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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

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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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How can you treat a blister burn?

How can you treat a blister burn?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. A large burn especially of face or hands needs looked at. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sty?

Compresses and meds: Hot compresses with cotton balls 3-4 times a day for 20 minutes addition of an antiobiotic anti-inflammatory drop( tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) works well) 4 times a day works well. (see an ophthalmologist .). ...Read more

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How do you treat a sunburn blisters?

How do you treat a sunburn blisters?

No specific creams: There is no need to treat sunburn blisters as it would get better on its own in due course. However, physicians may give local pain relieving creams such as pramoxine and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory creams, all of which will require a prescription. ...Read more

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How to treat a burn?

Pretty broad ? ...: & our answers are limited to 400 characters. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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How can you treat a sun burn?

How can you treat a sun burn?

Gentle healing: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can 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

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How can you treat a burn without medicine?

How can you treat a burn without medicine?

Only a small mild on: A small 1st degree burn would be ok to treat with a burn cream tomoisturize it and soft thick dressing to protect it. A small blistered burn if mild again, protect the blisters but a large burn or bad 2nd or 3rd degree needs attention, don'ttry to treat them yourself. ...Read more

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How do you treat a hordeolum?

How do you treat a hordeolum?

Hot compresses: The main treatments for hordeola are hot compresses, lid hygiene and sometimes antibiotic/anti-inflmmatory drops or ointments. The hot compresses are usually the most important factor in resolving the hordeolum quickly. ...Read more

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How can you treat a minor burn?

How can you treat a minor burn?

A minor burn ...: Would be a 1st-degree burn, such as a sunburn, or a 2nd-degree burn. Both are partial-thickness burns that 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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How do I treat a straightener burn?

Quickly: Run cool not cold water over the burn for at least 10 minutes. Do not put ice on it; actually causes further damage. Burned skin is very fragile, and you can even end up with frostbite on it. Then pat the burn dry and, if it's a minor burn, bandage it lightly with nonstick gauze and if it's very bad (large blisters, charring, covering a large area go to the E.R. ...Read more

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How do you treat a lisp?

How do you treat a lisp?

Speech therapy is : the best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" & "z" at the beginning, middle & end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation & appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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How can you treat a finger burn?

How can you treat a finger burn?

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. You can also put the finger into a glass with ice water. 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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How do you treat a gum boil?

How do you treat a gum boil?

Gum boil: Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth. Apicectomy, which is the removal of the tip of the root, is done when disinfecting the tooth is not possible. Extracting the tooth is another option when the damage done by the bacterial infection is irreversible. ...Read more

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How do I treat/ cure a burn and blister?

How do I treat/ cure a burn and blister?

Protect and Moisten: Keep the blister intact as long as possible, its a great natural wound dressing. When it does pop, start keeping the wound moist with a generous layer of vaseline and a bandage. Wash it daily, gently with mild soap and water, and then use more vaseline and a bandage. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a sunburn?

What can I do to treat a sunburn?

Apply aloe: Apply aloe vera to the burn, take an antiinflammatory, and "tincture of time". ...Read more

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How do you get rectal lice? How do you treat this?

How do you get rectal lice? How do you treat this?

Hmmmmm: I think you may have found a pubic louse near your rectum. I think this article will help address your concerns. http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/lice-treatment-overview ...Read more

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How do you treat a boil--like a zit?

How do you treat a boil--like a zit?

Couple of things: Use a warm compress on the area to soothe the swelling. See a doctor who will probably lance and drain the boil. ...Read more

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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

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How do you treat a burn from boiling hot water on my arm? Do I need to go to the doctor? It's no longer painful, just read.

How do you treat a burn from boiling hot water on my arm? Do I need to go to the doctor? It's no longer painful, just read.

Thermal burns: I'm assuming that the area was cleansed well after the burn and if it's only red, then there was no blistering. Most minor thermal burns like this are readily treated for a few days with a topical antibiotic (neosporin, bacitracin) or a a moisturizing lotion that contains a large component of aloe vera. Pure aloe vera is the best. These burns typically heal in 10 days or less. ...Read more

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How do you treat razor burn above the lips? It burns so bad and it's red and irritated?

How do you treat razor burn above the lips? It burns so bad and it's red and irritated?

Moisturize: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I am 22 weeks pregnant and is starting to feel some heart burn. Will this last through out the remaining of my pregnancy or will it go away? How do you treat heart burn when pregnant?

I am 22 weeks pregnant and is starting to feel some heart burn. Will this last through out the remaining of my pregnancy or will it go away? How do you treat heart burn when pregnant?

Heartburn: Normally we treat heartburn with a diet that avoids spicey,fried and greasy foods; elevation of the head of the bed when there is nocturnal heartburn; taking antacids like mylanta;avoidance of alcohol and caffeine. Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) help but your obstetrician would have to approve of any medications that you take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sun burn while still being in the sun? Will adding sunscreen help?

How do you treat a sun burn while still being in the sun?  Will adding sunscreen help?

Avoid the sun: You must stop the burning in order to heal. A sunscreen will help protect you from further sun, but it is not very good protection. The key to heal is sun avoidance, not sunscreen. You will need to moisturize your burn and keep it out of the sun. In the future, use an spf of no more than 50 and one that contains a metal such as zinc or titatnium oxide and wear a wide-brimmed hat. ...Read more

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How do you treat a 2nd degree hand burn on 11yr old?

How do you treat a 2nd degree hand burn on 11yr old?

See your Dr.: A second degree burn should be evaluated by a physician and depending on the state of the wound, possibly debrided and/or a burn salve applied. ...Read more

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How can you treat a burn without medicine?

Only a small mild on: A small 1st degree burn would be ok to treat with a burn cream tomoisturize it and soft thick dressing to protect it. A small blistered burn if mild again, protect the blisters but a large burn or bad 2nd or 3rd degree needs attention, don'ttry to treat them yourself. ...Read more

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How can you treat a burn on my breast?

Breast Burn: Early on, cool soaks will reduce the burn. Depending on the depth of the burn, you may be able to treat it with topical ointment, such as silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) or you may require excision for a deeper burn. Please seek medical advice if the burn is blistering. ...Read more

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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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How should I treat my burn?

How should I treat my burn?

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

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How can you treat a minor burn?

A minor burn ...: Would be a 1st-degree burn, such as a sunburn, or a 2nd-degree burn. Both are partial-thickness burns that 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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How can you treat burns on face?

How can you treat burns on face?

Simple treatment: A burn is a response of the tissues to injury from heat or chemicals. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can 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 will help. ...Read more

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How can you treat chemical burns?

How can you treat chemical burns?

Depends: Treatment of chemical burns will depend on the type of chemical one is exposed to. In a workplace environment, osha requires that a msds (material safety data sheet) be onsite. The msds will have treatment recommendations for that particular chemical. Also bring a copy of the msds to the emergency room or doctors office. Best to see a doctor for any burns. ...Read more

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How do I treat a straightener burn?

Quickly: Run cool not cold water over the burn for at least 10 minutes. Do not put ice on it; actually causes further damage. Burned skin is very fragile, and you can even end up with frostbite on it. Then pat the burn dry and, if it's a minor burn, bandage it lightly with nonstick gauze and if it's very bad (large blisters, charring, covering a large area go to the E.R. ...Read more

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How can I treat soldering iron burns?

How can I treat soldering iron burns?

Care for wound: 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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What is the best way to treat my burn?

What is the best way to treat my burn?

Care for wound: 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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How can you treat burns from a soldering iron?

How can you treat burns from a soldering iron?

Care for wound: 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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In what way are chemical burns actually treated?

In what way are chemical burns actually treated?

Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury. 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

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Please advise what is the best way to treat a burn?

Please advise what is the best way to treat a burn?

Care for wound: 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