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Doctor insights on: How To Avoid Hard Rough Discolored Skin After A Scald From Very Hot Water

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How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

Depends: If it just happened, moisten the area with water and shake some table salt onto the burn; brush it off after it dries. Trust me, this works! it snuffs out the pain immediately and prevents blistering. If it happened a while ago, the die is cast - whatever will happen will happen. Your dermatologist can prescribe various treatments for "hard rough discolored skin". ...Read more

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I scalded my left thigh 3.5 weeks ago with hot water. Now it's all scabbed up and quite a bit has fallen off, even pinkish skin with dark spots. Is this normal healing?

I scalded my left thigh 3.5 weeks ago with hot water. Now it's all scabbed up and quite a bit has fallen off, even pinkish skin with dark spots. Is this normal healing?

Yes,it is: the skin regenerating. How big are the dark spots? These could represent areas of third degree burns that will not regrow,but if they are,normal skin will most likely cover them. ...Read more

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I got a first/second degree scald from hot water. The blistered peeled off. What do I do?

I got a first/second degree scald from hot water. The blistered peeled off. What do I do?

Aloe, ointment, doc: Apply a good quality aloe vera gel on it to reduce pain and inflammation. Apply a zinc based antibiotic cream to prevent infection. See a doctor as soon as possible to further evaluation. ...Read more

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I scalded my leg with very hot (near boiling) water about a week ago. What should I do?

I scalded my leg with very hot (near boiling) water about a week ago. What should I do?

Scalding burns: Do u have blisters over the burna rea? If so u should see a doctor. If not u can get silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) ointment to put over the area of burn. If it is infected u should see a doc asap too. Dont wear any tight or rough clothing over it. Loose bandage is okay if it is just red and sore and not infected. Bacitracin application also helps. ...Read more

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Scalded the top of my hand with boiling water! it's super red, darker red in some spots and i can see where blisters are going to form, what do I do?

Scalded the top of my hand with boiling water! it's super red, darker red in some spots and i can see where blisters are going to form, what do I do?

Cold compresses: Sorry to hear. Apply cold compresses to the area. After about 20-30 minutes, check the blisters to see if they are getting worse. It sounds like a second degree burn. Get topical silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) and apply to blisters and dress it with sterile dressing. Deroofing blisters may need a doctor to examine first. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Help please! is extremely hot water on skin good or bad for scabies?

Help please! is extremely hot water on skin good or bad for scabies?

Neither for skin: Scabies requires more than good hygiene with soap and hot or cold water to get rid off. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include:. ...Read more

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Is hot water bad for your skin?

Is hot water bad for your skin?

Dryness: Besides the obvious possibility of a burn if its really hot, hot water also dries the skin out. dry skin gets itchy. ...Read more

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Why is it that anytime my skin is exposed to hot water, i start to itch?

Background allergy?: Hot water brings more blood up to the skin which can activate an underlying allergic skin condition. Apply pure vaseline sparingly to the skin, avoid anti-bacterial soaps and see if you have any underlying skin disease. ...Read more