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My Bicep Burns
A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
The skin on my inner bicep area burns. I have no idea why? It is on both arms. It just started up today. At first it was bearable and now it is a very uncomfortable burning sensation. Can you help me understand why this is?
Tearing burning pain on inner left bicep can produce while bouncing or jogging it really burns but stops quickly feels like skin tearing no discolor?
Have it checked by: your doctor to make sure you don't have bicipital tendonitis, tears, or issues with rotator cuff. Normally it follows the bicipital groove, and can become inflamed or injured during athletics, and requires attention. Also, do get a 2nd opinion from a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) osteopathic physician (DO), who can help direct it back anatomically into the groove to provide relief. ...Read more
Can I cure a scar that resulted from a burn? (burnt my biceps when I took tray from the oven).It's been 2 months,still purple. Home remedies please?
Depends upon depth: Usually scars are permanent. Superficial scars fade better -Scars go through three stages of healing 1 Stage of healing (10 days or longer) 2.Stage of hypertrophy (over healing stage - about 6 weeks) 3. Maturing stage- two months to ten months - (younger the age - longer time). Products (like - Silicone gel, Pressure applications, Vitamin-E, Cortisone) may help.See Dermatologist or Plast Surgeon ...Read more
On upper inner bicep above bend in elbow, I have rash that looks like burn. not raised, not itchy but tender to the touch. what is it?
3rd degree burn: Protect the burn areas from infection, drying out, contractures and help with rehab when it's at an appropriate point . Once healed and scarred, it can be reconstructed (more difficult if there's a keloid tendency). ...Read more
Icing: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. ...Read more
See below--: It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primarily scarring: Severe burns and skin grafting result in scarring. The scars may not look as nice as one would like. In addition, the scars can cause functional problems, especially with range-of-motion of joints. Scar modification therapies, such as pressure garments, and other therapies such as physical and occupational therapy can help. There is also the possibility of surgical scar revision. ...Read more
3 types: 1st-degree burn: least serious. It burns only the outer layer of skin. The skin turns red, may see swelling, pain mild. 2nd-degree burn: the burn is deeper, blisters develop, skin is usually very red, swelling occurs, pain more severe. 3rd-degree burn: most serious burns, it involves all layers of the skin. It causes permanent tissue damage. Fat, muscle and even bone can be involved. ...Read more
Irritation: Burning is a sign of irritation of the vagina. There may be an irritant in the douch solution. The vaginal lining may be irritated from intercourse. Candida overgrowth in the vagina or bacterial overgrowth may irritate the vaginal wall. Baking soda in water would generally be non-irritating. ...Read more
Welder's burns: These are ultraviolet light 'sunburns' of the cornea which all welder's know about. The pain of them starts 4-8 hours after exposure and can be quite severe but usually is gone within 24 hours as new corneal cells regenerate. This is why welder's wear those protective filtering masks. ...Read more
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury. 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
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nair Skin burn: It could help to keep skin moisturized. Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer