The treatment that a patient of acid burns receives depends on a number of issues, for example, the nature of the attack, which parts of the body were affected, the amount and concentration of acid that was used and the use of first aid (lots of clean cold water) immediately after the attack.

Patients with severe burns take a longer time to recover. In most cases, the face (which contains vulnerable organs like the eyes, nose, mouth, ears) and neck are the targeted areas. The eyes are particularly vulnerable because if acid is thrown in them,

partial or complete blindness may follow. Forum for Acid Victims ensures that the survivor receives the support that is required.