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Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn?best regard.

Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn?best regard.

It is a: Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory medication which is prescribed in GEL for to rub into joints (there may be some value ...usually given to patients who have gastric sensitivity to NSAIDS) HOWEVER use for BURNS on FACE is DEFINITELY OFF LABEL and I certtainly would NOT RECCOMEND IT IN THIS FORUM! My Opinion Only Dr Z ...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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Can you tell me what could i put on a skin burn from sodium hydroxide?

Can you tell me what could i put on a skin burn from sodium hydroxide?

Very thoroughly: wash the area to be sure all the lye is gone. Treat the chemical burn as you would one from a hot iron: Apply Neomycin ointment to prevent tnfection and keep the area loosely covered. Healing will be slow. Keep the wound clean. ...Read more

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I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can i do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can i do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

Scarring?: six months out of this most likely represents scarring from the burn. Best to see a plastic surgeon or surgical dermatologist for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...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 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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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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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more