Dry Skin, Red After Exposure To Chemical Vapors?
Good evening, I want to ask a solution to improve my skin again, my skin is exposed to chemical vapors in the red “and after 3 days. Being dry, I want to ask if there is a cure / saleb for skin like this Thank you
Hello Choirul Saputra,
The skin is one of the body's organs that has a protective function. Including driving out certain substances to enter the body directly. Certain chemicals can cause interference with the skin through direct exposure to these chemicals as well as against exposure to chemical vapors or mist / spray. Chemical trauma to the skin can cause temporary or permanent irritation to the skin.
Exposure to chemicals on the skin can cause the following symptoms:
Blisters appear on the skin
Pain or burning
When working in an environment with a high risk of chemical exposure, always wear suitable protective clothing (including gloves) to prevent skin from being exposed to chemicals. Recognize and be alert when working with chemicals that are corrosive and irritating to the skin. Make sure the workspace vents are functioning properly and store these chemicals in a good place and do not spill easily.
The initial treatment when exposed to chemicals on the skin is to immediately rinse the affected skin with running water for at least 15 minutes for moderate-severe irritant chemicals, 30 minutes for corrosive chemicals, and 60 minutes for strong alkaline chemicals. Take off the clothes immediately exposed to these chemicals, replace them with clean clothes.
Handling continued depends on how severe the skin disorders caused. Topical medication (topical) given to skin disorders in the form of contact dermatitis is usually a topical corticosteroid whose drug potential is adjusted to the location of skin disorders. In addition, antibiotic ointments, silver sulfadiazine ointments, hydrocolloid wound dressings can also be given. For mild disorders such as dry skin you can use emollient (moisturizer) which is sold freely (try not to perfume) or natural ingredients such as honey, aloe vera, olive oil, clean coconut oil and applied regularly 4-6 times in areas of the skin that are dry. The pain caused by trauma can be reduced by taking NSAID / NSAID group pain relievers and continuing cold compresses on the affected area. Antihistamines can be used to reduce itching.
If there is no improvement after independent treatment, you should seek treatment directly with the doctor. If skin disorders that arise are severe, you should immediately see a doctor after exposure to these chemicals. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.