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What is the fastest way to get rid of burns?

What is the fastest way to get rid of burns?

Burns: Keeping the burned surface moist, clean, and at normal body temperature help to allow the maximum rate of healing of burns. Activities such as smoking will reduce blood flow to all the tissues, impairing healing significantly. Ointments containing aloe not only keep the burn lubricated, but can also reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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How to get rid of a razor burn fast and effectively?

How to get rid of a razor burn fast and effectively?

Razor burn Rx: First apply aloe vera or Hydrocortisone cream to soothe. Next, use a glycolic or salicylic acid based lotion. Avoid alcohol containing products or excessive sun exposure. Ibuprofen and cold packs can further help to decrease the inflammation. Lastly, avoid shaving for awhile during the healing phase and in extreme cases follow up with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hey I have a burn on my stomach and its big how do I get rid of it fast!

Hey I have a burn on my stomach and its big how do I get rid of it fast!

Time: Depending on how deep the burn is, you may need to seek the assistance of a doctor in person. Deeper, larger burns may need skin grafting. Superficial burns will heal on their own, but they will take longer if they are larger. Also, if you have other conditions/habits like diabetes, PVD, or smoking, these will slow healing. The best approach is to have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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I tried to pop a pimple with hot water and salt (epsom salt). I'm left with a rather large patch/burn on my chin. I put bacitracin on it and a bandage. Any ways to get rid of this as fast as possible?

I tried to pop a pimple with hot water and salt (epsom salt). I'm left with a rather large patch/burn on my chin. I put bacitracin on it and a bandage. Any ways to get rid of this as fast as possible?

See your doctor!: If it is a burn, you may need wound care since your face can be disfigured. More worrisome is that the burn is actually an infection or an abscess caused by bacteria such as strept or staph. If not treated, the infection can quickly get worse. The doctor can examine to determine you will need just antibiotics or additional interventions. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of razor burns?

Prevent them.: Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. ...Read more

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I have broke out with something on my underarms i think its from switching deodorant and it burns what can I do to get rid of it asap?

I have broke out with something on my underarms i think its from switching deodorant and it burns what can I do to get rid of it asap?

Stop the culprit: Stop using that deodorant causing you the problem. If this is giving you problem, then you can use over the counter anti allergens. You should go to ed if you continue to have problems. ...Read more