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I have a pretty big carpet burn on my knee how do I treat that?

I have a pretty big carpet burn on my knee how do I treat that?

Time: Best way to treat this is to apply a thin layer of vaseline 2-3x/day and let time do the rest. The skin should heal within a few (4-5) days. ...Read more

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What could make random parts of my skin burn like what feels like carpet burn? but no sign of redness or anything .

What could make random parts of my skin burn like what feels like carpet burn? but no sign of redness or anything .

Burning skin: you could possibly be suffering from polyneuropathy. Imwould lso be checked out for MS ...Read more

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My son came home from school after a weekend away with carpet burn on his knees he said it had just happend at school but they were dry and not pink c?

My son came home from school after a weekend away with carpet burn on his knees he said it had just happend at school but they were dry and not pink c?

Burns: I'm not sure what the question is here. However, the color changes to which you refer would indicate that any skin injury that exists involves far more than the superficial skin. Plus, the darkness indicates that the abrasion injury is greater than 24 hours old. I would be concerned about the child's activities in which he can sustain an injury like this. ...Read more

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I'm 62 yrs old and have started having discomfort in my left knee when I kneel that feels like a carpet burn, should I be concerned?

I'm 62 yrs old and have started having discomfort in my left knee when I kneel that feels like a carpet burn, should I be concerned?

Probably not: If you describe the location it would help. Infrapatellar bursitis will frequently complain of pain and swelling in the front knee below the patella that can radiate below the knee often, is causes severe pain with kneeling or walking down stairs. Common symptoms of itbs ileotibial band syndrome (a different problem), are burning pain in the outside part of the knee. Both do well with treatment. ...Read more

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Can you develop allergies ? I love shrimp and ate it my whole life. Last night I ate some and developed a painful carpet burn like rash. Gone now tho

Can you develop allergies ? I love shrimp and ate it my whole life. Last night I ate some and developed a painful carpet burn like rash. Gone now tho

Yes and no: Yes you can become allergic to anything at any time in your life. However an allergic reaction to shrimp should cause an itchy rash instead of a burning one. If the rash is localized to 1/2 of the body and not extending beyond the midline, consider shingles for which you should see your doctor immediately to get started on an antiviral drug. ...Read more

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Carpet/friction burn from falling on stairs 2 days ago red around it and sore ?

Carpet/friction burn from falling on stairs 2 days ago red around it and sore 

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If the redness and: soreness wasn't there right after the fall and if it is getting worse, there could be a skin infection developing. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting unexplained scrapes all over me like road/carpet burn they are sore an turn into scab very strange please help ?

Why do I keep getting unexplained scrapes all over me like road/carpet burn they are sore an turn into scab very strange please help ?

Eczema?: It's very possible you have eczema or an environmental allergy. Your best bet is to see your PCP or dermatologist. They may prescribe a trial of cortisone cream or do a small punch biopsy of the area in question to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Carpet burn sensation on thigh, sensitive to sheets or clothing, no redness or swelling, skin looks normal, area is about 6 inches above knee ?

Carpet burn sensation on thigh, sensitive to sheets or clothing, no redness or swelling, skin looks normal, area is about 6 inches above knee ?

Tough one!: How long have you had this feeling? Do you have any back problems? Have you injured the area? Do you have diabetes or other medical problems? Also, early symptoms of shingles (herpes zoster) can cause a feeling of hypersenistivity before the rash breaks out. If your problem continues, see a doc. ...Read more

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