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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. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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Treatments for cream bleaching burns in the face?

Wound care: Any skin irritation or inflammation resulting from contact with a specific chemical deserves close monitor. It is important to remove the offending agent and avoid further contact. First aid measures including skin cleansing and hydration, with or without ointment is usually helpful. If worse, or no improvement, seek medical attention. Expect possible discoloration for a period of time. ...Read more

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How to treat a bleach chemical burns on privates?

How to treat a bleach chemical burns on privates?

>>>stop doing.: Use silvadine cream....better see a PMD for full evaluatioin, depth of injury. ...Read more

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I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

I have been bleaching my hair with the same bleach for three years. I just did it today after four months and I have chemical burns. Help?

Don't use again: You have probably developed contact dermatitis. You must avoid the same product or another product with the same ingredients. Discontinuing the product generally would resolve the problem. If not, you may have to use a prescription corticosteroid scalp lotion. In that case see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

Oatmeal bath: Never put bleach in the bathing water---even dilute, bleach will irritate the skin. Try a soothing aveeno (oatmeal) bath and use moisturizers. If this does not resolve with a day or so, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?

Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?

Scabs Beat Scabies: Scabbing is OK as long as there's no infection in there. You'd know that if it is unduly painful or getting more and more painful and there's increasing leakage or discharge. Wash gently and let the scab come of naturally. Don't pick at it (the only thing you should ever pick at is a guitar). If you have to cover it (e.g. you look like a resurrected zombie), do so loosely so the air can get at it. ...Read more