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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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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 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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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

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How long should you apply ice to a burn?

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

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I put ice on a burn on my face, bad idea but yea. I need advice?

I put ice on a burn on my face, bad idea but yea. I need advice?

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

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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

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

See a plastic/burn : 3rd degree means full thickness. U need 2 be seen by a burn specialist. Do not put any oils and such on it. If the area is large enough a scin graft will b needed. Plastic usually follow burns, b cn! ...Read more

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How many calories do you burn drinking ice water?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for salt and ice challenge burns to fade?

How long is it supposed to it take for salt and ice challenge burns to fade?

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

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How long does it take for 1st or 2nd degree burns to heal??? Specifically Ice burns?

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

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A bee bet my brother and he went red and he says thats burning what to do .Wil I put ice?

BEE BITE: See a doctor. It might be a dangerous allegy. Especially since he "went red"! ...Read more

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Could a burn from salt and ice give a 3rd degree burn?

Could a burn from salt and ice give a 3rd degree burn?

Yes: Basically frost bite. All burns depend upon the length of exposure and the source. ...Read more