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What is good soap acid burn? It got in my finger nail and

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What is good for an soap acid burn? It got in my finger nail and burns like crazy. It even hurts when i try to close my fist
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

did you have a lye burn?

lye is used to make soap

what do you mean by soap acid?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I am not sure. I am a truck driver and this is the soap we use to wash our trailers.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I see.

the soap most likely was very concentrated and you probably haven't wash it all off on your hands.

you need to soak your hands in room temperature water for 5-15 minutes

and then you need to moisturize your hands with very thick moisturizer like vasaline or aquafore or lanolin

to help sooth your hands.

and then put your hands in soft cotton gloves to keep the moisturizer on for as long as possible.

you can wash the cotton gloves when your hands feel better.

if your hands continue to burn and hurt, you need to see a doctor

you could be having a bad allergic reaction to the detergent in the soap used to clean your trucks.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

do you have any other questions?