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What are the signs of chemical burns?

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  • Redness, irritation, or burning at the site of contact
  • Pain or numbness at the site of contact
  • Formation of blisters or black dead skin at the contact site
  • Vision changes if the chemical gets into your eyes
  • Cough or shortness of breath
  • Low blood pressure
  • Faintness, weakness, dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe cough
  • Headache
  • Muscle twitching or seizures
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Cardiac arrest

In severe cases, you may develop any of the following:

Death from a chemical injury, although rare, can occur.

From: Chemical Burns WebMD Medical Reference

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eMedicineHealth: "Chemical Burns." 

Mayo Clinic: "Chemical burns: First aid."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 12, 2018

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Chemical Burns." 

Mayo Clinic: "Chemical burns: First aid."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 12, 2018

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