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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
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
How long does friction burns to the knee take to heal? Also they did bleed. And I'm using savalon healing gel
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
Severely itchy skin and no rash. Benedryl barely helps and lotion burns. Been without thyroid medicine for 4 weeks. Could this be a symptom?
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
Burning: Your vaginal burning may represent a vaginal infection. See your doctor for vaginal cultures to rule out infection. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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