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Doctor insights on: Frostbite Burns

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Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and is graded just like a burn. First degree is like a sunburn while second degree sees blistering and third degree is full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. Frostbite can be serious so it is best to ...Read more


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Does frostbite heal?

Does frostbite heal?

Depends: Just like there are different degrees of burns, so too there are different degrees of frostbite. The worst typre results in dry gangrene. ...Read more

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Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Nair Skin burn: It could help to keep skin moisturized. Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do 2nd degree burns leave scars?

Do 2nd degree burns leave scars?

Maybe: You will get the best result by keeping the area moisturized (cheap - no smell, no color is best) and out of the sun or thoroughly blocked. Final result is at least one year. ...Read more

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Do 1st degree burns scar?

Do 1st degree burns scar?

It shouldn't: Scar. Aloe vera sap can be applied directly from the plant to help with healing. ...Read more

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Do second degree burns usually scar badly?

Do second degree burns usually scar badly?

They can: burns can describe anything just deeper than a 1º burn to burns that act like full thickness burns. The deeper the burn, the more likely it is to result in poor scarring. Also, infection can convert a shallow burn to a deeper burn, so it is important to have good care from a doctor or burn team familiar with both the acute and long-term care of burns. ...Read more

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Should calamine lotion burn on a sun burn?

Should calamine lotion burn on a sun burn?

If the: Preparation you are using contains ALCOHOL it may burn on raw skin...READ THE LABEL! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Sun burn relief?

Sun burn relief?

Sun burn: A cool shower or cool compresses. Simple analgesics (paracetamol or ibuprofen). Emollients. If there are blisters (superficial dermal burn), wound care and dressings are needed. ...Read more

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Do 2nd degree burns in face leave scars?

Do 2nd degree burns in face leave scars?

They can.: If the burn is superficial in depth (but still blistered), good wound care may yield no scars whatsoever. But deep(er) 2nd degree burns can indeed leave scars. Scarring is totally dependent on the depth of the injury, whether from the initial thermal damage, or from subsequent infection causing more severe tissue loss. ...Read more

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Do red burns scar?

Do red burns scar?

1st degree?: By red burn i assume you mean a second degree burn in which case a scar would be very unusual. ...Read more

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Does nair burn?

Does nair burn?

Nair: If you are sensitive to the chemicals in Nair - it could cause a skin burn. ...Read more

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Second degree burn. Can i sunbathe?

Second degree burn. Can i sunbathe?

No: At the earliest, wait until your sunburns have healed, and all inflammation ; redness is gone before going back out in the sun. Try to do better with your sunscreen. There's no such thing as a "healthy tan". ...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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Can cigarette burns scar?

Can cigarette burns scar?

Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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How to treat sun burn blisters?

How to treat sun burn blisters?

Second degree burn: Skin that is red and painful and that swells up and blisters may mean that deep skin layers and nerve endings have been damaged (second-degree burn). Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Chamomile may help as well.Over the counter- Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. Do not "pop" the blisters yourself. ...Read more

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Could 1st degree burns cause blisters?

Could 1st degree burns cause blisters?

Burns: Typically first degree burns cause redness like a bad sunburn. Blisters are usually indicative of second degree burns. Both are painful. ...Read more

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Does silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) make sunburn peel?

Does silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) make sunburn peel?

very helpful: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is an excellent prescription medication that increases the healing and soothig. Your sunburn causes peeling and the medicine will help it. ...Read more

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Scald burn scars on legs.. Should I use sun cream or cover?

Unless minor, see: Doctor for wound care and prescription burn cream (silvadene). Antibiotics are usually not prescribed unless infection develops, and wound care instructions are critical. If small, use bacitracin, daily gentle cleansing, and non-stick bandages until healed. Do not use butter. If blisters break remove the dead skin and keep clean and protected as above. In doubt? See your doctor! do it wrong: scar! ...Read more