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Burn: Thermal by definition; tissue damage by drastic ambient temperature change. ...Read more
I have an open wound (freeze burn) and I have got my own feces in it (don't ask). It happened 3 hours ago, could it be infected now or later?
Yes it could.: Probably advisable to have it evaluated and cleansed and bandaged so this won't happen again. ...Read more
I have a plantar wart on my foot and now there's like more around that area, should I freeze or burn it off, there's like three and should I be worrie?
Dental freeze,2 caps 2% lipocane. Reaction to freeze, burning tongue, change in taste. Confirmed by dentist. Likelihood of another reaction next time?
Not Likely: The reaction is from the direct placement of the needle or the Anesthetic into the nerve tissue itself. The burning tongue can be a causalgia form the trauma of the needle brushing or penetrating the nerve itself. A rare side effect but possible. If the nerve is altered then the sensation can be altered. These are usually short term issues and rarely last longer than 1 year. ...Read more
My face is bright red and burning. No fever. How do I get the face to cool down but not make myself freeze. Got a cold/flu combo?
I have 3 large (.25 -.75 inch) warts on my foot and have had 15-20 freeze and/or scrape and burn treatments, but they persist. What should I do?
I have 3 large: If conservative tx at the podiatrist is not working, you have an option of going to a dermatologist and have liquid nitrogen treatment , if that does not work , then possibly surgical excision needs to be considered. I have had a few patients that needed a combination of freezing the warts with cryopen/laser tx for a year ...Read more
Dental freeze & filling Wed. Taste change since Thurs & burning tongue. healthy gums,no sign of infection in mouth. Is this an allergy/intolerance?
If you had dental treatment on a lower tooth, your symptoms may be a residual effect of the injection.
Call your dentist, explain your symptoms.
You may need to be seen for an examination. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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