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What happens to the skin after a grease burn?

What happens to the skin after a grease burn?

Blisters: Blisters or large bullae would develop plus skin redness (erythema). ...Read more

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What do I do about kitchen grease burn on arm?

What do I do about kitchen grease burn on arm?

Cold, aloe: For first degree burn, no blisters and al knifed burn immediate cold and aloe is ok. For aswcond degree pr more extensive burn topical prescription cream such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or biafine can prevent infection amd allow healing. If the burn is involving the hand or an extensive area it is best ot be seen by md. ...Read more

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Best way to avoid scarring from bacon grease burn?

Best way to avoid scarring from bacon grease burn?

Depends on severity: (third degree did the burn turn red (1st degree)
blister (2nd degree) or turn black/white (3rd degree)
1st degree keep moist it should clear without scar.
If small blisters protect it, it is likely to be ok if worse especially large area get medical help noting it probably will scar but good wound care will minimize it. ...Read more

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Wht can I use to stop the pain after a grease burn on my finger?

Wht can I use to stop the pain after a grease burn on my finger?

OTC analgesics: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will help, but not eliminate the pain. It should begin to ease off in 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Do I need a tetanus shot because of a kitchen grease burn I have.?

Do I need a tetanus shot because of a kitchen grease burn I have.?

Tetanus: You need a tetanus shot every ten years. If you are treated for an injury/trauma (such as a burn), your physician may choose to give a tetanus booster if you can't remember how long it has been since your last booster. ...Read more

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Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what to do?

Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what to do?

Keep it clean: My recommendation is to always remove blisters. This will allow any topical medication to reach the actual wound. Also, the presence of a blister denotes a partial thickness injury. If the blister becomes infected, this can rapidly progress to a full-thickness wound. Removing the blister eliminates this possibility, allows direct inspection of the wound. ...Read more

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Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what do you advise?

Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what do you advise?

Keep it clean: My recommendation is to always remove blisters. This will allow any topical medication to reach the actual wound. Also, the presence of a blister denotes a partial thickness injury. If the blister becomes infected, this can rapidly progress to a full-thickness wound. Removing the blister eliminates this possibility, allows direct inspection of the wound. ...Read more

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Do I need a tetanus shot after I got a kitchen grease burn on my arm?

Most likely no: I am going to assume that you have had your basic series of three tetanus injections, and have had a booster in the last ten years. Otherwise, go get one. ...Read more

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What to do about grease burn from wrist to almost shoulder that is welted up and burns like fire and tingles?

What to do about grease burn from wrist to almost shoulder that is welted up and burns like fire and tingles?

See surgeon: That is at least a second degree burn and crosses at least one major upper extremity joint. This may be easy to treat with something as simple as twice daily dressings with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). But due to the above mentioned factors this needs to at least be evaluated and followed by a surgeon until healed. ...Read more

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How many days should silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) be used on large grease burn on face?

How many days should silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) be used on large grease burn on face?

Maybe zero: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is generally not used on facial burns to avoid getting it in the eyes, which is not good. Rather, antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) is used on facial burns. Such topical antimicrobials are used until the wounds are healed, 1 to 3 weeks for spontaneous 2nd-degree burn healing, or until skin grafting for 3rd-degree burns. ...Read more

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I have a bacon grease burn on the back of my hand and the inside of my wrist, it happened 2 days ago and there's blisters, should I pop them??

I have a bacon grease burn on the back of my hand and the inside of my wrist, it happened 2 days ago and there's blisters, should I pop them??

No, don't pop them!: If the area involved totals over 2sq inches, you should see a doctor for possible antibiotic to avoid infection. Antibiotic ointments are also OTC - ask pharmacist. Don't bind it or rub - use loose clean gauze to protect. If it's looking worse than it did, get to Urgent Care, doctor or ER. Hands are too useful to fool around with. ...Read more

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I had a 2nd degree (large blister popped when I got kicked in the stomach) grease burn on my stomach 3 days ago and it is now swelling. Infected?

I had a 2nd degree (large blister popped when I got kicked in the stomach) grease burn on my stomach 3 days ago and it is now swelling. Infected?

Possibly: Burns can become infected. The blister, since it popped, is no longer protecting the burned tissue. It's best to have a physician examine you, dress the burn and give you instructions for proper follow-up care. You may also need a tetanus booster if you haven't had one for 5 years. ...Read more

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Will a deep second degree burn from grease on the arm that is pink in color fade over time? The burn happened 4 months ago.

Will a deep second degree burn from grease on the arm that is pink in color fade over time? The burn happened 4 months ago.

Second degree: Burns generally do NOT SCAR but pigment changes can last for an extended period of time...
If the pinkness is bothersome to you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist. ..
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Will a deep 2nd degree burn from grease fade? It is 3 months old. Still very red. It is on my hand and arm. Anything to help it fade?

Will a deep 2nd degree burn from grease fade? It is 3 months old. Still very red. It is on my hand and arm. Anything to help it fade?

Yes, but slowly: Burns cared for appropriately will heal and the wound will fade. It is not uncommon to have darker or lighter skin in the burned area, but this too will get better with time. Use a thick cream or greasy emollient to keep the new skin soft and flexible. ...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