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what to put on a rug burn

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Rug Burn: Depends on where it is. Warm water compresses for about 5 minutes 2 or 3 times a day followed by butt-paste at night (yes! no financial interest!) . N ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Both ok for rug burn: Anti ich medication has either an antihistamine or steroid, antiseptic has usually alcohol to kill any bacteria. There is no numbing agent in either ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
Probably: Of course, it depends on the depth of the burn, its age and any other factors (e.g. Systemic diseases like diabetes).
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Dr. Ralph Kingsford
34 years experience Pediatrics
Try Aveeno (oatmeal): You could try applying some Aveeno (oatmeal) skin relief healing ointment on it. If he continues to be uncomfortable, have his pediatrician check it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Antibacterial: It depends on the degree of the burn. For first degree burns and mild sunburns, where only red, painful skin is present without blistering, aloe or al ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Knee
63 years experience General Practice
Yes: A superficial burn from a light burn should at first be treated with ice. After a short period of icing, it will be perfectly OK to apply polysporine ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Oil: A lotion is more likely to burn.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mallia
20 years experience Podiatry
Triple Antibiotic: Triple Antibiotic and if the area is wet, Iodine may also prove effective. Pain may be controlled with Aloe or a Lidocaine Gel.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Lamb
12 years experience Dermatology
Keep the area moist: Moist environments with plain vaseline are the key. If you get concerned about the pain or drainage then a silver based topical antibiotic can be appl ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
How bad is it?: I need more information: severity size and location are all important. Most importantly if large, blistered or burned through, or involving face, gr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on severity: If you have a first degree burn (red skin only) some aloe or similar product is ok. If you have second (blisters) or third (charred skin) degree burn ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Warts: Apply a little petroleum jelly (vaseline) around the wart before applying the compound w.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. nsure you use fre ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably nothing: Unless the burn is severe (heavily blistered, areas of numbness), you don't really have to put anything on it. Keep it clean, keep it covered with a b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe vera: First, you want to cool the burn. Put it under cool, gently running water, or use cold (not ice) compresses. You could break a leaf off of an aloe v ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Casts & Beach: Unfortunately, you are not likely to be happy with my answer. Casts and the beach just don't mix; no matter which way you do it. Sand has a nasty way ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Virginio Rodriguez
35 years experience Pediatrics
No worries at all...: The skin absorption is negligible... Congratulations!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cold compresses: You may apply cold compresses to it and a topical antibiotic like neosporin for now. However you should visit the urgent care office closest to your h ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Carey
35 years experience Ophthalmology
See a doctor: You should really see a doctor to lessen the chance of permanent scar. I would start with topical antibiotics and steroids commonly sold in drug store ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Chemical irritation: You will need a general medical examination and obtain therapy for a chemical irritation. ( dermatitis ).
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Most physicians use silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) a prescription antibiotic cream, for second and third degree burns. For first degree burns, you a ... Read More
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