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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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A degreaser burned me months ago on m hands and knuckles. Daily items, like oj spilled on them, irritate the burns. What can I do or use to help?

A degreaser burned me months ago on m hands and knuckles. Daily items, like oj spilled on them, irritate the burns. What can I do or use to help?

See wound MD: Having a wound/burn specialist is essential to evaluate the extent of the burns and other skin or health related issues. Generally, silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is very effective in treating wounds related to burn injuries. ...Read more

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Old thumb injury aches/burns up to wrist. Both knuckles on that thumb swollen. Ice/meds temporary relief only. What can I do?

Old thumb injury aches/burns up to wrist. Both knuckles on that thumb swollen. Ice/meds temporary relief only. What can I do?

Hand surgeon: Old injuries can heal but the joints may be chronically inflamed due to the old injuries. Chronic inflammation can result in arthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications, ice, steroid injections, splinting, can all help a symptomatic joint. A hand surgeon can help you with proper injections and followup. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away. ?

I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away. ?

7-10 days?: but it is hard to say since it depends much on how severe the reaction has been. Most hand dermatitis are from irritant (soap, detergent, machine oil, frequent washing, frequent hand sanitizer usage etc) Try some topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days and use only unscented soap. Apply hand lotion often especially after washing hands. See dermatologist if not helpful. ...Read more

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Burning pinky knuckle pain in hand. It's only palm side and present when i open/close my hand. No swelling/redness/numbness, just dull burn w/movement?

Burning pinky knuckle pain in hand. It's only palm side and present when i open/close my hand. No swelling/redness/numbness, just dull burn w/movement?

Early Trigger finger: Sounds like the early stages of a trigger finger, before it starts to catch. See if you have a tender spot on your palm, at the base of your pinky where there's a bony bump. Nsaids might help if this is the case. An orthopaedic or hand surgeon can check it out and see if an injection is appropriate. ...Read more

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What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

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

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What should be done for burns?

What should be done for burns?

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