemical burn?

See doctor: Need more history before probable diagnosis can be made. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Help! I have a chemical burn on my forhead. Help please!?

Help! I have a chemical burn on my forhead. Help please!?

Clean it properly: Check the material safety data sheet for proper cleaning of the chemical. Most can be cleaned with water taking care not to get any in the eyes, but some must be removed with other methods. After that, treat it like any other burn. Use aloe, vitamin e, antibiotic ointment, and keep it out of the sun while healing. Sometimes, burn ointments like aquphor can be helpful. Healing time varies. ...Read more

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Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Could cause an: Irritation if you are sensitive one of the ingredients. Do not use any more of it. ...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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What can soothe a chemical burn from using nair?

Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated in an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatment plans. ...Read more

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How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

Chemical burn: It all depends on the thickness of the burn. Pigment cells are on the dermis and if killed by the burn, pigment may not return. ...Read more