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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 help but your obstetrician would have to approve of any medications that you take during pregnancy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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