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Chlorine Burn Treatment
Ask your doctor: Ask your doctor, depends how extensive is your treatment with trichloroacetic acid, (tca) if it is large area may get infected. ...Read more
I believe I have what swimmers consider to be "chlorine cough" on top of exercise-induced asthma. Where should I go for treatment?
Primary care: Your primary care physician should be able to help. ...Read more
I have pls. I have been exposed to chlorine gas inhalation several times over the years working in the water treatment. Can this cause nerve damage?
Mustard gas?: Stories abound about the horrible effects of chlorine gas during wwi. Serious nerve, liver, lung, kidney, vision, brain problems were reported. Hopefully, your exposure was less severe and carefully monitored. Not much to do now, but you may want to get a thorough medical evaluation to be all your systems are healthy. ...Read more
Depends on many...: Factors: the size, location and depth of the burn, the age and health of the patient, the mechanism of burning, etc. For minor burns with blistering, I recommend unroofing the blisters, washing with soap and water, and then applying Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing twice daily. If increasing pain, drainage, or redness, or if not healed in 10 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
The burn COLD water should be used to irrigate the area and after that the treatment depends upon burn degree. Very minor burns should simply be covered by a protective dressing...antibacterial preparations may be useful if blister (2nd degree) burn results.
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A remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well. ...Read more
Seek Treatment: Deep 2nd degree burns need medical attention and script for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream to help with pain and antibacterial. These can become infected and convert to full thickness loss (3rd degree). Needs careful care and dressings. Do not ignore these. Sometimes loss/excess of skin pigment can occur along with surface scarring which is permanent. ...Read more
Red hot cheeks: Use virgin coconut oil applied 3-4 times daily. It my take up to 3-4 weeks to work. Propanolol could possibly also give you a red face. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for burns from melted and pretty much boiling hot butter being dumped on your wrist should I go to the dr.?
Maybe: Butter can get much hotter than boiling water and can cause a deep burn. If the area is larger than a quarter, it is probably a good idea to have it looked at. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream and a dressing changed each day until healed, watching for signs of infection, and scar management (deep burn) are all good things to be gained by a visit to a doctor with some burn experience. Good luck! ...Read more
Whenever eating some oily or spicy food it's always feeling of burning or like acidity in chest. Is this a big problem or there is any treatment. Plz h?
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check the burn ...Read more
Depends on size: 3rd degree burns generally refer to deep partial or full thickness burns. Very small areas can heal with wound care and dressings. Small to larger areas generally require removal of the dead burned tissue and replacing the excised tissue with skin grafts from another area of the body. As the grafts heal over several weeks physical therapy, Moisturizing, and further surgery may be required. ...Read more
Chemical burn: Although I am large proponent of self-care this is one to get seen. The area needs to be cleaned thoroughly and depending on the chemical it may take special agents to wash it off. ...Read more
Histofreeze: I am not sure what body tissue was frozen, but typically if it is skin, it would heal up in the next 10-14 days. The discoloration may persist for a few months, though. Other tissues may have different healing times. Vaginal freezes may take about the same to heal. ...Read more
Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more
Nerve pain: The most common nerve issue is meralgia paresthetica, and may respond to loose clothing, or nerve pain suppressant drugs or even a Lidoderm parch locally. However, could be due to hip problem, pinched nerve in back. Physical therapy might help, maybe even an injection locally. First, get firm diagnosis, then decide on treatment. ...Read more
Itchy & burning skin: Your doc or a dermatologist will determine if your skin need medical treatment. Beyond that, low vitamin B 12 can produce itching as can dry winter heat in homes. Sesame oil directly on the skin can help. Avoid skin lotions containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Use plain water to rinse for 10 minutes
do not forget your eyes and throat
if you swallowed a toxic chemical, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Many issues: Depends upon the chemical and the part of the body involved. If the eyes, see an ophthalmologist right away after flushing for 10-15 minutes. Otherwise flush and then see a doctor if the skin appears damaged. The condition will be worse if the chemical was an alcohol or a very strong acid. Most organic chemicals flush off well and the skin is usually resistant to them. ...Read more
Neurology consult: You could be having a kind of neuropathic pain disorder. Best would be consult a neurologist to rule out any underlying condition and make a management plan. Treatment options include use of medications, mainly anti-epileptics and anti-depressants. Bio-behavioral therapies including relaxation therapy can help (pain psychologist). ...Read more
If you truly have...: A 3rd-degree, or full-thickness, burn, unless it is very small or narrow and can heal in from the sides, it will need to be skin grafted to fully heal it. Partial-thickness (i.e., 2nd-degree) burns will heal in 1 to 3 weeks. If your wound is not fully healed after 3 weeks, you should see a general, plastic, or burn surgeon. ...Read more
Unlikely: So many different things cause the same symptoms you describe, but you can always assume tear film dysfunction, begin applying warm moist compresses for 2 minutes twice a day to closed eyes, cleaning lashes gently afterward, and instilling preservative-free artificial tear drops 4 times a day. If not cured in 4 weeks, se your eye doc. ...Read more
Chemical burn: This sounds like a 2 deg chemical burn of the face. Its important to get ALL of the caustic chemical off your face. Rinse with water thoroughly. Maybe stand in a shower for twenty minutes. Then, use some aloe gel mixed with an equal part of triple antibiotic cream. Take non-steroidals for pain (ibuprofen, naproxen) etc. Avoid sun exposure. See a doc soon. ...Read more
DON'T DRY SHAVE!: Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. ...Read more