Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chemical Burn Symptoms

Most chemical burns cause immediate pain upon contact with the skin.

Additional symptoms of chemical burns may include:

A chemical burn to the face may cause:

Hydrofluoric acid burns may cause no symptoms, but causes a serious burn. Seek care immediately for a hydrofluoric acid burn.

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Last Updated: Jan 22, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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