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Doctor insights on: Radiation Burns

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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

Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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In what way is radiation burns and radiation poison treated?

In what way is radiation burns and radiation poison treated?

Tincture of time : Radiation is a toxic treatment and there fore ought to reserved for cases in which cure by surgery alone is unlikely. Supportive care is the ticket and although i've had some anecdotal improvement in radiation skin change with off- label drug use radiation permanently damages dna can worsen with time. Radiation causes cancer so judicious use is an art in which injury cannot always be avoided f. ...Read more

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What are some alternative methods for treating cancer related radiation burns?

What are some alternative methods for treating cancer related radiation burns?

Conservative: Radiation for cancer, especially before selective therapy to the tumor minimizing injury was introduced, produced severe side effects at times. Gamma knife and Cyberknife have reduced the complications of radiation burns and radiation dermatitis These are treated with topical steroids and emollient creams. Skin washing with a mild, unscented soap can also be employed. ...Read more

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Could a computer monitor cause radiation burns?

No: The wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation given off by your computer (or your beating heart, for that matter) aren't the ones that damage your genes. ...Read more

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How would one deal with radiation burns from cancer treatments?

Topical creams help: Avoid sun exposure to the area. If your physician advises, add thin layers of aloe, hydrocortisone, or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creams. If the area is moist (like in the groin area) keep it dry by wearing loose or no clothing over the area. Don't scratch! never go to a tanning bed! ...Read more

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How can you heal radiation burns inside throat?

How can you heal radiation burns inside throat?

They will heal thems: Any radiation burns heal with time, typically in 24 weeks after finishing radiotherapy. In the meantime you could take some pain medicines or use some local medication for throat pain. Your radiation oncologist can help. He /she is your guide for any problems/issues. ...Read more

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Perineal radiation burn skin is comin off&burns a lot anus pains too while excretion.What is d best way to cure it?It is area between buttocks.Not cured wd gentian violet&lysine hydrochloride cream.

Perineal radiation burn skin is comin off&burns a lot anus pains too while excretion.What is d best way to cure it?It is area between buttocks.Not cured wd gentian violet&lysine hydrochloride cream.

Protect to heal: Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop intense activity for a while and see. A thin hydrocolloid dressing ( ex. Duoderm) applied to each side 2-3 x/wk) prevents friction and promotes healing. ...Read more

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Can radiation burn you?

Yes: Theeffect of radiationis cumulative. If given once it cannot be repeated to a similar area. If the fields are not exact they can damage normao tissue such as rt to rectum or prostate can damage bladder. Cyberknife and electron beam treatments can localize therapy more effectively. ...Read more

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Is it true that a sunburn is technically a radiation burn?

Not really: Sunburns act like any other thermal burn. Radiation injuries are different in that the damage continues after the radiation exposure. Sunburns heal. ...Read more