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Iron Affect Skin
It can: In genetically susceptible individuals iron is absorbed in excess and gets deposited in many organs, including skin. It makes the person looks like having a persistent tan. However, damage to the liver, heart, pancreas, and adrenals can have far more serious implications. ...Read more
I got hit in the left topmost part of the head severely by an iron gate, a month ago. I took pain-killers, yet the pain didn't go. Help!
A significant blow: To the scalp causing a force down the long axis of your body is a potentially significant injury not only to the skull and underlying brain, but to the axial skeleton particularly the neck. I hope you had appropriate exam and if indicated, imaging studies. Don't just rely on analgesics. If that kind of pain persists go back to your doctor. ...Read more
Dark skin: If an iron infusion leaks outside the vein, it can definitely darken the skin. Intramuscular iron injections can stain too. Iron from our own blood cells leaking out from weak veins in our legs can also make our ankles dark. That's why people with swollen legs and bad circulation often have dark brown ankles. ...Read more
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more
Find cause: Your physician will pursue a workup to explain your apparent (not proved) iron deficiency -- it may be as simple as heavy periods or a few pregnancies, or as potentially deadly as a gut cancer or ulcer. I hope you are not on an unhealthy diet -- an unsupplemented vegetable-based and an empty-calories diet are equally likely to make you sick with iron deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more
My one year old was burnt from the steam from the iron and now the burnt skin is coming off....Is that normal?
Full Thickness Burn: This describes a full thickness burn. Your toddler needs medical attention especially if the burn is to the face, fingers, over a joint. Small children move especially fast- it is important to keep hot items away from them. Perhaps having your child in playpen or crib may be safest while ironing. ...Read more
Rbcs are within the normal range but the iron is low (37). I feel that there is something wrong with my head. Why?
Early Fe deficiency?: Early iron deficincy produces feeling poorly before it produces anemia. You'll be checked for blood loss and your diet and (if you're a woman) periods and pregnancies will be reviewed. Your physician would do well to continue looking for some explanation for your other symptoms. ...Read more
My hairs are extremely damaged by hot straightening iron if I shave off my head will my head grow healthy thick hairs?
Nobody knows- perhap: Nobody knows for sure. It may, perhaps. You can only try and see what happens. If there is no damage to the scalp- like scar tissue etc from the hot iron- and as long as your nutrition is good- yes, I think there is a good chance that you hair will be better than your hair now. I don't know about whether it is going to be thick hairs-but I think, it would be better than your hair now. ...Read more
Hi I burned myslef in the middle of the neck with a curling iron and the skin was hanging there for about a week it came off and now the skin is white?
White scar tissue: Without much capillary perfusion (red blood cells in capillaries is what creates the usual pink tone of skin color). Without much capillary perfusion, skin is yellowish-white, yellow due to color of the collagen proteins around the fibroblast cells. The color difference will likely fade over time. A good dermatologist can likely help with the cosmetics, especially earlier on in healing process. ...Read more
Immediately: Cool it down with cold/cool water.Get a more detailed answer ›
When im in the gym doing bench- press or lifting some iron over head my shoulder hurts so much, what it could be?
Rotator cuff: Go see orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to get HIV from a branding iron? The iron was put over an open flame before contacting my skin at a bar last night.
I dropped my curling iron on my brest two dats ago and it burned it. The skin turned black then peeled off. What should I put on the burn?
Vaseline ointment: What you describe is most likely a 1st degree burn. This is a superficial burns which affects only the epidermis, causing redness & discomfort. There is no scarring but you may have discoloration. Healing occurs in 3-5 days, injured epithelium peels away from the healthy skin. Best way to treat this is to apply a thin layer of vaseline 2-3x/day and let time do the rest. ...Read more
Check it out: Could be anemic or many other things. See your doc. ...Read more
My one year old was burnt from the steam of the iron on her leg and now the skin is coming off. Is this normal?
Steam burn from: Iron on leg of one year old presenting as peeling of the skin sounds more like a first degree burn. Usually they heal on their own within a week. You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain, apply cold compresses, aloe gels. See your pediatrician if increase pain, presence of blisters and redness, area is getting infected and the skin is painful to touch. ...Read more
Best way to treat a 3" burn from an iron? Top layer of skin (brown and puffed) torn off by a bandaid after 24 hours, leaving raw skin.
Keep it greased: Your best end result will occur if you keep it clean and protected. Any antibacterial ointment or petroleum jelly should work. Keep it greased until the area is less vulnerable, probably 3-5 days and look out for signs of infection. You may cover it to avoid transferring ointment to your clothes or to keep dirt out. Good luck! ...Read more
Oka today I went to the clinic I told them about my dizziness, head aches, cramping, they gave me heartburn medicine, and iron pills I don't understand wh?
Possibly: Oral iron supplements do not cause skin color changes. Iron injections into muscle or skin can result is iron deposits in the skin causing color change locally at the site of injection. If your skin is changing color all over, however, and you are iron deficient, you should be seeing your doctor since some rare skin changes like color change are a distant manifestation rarely of a hidden cancer. ...Read more
I am assuming you are referring to an iron transfusion. If this was recommended then you are dealing with a severe iron deficiency anemia and possibly another issue as indicated by your skin discoloration. To answer your question, a irn tranfer is a procedure where an IV (intravenous) line is placed in your arm and an entire iron dosage is administered in a single dose. This procedure is usually done for convenience to the patient because daily iron supplements are eliminated. This may need to be repeated in three months, your doctor will be able to give you a complete treatment plan.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Unlikely: Need to know the type of device and what metal is involved. ...Read more
Constant vertigo. Head rush whenever I change position. Tried more iron and water but no change. 4 days now of this.
MY HEAD HURTS ALWAYS WHENEVER I HEAR METAL RUB. I cant stand the sound of metal especially iron. IT HURTS MY HEAD SO BAD.
Not: A medical condition I would try to avoid the sounds which bother you. Ear plugs might help.. ...Read more
My skin got burn when I was playing I slept and iron got attach to my skin and dark circle is there in my skin how can in remove it please tell me?
Let heal: Burns need to be treated aggressively so as not to get infected. Once the healing has taken place, there may be a scar left over. If the scar remains, and you are not comfortable with it, you may need to consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to see what treatments are available for you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Difficult: There is not much that can be done for hemosiderin, or iron, deposits in the legs. For all practical purposes, it is permanent. ...Read more
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