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My Chin 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 lower, center of the back of my head feels like there's an injury (long cut) and burns, but there's nothing topical. What could this be?
Possible shingles: If only on one side of head it could be shingles from prior chicken pox.This commonly presents as an uncomfortable skin sensation before the rash shows. The issue is not the rash, which clears rather quickly, but rather that you can develop pain that lingers- post herpetic neuralgia. See your MD for evaluation so you can start appropriate medication early if needed and avoid long term problems. ...Read more
Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more
I have a scar where a pole fell on my head as a child 16 yrs ago. Although it is long healed, it is still sensitive and sometimes burns. Why is this?
Scar: The underlying scar tissue may be irritating the peripheral nerves of your head causing occasional pain. ...Read more
Any pus ?: it could be a pimple ..Jew the area clean and dry and monitor for improvement ...Read more
See your doctor: It is best to have it looked at by your doctor to make sure it's not infected and needs drainage. You may also need antibiotics if infected. If you pop it, you risk infecting the area too info already infected. ...Read more
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?
I have 3rd degree burns healed already I have an open wound on my head about 7 in. (oval) and its been bleeding for 2 weeks. What should I do?
Hi, i'm very worried for my husband he is 24 yrs. Old. He has a pea size ball on the left lower side of his head, sometimes it itches then burns.
See doctor: Please encourage your husband to see his physician about the pea-sized ball. It may just be a little cyst on his scalp. The doctor can examine your husband and see. ...Read more