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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 dlawson60, Community Member, asks

Q: Hi, Can gasoline cause blisters if it contacts your skin?like a chemical burn or red blistery rash?

My Dad just recovered from rectal cancer and went thru cemo and radiation treatments, its bee since last march that we found out he had it,and he went to cut his grass on the riding mower and assumed he spilled the gas ontp the mower seat,ok? the day after this he woke up with red rash and blisters on his buttox, and seems scolded,could this be a reaction to the gas he thought spilt on the seat? Thank you

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Deven, Community Member
2/11/09 2:21am

Hi, i'm not a Dr. but i notice cold sore-like blisters on my lip after i syphon gasoline from mowers etc. so my guess would be YES. it can and will cause blisters as gasoline tends to penitrate the skin layers and "burn" the top layers of tissue.

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By dlawson60, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/19/12, First Published: 06/24/08