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 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 Medical Shah Rukh Khan battles knee pain Medical SA's first 3D-printed jaw bone implantation a success Medical Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives Medical MERS may be transported through the air Medical Clinton advocates more efficient use of HIV resources News Afrikaners at risk of Parkinson's From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.