Home > Medical > First aid > Burns 29 June 2005 Chemical burns on the skin Follow these instructions if you have suffered are chemical burns. 0 Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » How to save a choking child Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR 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 SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare 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 Columnists The Pistorians – when love is blind Medical Can sleep apnoea affect your sex life? Medical How selfies help dermatologists diagnose skin conditions Medical Drug-resistant TB remains a crisis Medical Post-heart attack depression more common in women Diet and nutrition Bloemfontein is South Africa's fattest and most unhealthy city From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. 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.