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Treat Chemical Burns Scalp
Broken hair shafts after coloring, is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away ...Read more
I think I am experiencing a chemical burn or allergic reaction after using hair dye. My scalp has sores that are weeping. I do have Seborrheic Dermatitis. What can I do at home?
Exam needed: Reactions to hair dye do occur and will resolve after a period of time. Since you have more than redness or itching, I recommend that you be examined by your physician or a dermatologist to see if secondary infection is present and if so, appropriate treatment can be started. In the meantime apply warm soaks and, if possible, apply a combination of antibacterial and cortisone type cream until seen ...Read more
Depends: Treatment of chemical burns will depend on the type of chemical one is exposed to. In a workplace environment, osha requires that a msds (material safety data sheet) be onsite. The msds will have treatment recommendations for that particular chemical. Also bring a copy of the msds to the emergency room or doctors office. Best to see a doctor for any burns. ...Read more
Same as any burn.: Chemical burns need to be cleaned out. This is the first order of business. If the chemical is still on the skin the burns will continue to get worse. If quite severe needs major medical care, maybe debridement and possible antibiotics. See your doctor for definitive care. ...Read more
Got chemical burns from cement and I'm now 3 weeks into it. What's best way to treat it now? I'm still using an ointment and guaze plus wrapping them.
Concrete burn: If the concrete burn site blistered and ulcerated or if there is continuing discharge of serous or bloody material or extensive reddening you should be evaluated and treated by a physician or wound clinic for best care and follow-up. However if you note continued improvement with your treatment, it would appear to be appropriate for healing a 2nd or 3rd degree burn unless there's a deep skin ulcer ...Read more
Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
What was the: Chemical? Check MSDS for tx recommendations.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Go to ER.: They would be best equipped to deal with acid or alkali burns. ...Read more
Wash: First irrigate then consult urgent medical exam. ...Read more
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?
Let nature its course. Interfering with natural healing could make matters worse.
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Some drugs like genzar cause irritation to the veins. Often these are treated with warm soaks after the veins become firm.
Other drugs are called vesicants. These cause problems if they get into other tissues. There are several treatments depending on the drug.
The past plan is to avoid the problem with a port that is placed in a large blood vessel. ...Read more
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