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Can you tell me about treating burns?

Can you tell me about treating burns?

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

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I have burned my hand on curling iron, it still burns, what to do?

I have burned my hand on curling iron, it still burns, what to do?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound does not seem to heal or seems like it's getting infected, seek professional medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I treat soldering iron burns?

How can I treat soldering iron burns?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more

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How can you treat burns from a soldering iron?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more

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How long do 2nd degree electrical burns last from a flat iron?

How long do 2nd degree electrical burns last from a flat iron?

Burns: The rate of healing from a burn depends on the person and the severity of the burn, not the source of the heat. Please see a healthcare provider to address proper wound care for your burn. ...Read more

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Hello, I am worried because I was using a hair iron and accidentally one of my boobs touch the hair iron. It burns a lot, what I should do? Thank you

Hello, I am worried because I was using a hair iron and accidentally one of my boobs touch the hair iron. It burns a lot, what I should do? Thank you

See a doctor!: A burn can be very dangerous, especially if blistering. Don't underestimate it. Get to a doctor right away, preferably a burn specialist but at least an emergency department. ...Read more

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Could a curling iron burn be serious?

Could a curling iron burn be serious?

Usually minor: A brief contact burn from a curling iron is usually shallow (1st- or 2nd-degree). Keep the wound clean and apply topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If it won't heal or looks infected, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what should I do about my curling iron burn?

I'm curious as to what should I do about my curling iron burn?

Burn cream: When you first get a burn using ice will limit the amount of damage from the heat. After that meeting the skin covered will decrease the pain from the burn and your skin will heal quicker. You can use antibiotic ointment if the blister is open. After the blister heals using moisturizer will help minimize the scar. ...Read more

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I got a bad burn from my curling iron, it bubbled and popped now it is dry and its starting to look like a cut...what do I do?

I got a bad burn from my curling iron, it bubbled and popped now it is dry and its starting to look like a cut...what do I do?

Keep clean n dry: Watch for oozing and signs of infection. Next time ice the area immediately. It will heal but will take some time, careful with that curling iron in future... ...Read more

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I dropped my curling iron on my brest two dats ago and it burned it. The skin turned black then peeled off. What should I put on the burn?

I dropped my curling iron on my brest two dats ago and it burned it. The skin turned black then peeled off. What should I put on the burn?

Vaseline ointment: What you describe is most likely a 1st degree burn. This is a superficial burns which affects only the epidermis, causing redness & discomfort. There is no scarring but you may have discoloration. Healing occurs in 3-5 days, injured epithelium peels away from the healthy skin. Best way to treat this is to apply a thin layer of vaseline 2-3x/day and let time do the rest. ...Read more

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How can you treat burn from flat iron?

How can you treat burn from flat iron?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. ...Read more

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Burn mark on my neck from curling iron. Will it go away eventually?

Burn mark on my neck from curling iron. Will it go away eventually?

DEPENDS ON DEGREE: It depends on the degree of curing iron burn.
First degree burn may leave a faint scar and may fade with time. Second degree and above scars will depend on how fast the appropriate treatment started. ...Read more

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How do I clean a curling iron burn? How long does it take, and does Mederma work for scarring?

How do I clean a curling iron burn? How long does it take, and does Mederma work for scarring?

Curling iron burn: How bad of a burn? Did it blister? If you are worried it isn't healing or that it is infected, please have someone look at it. If it isn't too serious, you can try an over the counter burn remedy. When it starts to heal, then you can use the Mederma to improve the scar. ...Read more

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I've got a burn on forehead from curling iron. How should I treat this?

Depends on how deep: Curling iron sounds deep. Should see a doctor. Want medications to help wound healing and prevent infection. ...Read more

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I have curling iron burn on my cheek--will it scar?

I have curling iron burn on my cheek--will it scar?

Depends on depth: The tendency for scarring following a burn injury depends on the depth of the scar as well as the time it takes to epithelialize and heal the wound. If it heals within 10 days and protected from the sun, it is unlikely to scar. ...Read more

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Flat iron burn treatment?

Flat iron burn treatment?

Keep a close eye: Thermal (heat) burns are treated the same way: keep it clean and dry, don't pop any blister that may form, watch for any signs of infection (pus, increasing redness, fever, etc.) and call your doctor if any worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a 3" burn from an iron? Top layer of skin (brown and puffed) torn off by a bandaid after 24 hours, leaving raw skin.

Best way to treat a 3" burn from an iron? Top layer of skin (brown and puffed) torn off by a bandaid after 24 hours, leaving raw skin.

Keep it greased: Your best end result will occur if you keep it clean and protected. Any antibacterial ointment or petroleum jelly should work. Keep it greased until the area is less vulnerable, probably 3-5 days and look out for signs of infection. You may cover it to avoid transferring ointment to your clothes or to keep dirt out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I burned my left nee whit a curling iron how do you get rid of the burn?

I burned my left nee whit a curling iron how do you get rid of the burn?

Time & protecting...: The burned area from infection & further injury will allow the burn to heal, hopefully without scarring. Clean it gently, apply an antibiotic and fresh bandage twice a day until it heals. You might have some skin discoloration for a while but, if you care for it correctly, you should be fine. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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So I burn my side of my face 4 days ago with my curling iron. Approximately how long does it take for the scar to go away?

So I burn my side of my face 4 days ago with my curling iron. Approximately how long does it take for the scar to go away?

Burn: Scar depends upon personality of the burn: 1st degree & 2nd degree will likely heal if small enough. 3rd degree will most likely leave some permanent scar. ...Read more

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Burn on my breast tha from curling iron has red mark around the burn that keeps growing whatand has a little soarness should I do?

Burn on my breast tha from curling iron has red mark around the burn that keeps growing whatand has a little soarness should I do?

Keep watching: Burns cause a lot more damage than is immediately apparent. It may take a few days for the extent of the damage to be fully apparent., at which point it should stabilize. An occlusive dressing like Tegederm may protect the area better and help with healing as well. ...Read more

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My skin got burn when I was playing I slept and iron got attach to my skin and dark circle is there in my skin how can in remove it please tell me?

My skin got burn when I was playing I slept and iron got attach to my skin and dark circle is there in my skin how can in remove it please tell me?

Let heal: Burns need to be treated aggressively so as not to get infected. Once the healing has taken place, there may be a scar left over. If the scar remains, and you are not comfortable with it, you may need to consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to see what treatments are available for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a burn scar that was caused by an iron?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a burn scar that was caused by an iron?

Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).


Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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I burnt myself using my flat iron one week ago. Is it possible for me to get a keloid from this 1st degree burn on my chest?

I burnt myself using my flat iron one week ago. Is it possible for me to get a keloid from this 1st degree burn on my chest?

Burn Scars: A first degree burn produces redness and pain and generally does not cause any permanent scar. If the burn produces blistering this indicates a second degree burn and could result in a permanent scar. The chest is notorious for developing heavy scars. You should have the burn evaluated to receive proper care. ...Read more

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I've burned my finger with a soldering iron. The burn patch has gone numb, will sensation return? Burned a couple layers of skin.

I've burned my finger with a soldering iron. The burn patch has gone numb, will sensation return? Burned a couple layers of skin.

Depends on the depth: It really depends on the depth of the burn, it most burns sensation returns but can take up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Could staph infect a small burn from a iron (for clothes) if the burn is less than 3 inches? What if I put triple antibacterial ointment on it?

Could staph infect a small burn from a iron (for clothes) if the burn is less than 3 inches? What if I put triple antibacterial ointment on it?

Burn: Yes that is a good thought if there is pus coming from the burn. Otherwise keep it clean and cover the burn and it should be fine. Some use aloe vera to ease pain and promote healing. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I have been itching all over my body with a prickle burn no rash, how long does it last allergy tablets don't work I do take iron tablets

For 2 weeks I have been itching all over my body with a prickle burn no rash, how long does it last allergy tablets don't work I do take iron tablets

Hold all medicines: To start with, although iron preparations usually don't cause allergy, could be a preservative or a non active ingredient, watch what you eat as well, can use a different antihistaminic, above all you might be having a dry skin, use a cream soap, moisturize your whole body right after bathing, every day or every other day, if all don't work, see your doctor, goodluck. ...Read more

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I have a burn scar on the back of my thigh from a hot iron. Is there any way I can fade it, with some product? I have tried bio oil, it's not working.

I have a burn scar on the back of my thigh from a hot iron. Is there any way I can fade it, with some product? I have tried bio oil, it's not working.

Vit E: Try Vit E creams. Alternatively, you can buy the Vit E capsules. Pierce one with a pin and spread it over the scar. This should help reduce the scar. However, it may not take it all away. ...Read more

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What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

3rd degree burn: Protect the burn areas from infection, drying out, contractures and help with rehab when it's at an appropriate point. Once healed and scarred, it can be reconstructed (more difficult if there's a keloid tendency). ...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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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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