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Hydrochloric Acid (Definition)

Hydrochloric acid is a clear, colourless solution of hydrogen chloride (hcl) in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses. Hydrochloric acid is found ...Read more


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How can you prevent an acid burn from scarring?

How can you prevent an acid burn from scarring?

Good wound care: If a burn is deep enough (third degree) it will scar no matter what.
Burns are classified according to the depth of tissue burnt.
First degree- epidermis only
second degree- dermis
superficial second degree is as name implies
deep second degree is more dangerous
third degree- goes thru dermis and into the fat layer.
It is important to do daily dressing changes with topical agents (silvadene). ...Read more

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Will a small sulfuric acid burn heal on its own?

Will a small sulfuric acid burn heal on its own?

It depends: If it is a superficial (i.e., 1st- or 2nd-degree) burn, it will heal on its own within 3 weeks. If it is a full-thickness (i.e., 3rd-degree) burn, it will only heal on its own from the sides if it is very small or narrow. Otherwise, a 3rd-degree burn would need to be skin-grafted. If the wound is not healed after 3 weeks of good wound care, see a general, plastic, or burn surgeon. ...Read more

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Acid burn on left sclera. Experience dryness on burn area. Incident happen 3 months ago. Will the dryness be gone and full recovery possible?

Acid burn on left sclera. Experience dryness on burn area. Incident happen 3 months ago. Will the dryness be gone and full recovery possible?

Probably: Chemical burns to the eye can have long term lasting irritative effects. This all depends on the severity. The whitish part of your eye (conjunctiva) makes mucous ; a burn to this affects mucous production. The scar tissue affects elasticity. The eye often has altered sensation. With time there is generally recovery but not necessarily full recovery. Keep using artificial tears ; eye checkup helps. ...Read more

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I have an nitric acid burn on my leg and they are scaling up can I put neospoin on it?

I have an nitric acid burn on my leg and they are scaling up can I put neospoin on it?

Use Neosporin?: Any damage to the epidermis is a potential area for infection. Neosporin is a good first aid intervention to help avoid bacterial infection. Things to be concerned about: if the area becomes painful, if the site expands or becomes swollen, or there is drainage. All of these might indicate a need for further intervention. ...Read more

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Is there any eyedrops available in market that can increase mucous production of the conjunctiva? A portion of it suffered acid burn, dryness resulted.

Is there any eyedrops available in market that can increase mucous production of the conjunctiva? A portion of it suffered acid burn, dryness resulted.

Lubrication: You need frequent artificial tears and night time gel or ointment. I recommend Thera Tears during the day 6-8 times and LacriLube or Duratears at night. Follow up with an ophthalmologist to be sure you are not getting conjunctival scarring. ...Read more

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Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Likely not: Citric acid is a natural chemical compound found in citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges. There is no relationship to burning fat, although incorporating these foods into a healthy diet could be helpful generally for weight loss. ...Read more

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I have acid burn in my face. It was on a small bottle named "con con " (salicylic acid 25 gm & liquefied phenol 1.5 ml).

I have acid burn in my face. It was on a small bottle named "con con " (salicylic acid 25 gm & liquefied phenol 1.5 ml).

Acid burn get checke: At high concenterations salicylic acid can cause moderate chemical burn of the face. If there is accidental contact with face, wash the face with water asap, if there is blister formation one can use prescription cream like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) but it should be checked by a doctor or in emergency department, sometimes oral antibiotic may be prescribed
treatment depends on the severity and extent of the burn. ...Read more

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What can it mean if you have an acid burn at the back of your throat?

What can it mean if you have an acid burn at the back of your throat?

Throat Acid burn: A burn in the back of the throat with that sour acid taste in the mouth can be gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This a great concern for your dds (it can destroy your teeth). You also need to see an internal medicine/ gastro/ ENT md for consultation.
Stomache acid burns to the esophagus can lead to serious other diseases. ...Read more

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Have burning anus flatulence all the time. Like acid burn. Stay away from acidic foods, but still have foul smelling, burning anus flatulence. Help?

Have burning anus flatulence all the time. Like acid burn. Stay away from acidic foods, but still have foul smelling, burning anus flatulence. Help?

Diet: Well, nobody's flatus smells like rose petals, but if yours is particularly foul-smelling, that may be due to onions or garlic in diet. Milk can cause excessive flatus in people with lactase deficiency. If all else fails, you can buy underpants with activated charcoal liner to absorb the malodor. ...Read more

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I believe I have salicylic acid burn from Compound W gel. The skin around the wart is red and irritated, hurts to be touched. Intense burning?

I believe I have salicylic acid burn from Compound W gel. The skin around the wart is red and irritated, hurts to be touched. Intense burning?

Stop using the gel.: Keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. See your doctor if things get worse or don't get better. ...Read more

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What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

If you have no: Known chronic medical issues at your age what you describe could certainly be a "Panic" situation. However, before you assume that it would be wise to see your doctor and discuss this situation and the medical conditions it can mimic. One would not want to make the assumption that it is a panic attack without eliminating some serious medical disorders. ...Read more

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Ingrown toe nails cut out 5 weeks ago. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) 7 days. Toes red, swollen throbbing. Now on clindamycin (3rd day) not better. Is it phenol acid burn?

Ingrown toe nails cut out 5 weeks ago. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) 7 days. Toes red, swollen throbbing. Now on clindamycin (3rd day) not better. Is it phenol acid burn?

No good for 5 weeks: For being five weeks down the road, you should not be dealing with pain, redness or weeping at this point. If you're soaking and applying ointments, stop. Bacteria like wet, weepy environments. Apply iodine and expose to open air and allow the drainage to occur. Do not cover. Consider seeing the podiatrist, if done by a podiatrist. Hard to know if just burn yet. Probably not. Dry site up. ...Read more

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How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

Protection: The stomach has several layers of protection against the acid made in the stomach. Some of these layers of protection can be reduced from medications (nsaids) or infections (h pylori) which can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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Does a glycolic acid peel hurt? Is a glycolic acid peel one of those treatments that burn the skin and cause a lot of pain? .

Does a glycolic acid peel hurt? Is a glycolic acid peel one of those treatments that burn the skin and cause a lot of pain? .

Chemical: Chemical peels involve the use of chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin. There are several different chemicals used based on the depth of skin removal desired. Discomfort is directly related to the depth of peel. Light peels will have a mild discomfort while deeper peels have a greater degree of intraoperative and postoperative discomfort. Some deep peels are done under sedation for that reason. Talk to the physician who is doing the procedure about your concerns. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best treatment for a burn?

Please help! What is the best treatment for a burn?

See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check the burn ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for. Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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Flat iron burn treatment?

Flat iron burn treatment?

Keep a close eye: Thermal (heat) burns are treated the same way: keep it clean and dry, don't pop any blister that may form, watch for any signs of infection (pus, increasing redness, fever, etc.) and call your doctor if any worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for 2nd degree burns?

What's the best treatment for 2nd degree burns?

Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water and cover with a bandage. See a doctor if you have increased pain, swelling or drainage. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

A remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC treatment for burning feet?

Is there an OTC treatment for burning feet?

Burning feet: The only one I am aware of is zostrix (capsaicin), as already stated. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for burning on left thigh?

What is a good treatment for burning on left thigh?

Nerve pain: The most common nerve issue is meralgia paresthetica, and may respond to loose clothing, or nerve pain suppressant drugs or even a Lidoderm parch locally. However, could be due to hip problem, pinched nerve in back. Physical therapy might help, maybe even an injection locally. First, get firm diagnosis, then decide on treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of itchy and burning dry skin??

What is the treatment of itchy and burning dry skin??

Itchy & burning skin: Your doc or a dermatologist will determine if your skin need medical treatment. Beyond that, low vitamin B 12 can produce itching as can dry winter heat in homes. Sesame oil directly on the skin can help. Avoid skin lotions containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for chemical burn on the face?

What's a good treatment for chemical burn on the face?

Rinse thoroughly: Use plain water to rinse for 10 minutes
do not forget your eyes and throat
if you swallowed a toxic chemical, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

Need some advice for self treatment for a chemical burn?

Many issues: Depends upon the chemical and the part of the body involved. If the eyes, see an ophthalmologist right away after flushing for 10-15 minutes. Otherwise flush and then see a doctor if the skin appears damaged. The condition will be worse if the chemical was an alcohol or a very strong acid. Most organic chemicals flush off well and the skin is usually resistant to them. ...Read more

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Diagnose and treatment burning scalp syndrome dysesthesia?

Diagnose and treatment burning scalp syndrome dysesthesia?

Neurology consult: You could be having a kind of neuropathic pain disorder. Best would be consult a neurologist to rule out any underlying condition and make a management plan. Treatment options include use of medications, mainly anti-epileptics and anti-depressants. Bio-behavioral therapies including relaxation therapy can help (pain psychologist). ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for 3rd degree burns?

Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for 3rd degree burns?

If you truly have...: A 3rd-degree, or full-thickness, burn, unless it is very small or narrow and can heal in from the sides, it will need to be skin grafted to fully heal it. Partial-thickness (i.e., 2nd-degree) burns will heal in 1 to 3 weeks. If your wound is not fully healed after 3 weeks, you should see a general, plastic, or burn surgeon. ...Read more

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My eyes are sticky and burning. Can u suggest any treatment please?

My eyes are sticky and burning. Can u suggest any treatment please?

Unlikely: So many different things cause the same symptoms you describe, but you can always assume tear film dysfunction, begin applying warm moist compresses for 2 minutes twice a day to closed eyes, cleaning lashes gently afterward, and instilling preservative-free artificial tear drops 4 times a day. If not cured in 4 weeks, se your eye doc. ...Read more

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I have bad looking chemical burn treatment /swelling, any suggestions?

I have bad looking chemical burn treatment /swelling, any suggestions?

Chemical Burns: Chemical burns can be serious. I would suggest a visit to a specialist in wounds or skin as soon as you can. An examination is clearly warranted without delays. ...Read more