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Can you tell me about treating burns?

Can you tell me about treating burns?

A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. Read more

Dr. Jenifer Lloyd
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Acetone (Definition)

This is a simple chemical, termed a ketone, which the body makes when sugar is in excess. It also is an effective cleaning, and sterilizing agent but can dissolve some plastics and is highly flammable in concentrated form. It is also used to remove cosmetic fingernails and to dissolve "crazy glue' when it is applied ...Read more


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What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

3rd degree burn: Protect the burn areas from infection, drying out, contractures and help with rehab when it's at an appropriate point. Once healed and scarred, it can be reconstructed (more difficult if there's a keloid tendency). Read more

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What should be done for burns?

What should be done for burns?

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 prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. Read more

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How are different degrees of burns different?

How are different degrees of burns different?

See below--: It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns. Read more

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What are the permanant complication of burns?

What are the permanant complication of burns?

Primarily scarring: Severe burns and skin grafting result in scarring. The scars may not look as nice as one would like. In addition, the scars can cause functional problems, especially with range-of-motion of joints. Scar modification therapies, such as pressure garments, and other therapies such as physical and occupational therapy can help. There is also the possibility of surgical scar revision. Read more

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I was wondering what are all different degrees of burns?

I was wondering what are all different degrees of burns?

3 types: 1st-degree burn: least serious. It burns only the outer layer of skin. The skin turns red, may see swelling, pain mild.
2nd-degree burn: the burn is deeper, blisters develop, skin is usually very red, swelling occurs, pain more severe.
3rd-degree burn: most serious burns, it involves all layers of the skin. It causes permanent tissue damage. Fat, muscle and even bone can be involved. Read more

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Do waxing burns fade?

Do waxing burns fade?

Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. Read more

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When I douch it burns why?

When I douch it burns why?

Irritation: Burning is a sign of irritation of the vagina. There may be an irritant in the douch solution. The vaginal lining may be irritated from intercourse. Candida overgrowth in the vagina or bacterial overgrowth may irritate the vaginal wall. Baking soda in water would generally be non-irritating. Read more

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Will iodine help minor burns?

Will iodine help minor burns?

No: Iodine may help to clean skin before procedures. Applying iodine to a burnt skin will cause quick absorption and will only cause toxicity and irritation if it's alcohol based or even non-alcohol based preparation. I would not apply it. Use tap water (warm) to clean it up. Read more

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What are corneal flash burns?

What are corneal flash burns?

Welder's burns: These are ultraviolet light 'sunburns' of the cornea which all welder's know about. The pain of them starts 4-8 hours after exposure and can be quite severe but usually is gone within 24 hours as new corneal cells regenerate. This is why welder's wear those protective filtering masks. Read more

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Can neosporin be put on burns?

Can neosporin be put on burns?

Yes: A mainstay of burn treatment is application of antimicrobial ointment (e.g., neosporin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, triple-antibiotic ointment) or cream (e.g., silvadene) to the wound. Read more

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How can you treat burns on face?

How can you treat burns on face?

Simple treatment: A burn is a response of the tissues to injury from heat or chemicals. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily will help. Read more

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How can you treat chemical burns?

How can you treat chemical burns?

Depends: Treatment of chemical burns will depend on the type of chemical one is exposed to. In a workplace environment, osha requires that a msds (material safety data sheet) be onsite. The msds will have treatment recommendations for that particular chemical. Also bring a copy of the msds to the emergency room or doctors office. Best to see a doctor for any burns. Read more

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What makes face burns fast better?

What makes face burns fast better?

Simple treatment: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Simple creams. Ointments keep skin protected while healing. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. Read more

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Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Polish remover: What you are describing is a possible contact dermatitis. Acetone is most often found in nail polish remover. It is best to avoid all products that contain acetone. Read more

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How can I care for 3rd degree burns?

How can I care for 3rd degree burns?

Can't: If you have a 3rd degree burn - it requires the expertise of a physician experienced in burn care to minimize scarring. Read more