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What can you do to stop the burning and what is the best way to treat oil burns?

What can you do to stop the burning and what is the best way to treat oil burns?

Cool/tepid water: Immediately place the burned area (if not extremely severe) in cool or tepid water to stop the burning. Gently washing with cool water & soap will remove residual oil. Do not remove blisters (they provide a sterile "bandage"). If a large area of hand/face/etc is involved, seek medical help at once for definitive treatment to prevent contractures. Do not smear burn with grease/butter/the like. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What's the best thing to take for heart burn and acid reflux with no side effects? Mine is bad food coming up and chest and throat burning

What's the best thing to take for heart burn and acid reflux with no side effects? Mine is bad food coming up and chest and throat burning

OTC PPI: I would use an otc proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec. If these symptoms are frequent (more than once /week) see your doctor and consider getting scoped as it could be more serious (gastritis, esophagitis, even precancerous changes). ...Read more

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I have a raised red patch about 3 inches in diameter that really burns. How can I get it to stop burning and what is it?

I have a raised red patch about 3 inches in diameter that really burns. How can I get it to stop burning and what is it?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes needed to be seen and examined to get proper diagnosis and treatment. If the burning rash lies along the dermatome or along the spinal nerves, it can be an early sign of shingles. In any case, you need to make an office visit to a local physician. ...Read more

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Tearing burning pain on inner left bicep can produce while bouncing or jogging it really burns but stops quickly feels like skin tearing no discolor?

Tearing burning pain on inner left bicep can produce while bouncing or jogging it really burns but stops  quickly feels like skin tearing no discolor?

Have it checked by: your doctor to make sure you don't have bicipital tendonitis, tears, or issues with rotator cuff. Normally it follows the bicipital groove, and can become inflamed or injured during athletics, and requires attention. Also, do get a 2nd opinion from a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) osteopathic physician (DO), who can help direct it back anatomically into the groove to provide relief. ...Read more

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Can you use tea tree oil to treat skin burns?

Can you use tea tree oil to treat skin burns?

Not a good idea.: Tea tree oil can be contaminated with bacteria and if the skin is broken open that can cause infection. Wash with soap and water and apply a clean bandage. ...Read more

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I burnt myself and now its a blister that burns how can I stop it from burning?

I burnt myself and now its a blister that burns how can I stop it from burning?

2nd degree burn: Blistering indicates a second degree burn. Ice will be helpful to control pain, unroofing the blister will probably increase pain so leave intact. Burning pain will resolve in 24 - 48 hours. Ibuprofen will help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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How to treat a hot oil burns on hands and leg?

How to treat a hot oil burns on hands and leg?

Immediately !: Remove yourself from the source of heat. Immerse your hands into a cool / room temperature water filled bucket. Pour cool / warm temp water onto your leg. Do not rub the burn areas. Call 911 and get transported immediately to the ed. You may develop second degree burns, and depending upon the amount of skin affected, you may have to go through long time of care by burn specialists. ...Read more

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