Water-Jel can be used on chemical burns which act like thermal burns. In the case of chemical burns, the protocol for the specific chemical must be followed before applying Water-Jel to insure that the chemical is flushed from the area. Since the gel is 96% water, it should not be used with chemicals that are highly reactive to water before these chemicals are fully irrogated; additionally, in the case of electrical burns, the power source should be disconnected before applying Water-Jel.