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What Home Treatment Can Be Done For A Mild Degree Of Frostbite Lukewarm Bath
Rewarming: Frostbite is, quite simply, frozen tissues. Depending on how severe the frostbite (i.e. How deep the freeze goes), the treatment can range from simply rewarming to in-patient treatment similar to burns to amputations and long recovery times. If you have frostbite, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?
After the application of permethrin cream, can I bath normally for the 2 weeks before the second treatment?
Permethrin Cream: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?
Less is best: The key to applying ointments after bathing is to use a very small amount and massage it into the skin. Albolene or white vaseline can be massaged sparingly without being the least bit greasy. Lotions evaporate and actually make you more dry. Lotions are a water phase and just like licking your lips with saliva, you become more dry. ...Read more
I had an accident few months back and smashed my left foot ligaments. Dr gave me some medicines n wax bath but was too busy to finish my treatment. Help?
Foot pain: You should see an orthopedist who specializes in foot and ankle. ...Read more
Are all boils in need of medical treatment? I noticed one on my 2yr olds bottom today for the first time. I bathe him regularly
Boils: Unfortunately, we can't make definitive statements about "all boils". Whether to seek treatment depends upon health of individual as well as intensity of infection. Small pimple might respond to just warm compresses while larger abscesses in diabetics most likely would require lancing (incision & drainage aka I&D) plus antibiotics. In young children, I'd recommend seeking medical attention ASAP ...Read more
Warm them: Rapid rewarming in body temperature water(95-100 degree) is the best treatment. Do not rub them in the snow, or run them under cold water. This can be a painful process for true frostbite. Once the fingers are warm, they can still be sore. They may form blisters and swell. If you still have pain after warming the hands, get it checked out in the er. ...Read more
The area looks practically normal but the edges are sore and the skin in the center is numb. Is this a kind of mild frostbite?
Frostbite can have: blister or red or can turn black. In all it is a thermal injury much like a burn with tissue destruction and the deeper the extent of the frostbite, the deeper the injury ( much like a burn) the more destruction there is. Swelling and reddened skin is rather mild, followed by blistering, and then on to loss of circuation at deeper and deeper levels.If u have a mild case do not re-expose to cold ...Read more
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