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How To Treat Minor Frostbite
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold treatment: for adult or teenage if you decide to try non prescription medicines it is important to follow the instructions and not to combine medicines as you may take too much of one of the components.. Ask the pharmacist for advise if you have heart or other medical condition seek medical attention if you have fever, chills, difficulty breathing, chest pain, lost appetite or cough lasting more that 10 day ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observation: With minimally symptomatic conjunctivitis, most cases resolve spontaneously without sequelae within a week so we recommend artificial tears for comfort and observation for worsening. Many eye infections are caused by viruses and simply need to run their course - like adenovirus. Some, like herpes need anti-virals. True bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple treatment: A burn is a response of the tissues to injury from heat or chemicals. 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 will help. ...Read more
Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more
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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