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Silverex Oinment For Burn Wound Dressing
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
My 19 month daughter got a minor second deg burn last sunday. I used cold compress and neosporin. Wound seems to be healing should apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) now?
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
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
Allergies?: Perhaps you are allergic or sensitive to one of the ingredients. Change and see what happens. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Skin burns: Skin burns = thermal injuries to the outermost tissue covering the body. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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