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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

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

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What's the best treatment for burns?

What's the best treatment for burns?

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

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What treatment is given to babies when they get burns?

Prevent infection: Usually something to keep moist and prevent infection. I use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream often which does both. Also providing a soothing agent. ...Read more

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What treatment does someone with 3rd degree burns go through?

What treatment does someone with 3rd degree burns go through?

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

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What are some treatment options for chemical burns on the back?

What are some treatment options for chemical burns on the back?

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

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After having histofreeze treatment how long will it take for burn to go awaya?

After having histofreeze treatment how long will it take for burn to go awaya?

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

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What is the best treatment for. Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for minor facial burns?

Can you please suggest treatment for minor facial burns?

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

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Flat iron burn treatment?

Flat iron burn treatment?

Keep a close eye: Thermal (heat) burns are treated the same way: keep it clean and dry, don't pop any blister that may form, watch for any signs of infection (pus, increasing redness, fever, etc.) and call your doctor if any worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good facial burn treatment?

What is a good facial burn treatment?

Keraplast: Keraplast is a product utilizing replicene, a functional keratin technology that is great for speeding recovery after burns. It works especially well after office peels and laser procedures to aid in recovery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin burns?

What is the best treatment for skin burns?

Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water, rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for 2nd degree burns?

What's the best treatment for 2nd degree burns?

Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water and cover with a bandage. See a doctor if you have increased pain, swelling or drainage. ...Read more

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What is treatment for vaginal burning sensation?

What is treatment for vaginal burning sensation?

Depends: It depends on the cause. It could be allergic, yeast infection, dermatitis, etc. Treatments are different for each of them. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a minor burn wound?

What is the best treatment for a minor burn wound?

Right after: 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.

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

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

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Can you please suggest treatment for horrible 2nd degree burns?

Can you please suggest treatment for horrible 2nd degree burns?

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

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Please tell me if I should do if my at-home fluoride treatment burns?

Please tell me if I should do if my at-home fluoride treatment burns?

Alternate methods: Discuss this with the dentist who prescribed these Fluoride treatments for you. He\she can help you figure out what's causing this and what alternative methods are available to you to resolve this issue. ...Read more

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My latex irritation, iching and burning sensation won't go, is there any treatment?

My latex irritation, iching and burning sensation won't go, is there any treatment?

Latex allergy: Allergy to latex is a gradual worsening of the symptoms. Most hospitals have gone latex free to mitigate this allergy. If you have allergy to latex, avoid latex. The symptoms will slowly worsen over time, and can become quite serious. ...Read more

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I want to know if there's a cure/treatment for my red hot burning cheeks? It's not rosacea.

I want to know if there's a cure/treatment for my red hot burning cheeks? It's not rosacea.

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

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White and sticky things come out before urine, what is the treatment? There is a little pain (burning) while urine...

Urinary infection?: It is probabely urinary tract infection, and it could be std if you have been having unprotected sex or prostatitis
you need to have urine test to rule out UTI and/or std
you may need to be treaed with antibiotics, so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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I have a burn mark on my face. What is the treatment for that?

I have a burn mark on my face. What is the treatment for that?

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

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Is there an effective treatment for frictional burns on the penis?

Is there an effective treatment for frictional burns on the penis?

Try Bacitracin: Don't know how you got the frictional burn & assume it isn't serious or else would got immediate medical attention. Thus a little vaseline based antibiotic ointment should take care of this problem. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC treatment for burning feet?

Is there an OTC treatment for burning feet?

Burning feet: The only one I am aware of is zostrix (capsaicin), as already stated. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for burning on left thigh?

What is a good treatment for burning on left thigh?

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

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What is the treatment of itchy and burning dry skin??

What is the treatment of itchy and burning dry skin??

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