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What To Do For A Chemical Burn On The Skin
How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?
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
Natural healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Make sure there is no foreign body there and then simple protective ointments/dressings changed every other day should do the trick. ...Read more
Rinse thoroughly: Use plain water to rinse for 10 minutes do not forget your eyes and throat if you swallowed a toxic chemical, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
How long does a chemical burn from Nair on the pubic area take to heal? How do you get rid of the pain?
Variable: Sorry to hear about the burn, Louise. If it's a full thickness epidermal burn, it can take 2 weeks to regenerate. For now, I'd recommend either topical aloe vera (as needed) or lidocaine gel (up to every 4 hours), cotton underwear, and avoidance of jeans. The area may stay a bit red or darker for awhile. Laser hair removal may be a good option in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydroxy acids: depending on your skin type, alpha and beta hydroxy acids work well for removing dead skin, without lightening your skin. ...Read more
What is the best thing to put on your skin to stop it from peeling and to get the redness out from a sunburn?
Cold milk: To reduce the discomfort cold milk compresses will soothe and the skin and calm the burning sensation. A non steroidal such as allege, Motrin or Aspirin will decrease the inflammation.Aloe can be added to the regimen. A dermatologistcanpres ribe a steroid cream to cut down on the redness ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Sunburn: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink H2O. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibacterial: It depends on the degree of the burn. For first degree burns and mild sunburns, where only red, painful skin is present without blistering, aloe or aloe with Lidocaine may be helpful. You could also use prescription silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). For second degree burns covering small surface areas, silvadene (silver sulfadiazine), bactroban, and Bacitracin are all good. For larger burns, seek medical care. ...Read more
What is the best skin toning cream..I need to remove these spots on my body and to lighten a bit but my skin is the sensitive type.Please help?
Consider retinoids : You may want to consider the use if retinoids beginning with a mild retinol cream to build up your skin tolerance. ...Read more
Garlic not advised: The best treatment for burns is an antibiotic ointment like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or bacitracin. Keeping the wound clean and moist with an antibiotic ointment will provide the most reliable results. Plant extracts not only smell (as in the case of garlic) but can be irritating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best thing to put on a blister burn on the bottom of my foot? A burn cream, somethig with Aloe Vera? Is there a way to numb it?
There is inflammation of the skin directly under the eye of my daughter and sometimes peels off the skin as it hurts a lot.Please tell me what to do?
What is the best lotion or what ever you recommend that would sort out my body skin blemishes & uneven skin tone from the sun ? Please help
Lotion: Try using virgin coconut oil .It will help your skin tone. ...Read more
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