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Doctor insights on: Scalded Skin Syndrome In Children

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How fast can I make my scalded skin syndrome go away?

How fast can I make my scalded skin syndrome go away?

Antibiotics: This is caused by an infection which can be dangerous and needs to be treated, should improve with proper antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

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

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What is the treatment for scalded skin syndrome?

What is the treatment for scalded skin syndrome?

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

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Any onesee problems with scalded skin syndrome?

Yes!: Scalded skin syndrome is a staph infection, and it can be very serious, even life-threatening, particularly in a young child. Sss is not something to take lightly, ever. See your doctor immediately, if not sooner. ...Read more

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How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

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

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My skin turned light pink after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

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

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What is proper skin care when pigmented areas after second degree scalds are healing?

What is proper skin care when pigmented areas after second degree scalds are healing?

Steroid cream: Steroid cream may decrease post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. A dermatologist if this persistscan prescribe a retinoid to ise along with a topical steroid. ...Read more

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My skin became a little bit lighter after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

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

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Is it ok to apply for spray on skin for my son's non-blistered scald burn?

Is it ok to apply for spray on skin for my son's non-blistered scald burn?

Depends...: ...On what sort of spray you have in mind. If you mean one of those antibiotic sprays, it's okay (but not necessary). A soothing emollient lotion will work too, but you don't have to apply anything if you don't want to. Just keep the area clean. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I scalded my arm a couple days ago, and now it has popped skin blisters. What should I do now?

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

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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

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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

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Third degree burn advice Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?

Third degree burn advice

Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?

Laser may help: It is possible that an ablative fractionated laser would help the scar. A number of treatments would help and success cannot be guaranteed. A carbon dioxide fractionated laser might be an idea. I do not think it would be dangerous to work out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a surgeon: It sounds like this is a serious burn. Risk of infection as well as future scarring can be significant if not managed appropriately in the early stages. Please seek care from a plastic surgeon or a general surgeon specializing in burn care if available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how toasted skin syndrome can be treated?

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

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Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Floppy babay syndrom: Floppy baby syndrome is possible. I would take the child to a pediatrician for an opinion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get flat head syndrome as an adult?

Is it possible to get flat head syndrome as an adult?

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

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What is the most effective way to prevent flat head syndrome?

Rotate Baby: Discuss with pediatrician, but the best way to avoid this is to not let the baby sleep on its back all the time. Once swaddled you can rotate baby from side to side to minimize the flat head. ...Read more