How Do You Treat A Battery Acid Burn?

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A battery acid burn, like all chemical burns, can cause a great deal of damage to the skin. When the acid accidentally comes in contact with the skin or the eyes, it is imperative to take actions immediately. Here are some quick first aid tips to help minimize the damage while waiting for professional medical assistance to arrive. Assess the area where the acid came into contact with the skin. If the area is the hands, face or feet, immediately wipe the area with a wet cloth to remove the top layer of the acid. Remove any clothing or jewelry that may have come in contact with the acid. This will help to ensure the acid does not have a chance to accidentally come in contact with another sections of skin and exacerbate the problem. Use running water to flush out the area. For hands and feet, stick the affected area under an open spigot and allow the water to run over the area for at least 15 minutes. If the eyes are involved, lay the person flat and hold the eyelids open. Run a low ... more
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