ND99.1/T20-T25 Chemical burn due to skin contact with corrosive substance



Chemical burns are caused when skin comes into contact with a corrosive chemical such as an acid or alkali. This can occur in industrial accidents, home accidents, and intentional self-harm.


Diagnosis of a chemical burn is often based on the history of contact with a corrosive substance and physical signs such as redness and blistering of the skin.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis may include other types of burns such as thermal, electrical or radiation burns, as well as skin infections.


Treatment of a chemical burn depends on the severity of the burn and the type of chemical involved. Mild chemical burns may be treated with topical treatments such as ointments and creams, while more severe burns may require hospitalization and intravenous fluids.


The prognosis for chemical burns depends on the severity of the burn and the type of chemical involved. Most mild to moderate chemical burns heal without significant scarring or complications, but severe burns may lead to scarring, infection, and even amputation.

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