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Chemical Burns (cont.)

Chemical Burn Treatment

Most people with minor chemical burns do not need to be admitted. Most can go home after arranging follow-up care with a doctor. Patients with major chemical burns however, need to be admitted to a hospital. Ingestion or inhalation of chemical burns may need to be admitted for observation, depending on the potential severity of tissue damage.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014

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