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I spilled dettol disinfectant on my thighs and left it on its own for hours. Later I poured plenty water. But the area is swollen and red. What to do?

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine

In brief: Chemical burn

You have a chemical burn from the liquid.
If you have washed it thoroughly, then you have done what needed to be done--but net time do it sooner. ASA or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, will heal in 10-14 days. If any signs of infection, DR visit

In brief: Chemical burn

You have a chemical burn from the liquid.
If you have washed it thoroughly, then you have done what needed to be done--but net time do it sooner. ASA or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, will heal in 10-14 days. If any signs of infection, DR visit
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