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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?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Significant thermal: injury? Would go to acute care or ER. ...Read more
She’s taking Sodium Bicarbonate Ear Drops prescribed by her doctor as he said it’s ‘wax’. However it’s beginning to burn her. What should I do?
Ears: I would stop the drops as it sounds as if it has irritated her ear canals. It sounds as if the problem is coming from the inside - meaning behind her ear drum. There are small bones/ nerves/ fluid that reside here and all contribute to hearing. My advice is to see if she can be seen by ENT - Ear Nose and Throat doctor and have a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Wow: no reason to wait. Check with your doc. Difficult issue. Good luck. ...Read more