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What are some of the tests for Burns?

What are some of the tests for Burns?

The tests for Burns include:: Arterial blood gas, Basic metabolic panel, Carboxyhemoglobin, Complete blood count, CT of brain, Wound or tissue culture. ...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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What's the definition of a chemical eye burns?

What's the definition of a chemical eye burns?

Caustic eye injury: The pH of the eye is 7.4, so if a chemical is too acidic or too basic, it can damage the eye if it gets in. It damages the surface of the eye (a 'burn') and can lead to permanent scarring. If you ever get a chemical in your eye that causes instant pain, make sure you pour water in your eye immediately to dilute the chemical and minimize damage. ...Read more

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How long does friction burns to the knee take to heal? Also they did bleed. And I'm using savalon healing gel

How long does friction burns to the knee take to heal? Also they did bleed. And I'm using savalon healing gel

Depends: If the wound base is pink and reddish, then probably 1-2 weeks. If the wound base is white, then the abrasion might be deeper, 2-3 weeks. You can wash the area with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment to the area, and cover with a dressing. It'll heal faster.

If it doesn't heal after 2 weeks, you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I eat, my chest burns and it feels like the food just sits there and is waiting to come back up. What are these symptoms of? Thanks.

Every time I eat, my chest burns and it feels like the food just sits there and is waiting to come back up. What are these symptoms of? Thanks.

GERD: Maybe describing gastroesophageal reflux (gerd)--regardless of whether caused by delay in stomach emptying, relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, partial gastric outlet blockage, biliary/pancreatic pathology, esophageal dysmotility, altered salivary flow, etc. Your response to behavior/diet modification (fats, caffeine, chocolate, etc.) and an acid-reducer (like Prilosec otc) may be helpful. ...Read more

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If the inside of a girls vagina burns, what's that a sign of?

If the inside of a girls vagina burns, what's that a sign of?

Burning: Your vaginal burning may represent a vaginal infection. See your doctor for vaginal cultures to rule out infection. ...Read more

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How do I treat burns?

How do I treat burns?

Burns: Treatment of burns is based on the severity of the burn (depth and area). Superficial burns (sunburn/minor scald) can be safely treated with topical creams with aloe. Deeper, more extensive burns require evaluation to determine the best therapy. Extensive scald burns, flame, acid and lye burns, and electrical burns ought to be seen by someone experienced in burn diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Can us always diagnose suspicious mass in armpit? Area of left axillary looks black, feels hard/rubbery, burns, us was "normal". No other tests done.

Can us always diagnose suspicious mass in armpit? Area of left axillary looks black, feels hard/rubbery, burns, us was "normal". No other tests done.

No: If you have a mass- an us can be a good place to start but may not give full information. Mri would be the best imaging study to eval mass. Most definitive test would be a biopsy or excision of the mass. Re-discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms. Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms. Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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After 5 months I now get pain during sex and his sperm burns me what could this be I am very very worried. Had urine and blood tests both normal.

After 5 months I now get pain during sex and his sperm burns me what could this be I am very very worried. Had urine and blood tests both normal.

See below: You are likely under the care of a doctor to have urine and blood tests done and you should discuss the issues with your doctor as a physical examination is essential for proper evaluation. In the mean time try using liberal amount of a lubricant like k-y jelly. ...Read more

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For years now I have a problem on my leg. Sometimes it hurts, burns, its numb, its really sensitive... Its not the nerves and nobody knows what it is?

For years now I have a problem on my leg. Sometimes it hurts, burns, its numb, its really sensitive... Its not the nerves and nobody knows what it is?

Need a neurologist: Your symptoms are concerning for some type of nerve issue. The most likely source would come from your spine. The next cause could be a pinched nerve in the leg itself or a tumor involving the nerve. Lastly a neurological disorder like ms could cause such symptoms rarely. Regardless, a neurologist can assess your exam and order appropriate imaging, electrical tests or blood tests for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I applied clove oil on my tooth as it was paining. It gathered at the edge of my lips for a long time and caused burns at the left edge. Remedies?

I applied clove oil on my tooth as it was paining. It gathered at the edge of my lips for a long time and caused burns at the left edge. Remedies?

How unfortunate: Lip should heal with time. Stop trying to practice Dentistry without a license. What you did was to harm your body. What you should have done was to call a Dentist to treat your infection, oil of cloves does not cure infections. Your Dentist can evaluate the painful tooth and the soft-tissue burn and provide the most appropriate treatment. CALL DENTIST NOW! ...Read more

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What does it mean when it burns after I use the bathroom?

What does it mean when it burns after I use the bathroom?

What burns: If urination then consider a urinary tract infection but if its rectal possibly a fissure or hemorrhoid. In any event both should be checked by a doctor ...Read more

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How do most burns in children get treated?

Cool soaks, TLC: Gently wash the burned skin area daily to help remove dead skin. Many doctors prescribe silver sulfadiazine cream, but it isn't necessary unless the burn becomes infected; if that happens, call your doctor. If it's a sunburn, don't let it happen again - apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion to your children's exposed skin whenever they go out in the sun. ...Read more

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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

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Please tell me if I should do if my at-home fluoride treatment burns?

Please tell me if I should do if my at-home fluoride treatment burns?

Alternate methods: Discuss this with the dentist who prescribed these Fluoride treatments for you. He\she can help you figure out what's causing this and what alternative methods are available to you to resolve this issue. ...Read more

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Gilbert's gastric uTI n m two months pregnant pleas advice n it's treatments my stomach burns too bad n it's painful?

Gilbert's gastric uTI n m two months pregnant pleas advice n it's treatments my stomach burns too bad n it's painful?

Here are some. ..: I've spent quite a time to figure what you really meant due to the run-on writing without punctuation, but still couldn't understand the points. One thing for sure is you're in 2-month pregnancy, which may right have morning sickness, for which, most likely, you know how to handle it by experience or by support from family/friend. For others, go to see ob-gyn doctor for timely detailing. Best. .. ...Read more