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Question by  KremarMonBaniago (21)

How do you treat a chlorine burn?

I got some chlorine on me and it is painful.


Answer by  BigMomma2 (132)

Wash and irrigate the area for about 20 minutes. Dress it with an antibiotic ointment and a clean bandage. If you have a pins and needles sensation you probably have 2nd degree burn which could take up to a week to clear up. See your doctor if it worsens.

Reply by ClaudiaD (136):
This sounds good but should've mentioned wearing some protective gloves while cleaning and bandaging the area.  add a comment

Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

If the chlorine burn is on a sensitive area like around your eyes, see a healthcare professional immediately. If skin appears "sun burned" it's a 1st degree burn. If skin is blistered it's 2nd degree. Wash area with non-chlorinated water for as long as 20 minutes. Apply antibiotic ointment, apply clean sterile bandage. Heals in about 7-10 days.


Answer by  NessieGirl (103)

There are two types of chlorine that I know of. Is yours from bleach or a swimming pool additive or is it liquid chlorine gas? If it is the gas don't even try to treat it get to the hospital or your doctor because it can be so dangerous.


Answer by  mpg (62)

If you had skin contact with chlorine, immediately wash it with copious amounts of water. Contaminated clothes should also be removed. It is best to go see a doctor so that you can be prescribed painkillers, and the injury be properly assessed because you may need antibiotic treatment.


Answer by  vicki46 (63)

rinse well with water that is not chlorinated. Then check to see how bad the burn is. If its minor its no problem. Any burns that looks worst than a sunburn, should be treated by a doctor. This is only on the skin. burns in the eyes or other senitive place should be seen in the ER.


Answer by  deki (11)

Wash the area with clear water and than made a mix of soda and water and rinse again. Then put the antibiotic cream or iodine. After that put a clean and sterilized gauze and clean bandage. The next day do the same thing with new sterilized gauze and bandage. And go to doctor if it worse.


Answer by  RowdyDawg (106)

The one time I got chlorine on me I rinsed with a lot of cold water and used some Betadine on it. You should wrap loosely especially if you end up with blisters. Be sure to leave those alone cuz if you pop them you will might have permanent scarring.


Answer by  nursepractitionerlisa (793)

If it is more than a few minutes afterward, the only thing you can do is heal. Early on, rinse well. Now, rinse a bit. Watch for infection. You may get some relief from flamazine. Try a cool cloth, some aloe, and maybe even Tylenol.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

First, use vinegar to neutralize and clean any residue from the burn. Apply an ointment and wrap it very loosely in gauze.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

If it is a chlorine burn wash it first with fresh cool water. Then after some time closely examine the burn and treat it.

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