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Doctor insights on: What To Do For A Chemical Burn On The Skin

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Is it possible for a chemical burn scar to become skin cancer?

Is it possible for a chemical burn scar to become skin cancer?

It is possible: It is possible. Should you have concerns about any changes in the appearance of the scar you should see your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

How long to repigment my skin after chemical burn?

Chemical burn: It all depends on the thickness of the burn. Pigment cells are on the dermis and if killed by the burn, pigment may not return. ...Read more

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How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

They are different: A mild burn like a red area or blister can be treated with cool moist dressings.
Allergic skin reaction need to be evaluated by a medical professional. If very mild a Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it itches an antihistamine may help. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Time: Let nature its course. Interfering with natural healing could make matters worse.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What might be the clear fluid that is leaking from my skin after a bad chemical burn?

Serum: The clear or often straw colored fluid that is in blisters or that weeps from skin burns is serum. Serum is basically blood without the red blood cells in it. It is leaking extracellular fluid. ...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

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I have a chemical burn on my head, its not that bad. so its basically peeling really bad and I’m not sure what to do. will it scar?

I have a chemical burn on my head, its not that bad. so its basically peeling really bad and I’m not sure what to do. will it scar?

Chemical burn: You must please start with an exam for your Primary care doctor. Your doctor will carefully see how things are going and determine if the doctor can take care of the burn or whether you should go to a specialist.
Hope all goes well.

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I believe I have a chemical burn from a mr. Clean magic eraser. My skin is itchy, raised, red and scabbed. What would do you recommend I do?

May need medical che: It depends on how many days old is this injury??. Most skin wounds and cuts heal in 7-10 days. As long as there is no drainage(Pus), pain or fever, it may heal by itself. otherwise you need a medical examination for possible antibiotic use to make it heal better and avoid a bad scar after it has healed. ...Read more

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How do you know when a skin graft from a chemical burn is going to be required? How can you tell if chemical burn is healing/accident 1st of nov.

How do you know when a skin graft from a chemical burn is going to be required? How can you tell if chemical burn is healing/accident 1st of nov.

Clinical judgement: Any burn, thermal, chemical or electrical has degrees depending on depth of involvement. In simplest terms, 1st degree (superficial) will heal rapidly (7-10 days), 2nd degree (into dermis) can heal without scarring (10-14 days) if uncomplicated, 3rd-4th degree (deepest) usually grafting is needed. If your burn is 3 months old and not yet healed, see a plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month , its better but severe

How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month , its better  but severe

Burn: Can you send a photo? Should not have burned or have pain after weeks. Is area red? Could have infection brewing. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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I got chemical burn between my breasts from using selsun selsun blue. It's been a week and I have pink skin where the burn was. Repigmentation happen?

I got chemical burn between my breasts from using selsun selsun blue. It's been a week and I have pink skin where the burn was. Repigmentation happen?

Could: It depends on how severe and how deep the burn was whether or not the skin will return to its normal color after a chemical burn. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my leg from dropping false nail glue on my leg- this resulted in a chemical burn and also the removal of some skin- the wound was not?

I have a scar on my leg from dropping false nail glue on my leg- this resulted in a chemical burn and also the removal of some skin- the wound was not?

Can you clarify?: i am very sorry about your mishap. What exactly would you like one of us to tell you? I do not think any of my teammates will be able to answer the question as it is worded. Please try again. ...Read more

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My hands have been extremely dry, skin is peeling and my hands are bleeding for the past couple nights. Is this a chemical burn?

My hands have been extremely dry, skin is peeling and my hands are bleeding for the past couple nights. Is this a chemical burn?

Difficult to say: Have you been exposed to a chemical? If not then this could be some other form of hand dermatitis. Excessive hand washing can also cause the symptoms you describe. You should see a dermatologist to do a full history and exam to determine the cause of your problem and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on a my skin surrounding beard from just for men it's red with pulse and swollen and it itches terribly im black american light brown complexion and what can help it heal quickly i work in public help please or do I go to er

I have a chemical burn on a my skin surrounding beard from just for men it's red with pulse and swollen and it itches  terribly im black american light brown complexion and what can help it heal quickly i work in public help please or do I go to er

I : I recommend washing the area thoroughly with mild soap and water. Once clean and dry, apply a topical antibiotic ointment. Keep the site clean, dry and with adequate antibiotic ointment applied to cover the area. You might consider over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with the itching. If the area shows no improvement in 4 to 5 days consult your physician.

This contact allergy due the active ingredient p-phenylenediamine. P-phenylenediamine is a dark dye used in almost all permanent hair dyes and some semi-permanent hair coloringthis contact allergy may cause your skin to react when it is exposed to this substance, although it may take several days for the symptoms to appear. Typical symptoms include redness, swelling, itching and fluid-filled blisters.P-phenylenediamine is a dark dye used in almost all permanent hair dyes and some semi-permanent hair coloring may cause your skin to react when it is exposed to this substance, although it may take several days for the
symptoms to appear. Typical symptoms include redness, swelling, itching and fluid-filled blisters. ...Read more

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I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip(skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip(skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

Burn: Skin often responds to injury with increased pigmentation. If your medication "burned" your skin, the darkening is likely the inflammatory process. Protect it from the sun and allow time to resolve it. ...Read more

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