Doctor insights on: Burning oil in desert storm

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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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Does baby oil amplify tanning or burning effects when lying out in the sun?

Does baby oil amplify tanning or burning effects when lying out in the sun?

Sort of.: While it's a myth that you can accelerate tanning by applying baby oil, the use of baby oil instead of a good sunscreen lotion will certainly make your skin much more susceptible to tanning and way more likely to burn. Remember, tanning is your body's way of telling you that you're getting too much sun. Baby oil is a petroleum product that contains no sunscreen. ...Read more

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Rubbed baby oil on my penis its burning now?? R

Rubbed baby oil on my penis its burning now?? R

Wash it off.: Wash it off with water and mild unscented soap and do not do it again! If it does not feel better soon, see a doctor to be sure something else is not going on. Use mild unscented lotions and soaps and detergents to avoid reactions. ...Read more

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Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Not sure: Never heard of it. A good natural remedy is a neti pot or saline rinse. Be sure to use distilled water and follow cleaning directions. Otherwise, see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I take fish oil. Witch has fat in it. Will it stop my body from burning muscle?

What to do if I take fish oil. Witch has fat in it. Will it stop my body from burning muscle?

Depends: You tend to metabolize muscle when you're in a calorie deprived state so if you're on a weight reduction diet, you're at risk. You can minimize this by 1) exercising regularly and b) eating protein which is what muscle requires to regenerate. Fish oil can raise your HDL ('good") cholesterol but is not special for preserving muscle. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of burning eyes with no apparent cause (cooking oil, bleach, etc). Water flush brings only temporary relief. What could be causing this?

Sudden onset of burning eyes with no apparent cause (cooking oil, bleach, etc). Water flush brings only temporary relief. What could be causing this?

Depends: There are many conditions that can cause sudden onset of burning eyes.
Go to an Ophthalmologist or ER for examination. ...Read more

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I inhaled 4 drops of eucalyptus oil from a portable steam inhaler. Now my nose is burning. Was this too much? Is it harmful? Think Dr said to use 1drop

I inhaled 4 drops of eucalyptus oil from a portable steam inhaler. Now my nose is burning. Was this too much? Is it harmful? Think Dr said to use 1drop

Not harmful: Just irritating and should pass, may want to flush it out with saline or water. If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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I drank a lot of olive oil now my entire abdomen, stomach, internal organs are burning hot. What could be wrong?

I drank a lot of olive oil now my entire abdomen, stomach, internal organs are burning hot. What could be wrong?

I'm curious...: ...as to why you'd do such a thing? Undoubtedly, given the reaction you suffered, you won't do it again-- ...Read more

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I have had burning at the tip of my penis for 2 days now, right after I used emu oil on the area. No discharge, not an std, no other pains?

I have had burning at the tip of my penis for 2 days now, right after I used emu oil on the area. No discharge, not an std, no other pains?

Possible rxn to oil: Is the burning only with urination or more on the skin of the penis? Since the burning started after using the emu oil, it sounds like that may be the cause, but this is not a common side effect. Push fluids for several days so urine is very dilute, if it doesn't clear, see a doctor to rule out UTI. If irritation is only on the skin area, then use a topical OTC hydrocortisone cream 3x/day. ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy, dandruff, burning sensation and my hair is falling out and its really dry and my doctor gave me peanut oil to put overnight

Why do I have itchy, dandruff, burning sensation and my hair is falling out and its really dry and my doctor gave me peanut oil to put overnight

Itchy: Itchy and flaky scalp is a common condition. This is caused by a fungus called malessezia fur fur. Sometimes this condition is called seborrheic dermatitis. Some people are prone to the fungal infection of scalp skin. This causes hair loss too. This is not a harmful condition by any means, but it is a nuissance due to itching.

This condition can be treated with dandruff shampoos over the counter. Shampoo that works for it are selsun blue, t-gel shampoo, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, ketaconazole shampoo (pharmacist can show you this if you have difficulty finding this). Apply any of these shampoos to the scalp and leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat at least twice a week. This will help get rid of the problem. If you keep getting this condition repeatedly then you can use it once a week for maintainance to keep the condition under control all the time. These shamppos usuaully makes hair rough, so it is important to use a good conditioner following the shampoo.

If this is not helping, I recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I used coconut oil for lubricant 5 days ago, and my vagina/vulva is burning, itchy, swollen, painful. I used monostat 1, and still feel uncomfortable.

I used coconut oil for lubricant 5 days ago, and my vagina/vulva is burning, itchy, swollen, painful. I used monostat 1, and still feel uncomfortable.

Allergic reaction: I agree that you should never use coconut oil as a vaginal lubricant. I suggest careful washing with baby soap to remove any remnants and then use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical 1% hydro cortisone to the external vaginal area. See your GYN on Monday. Stop th Monistst and use Sitz baths (2 lbs of epsom salts in 6-8 inches of warm water, for 15 minutes 3-4 times a day. ...Read more

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I've had a red, itchy, burning rash on the front of my throat. 6 months or more. It looks like I've been strangled. Thankyou I have used cordizone cream and codliver oil. Nothing really helps. I have seen a dermotologist this summer. She had no idea what

I've had a red, itchy, burning rash on the front of my throat. 6 months or more. It looks like I've been strangled. Thankyou I have used cordizone cream and codliver oil. Nothing really helps. I have seen a dermotologist this summer. She had no idea what

Get second opinion: If the first dermatologist wasn't able to help you then get another opinion. When in doubt certain tests can be performed including a biopsy. Perhaps you are allergic to something like a fragrance or jewelry. Allergy testing can be done. Perhaps it is fungal considering it did not get better with a cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream. Second opinion is often helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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