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I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

Burn: If cold packs, ibuprofen and topical barrier creams are not relieving your symptoms you need to be checked for further assessment and management. All the best and avoid Nair in sensitive areas. ...Read more

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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What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.

What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.

See a doctor: You should really see a doctor to lessen the chance of permanent scar. I would start with topical antibiotics and steroids commonly sold in drug stores without a prescription. But I would get in to see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor clorox cleaner,

What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor clorox cleaner,

Topical treatment: I thought I answered this yesterday but I would recommend seeing a physician to prevent scarring. In the mean time I would treat these burns with topical antibiotic ointment and topical 1% Hydrocortisone available over the counter 4 times a day. This treatment best works after you flush the site with water for at least 15 minutes directly after exposure. ...Read more

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Hi I have chemical burns on my vulva and vagina from using nair can you tell me what ointment or something to put on it so it can be back to normal.

Hi I have chemical burns on my vulva and vagina from using nair can you tell me what ointment or something to put on it so it can be back to normal.

Protection: IN the future - nair is not designed for delicate areas such as the vagina/ vulva - so please don't do that.
You can use a hydrocortisone cream (not ointment) and an antibacteria cream such as bactroban (requires a prescription), and KEEP the area area CLEAN and DRY - and use antibacteria soap - NOT any lotions, vaseline, etc. In addition, I also recommend never shaving - trimming okay. ...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 read if you put toothpaste on a pimple it will go away so I tried it on my cheek a little bit under my eye and it gave me a chemical burn?

I read if you put toothpaste on a pimple it will go away so I tried it on my cheek a little bit under my eye and it gave me a chemical burn?

Not recommended: Using toothpaste on an already inflamed pimple can cause more redness and irritation. Ask your doctor for a better solution. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you treat chemical burns?

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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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

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Got chemical burns from cement and I'm now 3 weeks into it. What's best way to treat it now? I'm still using an ointment and guaze plus wrapping them.

Got chemical burns from cement and I'm now 3 weeks into it. What's best way to treat it now? I'm still using an ointment and guaze plus wrapping them.

Concrete burn: If the concrete burn site blistered and ulcerated or if there is continuing discharge of serous or bloody material or extensive reddening you should be evaluated and treated by a physician or wound clinic for best care and follow-up. However if you note continued improvement with your treatment, it would appear to be appropriate for healing a 2nd or 3rd degree burn unless there's a deep skin ulcer ...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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How to treat a bleach chemical burns on privates?

How to treat a bleach chemical burns on privates?

>>>stop doing.: Use silvadine cream....better see a PMD for full evaluatioin, depth of injury. ...Read more

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How do I tend to the chemical burns on my throat and tonsils?

How do I tend to the chemical burns on my throat and tonsils?

Family practice: It depends which chemical and how it occurred. It should heal if not seriously burned. You may need to see an ENT to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent chemical burns from peeling after 3 weeks?

What are ways to prevent chemical burns from peeling after 3 weeks?

Depends on cause: Depends on the cause of the burn. It is not uncommon for surface separation of cells (peeling) occur following such injuries or elective treatment. Location is also important to the process. Suggest you see a local dermatologist for site evaluation and suggestions on how to effectively reduce and remove the peeling skin surfaces. Depth of injury will depend on chemical contact and course. ...Read more

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What remedies are available for me to heal chemical burns and get rid of itching?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

Don't use again: You have probably developed contact dermatitis. You must avoid the same product or another product with the same ingredients. Discontinuing the product generally would resolve the problem. If not, you may have to use a prescription corticosteroid scalp lotion. In that case see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is aa safe hair removal product that won't cause chemical burns?

What is aa safe hair removal product that won't cause chemical burns?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

I suggest: That you go to type in your browser "burn treatment at home" and go to a site that sells creams for superficial burns. Depending on the skin site, try a little vaseline or cold cream. ...Read more

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How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

How long do chemical burns take to heal on your scalp from a hair relaxer?

Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away ...Read more