How to Treat Chemical Burns?

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Although cream hair removers such as Nair can provide a convenient, long last form of hair removal, there are risks involved with using it. Nair's primary ingredient is calcium hydroxide, which works by breaking down the skins keratin, there is a risk of a skin reaction or chemical burn. If you use Nair and find that you have had a skin reaction don't panic. While there is no quick fix for a chemical burn there are things that you can do to help it heal and to make it a little more comfortable during the process. The first thing that you want to do is to clear away an excess product from the area. Use clean water and a mild soap. Avoid rubbing the skin, that will only exacerbate the problem. Once the skin is clean, pat it dry with a soft towel and apply a generous dose of Neosporin or other antibiotic cream. Do not cover the area, and re-apply as long as you need to until the area has healed.For many people using a cream hair remover such as Nair can be a welcome alternative to shaving or waxing, but it is best to test it on a small area of your skin before using to see if you might have a skin sensitivity.
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It's advisable to learn how to treat a chemical burn before you are actually in the position of dealing with the situation, since a chemical burn responds best to immediate treatment
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1. Ensure your safety. Your personal safety is crucial when you attempt to render aid to someone who has come in contact with a dangerous chemical. When you rush in without thinking
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1 Be sure to be safe from further burns . If you or the victim is in a dangerous location, be sure to get away immediately or avoid entering the location, before treating the burn
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For a minor chemical burn, flush the skin for 20 minutes, apply a wet cloth to relieve
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First Aid: Chemical burns
If a chemical burns the skin, follow these steps: Remove the cause of the burn by flushing the chemicals off the skin surface with cool, running water... More »
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