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Chemical Burns (cont.)

Chemical Burns Prognosis

Most chemical burns are minor and can be treated without causing long-term problems. Some burns, however, cause significant scarring or other medical complications. Some of the chemical burns that have a more guarded outlook are ingested and inhaled chemicals that may cause burns. These burns can lead to permanent disability or death.

Burns in the eye can lead to blindness.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014

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