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Can you tell me how to cure a salt and ice burn?

Can you tell me how to cure a salt and ice burn?

Med eval: Seek medical attention. The salt and ice challenge is both dangerous & stupid. I hope you make a decision never to do this again. ...Read more

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What do I do about a minor ice burn on my neck?

What do I do about a minor ice burn on my neck?

Time: You can use over the counter burn meds. Something that is not blistered and very red is most likely a first degree burn. You can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream 1% as an alternative and apply two to three times per day. ...Read more

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I got an an ice burn about 3 weeks ago from an ice pack. The skin is not hard but it is still discolored. How do I fix this?

I got an an ice burn about 3 weeks ago from an ice pack. The skin is not hard but it is still discolored. How do I fix this?

Let it be: You have a "freezer burn" and it will take its time to heal. You may apply a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and keep the affected skin soft. ...Read more

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Just got a 1st or 2nd degree ice burn. Does this increase likelihood of blood clots? Flying across the country tomorrow.

Just got a 1st or 2nd degree ice burn. Does this increase likelihood of blood clots? Flying across the country tomorrow.

DVT and clot prevent: No - a mild burn from ice should not increase your risk of blood clots. Make sure you take time to move your legs during the flight, and walk up and down the aisle 3 times or so. That should help. When people are really concerned about their risk of DVTs on a long plane ride, it may help them to take a baby aspirin before their flight, assuming there is no contraindication. ...Read more

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I hurt my leg and put ice packs on now my leg feels cold where they were days later no blisters or redness is this an ice burn? 1st degree?

I hurt my leg and put ice packs on now my leg feels cold where they were days later no blisters or redness is this an ice burn? 1st degree?

I would not worry ab: If the skin color is good, there is no significanct local injury or ice burn. Pain will take some time to resolve. Rest of the symptoms like coldness etc has no significance. If the pain gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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A few years ago i got a dry ice burn on my index finger. The skin blisters & gets raw in a never-ending repeating cycle. It's not eczema. Cure?

A few years ago i got a dry ice burn on my index finger. The skin blisters & gets raw in a never-ending repeating cycle. It's not eczema. Cure?

Get it chekced.: This could be a herpetic witlow. A herpes infection on the finger can be very contageous and is treatable with medication. I could be a bacterial infection. There is treatment available. ...Read more

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I have an ice pack burn from several weeks ago. It is very red and painful, what should I do?

I have an ice pack burn from several weeks ago. It is very red and painful, what should I do?

Aftermath: direct skin cold temperature exposure can cause injuries to the skin but unusual to have the described symptoms 2 weeks later. Allergic reaction? contact dermatitis? chemical burn? I'm worried about an infection, cellulitis to be more precise. Without knowing more I suggest you have this looked at by a dr asap ...Read more

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more