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Doctor insights on: What Does Sulfuric Acid Do Your Skin

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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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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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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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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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Can you tell me how sulfur is used to treat skin diseases?

Balneotherapy: https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/sulfur

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