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Salt For Burns Or Injuries
Very dangerous game: A contest in which salt and ice are applied to the skin, allows a temperature significantly lower than freezing point of water, can quickly cause second- and third-degree injuries similar to frostbite/burns. Due to the numbing sensation of the cold and possible nerve damage during the stunt, may be unaware of injuries sustained during the challenge. Don't do it injury can be severe and permanent. ...Read more
Not really: Minor partial-thickness burns will heal on their own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care. ...Read more
Evertime that i work up a sweat, my face burns and breaks out really bad from the sweat. Can i be allergic to my own sweat or retaining to much salt?
Cholinergic urticari: Sounds like a condition known as choline rigid urticaria when the body temperature rises, usually due to exercise, flushing, hives and itch can occur. Simple therapy is to use something like a non-sedating antihistamine like fexofenadine and possibly adding an h2 blocker like ranitidine. ...Read more
When dealing with pulled teeth, they say rinse with warm salt water. What does salt water actually do? It still burns like crazy either way.
Would not :
Remember the old adage of rubbing salt in a wound?
Use only saline if you use a salt containing product but clear clean water is the best. Mild cleansing with mild soap and water will help keep the bacterial load down. See your doctor for complete care.
Best wishes. ...Read more
For years I ate a high sodium diet. Suddenly I can no longer eat salty food. My tongue swells, turns white, & burns. My lips and nostrils burn.
I have rashes/blister on the majority side of my right hip. It possibly could have been from Epsom salt. Does not itch just burns.
Dentist used acrylic in mouth, now the back and underside of my tongue feels like it's been burned. It's very sore and irritated. Salt and water burns?
Acrylic Irritation: Although the acrylic usually does not irritate the oral tissues, you may have had an adverse reaction. The tissues will heal on their own. Eat bland foods and avoid salty and acidic products. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more
Sodium hydroxide in sink drain, 4yo brushes teeth - water collects in sink, brush goes into water and mouth.No burns/discomfort-should we take to er?
Not a problem: Do you mean peroxide? If so, it's not a problem because it is diluted and such a small concentration does not cause any harm. ...Read more
How do I stopped this poisonous sodium fluoride. I have well water. This indigestion taste like soap and burns my throat.
Water test: Get your water tested for unusual levels of numerous salts. Once you know what is causing the problem, you can select an appropriate water treatment system to get what you want. Fluoride is sometimes added to municipal water supplies in very low levels. In some western areas of the us it is possible to get very high levels of several compounds. ...Read more
Significant thermal: injury? Would go to acute care or ER. ...Read more
Yes: Basically frost bite. All burns depend upon the length of exposure and the source. ...Read more
no reason to wait.
Check with your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can i do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths
It is a:
Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory medication which is prescribed in GEL for to rub into joints (there may be some value ...usually given to patients who have gastric sensitivity to NSAIDS) HOWEVER use for BURNS on FACE is DEFINITELY OFF LABEL and I certtainly would NOT RECCOMEND IT IN THIS FORUM!
My Opinion Only
Dr Z ...Read more
How do you neutralize chilli burn on your fingers. Habe tried salt, alchohol, ice and cream with no results.
Many possibilities: I am not sure that neutralize is the right word; if you have a burn then it is too late to neutralize it but you can treat it. Treatment for chemical burns is similar to those from heat. My favorite remedies are aloe vera ; calendula cream topically. Homeopathic hypericum, capsicum or urtica urens may help. Take vit c 2000 mg 3-4x/day. Also see http://earthclinic.Com/cures/burns.Html. ...Read more
Burn: small clear blisters, painful around the edges, no feeling in the middle where the blisters are. What should I do? (from salt and ice challeng)
3rd degree: If there is no feeling in a burn than that indicates probable third degree burn and you need to seek care with a plastic surgeon or burn specialist. Especially if this is a chemical burn. ...Read more
After Epsom salt bath - burn like lesions occurred on sensitive areas where sat on salt. How to treat pain and lesion ?
Try vaseline gauze: Applied after a cool soak to be sure all of the Epsom Salts are washed away. Epsom Salts (Magnesium sulfate) should always be dissolved thoroughly before bathing in it. If you have any skin wounds they would be irritated by the salt. Apply vaseline to any such areas before the bath. Only use Epsom Salts if you are treating some specific condition, like arthritis, not just as a water softener. ...Read more
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I have a burn. From the salt and ice challenge. It covers a huge area of my leg and it's really red. And it's starting to get a bunch of mini blisters?
I am concerned that you might have cellulitis. This could be a strep or staph infection and might develop into sepsis. The mini blisters might be a form of infection that is developing as well as the indication from the redness. Get it looked and probably will need antibiotics.
Best wishes ...Read more
I have a chemical burn caused by sodium hydroxide on my lower leg near my ankle. My ankle is swelling. What can i do at home for treatment?
Get seen now: Alkali burns are worse than acid burns for being treacherous and getting complications. ...Read more