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How To Treat A Burn On Finger
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
Canker sores: I've tried many things but this is what i've found most helpful: use natural toothpaste without sodium lauralates, take probiotics or yogurt, apply liquid seal like zilactin to protect from biting/irritating, avoid ones with pain killers like Benzocaine as it irritates more than any pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some...: Heat rash usually occurs in the skin folds as intertrigo resulting from "over-heat and over-growth of local fungus", which is usually treated with improving local hygiene with good ventilation, cleansing & drying, judicious use of topical use of anti-fungal + steroid cream like clotrimazole _ hydrocortisone. If not effective in a week, seek evaluation + counseling timely... Best wish... ...Read more
Razor burn: 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. Consider > ...Read more
Blisters: The best way to treat blisters is to prevent them in the first place. Apply moleskin to the "hot spots" on your feet prior to blister formation. If a blister forms, you can apply moleskin to minimize friction. If it is intact, do not break it. If it is broken, treat it like a minor cut or scrape by cleaning with soap and water, then apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile dressing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See podiatry: Your description is a bit broad to answer the question. A little more history about the condition is needed -- did you hurt it, how long has it been there, have you attempted to treat it, do you have any medical conditions that may have induced it, etc. I would advise that you see a podiatrist to have it examined. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep covered: The main risk of popped blisters associated with burns is the risk of infection. It is important to keep the area clean, covered with an antibiotic cream, and a dressing. Any loose skin can be carefully trimmed away to prevent it from trapping infection. Please see the doctor if the area is very large, gets red and tender, or has lots of drainage. ...Read more
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
What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?
Promote healing: The best way is to protect the wound to speed up healing i.e. Leave the blister intact unless it is so large it is a problem. Then a doctor should debride it and provide a sterile dressing and antibiotic cream. Keep the mark out of direct sunlight and don't smoke as it slows healing. You can also purchase silicone gel/ sheeting as that can speed fading. See a plastic surgeon for further help. ...Read more
Sounds like its: infected. start using hydrogen peroxide and topical antiobiotics to burn area, if not doing better in a few days I would see derm for culture and perhaps oral antibiotics ...Read more
Depends: Healing of a cut will depend on the length and depth of the wound. It will also depend on if there were sutures placed or not. Infections of a wound can also delay healing. Wound location can be important because certain areas of the body heal faster or slower than others. Smoking and other chronic health conditions can also play a role in healing time. All the best! ...Read more
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