Chemical Burns

- See: Burn Management:

- Discussion:
    - treatment: copious saline irrigation;
    - hydrofluoric acid
         - severe pain
         - note that this chemical may be found in hydraulic oil;
         - treatment subcutaneous 10% calcium gluconate
    - white phosphorous
         - addition of 1% copper sulfate to the wound helps to neutralize the phosphorous and assists with identification of the phorous particles;
         - copper sulfate has systemic toxicity and therefore its application should be limited

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, September 8, 2011 2:00 pm