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Scalded Skin Syndrome In Children
Antibiotics: This is caused by an infection which can be dangerous and needs to be treated, should improve with proper antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes, to some...: ...Because it is caused by a staph bacteria. However, only young children (especially newborns) and individuals with bad kidneys or defective immune systems seem to be susceptible. Although it is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment, most of the time it looks worse than it really is, and kids generally get well within a week on antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
Scalded skin: Scalded skin syndrome is caused by infection with certain strains of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria produce a poison that causes the skin damage. Scalded skin syndrome is found most commonly in infants and chilldren under the age of 5. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more
Depends: If it just happened, moisten the area with water and shake some table salt onto the burn; brush it off after it dries. Trust me, this works! it snuffs out the pain immediately and prevents blistering. If it happened a while ago, the die is cast - whatever will happen will happen. Your dermatologist can prescribe various treatments for "hard rough discolored skin". ...Read more
My skin turned light pink after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?
Scalding injury: I have good news for you! the fact that you did not get any ulcers in the skin and that the skin came off in sheets, means that you probably had totally in the area second-degree burn. The pinkness is the widening temporarily of blood vessels in the wounded area. ...Read more
My skin has peeled after a scald burn.But the new skin is normal but its texture's. More smooth and a little bit pink.. Is iit normal.
Burn: Sounds completely normal. Give it time and keep it protected from the sunlight. ...Read more
My skin became a little bit lighter after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?
Possibly: It depends on the depth of the burn and your natural skin color. If the burn healed within 10 days it is more likely that the color will eventually return to normal. If it took longer or your natural skin color is dark it is less likely. ...Read more
My skin has peeled after a small scald burn but the new skin is a little bit lighter and slightly rose.. Will it return to my normal color!.
Probably...: But most scars don't fully heal for 6 months to a year. ...Read more
I've small scald burn 9 ds ago, at 1st its erythematous and painful, i apply silver sulphadiazene, now skin's roughand brown.It doesn't peel, is it normal?
Aquaphor: Apply vaseline or aquaphor to the area twice a day. This should improve the dryness. The brown discoloration should disappear with time. Be patient. ...Read more
My skin has peeled after a scald burn but now i've a mild erythema..Is it normal! what can I use to reduce this erythema!
Try application of : Aloe vera directly from the plant. Most lotions containing it - have too low a %. ...Read more
I had asmall superf. Scald burn 12 dsago.Now the burned superf skin wrinkled, brown seems v. Loose but stillnot peeled, is it normal?Is it'll peel spont
Normal reaction: Blistering is a normal consequence of a so-called "second degree" burn. You don't have to do anything special, but if the blisters are large, you can clean a needle with alcohol and nick them to let the fluid out. (this is painless as the blistered skin is dead.) apply wet soaks with warm tap water a couple of times a day, and if you see any sign of infection (firmness, swelling) see your doctor. ...Read more
I've small scald burn 9 ds ago, 1st its erythematous and painful, i apply silver sulphadiazene, now top skin's rough, brown, a little wrinkled, doesn't peel?
Healing: It sounds like you had a first degree verging second degree burn that is now healing. Do not peel it and as the deeper parts of skin continue to heal, that small area should start to slough off and it should be fine. ...Read more
I scalded my left thigh 3.5 weeks ago with hot water. Now it's all scabbed up and quite a bit has fallen off, even pinkish skin with dark spots. Is this normal healing?
Yes,it is: the skin regenerating. How big are the dark spots? These could represent areas of third degree burns that will not regrow,but if they are,normal skin will most likely cover them. ...Read more
I got a small scald burn 13 days ago. It's erythematous painful, so I apply silver sulphadiazene. Now the top skin layer is rough, brown, a little wrinkled, and doesn't peel. What's happening?
Aloe vera: Pure aloe vera topically.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recently when i was bathing, i retracted my foreskin and accidentally scalded my penis head with hot water. Will it make my penis head less sensitive?
Unlikely: Is unlikely that a superficial burn to the glans penis would result in any permanent loss of sensation. ...Read more
Third degree burn advice
Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?
I have 2nd degree burns on dorsum of hand with boiling oil spilt.Skin scalded how to keep wound open or covered.48 hrs now.Serous fluid still coming?
Toasted Skin: Toasted skin syndrome, medically called erythema ab igne, is a skin condition that results from exposure to high heat directly against the skin. You may use some pure aloe, or Vitamin E, or walnut oil on the areas to help them heal faster and reduce pigmentation change. Skin should return to its normal condition in a few weeks. ...Read more
Flat head syndrome: No. But if you if you smack you forehead every time you make a mistake or are asked a question and say I did not know that and slap your forehead you might. Dr. humor here. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome? Is it true that firm mattress and back only is the only way to go?
You can only: Get that when you are a baby As an adult your head is what you get!! ...Read more