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Steam Burn Treatment
Burn on thumb from hot steam. Very red. Looks patchy or maybe "future blisters" (hard to tell) Internet keeps saying hand burns need to be treated differently. What is best treatment and does being on hand change that? Pain is decreasing. Thanks
Size matters here: Any burn's seriousness & urgency of treatment depends on how big the wound is, what caused it, and how deep. Typically steam from a tea kettle or hot food will be first or second degree. The area, if small and getting less painful and is not surrounding the whole finger or a joint can be treated like any other minor burn. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) helps the pain (but is a prescription). Keep clean, protect area. ...Read more
Depends on many...: Factors: the size, location and depth of the burn, the age and health of the patient, the mechanism of burning, etc. For minor burns with blistering, I recommend unroofing the blisters, washing with soap and water, and then applying Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing twice daily. If increasing pain, drainage, or redness, or if not healed in 10 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check the burn ...Read more
Depends on size: 3rd degree burns generally refer to deep partial or full thickness burns. Very small areas can heal with wound care and dressings. Small to larger areas generally require removal of the dead burned tissue and replacing the excised tissue with skin grafts from another area of the body. As the grafts heal over several weeks physical therapy, Moisturizing, and further surgery may be required. ...Read more
Chemical burn: Although I am large proponent of self-care this is one to get seen. The area needs to be cleaned thoroughly and depending on the chemical it may take special agents to wash it off. ...Read more
Histofreeze: I am not sure what body tissue was frozen, but typically if it is skin, it would heal up in the next 10-14 days. The discoloration may persist for a few months, though. Other tissues may have different healing times. Vaginal freezes may take about the same to heal. ...Read more
Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more
A minor burn. ..: Would be a 1st-degree burn, such as a sunburn, or a 2nd-degree burn. Both are partial-thickness burns that will heal on their own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care. ...Read more
The burn COLD water should be used to irrigate the area and after that the treatment depends upon burn degree. Very minor burns should simply be covered by a protective dressing...antibacterial preparations may be useful if blister (2nd degree) burn results.
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A remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well. ...Read more
Seek Treatment: Deep 2nd degree burns need medical attention and script for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream to help with pain and antibacterial. These can become infected and convert to full thickness loss (3rd degree). Needs careful care and dressings. Do not ignore these. Sometimes loss/excess of skin pigment can occur along with surface scarring which is permanent. ...Read more
Red hot cheeks: Use virgin coconut oil applied 3-4 times daily. It my take up to 3-4 weeks to work. Propanolol could possibly also give you a red face. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for burns from melted and pretty much boiling hot butter being dumped on your wrist should I go to the dr.?
Maybe: Butter can get much hotter than boiling water and can cause a deep burn. If the area is larger than a quarter, it is probably a good idea to have it looked at. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream and a dressing changed each day until healed, watching for signs of infection, and scar management (deep burn) are all good things to be gained by a visit to a doctor with some burn experience. Good luck! ...Read more
Whenever eating some oily or spicy food it's always feeling of burning or like acidity in chest. Is this a big problem or there is any treatment. Plz h?
Avoid Sun: Keep the area moisturized (cheap is better - no scent or color), use sunblock all the time even in winter. Will take a long time for final result. ...Read more
Nerve pain: The most common nerve issue is meralgia paresthetica, and may respond to loose clothing, or nerve pain suppressant drugs or even a Lidoderm parch locally. However, could be due to hip problem, pinched nerve in back. Physical therapy might help, maybe even an injection locally. First, get firm diagnosis, then decide on treatment. ...Read more
Itchy & burning skin: Your doc or a dermatologist will determine if your skin need medical treatment. Beyond that, low vitamin B 12 can produce itching as can dry winter heat in homes. Sesame oil directly on the skin can help. Avoid skin lotions containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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