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Hot Oil Burn
Cold water: Cold or icy water is a good initial therapy. ...Read more
My wife burnt herself with hot cooking oil. Will my local clinic have a burn ointment that is better than the local wallgreens?
Immediately !: Remove yourself from the source of heat. Immerse your hands into a cool / room temperature water filled bucket. Pour cool / warm temp water onto your leg. Do not rub the burn areas. Call 911 and get transported immediately to the ed. You may develop second degree burns, and depending upon the amount of skin affected, you may have to go through long time of care by burn specialists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a mild burn on my hand due to hot oil and my friend advises me not to put it in ice water and don't blow or cough near the wound. Why ?
Not true: You can put it in ice water to relieve acute pain. ...Read more
I suffered hot oil burns on my fingers two days ago. It formed blisters and the blisters broke. Now there's almost clear puss that keeps coming out of the (small) wounds. Is this normal?
There's slight local swelling. How do I treat this?
Not normal: You need to consult with your doctor as this sounds like an infected burn. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I drank a lot of olive oil now my entire abdomen, stomach, internal organs are burning hot. What could be wrong?
I'm curious...: ...as to why you'd do such a thing? Undoubtedly, given the reaction you suffered, you won't do it again-- ...Read more
How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil? My husband has swelling in the back of his neck i used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.
Cold pack may help: I would use a bit of soap and cool water to wipe off the oil, then use a cold pack (ice in plastic bag and wrapped in thin towel will do also) will help. The peppermint will "burn itself out" in about 1-2 hours (must wipe off the oil). Hope this will help. If not better, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more