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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience in Wound care
Burns: Treatment of burns is based on the severity of the burn (depth and area). Superficial burns (sunburn/minor scald) can be safely treated with topical c ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Silvadene.: Traditionally Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is the antibacterial agent we would apply to burns. However, burns can be deceptively serious and shoul ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Below: For burns the best ointment to use is bacitracin which you can get over the counter. If there is blistering, leave alone, do not puncture. When the b ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Icing: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Burns include:: Cellulitis, Red skin.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Keep cooling thesite: Until the tissue is hot the burns continue to damage skin so keep cooling the site immediately after injury. Once the burning stops then apply local a ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Manzella
46 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Cover the Burn: Artificial turf burns are brutal because it is a rug burn to the "n-th" degree. A silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) compound with zinc to help heal the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Burns can lead to:: Aspergillosis, Cholecystitis, Compartment syndrome, Hemolytic anemia, Hypernatremia, Electrolyte disorders, Acute cholecystitis.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
When to see the Doc: It sure sounds like you have an urgent problem that needs in person attention so that a thorough examination can occur. Please get to your family doct ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic oi ... Read More

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