Health Tip: Caring for a Chemical Burn
(HealthDay News) -- A chemical burn should be treated immediately and with care, since traditional skin remedies -- such as an antibiotic lotion -- can react with the chemical and actually worsen the burn.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to care for a chemical burn:
Carefully flush the area with lots of cool water.
Promptly remove any jewelry or clothing that may have come in contact with the chemical.
Carefully wrap the area with a clean cloth or a piece of sterile, dry gauze.
Call your doctor, 911 or the local poison control center as soon as possible.
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