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Burn In 3rd Degree In Femal Chest
Just found a lump on left ribs after having surgery 2 weeks ago to put rod in left femur and now ribs on both sides hurt. Should we be worried?
Need an exam: Would like to give you specific advice but it's impossible to tell what might be causing these lumps and pain without examining you. Please see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment if you are concerned. ...Read more
RCC met to lung, femur, IVC vein and liver presently on afinitor (everolimus) starting radiation to femur when wwill he get sicker (palitative) hubby is 38?
When he does.: No way to predict. Depends on behavior of the tumor, responsiveness to treatment and his immunological competence. Take advantage of what good time he has. Good luck. ...Read more
An MRI in nov 2012 showed a radiological cyst on l. Femur; pain since may 2012. I have stage 111c breast cancer. Should I get a pet /ct?
My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?
Get Ortho consult: For someone with many question about bones, getting an Ortho consult would be a good idea. They may provide a genetic referral to see if you fit into one of the inherited bone diseases, which can provide the explanation to your quarries. Good luck☺️ ...Read more
78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?
Third degree burn on chest, was told I had cellulitis, put on oral antibiotic but lab culture smear results negative, suggested burn scrape. Do I need?
Not enough: Not enough information. Are you really sure it is 3rd degree??? How? When? Treatment before antibiotic? Was some topical preparation or antiseptic used before the culture? What is a "burn scrape"? Most diagnoses of "cellulitis" by amateurs [non-dermatologists] are wrong. You failed to name the "oral antibiotic". If in doubt, get a second opinion, preferably from a dermatologist. ...Read more
Third degree burn advice Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?
How much does a xenograft cost? For an 8-year-old girl with 2nd and 3rd-degree burns on her stomach, chest, and back of her legs?
Xenograft costs: The cost of the xenograft will vary based on the area that needs to be grafted. The material is billed based on how big a graft is needed to place into the wound and the surgery fee is also based on the size of the area grafted. Various areas in the country have different fees so you will have to ask your insurance company what they pay for the code that will be billed by the hospital and doc ...Read more
I went into a tanning bed, it was my third time. I now have a horrible burning itch on my chest and under my breasts. How do I relieve the pain?
Tan/bed/issues!: STOP using this treatment! Seek in person burn evaluation from Primary Doc, PS, or Dermatologist. ...Read more
ER diagnosed pleurisy, 2nd day of meds started feelin discomfort, 3rd day severe pain entire chest cavity, burning. And can't touch some spots w/o pain?
Please be examined: If you have a doctor who knows you, please call them. If not, you might need to return to the ED. This may warrant further testing and a change in your treatment. ...Read more
Diagnosed possible pneumonia chest X-ray. 3rd day azithromycin 500 mg have burning pain back lung area. Pulse ox 98.No fever or cough. Wait it out?
Infection: The symptoms will last longer than the medication so wait it out ...Read more
What to do to help heal a 2nd-3rd degree burn from a coffee spill on lip and breast? Friend is allergic to Neosporn. Please help!
Burn treatment: 1st degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and generally appear as a red patch, similar to a sunburn. treatment is supportive (cool water, OTC pain meds). 2nd degree burns are deeper, very painful, and blister. Treatment is aimed at pain relief and preventing infection with Rx Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). 3rd degree burns are very severe, painless and usually require treatment from a burn center. ...Read more
I'm 8 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. For the past week my breast mainly the left one is burning. The pain isn't that bad.?
I burnt myself using my flat iron one week ago. Is it possible for me to get a keloid from this 1st degree burn on my chest?
Burn Scars: A first degree burn produces redness and pain and generally does not cause any permanent scar. If the burn produces blistering this indicates a second degree burn and could result in a permanent scar. The chest is notorious for developing heavy scars. You should have the burn evaluated to receive proper care. ...Read more
I got second degree burn on my chest 3 days ago the doctor prescribed me silver suf. Is there anything else I can use in assist to scarring & blisters?
Large 2nd degree burn on my chest from boiling water. I've been keeping it covered with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) and gauze. How long should I keep it covered?
Ointment is the. ..: Worst thing to put on a burn. It keeps the heat and damage in. Silvadine cream would be much better. ...Read more
I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.
Heartburn issues?: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more
Many causes: If you want to know the cause of your chest burning, you're going to have to have some testing. It can be cardiac related, gastrointestinal, neuropathic, dermatologic, or possibly even muscular. ...Read more
Probably muscle ache: A burning feeling in your chest while you lift weights is most likely caused by working the muscle which in turn releases Lactic Acid and causes a burning sensation. Other less likely possibilities include acid reflux (brought on by laying down) or heart pain (angina). Typical angina would be more of a crushing, heavy feeling + nausea + sweating + shortness of breath - but it's not all typical. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: If it is due to a lung issue, you need to see a pulmonologist, if it is musculoskeletal a physical therapist might help. It may also be due to acid reflux from your stomach when the intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures are raised with coughing, so you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Heartburn: Usually if your chest burn, it could be an issue with digestion. Although whenever you have issues with your chest be sure to contact your dr to be evaluated. Usually heart problems cause chest pressure or pain right under the sternum, but not chest burning. The esophagus runs through the chest and if its irritated, it could give the feeling of burning. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Get an exam.: Several possibilities for the burning in your chest. Most likely, gastresophageal reflux (gerd) caused by sphincter dysfunction between stomach and esophagus. Caustic stomach acid backwashes to inflame the esophagus. Burning in the chest is an atypical sign of heart attack in women, unlikely at your age. Smoke/smog irritate and inflame lungs. Strained, inflamed rib muscles may feel like burning. ...Read more