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Hydrofluoric acid (HF) burns are serious, and it's important to seek medical attention immediately after a burn even if you don't feel symptoms. Learning about hydrofluoric acid burns and how to treat them can decrease the damage and help keep you safe in the future.
This can be even worse, depending on the concentration of the acid and the length of exposure.
No matter the concentration, however, the burns may cause a deeper penetration of the underlying skin tissue after a longer time of detection. Any increased time can allow for a burn to become more severe.
A burn that is grade 2 appears with a white burn mark and surrounding painful redness, but also demonstrates blistering and edema, which is leakage of intra-cellular fluids outside of damaged cellular tissue.
A burn that is grade 3 appears in the same way as grade 2, with the addition of blistering, and necrosis, which is cell tissue death.
Cell tissue death is seen as discolored blue or black tissue around the burn.
Make sure that the clothing comes into contact with as little skin as possible as it is removed. Do not touch clothing directly with bare skin if you believe it has also been contaminated with HF.
Use gloves, masks, and gowns, if possible.
This constant flow of cool water should not overly cold but cool enough to soothe the burn.
Continue flushing the area for fifteen or more minutes.