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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

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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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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How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

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

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How can you treat chemical burns?

How can you treat chemical burns?

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

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In what way are chemical burns actually treated?

In what way are chemical burns actually treated?

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

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How do I treat chemical burns caused by pressure treated wood?

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

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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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Rinsed wound with water but it still burns. I think its a chemical burn. How do I treat it?

Rinsed wound with water but it still burns. I think its a chemical burn. How do I treat it?

Burn: You did the right thing by cleaning it. Treatment depends on the depth of the wound. You should have it checked due to the risk of infection and possibly scarring. ...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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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.

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

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What are ways to prevent chemical burns from peeling after 3 weeks?

What are ways to prevent chemical burns from peeling after 3 weeks?

Depends on cause: Depends on the cause of the burn. It is not uncommon for surface separation of cells (peeling) occur following such injuries or elective treatment. Location is also important to the process. Suggest you see a local dermatologist for site evaluation and suggestions on how to effectively reduce and remove the peeling skin surfaces. Depth of injury will depend on chemical contact and course. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get chemical burns from using eau de toilette on penis?

Please tell me, could I get chemical burns from using eau de toilette on penis?

It's possible: Any solution placed on the sensitive skin of the genitalia has a chance of causing chemical dermatitis or a "skin burn." This is not true of everyone ...Read more

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What remedies are available for me to heal chemical burns and get rid of itching?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

Don't use again: You have probably developed contact dermatitis. You must avoid the same product or another product with the same ingredients. Discontinuing the product generally would resolve the problem. If not, you may have to use a prescription corticosteroid scalp lotion. In that case see your pcp. ...Read more

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How to treat a bleach chemical burns on privates?

How to treat a bleach chemical burns on privates?

>>>stop doing.: Use silvadine cream....better see a PMD for full evaluatioin, depth of injury. ...Read more

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How do I tend to the chemical burns on my throat and tonsils?

How do I tend to the chemical burns on my throat and tonsils?

Family practice: It depends which chemical and how it occurred. It should heal if not seriously burned. You may need to see an ENT to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is aa safe hair removal product that won't cause chemical burns?

What is aa safe hair removal product that won't cause chemical burns?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

I suggest: That you go to type in your browser "burn treatment at home" and go to a site that sells creams for superficial burns. Depending on the skin site, try a little vaseline or cold cream. ...Read more

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How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away ...Read more

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I spilled a lot of laundry detergent on my hand and rinsed it off. Should I be concerned about chemical burns or anything like that?

You should be ok: Laundry detergent is just soap, so you should not have to worry about getting a chemical burn. Of course it is important to wash off, but you should be fine as long as you do so. If you spilled bleach or some other harsh chemical then you might need to be more concerned, but even then, as long as you wash well you will probably be fine. Contact poison control if concerned 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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Is contratubex effective for chemical burns caused by acne medications?

Is contratubex effective for chemical burns caused by acne medications?

Contractubex: Contractubex is a compound that is designed to treat scar tissue, I doubt it would be good for active burns unless they have scarred over already. I would discuss this with a Dermatologist before putting anything on my face ...Read more

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What can I do for chemical burns from benzoyl peroxide all over my back?

What can I do for chemical burns from benzoyl peroxide all over my back?

Burn: Please visit dermatologist and discuss the treatment before symptoms gets worst. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

Oatmeal bath: Never put bleach in the bathing water---even dilute, bleach will irritate the skin. Try a soothing aveeno (oatmeal) bath and use moisturizers. If this does not resolve with a day or so, see a dermatologist. ...Read more