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Can you tell me about treating burns?

Can you tell me about treating burns?

A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I treat burns?

How do I treat burns?

Burns: Treatment of burns is based on the severity of the burn (depth and area). Superficial burns (sunburn/minor scald) can be safely treated with topical creams with aloe. Deeper, more extensive burns require evaluation to determine the best therapy. Extensive scald burns, flame, acid and lye burns, and electrical burns ought to be seen by someone experienced in burn diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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What can we apply in burns?

What can we apply in burns?

Silvadene.: Traditionally Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is the antibacterial agent we would apply to burns. However, burns can be deceptively serious and should be evaluated by a doctor before you just start treating them on your own. ...Read more

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What do I use for burns?

What do I use for burns?

Below: For burns the best ointment to use is bacitracin which you can get over the counter. If there is blistering, leave alone, do not puncture. When the blister breaks, the top dead skin should be removed and antibiotic oint applied over the skin. ...Read more

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What should be done for burns?

What should be done for burns?

Icing: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. ...Read more

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What makes burns quickly better?

What makes burns quickly better?

Keep cooling thesite: Until the tissue is hot the burns continue to damage skin so keep cooling the site immediately after injury. Once the burning stops then apply local antibiotics - neosporin to heal the skin. ...Read more

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What can be done for turf burns?

Cover the Burn: Artificial turf burns are brutal because it is a rug burn to the "n-th" degree. A silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) compound with zinc to help heal the injury while covering it to avoid future incidence. Usually these injuries are self-limiting and your skin adjusts to the repeated insults by a process known as keratinization and lichenification. As my coaches used to say; "don't worry, you and your skin are tough!". ...Read more

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Can't exhale w/o coughing. Burns?

Can't exhale w/o coughing. Burns?

When to see the Doc: It sure sounds like you have an urgent problem that needs in person attention so that a thorough examination can occur. Please get to your family doctor today. ...Read more

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How can you treat house hold burns?

How can you treat house hold burns?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain from burns?

How can you relieve pain from burns?

Take pain med: If your burn hurts, you probably have a 2nd-degree, or partial-thickness burn. Such burns can hurt a lot until they heal. You can try simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If you need something stronger, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a beep on my booty in it burns?

I have a beep on my booty in it burns?

What's a "beep?": I think i can figure out the rest of your question, but can't offer an answer unless i know what concerns you. Thanks for your help here--. ...Read more

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What are different methods to treat burns?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): For first degree burns the most common treatment is prescription silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) which is laso used for second degree burns. Biafine is another prescription cream which can be used for burns. Extensive or deep burns need specialized treatment in the hospital. ...Read more

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How do most burns in children get treated?

Cool soaks, TLC: Gently wash the burned skin area daily to help remove dead skin. Many doctors prescribe silver sulfadiazine cream, but it isn't necessary unless the burn becomes infected; if that happens, call your doctor. If it's a sunburn, don't let it happen again - apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion to your children's exposed skin whenever they go out in the sun. ...Read more

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HoW long does it take for 2 burns 2 heal?

HoW long does it take for 2  burns  2 heal?

Depends: We need more details. Where are the burns? How big are the burns? What degree are the burns? When did they occur? How did they occur? E.g. Boiling water, fire, chemical burn? How is your underlying health? Write more details, Show some pictures. ...Read more

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For how long do serious burns take to heal?

For how long do serious burns take to heal?

Few days to weeks: 2nd-degree burns will heal on their own in 5 days to 3 weeks. 3rd-degree burns require surgery (skin grafting) for healing, and most burn surgeons will try to get that accomplished within a few weeks of the injury. It takes months or years to deal with the scarring. ...Read more

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How are different degrees of burns different?

How are different degrees of burns different?

See below--: It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns. ...Read more

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What are the permanant complication of burns?

What are the permanant complication of burns?

Primarily scarring: Severe burns and skin grafting result in scarring. The scars may not look as nice as one would like. In addition, the scars can cause functional problems, especially with range-of-motion of joints. Scar modification therapies, such as pressure garments, and other therapies such as physical and occupational therapy can help. There is also the possibility of surgical scar revision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: burns?

What is the definition or description of: burns?

Heat injury ...: To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper structures (e.g., muscle, bone). ...Read more

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What's the purpose of a mask after facial burns?

What's the purpose of a mask after facial burns?

Help with scarring: Deep 2nd-degree burns or 3rd-degree burns that require skin grafting can result in significant scarring. Pressure therapy has been found produce flatter scars, that is, reduce hypertrophic scarring. Pressure garments are thus used in such cases. If the face is involved, that would be a pressure mask or head garment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause severe shocks and burns?

Please tell me what can cause severe shocks and burns?

Can you state again: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you ask this again? Do you mean actual burns and shocks or the feeling of these things? Please state it differently. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are all different degrees of burns?

I was wondering what are all different degrees of burns?

3 types: 1st-degree burn: least serious. It burns only the outer layer of skin. The skin turns red, may see swelling, pain mild. 2nd-degree burn: the burn is deeper, blisters develop, skin is usually very red, swelling occurs, pain more severe. 3rd-degree burn: most serious burns, it involves all layers of the skin. It causes permanent tissue damage. Fat, muscle and even bone can be involved. ...Read more

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Do you know ozone burns years out of your chi or vitality?

Ozone is toxic: No-one disagrees that ozone is toxic but like everything, there is a time and place. Your body actually uses ozone processes in the immune system and we use them industrially to kill harmful organisms. But that doesn't mean you should bathe in ozone. ...Read more

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I have a headace that doesn't go away, it burns.What can it be ?

Many possibilities: Headache is a symptom, can be due many thingsless than 10% of the causes may be serious so the answer depends on the age , duration , type , exacerbating and relieving factors as well as on other existing conditions, if continues and persistent see a neurologist, . ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What's the best thing for minor burns and what should I be looking out for?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more