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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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What can you do to treat a burn from boiling water?

What can you do to treat a burn from boiling water?

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's getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...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 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 boiling water burn?

How can you treat a boiling water 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's getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more

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How can you treat house hold burns?

How can you treat house hold 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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How do you treat a cold eye?

How do you treat a cold eye?

Soothing eyedrops: I am guessing that you have what some term a cold in the eye or conjunctivitis. Usually this is a viral condition which is self limited. If the vision is fine, there is minimal pain, and no actual pus, then you can wait it out. Lubricating over the counter eyedrops will help keep it clean and comfortable. If it persists more than a week, see your 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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What do I do to prevent a hot soup burn from blistering?

What do I do to prevent a hot soup burn from blistering?

Ice: Immediately put ice on it. This will help but if the burn is bad enough it will blister anyway. ...Read more

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What happens if you burn your finger in boiling water and how do you have to treat it?

What happens if you burn your finger in boiling water and how do you have to treat it?

Depends on Severity: A first degree burn (without blistering) can be treated with cool compresses, aloe vera, vitamin c, e, and sometimes steroid creams. Second degree burns (with blistering) may require antibiotics, and you should visit your physician. If you have a severe third degree burn (takes the skin off) you should not apply cold water or ice. Get to an emergency room! ...Read more

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How do you treat a bruised trachea?

How do you treat a bruised trachea?

Voice rest: Monitor carefully for respiratory compromise. Noisy breathing or low oxygen levels may require hospitalization. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more