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I dropped a small finger sized plastic wrapper onto a burning coal. The plastic burned for a few seconds I heard it sizzle and moved it. Am I okay?

I dropped a small finger sized plastic wrapper onto a burning coal. The plastic burned for a few seconds I heard it sizzle and moved it. Am I okay?

Yes: I assume you are concerned about the fumes from the plastic wrapper. As long as you feel fine, and you didn't inhale a large puff of smoke from the burning plastic, you are fine. If you did, you would have noticed significant coughing and lung irritation. ...Read more

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Is it safer to smoke Herbal cigarettes like Nirdosh or is it safer to smoke herbal molasses based hookah with quick burning/regular coals?

Is it safer to smoke Herbal cigarettes like Nirdosh or is it safer to smoke herbal molasses based hookah with quick burning/regular coals?

No: Doesn't matter what you are smoking. Our lungs were not designed to breath in hot smoke. It all is damaging to the lungs. Ask any severe asthmatic which one they would rather smoke or be around. NEITHER!! ...Read more

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What are the Effects of inhaling burning paper and coal in a house?

What are the Effects of inhaling burning paper and coal in a house?

Why are these: fumes in the house? Acute or chronic respiratory problems will arise, carbon monoxide exposure, toxic chemical inhalation. Do not breathe these fumes. Firefighters use respirators... Have a properly licensed contractor inspect and correct the faulty conditions. ...Read more

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Why does the fluoride from coal burning lead to tooth loss?

Why does the fluoride from coal burning lead to tooth loss?

It doesn't: Fumes from burning coal contains may toxic byproducts. Breathing in Fluoride containing coal fumes over a long time can cause skeletal fluorosis ( a very serious disease) , but it will not cause tooth loss. There have been only 4 mild cases of skeletal fluorosis in the U.S. in the past 30 years. There are several million cases in china and india. ...Read more

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I have burning and pain in what I believe is my trapezius muscle. It feels like hot coals on my muscles. Also I have numbness in my shoulder blades. ?

I have burning and pain in what I believe is my trapezius muscle. It feels like hot coals on my muscles. Also I have numbness in my shoulder blades. ?

Signs of shingles.: These can be the heralding signs of shingles. The rash usually appears after three days of pain and numbness. If treated within 48 hours of onset of symptoms, the outcome is better. You need to contact your physician as soon as possible. If you cannot contact your physician, the emergency department will always see such cases. You will need to go there. ...Read more

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Why do charcoal fumes/burn off make me sick? Get real sick from the smell of charcoal, cat eat anythig cooked on coal burning grill. I get serveal headaches/stomaches, real nervous, hives, laying in a fetus position, shaking, can't think straight. Is thei

Why do charcoal fumes/burn off make me sick? Get real sick from the smell of charcoal, cat eat anythig cooked on coal burning grill. I get serveal headaches/stomaches, real nervous, hives, laying in a fetus position, shaking, can't think straight. Is thei

This : This may be less an allergy as a sensitivity to the fumes or by products of the grilling process. See your physician or an occupational specialist who would know more about your exact exposure.In any event -avoidance may be the only answer. ...Read more

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Daughter17yr sebo_psoriasis on scalp, uses "coal tar & salicylic acid" twice weekly.She gets headaches, eye burning .Is it the side effect of solution?

Daughter17yr sebo_psoriasis on scalp, uses "coal tar & salicylic acid" twice weekly.She gets headaches, eye burning .Is it the side effect of solution?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What should be done for burns?

What should be done for burns?

Icing: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. ...Read more

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Burning from garlic on hemriods?

Don't Think so.: Garlic should not cause burning of your hemorrhoids, if that was the case we would not have asian cuisine being so popular. ...Read more

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How are different degrees of burns different?

How are different degrees of burns different?

See below--: It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns. ...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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I was wondering what are all different degrees of burns?

I was wondering what are all different degrees of burns?

3 types: 1st-degree burn: least serious. It burns only the outer layer of skin. The skin turns red, may see swelling, pain mild.
2nd-degree burn: the burn is deeper, blisters develop, skin is usually very red, swelling occurs, pain more severe.
3rd-degree burn: most serious burns, it involves all layers of the skin. It causes permanent tissue damage. Fat, muscle and even bone can be involved. ...Read more

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How to burn the fat?

How to burn the fat?

Eat fewer calories: To burn fat and flatten the tummy, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work-outs! also, one must not eat more calories than she burns off or she cannot lose fat. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, & iceberg lettuce (no dressing). Avoid sugars & simple starches. ...Read more

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How to burn more fat?

How to burn more fat?

Eat less, exercise: Fat can be hard (visceral) or soft. Both types respond to calorie restriction, low intensity work outs since fast workouts burn more sugar, hydration. Visceral fat also usually needs metformin since there is Insulin resistance with this. Burning fat with lasers can also work when accompanied with calorie restriction and exercise. ...Read more

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Do waxing burns fade?

Do waxing burns fade?

Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more

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How do I treat a burn?

How do I treat a burn?

What kind of burn?: Call 911or get to er if there is charring or blistering on the face, genitals, all the way around an extremity, covering most of a foot or hand, or any burn covering an area bigger than the size of the chest. A simple first degree burn can be managed with cool running water (not ice) followed by a burn lotion you can purchase at your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Why does my back burn?

Why does my back burn?

Wild guess: Sensation of burning in the back usually comes from superficial nerve endings that would be triggered by muscle stretch or joint/muscle fatigue. It can also be from a deep spinal nerve in the back being pinched by a disc protrusion or rarely even a tumor. If it is constant or progressive have it checked by a neuromuscular physician or neurologist. ...Read more

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How do I burn more fat?

How do I burn more fat?

Exercise.: Burning fat comes from engaging in both cardiovascular exercise and weight training. Try to make this an almost daily routine to boost the metabolism and burn that fat. ...Read more

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What do I put on a burn?

What do I put on a burn?

Depends on severity: If you have a first degree burn (red skin only) some aloe or similar product is ok. If you have second (blisters) or third (charred skin) degree burns you should see a doctor for evaluation asap. Deeper burns can cause severe scarring and prompt intervention may help prevent complications. Prescriptions may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you treat a burn?

How do you treat a burn?

Depends on extent: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. Don't use butter or grease. ...Read more

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How can I soothe a burn?

Gentle healing: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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When i douch it burns why?

When i douch it burns why?

Irritation: Burning is a sign of irritation of the vagina. There may be an irritant in the douch solution. The vaginal lining may be irritated from intercourse. Candida overgrowth in the vagina or bacterial overgrowth may irritate the vaginal wall. Baking soda in water would generally be non-irritating. ...Read more

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How should I treat my burn?

How should I treat my burn?

Depends...: On how large and deep the burn is. In general, a burn that heals in less than three weeks does not need surgery. Initial treatment is to wash with soap and water 1-2 times a day, apply an antibiotic ointment (bacitracin) and a bandaid. If pain increases or the burn appears to be infected, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I burn off body fat?

How can I burn off body fat?

Fat loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Will iodine help minor burns?

Will iodine help minor burns?

No: Iodine may help to clean skin before procedures. Applying iodine to a burnt skin will cause quick absorption and will only cause toxicity and irritation if it's alcohol based or even non-alcohol based preparation. I would not apply it. Use tap water (warm) to clean it up. ...Read more

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Burning sensation internally?

Burning sensation internally?

Could be reflux: "burning sensation" in the chest may be related to reflux. Go see your doctor. A trial of ppi's and carafate (sucralfate) may help determine the cause and may need an egd scope. I have also seen "strictures" do this....The esophagus folding onto itself and you need a dilation by a GI doc. Your family doc could order a upper GI series to help him figure out the problem. ...Read more

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What are corneal flash burns?

What are corneal flash burns?

Welder's burns: These are ultraviolet light 'sunburns' of the cornea which all welder's know about. The pain of them starts 4-8 hours after exposure and can be quite severe but usually is gone within 24 hours as new corneal cells regenerate. This is why welder's wear those protective filtering masks. ...Read more

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Burning in back when I cough?

Burning in back when I cough?

Back pain: When you cough you increase pressure in your chest and abdomen. You also forcefully flex the spine. Back pain when coughing can be from irritation to paraspinal muscles when coughing, or it could be from a disc being pushed on during the force of the cough. A few episodes of this is probably not a concern , but if this persists or worsens i would get it checked. ...Read more