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Can you tell me about treating burns?

Can you tell me about treating 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

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I have small lump behind ear near jaw my neck burns my ears burns it feels like my head is wet. My neck hurts when i turn it to the rgt. Any idea?

I have small lump behind ear near jaw my neck burns my ears burns it feels like my head is wet. My neck hurts when i turn it to the rgt. Any idea?

Lumps: Lumps in the neck need to be evaluated by a surgeon. Many are infectious and are lymph nodes which may react to local ear or tooth infections. But some are more ominous and need careful evaluation and following. Depending on how long present, anything more than 2 weeks means a complete exam. ...Read more

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Jaw itches and burns sometimes, what could be the problem?

Jaw itches and burns sometimes, what could be the problem?

Skin rash or nerves: It may be a skin rash condition such as eczema, or herpes, or reaction after sun exposure. It may be a reaction to a food allergy. Also it may be involvement of a nerve condition or tooth condition because itching sensation is in the same nerve that causes pain. ...Read more

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I have tingly and slightly itchy/ numb lower cheeks and jaw...where a man would have side burns and beard. Is it side affect from aldomet (methyldopate) ?

I have tingly and slightly itchy/ numb lower cheeks and jaw...where a man would have side burns and beard. Is it side affect from aldomet (methyldopate) ?

Unlikely: An adverse reaction from Aldomet (methyldopate) would likely involve more parts of the body. That the rash is confined to the lower cheeks and jaws suggests that you may be allergic to your hair preparation such as shampoo and conditioner. Try changing these preparations to see if it gets better after 2 weeks. In the meanwhile, try topical cortisone cream. Consult a dermatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more

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I have a mild sensation one cheek, tightness of jaw on two sides, lip burns a bit, and muscle tightness around ear. There is no throbbing pain. TMJ?

I have a mild sensation one cheek, tightness of jaw on two sides, lip burns a bit, and muscle tightness around ear.  There is no throbbing pain. TMJ?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, jaw clicking and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Unilateral mild burning sensation on face, tender muscles around that side of jaw and ear, mild eye pain, left side nose burns a bit, like chili TMJD?

Unilateral mild burning sensation on face, tender muscles around that side of jaw and ear, mild eye pain, left side nose burns a bit, like chili TMJD?

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of facial pain, night bruxism and TMJ. They are the experts in this field. See PCP for hypertension diagnosis, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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30 min after i laydown 2 sleep I am awoke with unbearable radiatn, burn pain l-side of jaw gums i sit up 5min pain goes away what wrong with me?

30 min after i laydown 2 sleep I am awoke  with  unbearable radiatn, burn pain l-side of jaw gums  i sit up 5min pain goes away  what wrong with me?

Burning pain is odd: Mouth pain comes in all sorts of different types. Most tooth pain is a dull ache or sharp pain to biting or cold. Burning pain is can be associated with a neuropathic (mis-behaving nerve) pain. It also might be due to inflammation in the gums or lips. You should see a general dentist to screen you and look for causes. A referral to an endodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon might help too. ...Read more

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