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what's the best way to know if my burn is infected?

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Dr. Barry Cohen
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
The : Tissue around the burn looks red increased pain fever red streaks following veins proximal to burn pus.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What can you do to stop the burning and what is the best way to treat oil burns?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Cool/tepid water: Immediately place the burned area (if not extremely severe) in cool or tepid water to stop the burning. Gently washing with cool water & soap will remove residual oil. Do not remove blisters (they provide a sterile "bandage"). If a large area of hand/face/etc is involved, seek medical help at once for definitive treatment to prevent contractures. Do not smear burn with grease/butter/the like.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Best way to treat pepper burn?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cool butter: The active ingredient of a hot pepper burn is a colorless irritant phenolic amide c18h27no3 found in various capsicums that gives hot peppers their hotness and that is used in topical creams for its pain relief properties. This burning can be neutralized by butter fat applied to the skin or drinking whole or buttermilk.
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What are the best excercises to do to burn fat?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Burning fat: There are 2 types of fat: visceral (deep fa taround organs) and superficial fat jiggly fat). Both respond to calorie restriction the best, fat burning occurs with all exercise. However lower intensity work outs for 45minutes to 60min burn more fat than a high intensity work out that uses more glucose. Best tocombine high intensity work out for speed & low intensity for fat burning.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What are the best exercises to burn fat? I'm going for slim not muscular.

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Dr. Kimberly Haycraft-Williams
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Combination Training: The best way to burn fat is to do a combination of cardiovascular work outs such as running, elliptical machines, step or other aerobics classes combined with weight training several times weekly . If you do no want to build muscle bulk then i recommend less total weight but more repetitions. It also is beneficial to mix your work outs in type and intensity. Try intervals keep challenging yourself.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best cream to put on a burn?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 22 years experience
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 aloe with Lidocaine may be helpful. You could also use prescription silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). For second degree burns covering small surface areas, silvadene (silver sulfadiazine), bactroban, and Bacitracin are all good. For larger burns, seek medical care.

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