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Significant thermal: injury? Would go to acute care or ER. ...Read more
I put ice on my ankle for like 45 minutes which resulted in an ice burn. How long should I wait to put ice back on my ankle?
Wow: no reason to wait. Check with your doc. Difficult issue. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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 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?
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?
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
Got ice pack burn but dont have med insurance so can t really go to doctor. is about the size of my palm slightly swollen blister red with white edg?
Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?
Don't use ice: Immediate burn treatment should be with cold water until the skin is cool. While unlikely, application of ice may cause a deeper injury, especially if the burn is already deep enough so that there is abnormal sensibility to pain in the area. ...Read more
Better Ideas: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks 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
Should you put ice on a severe burn I have 3rd degree burns on my arm i was wondering if i can put ice on them
None.: You don't burn any calories from it. It is important to keep hydrated, especially with water. You do not gain any calories by choosing water instead of something else. So if you choose water instead of a soda, you did not gain 120 calories. ...Read more
Very dangerous game: A contest in which salt and ice are applied to the skin, allows a temperature significantly lower than freezing point of water, can quickly cause second- and third-degree injuries similar to frostbite/burns. Due to the numbing sensation of the cold and possible nerve damage during the stunt, may be unaware of injuries sustained during the challenge. Don't do it injury can be severe and permanent. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: A first degree burn will heal faster than a second degree burn, since no blister formed. When you get a second degree burn, a blister forms, so it will take a little longer to heal. You will not have a scar after either. Since the skin will be red or pink for a while, make sure to use sunscreen ...Read more
BEE BITE: See a doctor. It might be a dangerous allegy. Especially since he "went red"! ...Read more