Chemical Burns Detailed information on chemical burns of the eye, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Chemical Burns of the Eye: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian: Chemical burns occur when a child gets any type of chemical in his/her eye. This is a medical emergency, and the child should receive immediate medical care.
Household Batteries Can Cause Chemical Burns The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that approximately 3,700 people a year are treated in hospital emergency rooms for battery-related chemical burns. Approximately 20 percent of people treated in hospital emergency rooms for battery-related chemical burns are children under the age of 16.
What are chemical burns? The symptoms of chemical burns of the eye(s) may resemble other eye conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
First Aid - Chemical Burns Make sure the cause of the burn has been removed. Flush the chemicals off the skin using large amounts of cool running water for 20 minutes or more.