Home > Medical > First aid > Burns 29 June 2005 Chemical burns on the skin Follow these instructions if you have suffered are chemical burns. 0 Pin It Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR Breathe for me Rinse the burnt areas with cool, running water for 20 minutes, and wash gently with soap. Remove clothing, cutting it away if necessary to avoid spreading the chemical to other parts of the skin. Don't apply lotions or ointments to the burnt skin. If the burnt area is large, cover it with a clean, damp sheet. If the chemical splashed into the eyes, follow instructions for eyes. If a chemical has been swallowed or inhaled, call a poison information centre immediately and follow their instructions. Call the doctor immediately after providing first aid. More in Medical Smoke inhalation More: First aidBurns advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Drug addiction challenges family finances Diet and nutrition Confusion about types of sugar in beverages Diet and nutrition Probiotics have no effect on asthma Lifestyle E-cigarette companies selling addiction? Lifestyle Young Americans more tired than seniors Medical Poor sleep a problem for middle-aged women From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know. Healthy dog » Dog weightloss Dog behaviour Overweight dogs Food not to feed your dog Feeding you dog 'human food' may be detrimental to its health.