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

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

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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How do you treat ice burns on skin? They are 2 days old and still red and swollen. Area is about half the size of my hand.

How do you treat ice burns on skin? They are 2 days old and still red and swollen. Area is about half the size of my hand.

Frostbite: Since they are 2 days old, they are probably already rewarmed. Treat the area like a thermal burn. Keep it covered with dry sterile dressings. If blisters develop, seek medical attention. If no tetanus booster for last 5 years, one will be needed. Skin may slough and could require professional care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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What to do if i burnt my finger this morning, put it in ice water and it still burns, what can I do?

What to do if i burnt my finger this morning, put it in ice water and it still burns, what can I do?

Information: Cool water is better than ice water. It hurts because it is a partial thickness wound and that is a good thing. It wlll take about three days for the discomfort to begin decreasing. ...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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After eating a few spoons of ice cream, my tongue burns to the point of pain. What is this?:

After eating a few spoons of ice cream, my tongue burns to the point of pain. What is this?:

Mixed signals?: Perhaps the taste buds on the tongue are sending mixed signals to the brain, so that the cold, creamy, and sweet sensations of ice cream are being interpreted as a burning sensation. A primary care doctor or an ENT doctor can examine the tongue to see if there is a problem such as ulcers on the tongue, loss of taste buds, tongue inflammation, tongue cancer, etc... ...Read more

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My nose burns and my face itches, and occasionally burns too. I have put lotion, oil, and ice on it... It still hurts.?

My nose burns and my face itches, and occasionally burns too. I have put lotion, oil, and ice on it... It still hurts.?

Some inflammation?: Facial sensations of burning and itching may be from some inflammation/irritations. A person with such symptoms may benefit from Hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for a week. Meanwhile, she can make an appointment with her primary care doctor or a dermatologist to have her face looked at. Sometimes, certain ingredients in foods, plants, cosmetics, soaps, etc... Can cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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I burn my finger. It turned white. Iced it and put cream on. Only feels somewhat ok when ice is on it. Otherwise it burns really bad. Go to er?

Yes, go to ER: May have sustain full-thickness or 3rd degree burn. When hands/fingers are involved, best to have the burn checked out to prevent adhesions & loss of function. ...Read more