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Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes, Veet

Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal.
If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so.

In brief: Yes, Veet

Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal.
If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so.
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