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I spilled dilute sulfuric acid on myself, is this dangerous?

I spilled dilute sulfuric acid on myself, is this dangerous?

Wash it off: Right away. Neutralize the remaining acid on your skin with a paste of baking sofa and water. If the burn appears serious go to the ER at your local hospital. If not, wash and dry the area and apply Neomycin cream to prevent infection. Cover the area loosely and keep it clean. ...Read more

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What does sulfuric acid do to your skin after prolonged exposure?

What does sulfuric acid do to your skin after prolonged exposure?

Burns: It will begine to destroy the outer epidermal layer and then go deeper to the dermis and then beyond. If you are being exposed to this without protection, stop it immediatley and seek help. ...Read more

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Can the inhilation of sulfuric acid gas be harmful?

Can the inhilation of sulfuric acid gas be harmful?

Yes: This is a strong inorganic acid and could be corrosive if too much or too concentrated an amount is inhaled. Your eyes are an early warning for this and will get painful and tear filled with exposure. Next would be the lungs with spasms of coughing. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if a zombie bath in sulfuric acid?

This site is for: Medical information - not for science fiction. I haven't a clue what would happen if a zombie were immersed in sulfuric acid. ...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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Sulfuric acid just splashed into my dads eyes and they were badly injured. Doc says the chemical will start reacting after some days. Plz suggest..

Sulfuric acid just splashed into my dads eyes and they were badly injured. Doc says the chemical will start reacting after some days. Plz suggest..

Start reacting?: I am not sure what start reacting means. Acid burns are dramatic, painful and sulfuric acid is one of the more dangerous. HOwever, acid burns coagulate tissue which blocks penetration, so unless the acid was very concentrated, your did will probably do OK in the long run. I hope he has seen an ophthalmologist (not optometrist) and will be received proper topical medical care. ...Read more

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I'm chemistry lab I got either sulfuric acid or NaOH (25% concentration)on my hand. I washed it off now there's a small burn. Should I do anything else?

I'm chemistry lab I got either sulfuric acid or NaOH (25% concentration)on my hand. I washed it off now there's a small burn. Should I do anything else?

Chemical Burn: For either burn you did well by washing off the substance. I would apply a burn ointment like Neosporin and protect the injured area with a loosely applied gauze held in place with paper tape. Observe for blistering and/or spreading redness which would require a physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?

Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?

Yes: Many people have taken "sulfa" drugs (usually an antibiotic) and have had allergic reactions to them (usually hives). This does not mean they are allergic to all medications containing the element "sulfur." for example, you may be allergic to sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) but not to hydrochlorothiazide (a sulfur containing high blood pressure medication). ...Read more

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Sulfur smell when I go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).

Sulfur smell when I go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).

Urine Odor: A variety of things can alter the smell of your urine. The characteristic sulfur smell is attributable to certain foods such as apsaragus among others. So if you are eating more veggies than normal this is probably the cause. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. So if your urine is also funny looking and u are experience bladder discomfort, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Vaseline put on an acid sulfuric based product burn. What are the consequences?

Vaseline put on an acid sulfuric based product burn. What are the consequences?

Burn treatment: Vaseline may sooth some of the discomfort, but if it is a second degree or third degree burn, it is advisable to be examined and treated by a physician. Your tetanus immunization status will also be reviewed. ...Read more

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Does provigyl contain sulfur I am allergic to sulfur drugs and I have been on provigyl for years but now developing blisters on my hands

Does provigyl contain sulfur I am allergic to sulfur drugs and I have been on provigyl for years but now developing blisters on my hands

No: Most people are allergic to sulphonamides, or sulfa medications, not medications that contain sulfur, which is different. Provigil does not contain a sulfa group and so would not be related to your sulfa allergy. However, very severe rashes have been associated with provigil, and this could be a different type of reaction. You should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Personality of sulphur drug in homeopathy?

Personality of sulphur drug in homeopathy?

Homeopathic Sulphur: For the best results, you don't just look at a "personality" type to prescribe a homeopathic remedy. People have innate responses to experiences at much deeper levels, incorporating whole-organism patterns like global physicals and perceptive patterns. At the level of "personality, " sulphur has varying presentations -- from philosophical & intellectual, to practical idealist. Egotism too. ...Read more

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Does provigil have sulphur in it and would that be enough to cause a reaction? I am allergic to sulphur drugs. I was told it had a slight content as a binder.

Does provigil have sulphur in it and would that be enough to cause a reaction? I am allergic to sulphur drugs. I was told it had a slight content as a binder.

Not to worry: People often confuse sulfa with sulfate and sulfite. They sound similar but not really closely related in term of human biologic response. ...Read more

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I really need to know if I'm allergic to sulfa drugs so I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?

I really need to know if I'm allergic to sulfa drugs so I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?

See your Doctor: If one suspects a drug allergy then see pcp or allergists to review the drug in question and the reaction that occurred. If the clinical history suggests a potential drug allergy then skin testing may be performed to conform this. Occasionally, an oral challenge may be done as well. ...Read more

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I have pyritasis alba and moderate to sever acne is it ok to use salicylic acid and sulphur topical products?

I have pyritasis alba and moderate to sever acne is it ok to use salicylic acid and sulphur topical products?

Need stronger stuff: Bad acne won't respond to salicylic acid, and sulfur isn't really for acne anyway. Get with your personal physician now. You're 19 and starting on your career & maybe even serious dating. Acne like yours is a major liability -- it can cause you to fail a job interview as evidence of poor self-care -- and you're going to need prescription-strength medicine to manage it. ...Read more

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Hi I'm using a face lotion with salicylic acid, clindamycin, and sulfer for my acne. How long will it take to work?

Hi I'm using a face lotion with salicylic acid, clindamycin, and sulfer for my acne. How long will it take to work?

If it's going to: Work, you should see some results within 2-4 weeks. (not necessarily gone) Speak to your dermatologist if it's not improving. ...Read more

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I have chronic acid reflux, just got over fever/nausea, throat burns as I swallow food/water, sulphur burps, food feels stuck. Remedies/meds don't work?

I have chronic acid reflux, just got over fever/nausea, throat burns as I swallow food/water, sulphur burps, food feels stuck. Remedies/meds don't work?

For now...: Try Prilosec otc, 1 pill 45 min before breakfast daily for 2 weeks. Chronic acid reflux should be thoroughly evaluated with an egd, upper endoscopy, to make sure you aren't damaging your esophagus. Chronic medications may be needed. See a GI doc for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What do sulfur burps mean?

What do sulfur burps mean?

Poor emptying: Sulfur-like burps usually suggest a problem in how your stomach empties. Usually slower than normal. Get it checked, it is not normal. ...Read more

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Is vancomycin sulfur-based?

Sulfur in vancomycin: Look up in wikipedia and if you see an S in the diagram of the structure. ...Read more

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Is it true that sulfur is a neurotoxin?

What form?: Pure sulfur may be but that form is not consumable. Sulfa is a common element in many drugs and is not neuro toxic. ...Read more