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A question about drainage cleaners?..Help please?

I have a clogged kitchen sink. I used a (chemical) drainage cleaner to unblock the sink...well I had no idea it is a chemical and did not use gloves or any other kind of protection on my hand as this is the first time I have a a blocked kitchen sink and the first time I used a drainage cleaner.

My hands are burning now, and have got cuts on a couple of my fingers after using the drainage cleaner. I also had a cut earlier on one of my fingers which has got worse now and is burning..... Is this a because of not having protected my hands while using the drainage cleaner?... I washed my hands with soap and water but the smell of the drainage cleaner still remains and my hands are still burning..... What should I do now?.. Can I handle food with my bare hands now??...Please help

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I'm not a doctor, but try and rinse them under slow running lukewarm water. This may help get some of the cleaner out. I wouldn't suggest cold because of your cuts. You don't want you pores to close with the toxins in them. It may sting; but softly with the water. Do not use a harsh body bar or soap. Maybe a gentle hand dishwashing soap. I've done this before and it does hurt. Let them air dry. I know, it stings. Hopefully, you have lotion of sorts. Very carefully lather your hands with lotion and wave them around. Let them air dry. I'm not kidding. That is what I did. I wouldn't handle food. Not because of the toxins, but because it hurts too much. If this doesn't help, call a doctor and have someone drive you. Your hands must be sore. I'm sorry. I hope you feel better. :)

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I wouldn't worry about handling food at all.
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integer~ I'm not sure if your being sarcastic or not. It was a silly way to word that sentence. I do have to say, if you've ever done anything like this, your first thought is your hands. They probably know, now is not a good time to handle food. Sometimes it's nice to be reassured. :) Your answer was very good as well. :)
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Sorry... I should have put this under my own post, not yours. I meant that I don't think there's anything sufficiently poisonous in drain opener to worry about tiny amounts after washing your hands.
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You should call the "Poison Control" number on the bottle. They will help you with your problem. They are trained to help.

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Absolutely, and rinse rinse your hands in tap water. In the future think before you buy and use chemicals. If it is bad for you it is bad for water organisms (fish poison)...thus I never use bleach and do not buy white underwear or socks or t-shirts. A toilet plunger would have been a mechanical first option.
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Yopu will need a medicated lotion after all this to help heal the chemical burns and cuts. Get well.
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What needs to be done is make a paste of baking soda and apply to the hands.
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I don't know what to tell ya....this is the best link I found.......other than calling a doctor, this is the best I have......
http://www.dermnetnz.org/reactions/chemical-burns.html

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Go to the emergency they will be able to neutralize the chemical action that's going on.Hurry before it causes severe burns.Also look on the container it may say what to use to neutralize it's effects.In the mean time put baking soda on your hands with some water.

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I am not a doctor, but I would rinse 10 minutes then read the bottle.

We don't know what is in your drain opener. There are first aid instructions on the container. Otherwise contact a poison control center or your doctor.

I am not a doctor or qualified to give medical advice.

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Read the back of the drain cleaners bottle it should tell you what to do about contact with skin. You can also call poison control and have the bottle ready because they'll want to know what's in it.

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Have I told you lately what a great looking dog you have? :) Oh and wonderful advice. ( Hi! :))
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Thanks!!!!! He is pretty darn cute, if I do say so my self...... ;o)
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