Happened a chemical burn? The help should be very fast!
One of the most dangerous skin lesions ischemical burn. It can be a consequence not only of the aggressive effects of alkalis and acids, but even such harmless, at first glance, substances as a means for dishes or cleaning sanitary ware. In each of them there is a sufficient amount of aggressive chemicals in order that, if it gets on delicate skin areas, a chemical burn occurs. Treatment should be very rapid and begin with the removal of the still harmful and dangerous substance from the surface of the skin.
Most often in places where they work withvarious chemical reagents, you can get a chemical skin burn. The treatment here is the use of special drugs that are able to neutralize their effect in a short time.
But how to treat a chemical burn in the event thatspecial means at hand do not? Then ordinary running water can help, but keep the affected area under it as long as possible. From fifteen minutes to half an hour. Water will soothe the inflamed skin, help relieve pain and quickly remove a dangerous chemical from the injury site. However, in the event that a chemical burn has occurred from quicklime, water can not be used, since the condition can only worsen. The best solution is to lubricate the damaged area with a thick layer of greasy cream or any other fat.
As quickly and accurately as possible,act in case of eye burn and respiratory tract, since the mucosa is not only the most delicate and sensitive part of our covers, but it also has the ability to absorb all the substances that have come to its surface and then transfer them to the blood.
With any damage, even if in appearance it isa small area, it is necessary to impose a sterile bandage and very quickly bring the victim to the hospital. This should be done immediately, because, firstly, it is quite difficult for an ordinary person to determine the extent of the lesion, and in some cases, a burn can reveal some severe consequences for the body. And, secondly, when the mucous airways, mouth and eyes are burned, chemical substances are absorbed into the blood and rapidly formed into very toxic chemical agents that contribute to a rapid deterioration of the condition, and in some cases even death. Remember that the success of all subsequent treatment depends on the quality and speed of first aid to the victim!
The patient will be given anesthetic injectionand, depending on the degree of damage, the corresponding antidote will be applied. In difficult situations, when chemical solutions impregnate tissues and deeper areas, down to the bone, the separation of living tissues by surgical means is required and the wound is carefully wound with an antiseptic.
Chemical burn of mild severityis treated with aqueous iodine solution, as well as various preparations based on silver. They disinfect and slightly dry the affected skin. If a chemical burn does not cause serious concern to the specialist, further treatment can be carried out at home using a variety of oily solutions such as sea buckthorn seed oil and vitamin E solution. The affected area should be previously well cleaned and disinfected. The required amount of oil is applied to sterile gauze and applied to the burn site.
At the time of healing, severe itching is possible. To calm him make a decoction of oak bark, used as a lotion. Very good helps fresh, grated potatoes. It removes heat and promotes healing. Be always careful and careful when using a variety of chemicals and remember that even from ordinary household chemicals with inaccurate treatment can get a pretty serious chemical burn.