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What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

Yes: Gradual warming with water 104 to 107 degrees farenheit with no direct heat source exposure as part can be numb and get burned. Also recommend Motrin or NSAID to control inflammatory intermediates that can produce more damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and is graded just like a burn. First degree is like a sunburn while second degree sees blistering and third degree is full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. Frostbite can be serious so it is best to ...Read more


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What is the treatment for frostbite that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for frostbite that is best and has fewest side effects?

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 more

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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the : Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it. ...Read more

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Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?

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

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My 7 year old grandson put a toilet brush in his bath water that was used to clean RAI toilet..9 days after treatment is he contaminated now? scared!!

My 7 year old grandson put a toilet brush in his bath water that was used to clean RAI toilet..9 days after treatment is he contaminated now? scared!!

Low, low risk: Most of the urine that was RAI contaminated should have been flushed and brush was most likely rinsed as well. In addition, any residual chemical on the brush was diluted in the bath water and I assume he did not drink the bath water. I suspect one gets more radiation exposure from an x-ray than the RAI exposed brush. Your concern, however, is understood. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can we put water on he dog bite after treatment? That means while taking bath.

Hi doctor, can we put water on he dog bite after treatment? That means while taking bath.

Yes: As long as you pat dry the wound after the bath there's no reason why you can't use water over open wounds during the healing process ...Read more

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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

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

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I think I have a mild case of frostbite but i'm not sure how to treat it! please help?

I think I have a mild case of frostbite but i'm not sure how to treat it! please help?

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

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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?

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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External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription) treatments should i use? sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription)  treatments should i use? sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

Treatment: There are many options to treat. Sitz baths are generally very good, but should be done 2-3 times per day. Pain control can be done with NSAIDs or topical anagesics. Tucks (witch hazel) pads will help with pain and itchiness. You can also try a steroid cream, but not for more than 5-7 days. Final option can be surgical removal if all else fails. ...Read more

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My grandson played in his bath with a toilet brush I used to clean toilet after RAI therepy is he now contaminated does he need help??? It was toilet water no urine.. And 9 days after my therapy I'm a wreck please help ..was already released danger

My grandson played in his bath with a toilet brush I used to clean toilet after RAI therepy is he now contaminated does he need help???  It was toilet water no urine.. And 9 days after my therapy  I'm a wreck please help ..was already released danger

Yuk! But no worries.: Children need better toys than a used toilet brush. Also, young children should be continually watched when in the bathroom because they can drown in a toilet or tub. No worries about the radioiodine, as the toilet brush is presumably rinsed off when cleaning the toilet and flushing a couple of times. Furthermore, the toilet brush gets rinsed off again if in the bath water. And, it's been 9 days. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an anal fisher 3 weeks ago. Treatment plan was warm baths, anti biotics, and hydrocortisone suppositories. Bleeding and pain has pretty much went away but I noticed a pink almost like a skin tag growth. Is this normal and will it go a

I was diagnosed with an anal fisher 3 weeks ago. Treatment plan was warm baths, anti biotics, and hydrocortisone suppositories. Bleeding and pain has pretty much went away but I noticed a pink almost like a skin tag growth. Is this normal and will it go a

? sentinel tag: First congrats that the pain and bleeding from the anal fissure are gone. Sentinel tag/pile can sometimes occur at the end of the anal fissure, common, it might stay though, at times it is surgically removed, keep taking your medicine as prescribed and follow your doctor's advice, s/he would advise you better after examining you, goodluck, ...Read more

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I have external hemoroid,what am i supposed to do about it? its day 3 and all i did was 3 hot baths in total...any natural treatments out there?

I have external hemoroid,what am i supposed to do about it? its day 3 and all i did was 3 hot baths in total...any natural treatments out there?

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis, you might be having something else causing pain in that area. did you have hot bath like a shower or did you actually sit in the tub full of hot water, you actually need to sit in the tub to see any benefit, and if the pain did not go away, you might be having something else. make sure your bowels is soft and regular, avoid straining ,hydrate well. ...Read more

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