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When talking of the skin burns, one usually connects it with the thermal causes such as hot liquids, heat, steam, fire or some hot objects. But, I know there are chemical and electrical burns as well, and very few words have been said about these dangerous causes of skin burns. What’s the treatment for chemical burns?

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The first step in treating a chemical burn is to remove the material causing the burn. If the material is a dry powder, it can be brushed off. If the material is a liquid, it can be flushed away with water. If the chemical that caused the burn is known, it may be neutralized with some other chemical. For example, if the burn is caused by an acid, a weak base can be used to neutralize the acid. The burned area can then be covered with clean gauze and, if necessary, treated further by a doctor.
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