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How can I treat my infected burn wound?

How can I treat my infected burn wound?

Antibiotics: Considered the gold standard for treatment of many infections in 2013 along with bandages and tlc. Please do see a doctor for that asap. ...Read more

Dr. James Jeng
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Silver Sulfadiazine (Definition)

Silver sulfadiazine is a topical ...Read more


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Why is liquid coming out of my open burn wound?

Why is liquid coming out of my open burn wound?

Serous fluid: The liquid coming out of your burn is normal in most cases. It will be straw colored and is just fluid from between the tissues in your body. As long as it is not thick and white or green it is fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use soap, alcohal to clean a burn wound?

Is it possible for you to use soap, alcohal to clean a burn wound?

Soap is good!: Serious burns need evaluation by a doctor. Minor burns can be treated with antiseptic ointment (Bacitracin is best) and a dressing to keep the ointment in place. Each day, wash off the old ointment and dead skin (little by little) and apply new ointment and dressing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim with a burn wound?

Is it ok to swim with a burn wound?

Probably not: Water can caused maceration of wound and prolong time required for healing and predispose wound to infection. Would be good idea to avoid swimming until wound heals. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a burn wound to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a burn wound to heal?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are? Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Help with burn wound. How do I clean it and keep it from getting worse?

Wash, apply vaseline: Superficial burns need to be kept clean and moist to heal. They should be cleansed gently with soap and water once or twice a day, then covered with vaseline and a bandaid. Clean, uninfected burns do not need antibiotic ointments (which can cause allergic reactions). Deeper burns need to be seen by a doctor to determine appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I prevent scarring on burn wound?

How can I prevent scarring on burn wound?

Prevention...: How well your body heals scars is very variable between different people. It's possible that you will always have some scar, how bad it is depends on the depth of the burn and your ability to heal. Keeping the wound moist with neosporin will help, avoid sun on the wound for 6 months as this will change the color of the skin. After the wound is healed you can use silicone stick on the scar. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a minor burn wound?

What is the best treatment for a minor burn wound?

Right after: The burn COLD water should be used to irrigate the area and after that the treatment depends upon burn degree. Very minor burns should simply be covered by a protective dressing...antibacterial preparations may be useful if blister (2nd degree) burn results.

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How long do docs recommend I should I keep my burn wound wrapped?

How long do docs recommend I should I keep my burn wound wrapped?

Simple Care: Burns are response of tissues to heat injury. It is inflammation which increases blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid further damage as this can cause scarring. Trick is to protect from more injury. If below the skin, see a doc. ...Read more

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Can you use peroxide to clean the yellow part out of a burn wound?

Can you use peroxide to clean the yellow part out of a burn wound?

Yes, but don't: Peroxide is very damaging to the cells that are trying to heal that wound. Usually just soap and water are sufficient to clean a wound. And then a nice sterile dressing, with or without silver. Follow your surgeons recomendations ...Read more

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I am having itchy skin around burn wound! Please help?

I am having itchy skin around burn wound! Please help?

Rx cream: I like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. It is an antibiotic cream with soothing effect. It requires prescription so see a doctor. If the wound is already healing, try Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have a burn wound that is turning yellow & red like small blood stains does that mean an infection is in it?

I have a burn wound that is turning yellow & red like small blood stains does that mean an infection is in it?

Colonized slough or: Yellow "stuff" at the base of the wound is likely "slough" (but w/o a picture, it's impossible to be sure). Slough is accumulated dead tissue, debris, dirt & bacteria. Small red "blood stains" could be blood vessels or healthy tissue. Bacteria are present all over the skin & colonize 100% of wounds, but infect (invade body & cause symptoms like fever, chills, nausea &c) in only a few. Wound Care! ...Read more

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Silverex ointment for burns heals scars?

Silverex ointment for burns heals scars?

NO: This has no effect on scars. Used on severe burns at the time of injury. Vite is an old one, seen to work the same as vaseline. Many products clamor for your attention to "heal" scars. They want your money. If you have asignificant scar, see a
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has no effect on scars. Used for severe burns. Vit e is an old one long noted to be as effective as vaseline. Lots of things. ...Read more

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Each time I use a face wash, my skin burns after rinsing. Why?

Each time I use a face wash, my skin burns after rinsing. Why?

Allergies?: Perhaps you are allergic or sensitive to one of the ingredients. Change and see what happens. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin burns and itches and got dried out! Help?

What can I do if my skin burns and itches and got dried out! Help?

So many reasons: There are so many reasons you can experience these symptoms. Have you tried any new detergents or body washes? Have you been traveling or exposed to any new substances? These symptoms could be related to any number of problems, so I urge you to visit your primary care physician or even your dermatologist for further analysis. ...Read more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with second degree skin burns. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

My lover has just been diagnosed with second degree skin burns. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

Can be serious: - 2nd degree goes thru epidermis and may cause blistering - can be serious if large surface area or if gets infected- requires careful wound management and dressing to prevent that. It may also hurt a lot. ...Read more

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What's the significance of second degree skin burns?

What's the significance of second degree skin burns?

Matter of degree: There are 3 degrees of burn-1, 2, and 3 graded by severity. Sunburn would be a typical 1st degree burn, blistering from steam or a hot surface that is very painful would be typical for grade2. In grade3 burns the injury is so severe that the pain nerves are destroyed and paradoxically there is less pain. The crucial factor is how much surface area of the skin is involved. ...Read more

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My friend got second degree skin burns. Why is that?

My friend got second degree skin burns. Why is that?

Injury to skin: 2nd degree burns usually extend into the dermis which can result in scarring depending on how deep the burn is. Usually involves blistering. Caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, fire, light, radiation, friction, trauma. May take several weeks to heal. Need proper wound care, dressings, possibly antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin burns?

What is the definition or description of: Skin burns?

Skin burns: Skin burns = thermal injuries to the outermost tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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What happen when your skin burns but appareantly don't have anything?

What happen when your skin burns but appareantly don't have anything?

Skin sensation: This can be as a result of something you placed on the skin topically or if nothing was placed see your pcp and see if there is a cause that can be found like a neuropathy of some sort to explain the hyper-aesthesia of the skin. ...Read more

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Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has second degree skin burns. Should we worry?

No, but...: Burns aren't contagious, if that's what you mean. But why does the child have serious burns? What happened? Did the babysitter cause them? If so, then I would find another babysitter. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin burns?

What is the best treatment for skin burns?

Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water, rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage. ...Read more

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How long will it take for skin burns to heal from an antiseptic (savlon)?

Fast Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Wearing tight shaper and when I remove it my skin burns and itches but mostly burns. Why?

Wearing tight shaper and when I remove it my skin burns and itches but mostly burns. Why?

Binding: Tight bandages or bindings will decrease blood flow as well as cause some local irritation. On removing "shaper" the bound area will have a reactive hyperemia with increased blood flow ofter perceived as "burning". Possible allergy to the material or infectious process such as "ringworm" should be considered. Possibly too tight? ...Read more

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Is there another product that is like silver sulfadiazine it that can be used for burns?

Is there another product that is like silver sulfadiazine it that can be used for burns?

Silver Suladiazine: Is the treatment of choice. If this not available then antibiotic ointments can be used. ...Read more

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How much faster does silver sulfadiazine help burns heal? What if you don't use any of it?

How much faster does silver sulfadiazine help burns heal? What if you don't use any of it?

Not much.: While it is the most popular treatment for burns, there are more advanced treatments that work better and faster. It often causes an eschar (scab) at the edge of burns that actually slows healing, and it is not safe in infants. Hydrocolloid dressings not only speed the healing of burns, they also relieve the pain and need changed much less often than silver sulfadiazine or antibiotic dressings. ...Read more

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I got my skin burns with a hot wax. Its a 3rd degree burn......Plz suggest me some medicine or a home remedie medicine. ....?

I got my skin burns with a hot wax. Its a 3rd degree burn......Plz suggest me some medicine or a home remedie medicine. ....?

SImple basic care: Burns are response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to promote healing. Depth determines care. Use of ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps, keep it covered. ...Read more

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I believe I have an allergic skin reaction to the strong indian cooking odor from an adjacent apartment. My skin burns and gets red. What can I do?

I believe I have an allergic skin reaction to the strong indian cooking odor from an adjacent apartment. My skin burns and gets red. What can I do?

Unlikely: A skin reaction has to be from contact to something you applied on it or from something you ingested or took, such as food or medication. It cannot occur from a smell. ...Read more

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using diffrin 1%cream at night, my skin burns when I put it on and afterwards when I have my face against pillow or when I put cream on my face. Help?

using diffrin 1%cream at night, my skin burns when I put it on and afterwards when I have my face against pillow or when I put cream on my face. Help?

Common: Use a tiny amount. Wait 20 min after washing before application of differen. Use a moisturizer after you apply differen. Use just 2 or 3 times a week at first. After a few weeks your face will no longer react this way. Note that it takes 3 months to appreciate the benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


Dr. Charles Breaux
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Skin Burns (Definition)

Skin burns = thermal injuries to the outermost ...Read more