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my skin burns when touched

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Needs treatment: The significance is that the skin has been significantly damaged, and needs treatment. Urgency depends on the number and extent of the burns, and whe ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Matter of degree: There are 3 degrees of burn-1, 2, and 3 graded by severity. Sunburn would be a typical 1st degree burn, blistering from steam or a hot surface that is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Multiple causes: A burn is a type of injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation, or friction. First degree burns damage only the surface ... Read More
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Injury to skin: 2nd degree burns usually extend into the dermis which can result in scarring depending on how deep the burn is. Usually involves blistering. Caused by ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Skin burns: Skin burns = thermal injuries to the outermost tissue covering the body.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
29 years experience General Surgery
Skin sensation: This can be as a result of something you placed on the skin topically or if nothing was placed see your pcp and see if there is a cause that can be fo ... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
No, but...: Burns aren't contagious, if that's what you mean. But why does the child have serious burns? What happened? Did the babysitter cause them? If so, then ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Allergies?: Perhaps you are allergic or sensitive to one of the ingredients. Change and see what happens.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
So many reasons: There are so many reasons you can experience these symptoms. Have you tried any new detergents or body washes? Have you been traveling or exposed to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Burns: The % of the body that is burned is more critical than the degree of burn alone. If you have a second degree burn that involves a small area of your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Many: We rate burns; 1st degree is a sunburn;try aloe 2nd degree is a blister: leave it covered, don't break the blister, and some otc antibiotic cream/oi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: It is possible that some part of your skin care routine includes something that is triggering the increased sensitivity. If nothing has changed you ca ... Read More
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