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Chlorine burn
Yesterday at work I burned my elbow in some chlorine.  I'm guessing it wasn't diluted becaue I have a big red burn on my elbow and it hurts when I bend my arm.  I've washed it with cold water a few times, but it's still kind of moist.  Someone told me it's a 2nd degree burn.  I also put some cortizone cream on it.  
Do I need to see a doctor?
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Hello,
From your description, it looks like a first or second degree burn. Most superficial burns heal within about two weeks and don't usually leave a scarf. For these kind of burns; you can apply antibiotic cream such as silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene).It will prevent infection and help in fast healing.

If the irritation persists then please get it evaluated from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




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Thanks!  It appears to be healing, it's getting smaller and smaller.  It still hurts unless I put the cream on it.  Hopefully it will heal up pretty soon.
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