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Scabies Run Hands Water Burn Mites
If you have scabies and run your hands under really hot water, can you burn the mites alive so they die?
I burned my hand rather badly on the bottom of a pot and im wondering if its infected or if i need medical attention. I imminently couldn't feel it and i rushed it under mildly cold running water for about 10 min as soon as i noticed the burn, after that
It : It can be difficult to distinguish a severe burn from an infection. Both will be red. Both will have drainage, particularly if blisters have ruptured. Both will be tender to the touch. If the redness is increasing, the pain is increasing, or the drainage is abundant and has a foul odor, it is more likely infected. One thing many patients overlook is the possibility of getting tetanus from a burn. If your last immunization was more than 5 years ago, you should get a new one. It is very helpful to have a hand surgeon look at the burn. He/she can help distinguish between the tissue damage from the burn itself and an infection that requires antibiotics. Often, silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream will be used as an anti-septic and salve. Thankfully, the palm of the hand has a very thick dermis layer and it takes a lot of heat to create a full-thickness (third degree) burn. A hot pan can deliver that amount of heat depending on its temperature, thickness, and the amount of time your hand was in contact. If the burn leaves an elongated scar, it can cause contractures, where the skin tightens and it becomes more difficult to open your hand. A hand surgeon can also help determine if the scar will be a problem and needs releases or skin grafting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what i "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?
Easier way than that: You may not have scabies. It would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. There are topical as well oral medications that are far safer than trying to scald yourself with boiling water. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Call a burn center: Burns of the hand are classified as "special areas" by the american burn association because of the potential lack of function that may result from improper management. It is strongly recommended that you call the nearest burn center for an evaluation and treatment to give you the best chance for uneventful healing. ...Read more
Burning ; Urination: A bladder infection may cause a tingling sensation in the arms long before the typical symptoms of burning in the urethra. However, the arm tingling may also relate to a spinal nerve issue. I would check with your provider if the symptoms don't subside on their own soon. ...Read more
Rash on hand from knuckles on hand all the way to end of knuckles. Burns in hot water. Looks like little brown scabs also. What can it be?
I'm 16yrs old & diabetic & my right hand has been numb but I can still use my hand thoe & when I get cold water on my hand it starts to burn a bit.
I feel like I gain 5- 10 pounds if I go off my water pills. I got these from a diet doctor. If I run out my hands and feet and whole body swell up pai?
Too much sodium: You should not depend on a diuretic as a form of weight management. If you easily gain water weight off diuretics, that tells me that you have a high consumption of either sodium or carbohydrates and that the body needs to get rid of excess sodium. Restrict your sodium and carbohydrate as a means to control water retention rather than relying on a diuretic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Secondary infection: A second degree burn will blister up and eventually drain, leaving the protective skin barrier broken.As long as the site remains clean and covered with antibiotic ointment, things should heal fine.If negmected, the site can become infected by a variety of skin germs and progress to a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands are really dry and every time i put lotion on it doesn't moisturizer also every time i put my hand under water it burns really bad.
Hand eczema.: You are describing a common phenomenon that occurs more often in winter due to the colder, drier weather and the more frequent hand washing. Lotion is not hydrating enough based on your symptoms of burning. You need a very hydrating ointment such as vaseline petroleum jelly with application of white cotton gloves over it. Apply nightly before bedtime and see a doctor if little of no improvement. ...Read more