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What do I put on a hot water burn?

What do I put on a hot water burn?

Hot water burn: A burn are 1st , 2nd or 3rd degree. Degree, size and location (over joints-as can scar and lead to decreased motion) are factors. 1st degree are like sunburns you can cool it down with cool water and place silver sulfadene on it. A 2nd degree blisters and can be significant if large and over joints. 3rd - is full till muscle if more than just a light sunburn go to urgent care or doc today ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Yes, Veet: Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal. If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet v hot water burn, how can I tell the difference?

Chemical burn from veet v hot water burn, how can I tell the difference?

It may not be...: Possible to tell the difference. Some chemical burns have a characteristic appearance, but most are indistinguishable from thermal burns. ...Read more

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How to know what is best to remove dark scars caused from hot water burn?

How to know what is best to remove dark scars caused from hot water burn?

Dark Spot Treatment: First of all, there are several causes for dark spots. Dark spots caused from skin injury, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, can be treated with the following: - hydroquinone 2% (available without a prescription) to 8% (prescription only) - tretinoin (retin a), which works best in conjunction with hydroquinone - Azelaic Acid (azelex)- used in pregnant woman as an alternative to hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Hot water burn on nose will it scar?

Hot water burn on nose will it scar?

Usually not: Most burns to the nose heal very well. The exception is burns that are full or nearly full thickness. These require plastic surgery for the best results. ...Read more

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Can you put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a hot water burn?

Can you put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a hot water burn?

For a second-degree: ... Burn, 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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Hot water burn blister popped. What should I do so it doesn't get infected and gets healed quick? How long will it take to heal?

Hot water burn blister popped. What should I do so it doesn't get infected and gets healed quick? How long will it take to heal?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have these spots on my wrist and arm that are dry that wont go away its been a month. Lotion and hot water burn them. theyre red?

I have these spots on my wrist and arm that are dry that wont go away its been a month. Lotion and hot water burn them. theyre red?

Can't diagnose: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Blister because of hot water burn got popped accidentally. Now it's oozing yellow liquid. I am using over counter antibiotics cream. What should I do? Do i need to see a doctor?

Blister because of hot water burn got popped accidentally. Now it's oozing yellow liquid. I am  using over counter antibiotics cream. What should I do? Do i need to see a doctor?

Normal: Blisters from a 2nd degree burn eventually rupture and drain serous fluid (yellow, watery). The overlying dead skin will then slough leaving a red dermal base. New skin then starts growing from the edges (epithelialization) and is initially white then pink. Antibiotic ointment is acceptable although the risk for infection is very low. Gauze pads/wraps are helpful to absorb the serous drainage. ...Read more

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Three months ago i spilled boiling hot water on me. A burn scar formed with hypopigmentation inside formed. How can I go about fading it?

Three months ago i spilled boiling hot water on me. A burn scar formed with hypopigmentation inside formed. How can I go about fading it?

Burn Scar: Your burn scar will probably fade and shrink somewhat over time, but, cosmetically, the result may not be ideal. You might want to consult a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to seek advice on the best way to approach a satisfactory cosmetic result for you, whether it involves the uses of topical cremes or plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Recently I have started having an itch problem the day after I drink alcohal.I also get a burning prickly sensation when I am hot or touch hot water.

Recently I have started having an itch problem the day after I drink alcohal.I also get a burning prickly sensation when I am hot or touch hot water.

Itching: Generalized itchiness can have several causes. If a transient mosquito bite-like rash appears, then the itching is related to hives, or urticaria. If no rash, then itching is usually related to irritated or dry skin. Alcohol is particularly drying as it causes free water loss by the kidney. Bathing with hot water can also cause irritation/dryness. Cholinergic urticaria is also related to heat. ...Read more

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Can table salt be used to treat hot water burns?

Can table salt be used to treat hot water burns?

Not really: Minor partial-thickness burns will heal on their own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Everyone in my house has some kind of rash hot water burns it what could it be it seems to spread to other people?

Everyone in my house has some kind of rash hot water burns it what could it be it seems to spread to other people?

Get checked: Your description doesn't give me enough information to know what the rash is but it could be scabies, impetigo or ringworm. If it's spreading through your household you need to get it treated ASAP ...Read more

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I was burned by hot water about 40 min ago. I'm pretty sure its a 1st degree burn. How to treat it?

I was burned by hot water about 40 min ago. I'm pretty sure its a 1st degree burn. How to treat it?

Cool compresses: First degree burns are like sunburns. The skin is red but there are no blisters. Cool compresses are all that is needed. Second degree burns have blisters and they are treated with antibacterial cream (usually Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or Bacitracin). Rarely, a deep second degree burn may need a skin graft. Third degree burns are pale and painless and very often require skin grafting unless tiny. ...Read more

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1 year back hot water fell on my cheeks and still i can see black and light burn marks on my face. Will they go away?

1 year back hot water fell on my cheeks and still i can see  black and light burn marks on my face. Will they go away?

Burn: It sounds like you burned your face rather severely. That can leave permanent scarring. Vitamin e oil will sometimes help to reduce the scarring. See your physician for an opinion. ...Read more