3 Ways to Treat Chemical Burns on Scalp

Medical treatment for chemical scalp burns can vary widely depending on the offending chemical. If you've been burned by a hair-care product such as a dye or a bleaching agent, you can most likely treat the area with the first-aid methods described below. If you've been burned by an unknown or potentially extremely caustic agent (such as a concentrated laboratory acid), you may need immediate medical attention.

A scalp burn can be very painful. (Image: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images)

Medical treatment for chemical scalp burns can vary widely depending on the offending chemical. If you've been burned by a hair-care product such as a dye or a bleaching agent, you can most likely treat the area with the first-aid methods described below. If you've been burned by an unknown or potentially extremely caustic agent (such as a concentrated laboratory acid), you may need immediate medical attention.

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