Clinical Reference Systems: Pediatric Advisor 10.0
Chemical burns are burns from lye, acids, or other tissue-
damaging chemicals splashed on the skin. Most of these
accidents cause only first-degree burns. They usually peel
like a sunburn over the following week.
Remove contaminated clothing and rinse off the exposed part
of your child's body with clear water for 20 minutes, using
the shower or tub. Don't rub the skin during this rinse.
Don't apply any burn ointment because washing it off will
cause pain. If the burned area is large, cover it loosely
with a wet, clean sheet.
CALL YOUR CHILD'S PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY:
- For all children with chemical burns, after carrying out