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I've small scald burn 9 ds ago, at 1st its erythematous and painful, I apply silver sulphadiazene, now skin's roughand brown. It doesn't peel, is it normal?

I've small scald burn 9 ds ago, at 1st its erythematous and painful, I apply silver sulphadiazene, now skin's roughand brown. It doesn't peel, is it normal?

Aquaphor: Apply vaseline or aquaphor to the area twice a day. This should improve the dryness. The brown discoloration should disappear with time. Be patient. ...Read more

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I've small scald burn 9 ds ago, 1st its erythematous and painful, I apply silver sulphadiazene, now top skin's rough, brown, a little wrinkled, doesn't peel?

Healing: It sounds like you had a first degree verging second degree burn that is now healing. Do not peel it and as the deeper parts of skin continue to heal, that small area should start to slough off and it should be fine. ...Read more

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How can I treat a steam burn? I got scalded by steam while I was cooking. What can I do to reduce the pain?

Sylvadene: Apply sylvadene to the burn twice daily.
Sylvadene is very soothing and will facilitate healing of the burned area. Sylvadenethis is used at the burn centers. The fact that it hurts is good, it means that it is a second degree burn, therefore it will completely heal. ...Read more

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My skin turned light pink after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

Scalding injury: I have good news for you! The fact that you did not get any ulcers in the skin and that the skin came off in sheets, means that you probably had totally in the area second-degree burn. The pinkness is the widening temporarily of blood vessels in the wounded area. ...Read more

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My skin became a little bit lighter after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

My skin became a little bit lighter after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

Possibly: It depends on the depth of the burn and your natural skin color. If the burn healed within 10 days it is more likely that the color will eventually return to normal. If it took longer or your natural skin color is dark it is less likely. ...Read more

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Is it ok to apply for spray on skin for my son's non-blistered scald burn?

Is it ok to apply for spray on skin for my son's non-blistered scald burn?

Depends...: ...On what sort of spray you have in mind. If you mean one of those antibiotic sprays, it's okay (but not necessary). A soothing emollient lotion will work too, but you don't have to apply anything if you don't want to. Just keep the area clean. ...Read more

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My skin has peeled after a scald burn but now I've a mild erythema. Is it normal! What can I use to reduce this erythema!

Try application of: Aloe vera directly from the plant. Most lotions containing it - have too low a %. ...Read more

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When would be a time you would not give first aid to someone who has heart burns and scalds?

When would be a time you would not give first aid to someone who has heart burns and scalds?

Treatment: Not sure what you mean by heart burns and scalds. Those terms are not quite pertinent to heart problems. Why don't you ask again and describe exactly what you mean by your the terms you are using. ...Read more

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Third degree burn advice Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?

Third degree burn advice Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?

Laser may help: It is possible that an ablative fractionated laser would help the scar. A number of treatments would help and success cannot be guaranteed. A carbon dioxide fractionated laser might be an idea. I do not think it would be dangerous to work out. ...Read more

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Scald burn scars on legs. Should I use sun cream or cover?

Scald burn scars on legs. Should I use sun cream or cover?

Unless minor, see: Doctor for wound care and prescription burn cream (silvadene). Antibiotics are usually not prescribed unless infection develops, and wound care instructions are critical. If small, use bacitracin, daily gentle cleansing, and non-stick bandages until healed. Do not use butter. If blisters break remove the dead skin and keep clean and protected as above. In doubt? See your doctor! Do it wrong: scar! ...Read more

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I have 2nd degree burns on dorsum of hand with boiling oil spilt. Skin scalded how to keep wound open or covered.48 hrs now. Serous fluid still coming?

I have 2nd degree burns on dorsum of hand with boiling oil spilt. Skin scalded how to keep wound open or covered.48 hrs now. Serous fluid still coming?

See a surgeon: It sounds like this is a serious burn. Risk of infection as well as future scarring can be significant if not managed appropriately in the early stages. Please seek care from a plastic surgeon or a general surgeon specializing in burn care if available. ...Read more

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I swallowed burning hot soup two days ago and scalded my throat. It is still very painful, difficult to swallow & speak. Is there anything I can do?

See doctor: You should see your doctor, as you may need some treatment depending upon the severity of the burns. Bland diet, no hard or crunchy foods (chips, toast, pretzels, etc.), lots of fluids. No very hot (temp.) or spicy foods / liquids. Warm salt water rinses / gargles may help sooth this. No anesthetics, as they will likely irritate it and / or allow you to eat harmful foods. No mouthwash. Good luck. ...Read more

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