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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

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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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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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

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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 do I treat a chemical burn under my arm pits caused by Nair?

How do I treat a chemical burn under my arm pits caused by Nair?

CHEMICAL BURN NAIR: YOU HAVE A FIRE IN YOUR ARMPITS.
YOU PUT A FIRE OUT WITH WATER.
WARM WATER COMPRESSES EVERY 3 HOURS, AND ASPIRIN WHENEVER NECESSARY EVERY FOUR HOURS.
CAREFUL WITH THE NAIR! ...Read more

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How can I treat a chemical burn to my chin area after using nair?

How can I treat a chemical burn to my chin area after using nair?

Triple abx ointment: Should wash the area with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment 3 times per day. ...Read more

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I got a chemical burn from useing nair ion my vaginal area how long do I need to wait before getting into a chlorine pool?

I got a chemical burn from useing nair ion my vaginal area how long do I need to wait before getting into a chlorine pool?

Never: First off I advice people to never use Nair or other depilatory products on the sensitive pubic area. Now that one has the burn, it is best to protect it from other chemical irritants until it is completely healed. I would include a chlorinated pool and tight clothing to the list of irritants. ...Read more

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A couple months ago I had a minor chemical burn on my armpits from using nair. I treated it properly but my skin still isn't the same. What can I do?

A couple months ago I had a minor chemical burn on my armpits from using nair. I treated it properly but my skin still isn't the same. What can I do?

Time: Let nature its course. Interfering with natural healing could make matters worse.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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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 for chemical burn from nair to go away?

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

Not long: If eyelid or skin the body usually can resurface quickly in 3-7 days. If ocular, it should clear quickly with tears ; sometime antibiotic-antiinflammatory rx. ...Read more

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What can soothe the burnining sensation caused by a nair chemical burn?

OTC help: You can use over the counter (otc) aloe vera. This will help both soothe and heal the overlying skin discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

Burn: If cold packs, ibuprofen and topical barrier creams are not relieving your symptoms you need to be checked for further assessment and management. All the best and avoid Nair in sensitive areas. ...Read more

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I just suffered a chemical burn on my nether regions from using Nair. It bled a little bit, and I would just like to know how long the burn will last.

I just suffered a chemical burn on my nether regions from using Nair. It bled a little bit, and I would just like to know how long the burn will last.

See below: Burning sensation should go away in a day or so. The actual burn may take about a week to heal.
Removing hair from the nether region, contrary to prevalent practice, is unhygienic. Let the hair be.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can I treat a chemical burn from nair on my testicles?

How can I treat a chemical burn from nair on my testicles?

Don't use there.: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat a Nair chemical burn on the upper lip? I've had it for a couple of months now & I still don't know how to treat it. It itches badly.

How do I treat a Nair chemical burn on the upper lip? I've had it for a couple of months now & I still don't know how to treat it. It itches badly.

See Derm: Irritant Contact Dermatitis or even a partial thickness burn would not last several months. Another diagnosis is likely. Please see a board certified dermatologist immediately for a full history, exam, and possibly a biopsy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last week I got a chemical burn near my anus from using nair. I had sex and the day after the burn got bigger w/ other sores around my vagina. Herpes?

Last week I got a chemical burn near my anus from using nair. I had sex and the day after the burn got bigger w/ other sores around my vagina. Herpes?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out for sure. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chemical burns on the back?

What are some treatment options for chemical burns on the back?

Chemical burn: 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. ...Read more

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Hi I have chemical burns on my vulva and vagina from using nair can you tell me what ointment or something to put on it so it can be back to normal.

Hi I have chemical burns on my vulva and vagina from using nair can you tell me what ointment or something to put on it so it can be back to normal.

Protection: IN the future - nair is not designed for delicate areas such as the vagina/ vulva - so please don't do that.
You can use a hydrocortisone cream (not ointment) and an antibacteria cream such as bactroban (requires a prescription), and KEEP the area area CLEAN and DRY - and use antibacteria soap - NOT any lotions, vaseline, etc. In addition, I also recommend never shaving - trimming okay. ...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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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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What is the best treatment for a chemical burn from hair color?

Chemical burns: Barring necessary neutralization of the chemical, these burns are treated the same way as other burns. Leave the blister intact (can drain with single poke from sterilized needle), keep moist with Bacitracin or better bactroban, (mupirocin) and keep covered until healed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for facial marks after chemical burn with salicylic acid to make those marks fade away?

What is the treatment for facial marks after chemical burn with salicylic acid to make those marks fade away?

UseYourFeetToTreat: The treatment is to get to a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon, who will decide what to do based upon numerous factors, like age or scars, skin type, type of scarring patterns, how deep, how raised, any "smearing"or altered skin lines, location relative to important landmarks like lip margins, cheek folds, eyelids etc etc etc etc--There is no non-prescription product I am aware of that helps much ...Read more

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Have a chemical burn from lice treatment on back of neck and ears. Back of neck has formed a big puffy scab, ears still seeping. What do I do?

Have a chemical burn from lice treatment on back of neck and ears. Back of neck has formed a big puffy scab, ears still seeping. What do I do?

Lice treatment: You likely have irritant contact dermatitis. Keep you skin clean and apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected areas twice a day. If there is no improvement in a week, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more