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Majic Eraser Burn
Care=Healing: Burns are response of tissues to injury. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help also anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently help unless deeper then seek help. ...Read more
Mr. Clean magic eraser burns. What in the product caused them? And how can I go about treating the burns?
Friction abrasions: Rubbing human skin causes heat and friction. The "burn" is an abrasion from the rubbing, which takes off the top layer of skin cells. It is not a thermal burn (such as with hot coffee). Magic erasers are not toys, and should not be used on skin. For an abrasion that's not oozing, some Hydrocortisone 1% cream may help. For one that's oozing a bit, some neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or ointment may help. ...Read more
Aquaphor Ointment: Mr. Clean's magic eraser doesn't actually contain any bleach or other chemicals. It is made of a fiber called melamine, and is essentially like a very, very, very fine sandpaper or brillo pad. So if you have a burn from a magic eraser pad, it's likely because you "sanded" off your top layer of skin. Try covering it with a thin layer of aquaphor healing ointment while the skin grows back. ...Read more
Keep it covered: Wash the area, keep it clean and have it covered. If it is a small area you may use a band-aid with neosporin. If it is larger than that, apply over the counter neosporin ointment and keep it covered with gauze. ...Read more
IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here (camouflage, peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser, surgery and more) but it is generally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. Avoiding tobacco and sun may help. Unfortunately cutting scars are very difficult to conceal. Other than garments, tattoos may be the best method to conceal them. ...Read more
My son used a magic eraser to get marker off his arm and now it's all red and burns. What should I do?
I rubbed some pond dye off my chin and neck earlier with a mr clean eraser sponge. My neck burns and is very red. What so I do now?
Magic Eraser: She is most likely having a reaction to the rubbing her skin. Magic Eraser is a nontoxic pad. I would wash the area well. If you have some aloe Vera with lidocaine put that on it. It can be bought at Walmart in the sunburn products, that will soothe it. Ibuprofen will also help ...Read more
How do I Stop this burning from a Mr. Clean magic eraser burn on both side of my neck? I cant sleep it hurts so much
Ibuprofen or...: Naproxyn or aspirin OTC may give immediate relief from a mild chemical burn. Burns hurt much less after they're covered. Applying an antibiotic ointment and a bandage over the area should help. If you get blisters, those are second degree burns, and you should get medical attention. Stay safe! ...Read more
Hi a daycare used a Mr Clean Magic eraser on my sons leg. It caused a rug burn effect. What kind of cream can I put on it?
I used a magic eraser pad on my face, chest, and arm its really burning, red, raw. How can I treat it and what outcome can I expect?
I believe I have a chemical burn from a mr. Clean magic eraser. My skin is itchy, raised, red and scabbed. What would do you recommend I do?
May need medical che: It depends on how many days old is this injury?? . Most skin wounds and cuts heal in 7-10 days. As long as there is no drainage (Pus), pain or fever, it may heal by itself. Otherwise you need a medical examination for possible antibiotic use to make it heal better and avoid a bad scar after it has healed. ...Read more
Chemical Burn: Lori chemical burns need to be evaluated by a physician because the burn could be much worse than what you see. The are that you describe specially the neck has a lot of important structures, You don, want to get an infection in the cartilage of the ear because the blood supply in that area is not to good and infection of the cartilage could be serious, ...Read more
My daughter has little red spots on her arm. The size of a small eraser head looks like a small burn but it is red with small white skin on top no pain?
This is difficult to: Diagnose without seeing it. I would recommend bringing her to her doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
Chemical burn on my face and in 1 ear from one of those 'magic erasers'...particularly sore in ear. Thought it was normal sponge. What do I do please?
Call poison control to see what they recommend for the particular product you used. Follow their advice.
If this just happened, rinse affected areas with large amount of water for at least 15 minutes. Then seek attention. ...Read more
What's causing this burning sensation in pad of thumb? No burn, cut, swelling, bleeding, or blister. Just a slightly darker spot under surface. Size of eraser. Pain very small & local, but intense.
Flat dark brown spot size of pencil eraser on labia. Burning sensation. Red raised spot inside vagina. Same sexual partner for 18 years. Concerned.
Vomitted this a.M. I now have a bright red spot under my eye. About the size of a pencil eraser. Could this be a blood vessel burst. No pain but it looks almost like a burn
Eat fewer calories: To burn fat and flatten the tummy, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work-outs! Also, one must not eat more calories than she burns off or she cannot lose fat. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, & iceberg lettuce (no dressing). Avoid sugars & simple starches. ...Read more
Eat less, exercise: Fat can be hard (visceral) or soft. Both types respond to calorie restriction, low intensity work outs since fast workouts burn more sugar, hydration. Visceral fat also usually needs metformin since there is Insulin resistance with this. Burning fat with lasers can also work when accompanied with calorie restriction and exercise. ...Read more
Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more
What kind of burn?: Call 911or get to er if there is charring or blistering on the face, genitals, all the way around an extremity, covering most of a foot or hand, or any burn covering an area bigger than the size of the chest. A simple first degree burn can be managed with cool running water (not ice) followed by a burn lotion you can purchase at your pharmacy. ...Read more
Wild guess: Sensation of burning in the back usually comes from superficial nerve endings that would be triggered by muscle stretch or joint/muscle fatigue. It can also be from a deep spinal nerve in the back being pinched by a disc protrusion or rarely even a tumor. If it is constant or progressive have it checked by a neuromuscular physician or neurologist. ...Read more
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