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Skin Grease Burn
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IT DOESN'T: The only real use for peroxide is to help wash stuff out of a dirty wound. It doesn't kill bacteria even as much as a topical antibiotic. It will even damage healing tissue. Does it bubble when 'germs' are present? No, it just bubbles peroxide is water with an extra oxygen atom. This is weakly attached and wants to come off hence the bubbling. Bacteria? No it will bubble on clean glass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As usual...: ...It depends -- on how severe the burn is, and how extensive. If it's a small superficial burn, just keep it clean and covered. If it's larger and/or deeper, you should see a doctor, because there is a risk of infection, among other things. ...Read more
Photo sensitizing: Certain photo sensitizing agents can make you sun sensitive and cause you to burn more easily when exposed to uv light. Some examples include doxycycline, some diuretics, retinoids, as well as medications such as psoralens. Note that these are just some examples and by no means is that list complete. ...Read more
Sun sensitivity: The fitzpatrick scale (aka fitzpatrick skin typing test or fitzpatrick phototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for the color of skin. It was developed in 1975 by thomas b. Fitzpatrick, a harvard dermatologist, as a way to classify the response of different types of skin to uv light. It remains a recognized tool for dermatologic research into the color of skin. Where are you on scal. ...Read more
I used to never burn and just tan. All of a sudden i can't be in the sun without burning. I don't even tan, my skin just turns pink. What's going on?
Photo sensitivity : Some meds or skin preparations can cause a hypersensitity to the sun, causing one to burn rapidly. C a dermatologist or ur family doc. ...Read more
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