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Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Yes, Veet: Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal. If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet v hot water burn, how can I tell the difference?

Chemical burn from veet v hot water burn, how can I tell the difference?

It may not be...: Possible to tell the difference. Some chemical burns have a characteristic appearance, but most are indistinguishable from thermal burns. ...Read more

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Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

Can I die from chemical burn if I ignore it?

Unlikely: Depending on where the burn is and what percentage of the body is burned, there is a low risk of death from chemical burns. The major problem with a burn is the ensuing scarring and loss of function in the affected body part. The sooner it is treated, the less worry there will be. ...Read more

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How to treat chemical burn?

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

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Is it herpes or chemical burn?

See doctor: Need more history before probable diagnosis can be made . Please consult your doctor . ...Read more

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Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Can vagisil cause chemical burn?

Could cause an: irritation if you are sensitive one of the ingredients. Do not use any more of it. ...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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I have a bad chemical burn on my face. What do I do?

Burn: Get treated asap by the minor emergency room or your doc. You don't want a scar. ...Read more

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Can the acids in a facewash cause a mild chemical burn?

Can the acids in a facewash cause a mild chemical burn?

Yes: Anyone can have a topical unknown sensitivity to anything. This can happen even if you have used it many times. Sometimes the bean counters change the formula. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with chemical burn?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with chemical burn?

Depends: Chemical burns vary from caustics like lye, to acid and even more erosive chemicals. Immediate action should be to flush off the agent causing the burn. If the skin is red and not opened, then you can treat it with cool soaks and keeping it clean. If the skin outer layer is burnt off and the pain is significant, you should go to an emergency room or at least contact a poison control center. ...Read more