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  • 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.


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