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    patrick7196 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 20, 2015, 11:51 PM
    I spilled drain cleaner on my foot and it burns. I washed it off with water as quickl
    I spilled drain cleaner on my foot and it burns. I washed it off with water as quickly as I could and now I have it wrapped in a clean towel. Is there anything else I can do?
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    Apr 21, 2015, 12:21 AM
    If you still feel hot or pain, how about taking a little amount of toothpaste to apply?
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    tickle Posts: 23,801, Reputation: 2674

    Apr 21, 2015, 02:25 AM
    Yes, you probably have a serious burn. Go to the ER and have it taken care of.
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    J_9 Posts: 40,299, Reputation: 5645

    Apr 21, 2015, 02:34 AM
    Go to the ER now. This is a chemical burn and will continue to burn the tissue under your skin without proper treatment.
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,304, Reputation: 7692

    Apr 21, 2015, 04:09 AM
    If you are still having pain, the burn can be serious, and the chemical, if not washed "at once" not as soon as you could, can get into the layers of skin and not merely wash off.

    I would advise a trip to the ER on this one, esp if there is still pain at this point.
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    talaniman Posts: 54,230, Reputation: 10853

    Apr 21, 2015, 08:15 AM
    Chemical burns are nothing to play with and you should get immediate medical attention.
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    Apr 21, 2015, 08:46 AM
    I agree,ER... I've seen both Acidic as well as alkaline drain cleaners. Both are very strong and will cause problems really quick. Each one would require a different means to neutralize... but both require proper treatment once injury has occurred.
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    Apr 21, 2015, 11:35 AM
    Wet your foot, apply baking soda, do not wrap and go to the ER.

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