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What To Do For A Chemical Burn On The Skin
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
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?
Let nature its course. Interfering with natural healing could make matters worse.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
My skin on my hands appear to be peeling. maybe a result of a mild chemical burn or possibly an alergic reaction to soap products. ideally would like?
See ans: Well you need a good history first. Si you injure your hands? Do you take any medications? Need more history to help you in the right way ...Read more
I am a male. I had a chemical burn just below my navel. The skin turned dark brown, after few days brown skin peeled off. Later, I masturbated and worry that semen may have touched wound. I took bath 5 times after that. Is my wound fully clean now?
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
Can i know if darkened skin from chemical burn like Benzoyl Peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin ? How long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent ?
Moisturizers help: When acne creams or gels are strong on the face, and there is facial inflammation, twice a day moisturizing cream helps. Such patients may find that over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for one week, can also help. One can talk with one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist, to get more help if worried. Life is not so predictable. Skin darkening sometimes take years to fade. ...Read more
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 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
I have poison ivy put ivy dry on the sites is it possible to get a chemical burn from this medicine my skin peeled off and is very red and sore?
See details: It is possible to have a significant local reaction. Stop using it. It is not a very effective treatment anyway. ...Read more
How do you treat loose scrotum skin of one testicle, after a chemical burn accident? Skin wasn't torn. No pain in testis but left testicle became sensitive, hangs very low and sends numbs to left foot
Full eval: You need a full evaluation. What information you're giving me doesn't make sense and may not be related to the burn. ...Read more
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
I got a chemical burn from nair on my bikini area and i tried hydrocortisone cream..but its been months and still the skin gets red and irritated :(?
See doctor: If it is still bothers you after months, it is time to consult your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
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
Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?
Scabs Beat Scabies: Scabbing is OK as long as there's no infection in there. You'd know that if it is unduly painful or getting more and more painful and there's increasing leakage or discharge. Wash gently and let the scab come of naturally. Don't pick at it (the only thing you should ever pick at is a guitar). If you have to cover it (e.g. you look like a resurrected zombie), do so loosely so the air can get at it. ...Read more
Depend: Depend on what degree burn it is there are many different treatment available. If you have scarring then, we can start with selicone base topical treatment, and consider injectables and laser treatments. If there are hypo or hyper pigmentation, then again, we can start with topical treatment and then lasers. So, you need to get the area evaluated by a specialist ( dermatologist or osmetic surgeo. ...Read more
Many issues: Depends upon the chemical and the part of the body involved. If the eyes, see an ophthalmologist right away after flushing for 10-15 minutes. Otherwise flush and then see a doctor if the skin appears damaged. The condition will be worse if the chemical was an alcohol or a very strong acid. Most organic chemicals flush off well and the skin is usually resistant to them. ...Read more
Chemical burn: For healing, the antiseptic cream is not the most important element. More important are thorough initial rinsing and cleansing of the wound; then application of a dressing like vaseline gauze covered by sterile gauzes, and then a thick wrap (like ace or coban) to protect from ordinary dirt will produce good healing. If you want to use an antibacterial, i would use Bacitracin (fewer allergies). ...Read more
Best treatment for a chemical burn on the face? I was prescribed prednisone, Certek and Zantac (ranitidine). Any suggestions on what else I can do?
Burn: The medications are correct I would also apply moist warm soaks to your face ...Read more
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
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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