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Chemical Burns

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What treatment did you receive for your chemical burns. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: elly181, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I got a chemical burn on two fingers when Drano dripped onto them while I was pouring it into my sink. I washed it off quickly but for only 5 minutes, not long enough. The fingers were tingling, numb and painful for one week so I went to urgent care. I was given silver sulfadiazine cream. It still pains a lot after using for 1 day. The cream is very strong and my skin is shriveling up. I am not sure it is doing any good.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCES:

Cox, Robert D., MD, PhD. "Chemical Burns." Medscape. Updated Oct. 6, 2015.
Dire, Daniel J., MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAAEM. "CBRNE - Chemical Warfare Agents." Medscape. Updated Mar. 23, 2016.

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