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What's the best way to treat second degree burns?

What's the best way to treat second degree burns?

Seek Help: For medium to small second degree burns, my favorite treatment is an aliginate impregnated with silver. Patients seem to do very well with this. You should be evaluated by a burn surgeon, however. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to hide my eraser burns and cutting scars?

Need advice on what is the the best way to hide my eraser burns and cutting scars?

IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here (camouflage, peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser, surgery and more) but it is generally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. Avoiding tobacco and sun may help. Unfortunately cutting scars are very difficult to conceal. Other than garments, tattoos may be the best method to conceal them. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat burns? Whats the best way to treat large burns on the arms?

What is the best way to treat burns? Whats the best way to treat large burns on the arms?

You : You should be evaluated by a physician. Burns vary in their depth and surface area as well as how they affect adjacent structures. Without an exam it is impossible to give an answer, and doing so may cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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Got chemical burns from cement and i'm now 3 weeks into it..whats best way to treat it now? I'm still using an ointment and guaze plus wrapping them.

Got chemical burns from cement and i'm now 3 weeks into it..whats best way to treat it now? I'm still using an ointment and guaze plus wrapping them.

Concrete burn: If the concrete burn site blistered and ulcerated or if there is continuing discharge of serous or bloody material or extensive reddening you should be evaluated and treated by a physician or wound clinic for best care and follow-up. However if you note continued improvement with your treatment, it would appear to be appropriate for healing a 2nd or 3rd degree burn unless there's a deep skin ulcer ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get off Nexium (esomeprazole) I am 29 212 pounds been taking it 8 years its all that works if I don't take it burns and comes up thoart bad?

Whats the best way to get off Nexium (esomeprazole) I am 29 212 pounds been taking it 8 years its all that works if I don't take it burns and comes up thoart bad?

Stomach infection?: Infection of the stomach with H. pylori often causes your symptoms. You can get a blood test at your doctor's office to check for this infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.

What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is the most effective method to remove facial or body hair. Electrolysis can be used for smaller regions but is less reliable and technique dependent than lasers. Lasers are very safe if performed by a skilled and experienced physician or provider. Vaniqa cream also helps reduce hair growth by 40% but effects wear off after discontinuing use. Laser effects are long-lasting. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat burns in your mouth and gums? Often coffee/good burn gums just behind top front teeth. Best suggestion? Thanks.

What is the best way to treat burns in your mouth and gums? Often coffee/good burn gums just behind top front teeth. Best suggestion? Thanks.

Tincture of Time: This will heal on its own. Take OTC analgesic (Ibuprofen best) exactly as directed on the package if you need pain relief. Can dab Orabase-B onto sore spots. Next time let coffee cool down a bit. ...Read more

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Perineal radiation burn skin is comin off&burns a lot anus pains too while excretion.What is d best way to cure it?It is area between buttocks.Not cured wd gentian violet&lysine hydrochloride cream.

Perineal radiation burn skin is comin off&burns a lot anus pains too while excretion.What is d best way to cure it?It is area between buttocks.Not cured wd gentian violet&lysine hydrochloride cream.

Protect to heal: Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop intense activity for a while and see. A thin hydrocolloid dressing ( ex. Duoderm) applied to each side 2-3 x/wk) prevents friction and promotes healing. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because i didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because i didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

Burn: The easiest thing you can do is apply neosporin which will act as barrier to prevent infection and allow healing to occur while help soothing the ache. If you continue with pain definitely consult your primary doctor. ...Read more