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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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