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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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How close does lightning have to strike to cause a corneal flash burn? How can one tell a flash burn from eye strain?

How close does lightning have to strike to cause a corneal flash burn? How can one tell a flash burn from eye strain?

Pain: Flash burns are very painful. A lightning strike that affected the eyes would also cause much more bodily damage, or death, as well. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your eyes suffer long term visible damage to the cornea from a thermal burn?

How can you tell if your eyes suffer long term visible damage to the cornea from a thermal burn?

Vision and symptoms: Most of these heal with no residual problem. But if you find the vision in the burnt eye to be altered compared to the other eye or it stays red and irritated, then you should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I felt burning sensation in both eyes so visited specialist. She prescribed few eye drops and told my cornea is infected and now my vision us blurred.

I felt burning sensation in both eyes so visited specialist. She prescribed few eye drops and told my cornea is infected and now my vision us blurred.

Call doctor: You need to call your doctor immediately about the blurred vision since this may be something much more serious. ...Read more

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Doctor, can the heat inside car left in sun, cause cornea burn? If so what symptoms the heat might cause to the eye? Thank you

Doctor, can the heat inside car left in sun, cause cornea burn? If so what symptoms the heat might cause to the eye? Thank you

NO: If you can in hot car parked in the sun. Roll down all windows and put the AC on outside air. Just about the only problem would be sweating profusely and getting sweat into your eyes, which will cause burning and watering. Try not to rub your eyes with dirty hands. Use a clean tissue. In case of burning and tearing get any brand of artificial tears and instill in several times. ...Read more

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If a 34 female working woman. I've been having excruciating hot flashes that feel like my body is burning from inside. They happen attest twice a day. And leave me in the most embarrassing sweats that are embarrassing on a professional basis. Please?

If a 34 female working woman. I've been having excruciating hot flashes that feel like my body is burning from inside. They happen attest twice a day. And leave me in the most embarrassing sweats that are embarrassing on a professional basis. Please?

Suboptimal ovary: Patient that 34 yo can have suboptimal ovary or premature ovarian failure. This select group may have severe hot flashes. It is important to have evaluation to include FSH, LH and also thyroid (TSH). Once diagnosis is made, hormone replacement therapy can be an option for symptomatic relieve however the patients desiring conception will need further management with a fertility doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Started 2 days ago - sporadic, sudden burning on back even if just sitting, severe like on fire but not painful - not like normal hot flashes.

Started 2 days ago - sporadic, sudden burning on back even if just sitting, severe like on fire but not painful - not like normal hot flashes.

Many possibilities: Considering the symptoms you describe, there are a number of possibilities that could be causing your back pain, which could include muscle strain/sprain, nerve impingement, shingles, etc. It is best for you to be examined by a doctor to determine the specific cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Flash by welding eyes burning?

Keratitis: Flash burns to the eyes from uv light emitted from welding without protective eye wear can be very painful. Often self limited in mild cases. Recommendations to help the pain usually involve using lacrilube (artificial tears) eye salve, cold compresses, Ibuprofen for pain, eyes closed. If more severe, seeing an eye md to evaluate and prescribe a cycloplegic agent & occasionally a topical non steroidal agent (acular). ...Read more

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Are electronic blankets safe to use overnight beside burns for adults and children both?

Are electronic blankets safe to use overnight beside burns for adults and children both?

Electronic blankets: If your question is, is it dangerous to use an electric blanket especially for children because of the possibility of getting burned. ...Read more

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My 75 year old grandmother is experiencing burning sensations or hot flashes in different parts of her body and she does have diabetes.

My 75 year old grandmother is experiencing burning sensations or hot flashes in different parts of her body and she does have diabetes.

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do most burns in children get treated?

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 a camera flash interfere with the healing of a scratched cornea?

Can a camera flash interfere with the healing of a scratched cornea?

No effect: While a scratched cornea is very light sensitive, healing will take place in the light or in the dark at the same rate. ...Read more

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My eyes got exposed to flash welding. They now hurt and I have a burning sensation in my eyes. What should I do?

My eyes got exposed to flash welding. They now hurt and I have a burning sensation in my eyes. What should I do?

Flash burns: You should wear protective eye wear when welding. It you have irritation and it is mild, you can try preservative free artificial tears (bion tears, thera tears, systane, and systane gel, etc.) one drop up to every 30-60 minutes. If worse or not getting better, you need to be seen by an eye specialist, to ensure not foreign bodies or infection developing, that could cause permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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Might it be that a burnt cornea affect your eye sight?

Might it be that a burnt cornea affect your eye sight?

Yes: There can be permanent scarring. Nonetheless, most patients heal surprisingly well. Many escape with only temporary blurriness. Many doctors postulate that some of the thermal energy from the burn is absorbed by the tear film, so many corneal burns are blunted in their effect.
Please see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) for ongoing treatment which can reduce scarring. ...Read more

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I having hot flashes @ 27 y/o. During the day im freezing then all of a sudden im burning up hot this most of the time not just when im on my period?

I having hot flashes @ 27 y/o. During the day im freezing then all of a sudden im burning up hot this most of the time not just when im on my period?

Needs evaluation: May be hormonal but may be metabolic. Possible causes include hypothalamic dysfunction, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, early menopausal changes etc. All of these need evaluation. If you are a heavy aerobic exerciser, you should stop. The exercise causes a compensatory decrease in thyroid function - cold and decreased estrogen production - hot. Muscle training better (slo burn method only). ...Read more

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Eye problems when I weld, is this flash burn, what to do?

Eye problems when I weld, is this flash burn, what to do?

Could be flash burn: Use protective eye gear when welding: otherwise can cause a painful corneal abrasion: see eyeMD for antibiotic drop. If just irritation after welding with eye gear: use cold artificial tears. If pain, see eyeMD. ...Read more

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What to do if my eye problems when I weld (is this flash burn?

What to do if my eye problems when I weld (is this flash burn?

Welders flash: Welders flash usually presents as a foreign body sensation. You should wear goggles when you weld. If you have symptoms it would be advisable to have an ophthalmologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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Hot flashe, puking feel like burning up, took zofran, (ondansetron) temp normal 99.3 feel hot like pass out. Puked every day for a week w/ anti nausea medicen.?

Hot flashe, puking feel like burning up, took zofran, (ondansetron) temp normal 99.3 feel hot like pass out. Puked every day for a week w/ anti nausea medicen.?

Vomiting: Checked HCG? Associated diarrhea? If diarrhea could be gastroenteritis, though a week is a long time. May be gastritis with or without H pylori or gallbaldder or hepatitis, (though w/ this degree of vomiting you should be yellow). if associated with severe abdominal pain may be pancreatitis. appendix, UTI. Would also check TSH (thyroid) rarely it is a brain lesion. F/U with urgent care/ER, ...Read more

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What is the difference between burning hot skin to touch with no fever and hot flashes?

What is the difference between burning hot skin to touch with no fever and hot flashes?

Warm surface?: Good question- the context of your question is important. I am assuming this question us asked in a clinic -
burning hot skin....Very warm skin by touch.
...Very warm skin on touch and internally feeling warm, is the biggest difference with hot flashes. ...Read more

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Rather common hot flashes lasting 1hr+, feels like blood ready to boil, makes skin feel like it is burning. Always causes sweat, thirst and exhaustion?

Rather common hot flashes lasting 1hr+, feels like blood ready to boil, makes skin feel like it is burning. Always causes sweat, thirst and exhaustion?

Multiple symptoms: In summary, you feel hot, thirsty and exhausted. There are many possible causes for these symptoms, medicine effect, endocrine cause, neurological, mental health, medical. This could be anything from anxiety to diabetes to lymphoma. I suggest you start at your local primary care physician for thorough investigation, including exhaustive history and physical exam, potentially labs. ...Read more

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I was on wellbutrin (bupropion) SR was switched to XL and now I have hot flashes, skin on face feels like it's burning and extreme skin crawling itching.?

See your doc ASAP: Go back to your doc. Tho active ingredient is basically same in both meds, the way it is delivered is different (hence the difference in how long they last). Your body may just not like this version of drug. If you have difficulty breathing, swallowing or a visible rash stop taking the medicine. Hot flashes alone aren't an indication to stop.
Was switch just for "new=better" or really needed? ...Read more

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So umm... I have been having a lot of pain in my chest. A constant burning/achy pain with flashes of pin point severe sharp pains that happen in different places. I am sore and weak threw out my body. Also my BPM has been very high (143 resting), my bloo

So umm... I have been having a lot of pain in my chest. A constant burning/achy pain with flashes of pin point severe sharp pains that happen in different places. I am sore and weak threw out my body. Also my BPM has been very high (143 resting), my bloo

Chest pain: chest pain can come from many reasons, not all of which are heart you need to have this evaluated since this could be stomach or reflux. being in pain and worrying aabout this could send your bp up. Go to your primary and get checked out. ...Read more

Corneal Flash Burn (Definition)

A sunburn on the eye surface. ...Read more