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A corrosive substance can damage tissue within minutes, so it is very important to remove it quickly.

What to do?

  1. First, immediately call for an ambulance. If the chemical remains in contact with the skin, it continues to corrode it.
  2. Wash away the substance with large amounts of water.
  3. Remove contaminated clothing.
  4. Wash the corroded part for about 20 min. with mild soap and rinse.
  5. Cover the affected part with the dry, sterile dressing.

If a chemical penetrates an eye:

  1. Keep the eye open as much as possible with the fingers.
  2. Wash the eye immediately with warm water.
  3. Hold the head under the faucet or pour water into the eye with a clean container for at least 15-20 min.
  4. Cover with a milling bandage and unique both eyes

If a chemical has been swallowed administer water or milk.

If a chemical has been breathed in, symptoms may include: headache, chest pain, asthenia, nausea, dizziness, loss of consciousness, cardiac and respiratory arrest.

What to do?

  1. Taking the victim outdoors.
  2. Check vital parameters.
  3. Call the ambulance.

Source: Mediserve‘s Pocket Guide to First Aid.

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