Chemical burn

medical condition

A chemical burn is an uncomfortable sensation caused by the destruction of body tissue. It is destroyed by various chemicals. For example, concentrated sulfuric acid makes very bad chemical burns.[1] Hydrochloric acid makes milder burns.[2] There are several ways to protect against chemical burns, such as wearing gloves and a lab apron when working with chemicals. Each chemical has its own way to remove it from the skin, but normally drenching the burn with water should help.

References Edit

  1. Flammiger, Anna; Maibach, Howard (2006). "Sulfuric acid burns (corrosion and acute irritation): evidence-based overview to management". Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology. 25 (1): 55–61. doi:10.1080/15569520500536634. ISSN 1556-9527. PMID 16702054. S2CID 44459383.
  2. Kozawa, Shuji; Kakizaki, Eiji; Muraoka, Eri; Koketsu, Hideki; Setoyama, Mitsuru; Yukawa, Nobuhiro (April 2009). "An autopsy case of chemical burns by hydrochloric acid". Legal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 11 Suppl 1: S535–537. doi:10.1016/j.legalmed.2009.01.008. ISSN 1873-4162. PMID 19269213.

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