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What To Put On Chemical Burns
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?
What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor 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
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.
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
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 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
My two year old has a chemical burn from an indoor pool and hot tub. It's been over a week and it's still extremely red, raised and now cracking and bleeding. I've been putting olive oil on it but it's not helping. What can I put in it to help it heal an
Nesporin: Try neosporin on the area.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What was the: Chemical? Check MSDS for tx recommendations.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got chemical burns from using monistat1 what can I use to help heal and relieve pain? I have blisters that ooze. It’s impossible for any STDS as I have not had sex or oral sex. I know it’s the monistat. Please help
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
What's a good treatment for chemical burns on face? They're not too terrible, just have been red all over on affected areas since.
Nothing: If it's just red, it should heal without any problems. There are OTC creams that you can use but they probably don't do anything. ...Read more
I have constant circular ring blue and brown scars on my corneal surface due to chemical burns. It is a chronic. Can muro 128 5% be used to heal this?
No: Muro 128 is 5% sodium chloride and can only help in the case of loose epithelial cells as in recurrent corneal erosion. ...Read more
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
Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away ...Read more
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