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It is very necessary to get a first aid as soon as possible. Otherwise in worst cases the acid penetrates to the bone which could be fatal for patient’s life.

1. The most important First Aid is to immediately wash affected body part of patient with plenty of fresh or saline water

2. Don’t rinse the burn area with dirty water as it can cause severe infection.

3. Keep flushing the affected burn area with plenty of cool water,(not very cold) until the patient’s burning sensation starts fading. It may take 30-45 minutes.

4. Remove all the jewelry or clothing which had contact with acid.

5. Don’t apply any kind of cream, ointment on the affected area as it may slow the treatment procedure by doctors.

6. If possible, use sterilized gauze to loosely wrap the affected area. The gauze protects the skin from air, debris, dirt and contamination.

7. Rush the patient to a burn specialty hospital having isolated wards for burn patients

Disclaimer: The First Aids mentioned here are based on experience of Pragya Singh. Treatment course may differ for different patients. Please refer a specialist for best possible treatment.

Source: http://www.atijeevanfoundation.org/p/firstaid.html