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How long is it supposed to it take for salt and ice challenge burns to fade?

How long is it supposed to it take for salt and ice challenge burns to fade?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Can table salt be used to treat hot water burns?

Can table salt be used to treat hot water burns?

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

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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?

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

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If your vagina burns a little is it bad to go in salt water?

If your vagina burns a little is it bad to go in salt water?

Its probably: not dangerous but you should determine why you have a vaginitis so after your day in the ocean see your doctor if it persists ...Read more

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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.

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.

Salt is antiseptic : A salt water rinse helps fight infection. You should not rinse out the day of the surgery to prevent loss of the blood clot that should be forming in the extraction socket. ...Read more

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Could a sea salt eye flush heal chemical burns?

Could a sea salt eye flush heal chemical burns?

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

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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.

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.

Sodium diet: See if you can manage salt free food for a few days. If you feel things are getting better that's great. If there is no change (sodium diet free) for a week, please contact your primary doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Rashes must be seen.: My first reaction to a burning blistering rash on one side of the body is shingles, or Herpes zoster. But every rash needs to be seen in order to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I stopped this poisonous sodium fluoride. I have well water. This indigestion taste like soap and burns my throat.

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

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Can you tell me how to cure a salt and ice burn?

Can you tell me how to cure a salt and ice burn?

Med eval: Seek medical attention. The salt and ice challenge is both dangerous & stupid. I hope you make a decision never to do this again. ...Read more

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What makes salt burn a blister in your mouth?

What makes salt burn a blister in your mouth?

Irritating: While a dilute salt water rinse can promote healing and comfort, concentrated salt will irritate exposed nerves in an ulcerated wound and really get your attention. ...Read more

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Could a burn from salt and ice give a 3rd degree burn?

Could a burn from salt and ice give a 3rd degree burn?

Yes: Basically frost bite. All burns depend upon the length of exposure and the source. ...Read more

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Will epsom salt burn an infection?

Will epsom salt burn an infection?

No: Epsom salts despite having been used forever under the assumption that the salts stop bacteria or dry it out, appear to have little or no such effect. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use salt water on an infected burn?

Is it a good idea to use salt water on an infected burn?

It's OK: You want to keep a burn wound clean, and salt water is a way to do that. It's probably best to apply antibiotic ointment to a burn wound until it's healed. If you think it's infected, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could i put on a skin burn from sodium hydroxide?

Can you tell me what could i put on a skin burn from sodium hydroxide?

Very thoroughly: wash the area to be sure all the lye is gone. Treat the chemical burn as you would one from a hot iron:
Apply Neomycin ointment to prevent tnfection and keep the area loosely covered. Healing will be slow. Keep the wound clean. ...Read more

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For what reason does my tongue burn really bad whenever it touches salt?

For what reason does my tongue burn really bad whenever it touches salt?

Irritation .: There are several causes.'
very common reason is the "burning tongue syndrome"
tongue mucosa is irritated probably due to lack of saliva that can lead to opportunistic infection of bacteria and/or fungus. ...Read more

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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

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

Scarring?: six months out of this most likely represents scarring from the burn. Best to see a plastic surgeon or surgical dermatologist for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn?best regard.

Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn?best regard.

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

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How do you neutralize chilli burn on your fingers. Habe tried salt, alchohol, ice and cream with no results.

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

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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)

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

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Should a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) burn when I use it?

Should a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) burn when I use it?

No: Enemas should not be painful. It is possible it was inserted in such a way that it caused a mucosal tear or fissure. Do not try using another enema until you have been evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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After Epsom salt bath - burn like lesions occurred on sensitive areas where sat on salt. How to treat pain and lesion ?

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 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?

ER ASAP: 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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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