Acid and chemical burns
Burns caused by acid, alkaline or caustic chemicals can be very damaging and need immediate medical attention.
First Aid Instructions:
Call 112 / 911 / 999 (or another number for a country you're in) and ask for an ambulance as soon as possible.
Try to carefully remove the chemical and any contaminated clothing
Rinse the affected area using as much clean water as possible
Try to remove the chemical and contaminated clothing from contact with the skin and eyes, but be very careful not to touch or spread the chemical
Use gloves or other protective materials to cover hands and, if possible, carefully cut away clothing such as T-shirts, rather than pulling them off over the head
Do not wipe the skin as this may spread contamination
If the chemical is dry, brush it off the skin
Rinse the affected area continuously with clean water as soon as possible
Try to make sure the water can run off the affected area without pooling on the skin
Only use water – do not rub or wipe the area
If possible, find out what chemical caused the burn and tell the healthcare professionals at Emergency.
If you're helping someone else, put on appropriate protective clothing, such as gloves.