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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

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted, so now I have ulcers on my gums.

What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted,  so now I have ulcers on my gums.

See your dentist: For evaluation, x-ray and dental treatment. But be careful in the future, clove oil is very strong and can cause burns inside your mouth if used incorrectly. ...Read more

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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 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 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?

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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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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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