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How do I get a chemical burn?

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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Cold water

Many chemicals can cause burns.
The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings.

In brief: Cold water

Many chemicals can cause burns.
The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings.
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