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First Aid Quiz

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First aid treatment for a chemical burn involves…
  • (A)  Applying ointment over the affected area
  • (B)  Removing dead skin
  • (C)  Neutralizing the chemical
  • (D)  Flushing the chemicals off the affected area with cool, gently running water for 10 to 20 minutes
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Water, as usual, puts out fire.
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Correct answer is:
  • (D)  Flushing the chemicals off the affected area with cool, gently running water for 10 to 20 minutes
Explanation:
MedlinePlus recommends that you perform the following steps to administer first aid for chemical burns:

You should first remove the cause of the chemical burn. Do not come in contact with the chemical yourself. In case it is a dry chemical, brush off the excess taking care to avoid your eyes.
Remove any contaminated jewelry or clothing.
Flush the chemicals off the affected area using cool water for 15 minutes or more.
If the victim appears faint or pale, or if there is rapid or shallow breathing, treat him/her for shock.
Apply cool, wet compresses to relieve the pain.
Wrap the affected area with a clean cloth or dry sterile dressing and keep the area away from friction and pressure.

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