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Acid and chemical

Acid and Chemical Burns

Burns damage your skin and other body tissues. Heat, cold injuries, exposure to chemicals, and electrical injuries can cause burn. Furthermore for any of these types of cases, it is important that you receive first aid immediately to stop further damage and save your life as well.

Acid & Chemical burns can occur in the home, at work, or at school. Furthermore they can result from any accident or assault.

Many of these burns may occur accidentally through misuse of regular products like those for skin, hair and nail care.

Even though injuries may occur at home, the risk of sustaining chemical burn is much greater at workplace, especially in businesses and manufacturing plants using large quantities of acids and chemicals.

Usually most chemical burns get treated first by rinsing it off the body with cool water, but you should treat a burn correctly to avoid further complications.

Few acid burns can worsen with water like Carbolic acid or phenol as it will not mix with it, so use alcohol to first remove chemical off the skin and then flush with water, moreover do not flush eyes with alcohol. Clean sulfuric acid with mild & soapy solutions; remove metal compounds with mineral oil.



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