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Skin Grease Burn
An injury: The seriousness of the injury depends on how deeply the skin is injured: a superficial burn is like a sunburn and will generally heal quickly, perhaps with a little peeling. A full thickness burn extends through the entire thickness of the skin and will not heal on its own except by scarring and contracture. Between these two extremes are partial thickness burns-some heal, some don't. ...Read more
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
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
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