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Why do I feel hot... And my skin feels hot when its only 67 degrees here in utah and I took my temperature and it is only 97.9 unusually weird?

Why do I feel hot... And my skin feels hot when its only 67 degrees here in utah and I took my temperature and it is only 97.9 unusually weird?

Heat Sensation: There are many causes for "feeling hot" under the skin. It can be associated with the development of problems with your thyroid gland. For this reason, it is a good idea seek medical care. Your physician may then feel that it is necessary to screen for thyroid disease which entails a simple blood test. ...Read more

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I've had pain on the right side of my head for 8 weeks now. It came on suddenly and hasn't left. There are varying degrees of pain through the day wor?

I've had pain on the right side of my head for 8 weeks now. It came on suddenly and hasn't left. There are varying degrees of pain through the day wor?

Needs to be checked: Headache lasting for 8weeks needs to be evaluated by your Physician. We can not help you with the diagnosis. It can be due to many causes from High Blood Pressure, Sinus infection, Post Traumatic, or a tumor in the brain. Need a detailed History, Physical Examination and if indicated imaging like MRI or Cat Scan to make the Diagnosis and appropriate therapy ...Read more

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Wear 1.5 degrees glasses felt pain in the head dr. Corresponding to 2.5, but the pain remained the same thing what must I do?

Wear 1.5 degrees glasses felt pain in the head dr. Corresponding to 2.5, but the pain remained the same thing what must I do?

From glasses?: Do you only experience pain when wearing eyeglasses? If not, it is not from the eyeglasses. If yes, then you may need to see another optometrist or ophthalmologist. I also wonder what you meant was 1.5x vs 2.5x glasses for reading? ...Read more

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I have a most bizarre sensation. My skin is warm to the touch, the room I'm in a comfortable 70 degrees. My face feels as though I'm standing outside?

I have a most bizarre sensation. My skin is warm to the touch, the room I'm in a comfortable 70 degrees. My face feels as though I'm standing outside?

Warm skin: Do you feel flushed? Dilation of skin blood vessels from spices, alcohol, Sun or wind exposure, fever, embarrassment, hormonal changes, hot soups, etc can cause this symptom. ...Read more

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What does first degree bleaching do to the skin?

What does first degree bleaching do to the skin?

Bleaches are Safe: Skin bleaches like lumixyl, lytera, elure and obagi nuderm with hydroquinone are safe if used as instructed. The cosmion mask with vitamin c is probably the safest of all. ...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 degree of burn involves only the very surface of the skin?

What degree of burn involves only the very surface of the skin?

1st degree: What you describe is a 1st degree burn. This is a superficial burns which affects only the epidermis, causing redness and discomfort. 1st degree burns are rarely serious and heal by themselves within days. Common causes of 1st degree burns include sunburns or exposure to hot liquids. ...Read more

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Does lightning skin cream really works? And if yes, to what degree?

Does lightning skin cream really works? And if yes, to what degree?

Cream: It depends if the pigmentation is superficial, mixed or deep, Do you have facultative or constiutive pigmentation? Some pigmentation may be related to an imbalance of hormones. Your Dermatologist can actually guide you and provide you information whether the condition you have is actually amenable and likely to respond to skin lightening creams or if you need additional modalities of treatment. ...Read more

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

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 degree of burns requires a skin graft?

Depends: The answer to your question depends on the size of the burn and the depth of the burn. A 3rd degree burn is a full thickness burn involving all layers of the skin. If it can't be excised and closed primarily, it will likely need a skin graft. Some partial thickness burns (2nd degree) may require grafting also if they cannot heal in a reasonable amount of time. ...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?

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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Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Return it: The product is supposed to be sealed on purchase to protect the consumer. I would ask for a new one and explain to the merchant the seal was open when you bought this one. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous and feverish. My skin is very hot to the touch yet when reading my temperature orally, it's 3 degrees below normal. What's this mean?

It's not bad: As long as you're using the thermometer correctly, then it means you don't have a fever. A sensation of hot skin does not necessarily mean you're running a fever and could be related to dehydration which makes sense in the context of nausea. It may simply be a matter of drinking plenty of fluids and resting until feeling better. ...Read more

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I got a second degree sunburn on Saturday the 17 and am getting very blistered skin and I have baseball camp until Thursday and was wondering what I s?

Second degree burn: Once you have a burn of that nature your skin is very sun sensitive being at a camp its going to be hard to avoid the sun but I would put quality broad spectrum sunblock on at all times. Its likely you are reinsuring the previously burned skin ...Read more

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Could getting 2nd degree burns on skin disqualify someone from donating eggs?

Could getting 2nd degree burns on skin disqualify someone from donating eggs?

Probably not: In the acute phase - probably. However after complete healing - I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to donate. ...Read more

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What is the best treatmenr for skin burn-2nd degree burn?

Second Degree Burn: If the second-degree burn is no larger than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) in diameter, treat it as a minor burn. If the burned area is larger or if the burn is on the hands, feet, face, groin or buttocks, or over a major joint, treat it as a major burn and get medical help immediately. Minor burns: cool the burn, cover with gauze, take over the counter pain relievers, do not pop blisters. ...Read more

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What are the effects and treatment of a 3rd degree burn on a 5 yo's skin?

Burns: A third degree burn is a serious problem for the following reasons:
1. Possibility of secondary infection
2. Extreme scarring

the treatment consists of sterile dressings and strict hygiene to prevent infection. Often, skin grafts are used to cover damaged skin areas. ...Read more

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Can skin fully heal with a third degree burn? How long will it take?

Difficult to answer-: I understand third degree means "full thickness of the skin"--- small areas of full thickness burns may heal well. But, large areas will need skin coverage by skin graft or skin flap. If a large area is allowed to heal by itself, there may be thick scars and/or contracting unstable scars. ...Read more

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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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I have a second degree burn and the skin peeled off and I want to know if its going to stay like that?

I have a second degree burn and the skin peeled off and I want to know if its going to stay like that?

It should heal soon: With daily wound care (covering the wound with a bandage and antibiotic if there are signs of infection) the wound should heal quickly. See your doctor if you develop fever, chills, redness at the wound site or colored wound drainage. ...Read more

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I have red skin after second degree sunburn- will my skin go back to normal? If yes how long does it take? Thank you

Painful healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as cool compresses, skin creams, and antiinflammatory medications (motrin/advil). ...Read more

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Hi I've got I've got a 40 degree temperature, body aches a pounding head, a really bad flemy couch and I don't know what to do. Please help?

Hi I've got I've got a 40 degree temperature, body aches a pounding head, a really bad flemy couch and I don't know what to do. Please help?

See doctor: May have a viral illness such as influenza or may have a sinus infection but important here to rapidly exclude more serious such as pneumonia or meningitis. Please see a doctor urgently for examination ...Read more

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If there is no colour on the skin where I had a garlic burn is it a third degree burn? Will colour ever comeback? What can I do to get it back?

Don't worry: I have seen burns to the face from garlic before and the problem resolved with time. Try not to worry too much, with time it will improve.
Try not to let the area get burnt in the sun. This won't help to bring colour back and is more likely to lead to further damage. ...Read more

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Sharp, localised pain on top of head, about 10 degrees from the centre, in a slight indentation of my parietal bone. Recurrent for a few days. Cause?

Sharp, localised pain on top of head, about 10 degrees from the centre, in a slight indentation of my parietal bone. Recurrent for a few days. Cause?

Unknown: Have you had any trauma? Have you hit your head or hit the area around it. There is no specifc reason from the history thus given. Is there any redness of the scalp to make one think of infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the dark skin from my second degree burn go away?

Hyper pigmentation: If your burn is recent then it is likely to fade with time. The deeper the burn, the longer the Healing phase. Some folks tend to hyper pigment more than others and sun exposure while healing can make it worse. There are treatments for hyper pigmentation (laser, bleaching type creams). However if the burn scarred the skin then it is more difficult and may require excision. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the exposed layer of skin to peel or slough in a second degree burn?

Yes: A second degree burn involves a partial thickness injury to the skin. The epidermis usually separates from the dermis and often forms fluid filled blisters. Usually the damaged superficial layer of skin peels or sloughs off as the skin underneath heals. This peeling can also happen in some 1st degree burns (e.G sunburn). ...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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My dad went to work in 1 degree weather one night and he ended up with a chest and head cold. He's sniffling and coughing. Is this just a cold?

My dad went to work in 1 degree weather one night and he ended up with a chest and head cold. He's sniffling and coughing. Is this just a cold?

Cold: Probably a minor viral infection and will probably respond to the usual OTC products. If it does not he needs to see a doctor ...Read more

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I burned myself with hot water 7 weeks ago 1 degree, now I have brown marks on my skin, how can I get rid of them, I'm using bio-oil 3 times day.

Hyperpigmentation: Whenever the skin gets irritated or inflamed it will heal lighter than normal or darker than normal. You usually can't do much to change the color except wait for a few seasons for the skin to correct itself. Keep a nonchemical (physical sunblock like cerave 50 on it to prevent further darkening. Bleaching creams can be used as well as anti inflammatory creams, but they are best used from md. ...Read more

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My penis head points upwards (more than most guys) when erect and limp. This makes urine stream point up at 45 degrees. What is this? Can it be fixed?

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My penis head points upwards (more than most guys) when erect and limp. This makes urine stream point up at 45 degrees. What is this? Can it be fixed?

Normal variation...: We are not born equal - likewise in any parts of body with no exception for the penis. What you described about your penis is real to reflect having inborn short and tight penile suspensory ligament, which is clinically considered as a normal variation which requires no practical need for surgical correction. In reality, learning to adopt and adapt to whatever the life might have brought to you. ...Read more

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I have a second degree burn and the skin is peeling. Should I help it along by peeling it?

I have a second degree burn and the skin is peeling. Should I help it along by peeling it?

No.: Do not peel away your skin. It should come loose on its own when it is ready. You may tear the healthy skin if you peel it. ...Read more