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If milk is acidic in nature then why is it recommended to pour milk on acid burns?

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It is not preferred to pour milk on acid burn but it is recommended to pour water on acid burn..The first thing to do to acid attack victim is to pour chilled water continuously. Water dilutes the acid and continues to dilute it until it becomes ineffective.
Pouring milk on acid burn attack is a bad idea. Milk(alkaline) and acid reaction is exothermic i.e. produces more heat and may cause more damage. Milk being a nutrition to germs increases the chances of infection also.

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