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How to treat freezer burn skin properly?

How to treat freezer burn skin properly?

Careful Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from excess temperatures. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) helps. Avoid any further damage such as excess cold or heat as this can cause more damage and scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. Keep covered. ...Read more

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How to treat freezer burn on breasts?

How to treat freezer burn on breasts?

I don't think I'll: Ask how that occurred. If wounds are significant then you should seek medical care. O/w consider applying aloe vera sap directly from the leaf of the plant several times per day. Usually store bought aloe lotions ; gels are not effective as the aloe concentration is too low. ...Read more

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How to treat a freezer pack burn?

How to treat a freezer pack burn?

SImple basic care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from temperature extremes. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) will help. Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently help and keep the area protected from trauma. No antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to treat my knee with freezer burn?

How to treat my knee with freezer burn?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream: Apply silvadene cream for burns and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Does freezer burn affect nutrient levels in foods?

Does freezer burn affect nutrient levels in foods?

Freezer burn: Yes. Freezer burn affects the quality of the meat frozen and usually ruins the taste and destroys some nutrients. It may still be safe to eat, but it will taste bad. ...Read more

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If there is freezer burn on the skin should the skin be exposed?

Unclear but: I suspect that your question was related to skin damage from ice or dry ice. If the lesion is not open, just let it be exposed. If it has breached the skin surface, you may cover it but be sure to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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My husband has freezer burn on his lower abdomin from work. He says its very painful. What can we do to ease it or take it away?

My husband has freezer burn on his lower abdomin from work. He says its very painful. What can we do to ease it or take it away?

W.C.: If this is a job related injury, he should report it to Workman's Compensation fund. How does a person get freezer burn on the lower abdomen? ...Read more

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I have freezer burn. Is blistering a good sign or no? How long will this last and scarring? What should I use to get rid of it?

I have freezer burn. Is blistering a good sign or no? How long will this last and scarring? What should I use to get rid of it?

Freezer burn: Any kind of "burn" may cause blisters. The important thing for patients to know is 1. Extent of burn 2. Certain locations of burn 3. Infection 4. Sensation is intact or not. I am assuming that since you are posting it here, it is unlikely above are true. If you are losing sensation, facial burn, superimposed infection or any other worriesome symptoms, it worthwhile to go to ER. ...Read more

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I work in a lab with dry ice, I think I may have mild freezer burn as it has been red and tingly for awhile. No blisters of anything though.

I work in a lab with dry ice, I think I may have mild freezer burn as it has been red and tingly for awhile. No blisters of anything though.

Dry Ice: You should always use caution when handling chemicals and materials with extreme temperatures. Please be sure to wear the appropriate approved protective equipment. ...Read more

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I put an ice pack directly on my cheek for 8 minutes last night. Now the spot is bright red (freezer burn?). Should I go to the doctor?

I put an ice pack directly on my cheek for 8 minutes last night. Now the spot is bright red (freezer burn?). Should I go to the doctor?

Why ice?: My first question is why were you using an ice pack? We're you using it for something at this site. Unless you were using "dry ice" I doubt you could have given yourself frostbite in 8 min with a standard ice pack if there is any question I would have it looked at. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended to treat ice pack freezer burn on side deltoid with a few blisters inside discolored skin that is numb and tingly?

What treatment is recommended to treat ice pack freezer burn on side deltoid with a few blisters inside discolored skin that is numb and tingly?

Heat initially: If this frostbite injury just happened, reheat the skin by immersing in warm water. If this happened more than a few hours ago, protect the skin from drying out by applying vaseline then a gauze dressing. Try to keep the blisters intact. If they pop, leave the blister tops in place, cover with vaseline and a gauze dressing. ...Read more

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How do I treat burns?

How do I treat burns?

Burns: Treatment of burns is based on the severity of the burn (depth and area). Superficial burns (sunburn/minor scald) can be safely treated with topical creams with aloe. Deeper, more extensive burns require evaluation to determine the best therapy. Extensive scald burns, flame, acid and lye burns, and electrical burns ought to be seen by someone experienced in burn diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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What are different methods to treat burns?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): For first degree burns the most common treatment is prescription silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) which is laso used for second degree burns. Biafine is another prescription cream which can be used for burns. Extensive or deep burns need specialized treatment in the hospital. ...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 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 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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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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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

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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 I treat my sun burn?

How can I treat my sun burn?

Topical lidocaine: You can buy a topical aloe gel with Lidocaine that will take the edge off for a little while. The main thing is to moisturize it and wear a broad spectrum sunscreen for uva and uvb of at least spf 30. ...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 do I treat the chemical burn?

Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated in an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatment plans. ...Read more

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How do you treat a chemical burn?

How do you treat a chemical burn?

Chemical burn: Treatment of chemical burn is skin graft or laser treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat burns to my finger?

How do I treat burns to my finger?

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. Elevate the injured hand above your heart to prevent throbbing and keep moving the injured finger to prevent stiffness--it should gradually heal. ...Read more

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How are freon burns to skin treated?

How are freon burns to skin treated?

Depends: It depends on the depth of the burn. For partial thickness burns, they are cleansed and treated with a medicated cream and dressed. ...Read more