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What To Do When You Burned Your Hand With Fry Pan
Ice: For all burns immediately put ice on it for 15-20 minutes - which can be an ice pack, a bag of frozen vegetables, or whatever is at hand. This will do an amazing amount of good. Do not slather it with butter or vaseline. Protect it thereafter from abrasion. See a doctor if the burn appears deep or the pain is too severe. But always think ice first. ...Read more
Burn: Time heals all things so treat the symptoms. Eat cooler foods that will not irritate the area and rinse gently with cool or cold water to make the area feel better. The good news is the tongue has a lot of blood flow so it should heal relatively fast say 3-5 days depending on the severity of the burn. If not getting better in that time see your dentist for a check/ent md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Severity: A first degree burn (without blistering) can be treated with cool compresses, aloe vera, vitamin c, e, and sometimes steroid creams. Second degree burns (with blistering) may require antibiotics, and you should visit your physician. If you have a severe third degree burn (takes the skin off) you should not apply cold water or ice. Get to an emergency room! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can you do when for instance, you cut off your finger by accident. Do you place the limb in alcohol, milk , or what ?
Salt soak: The best thing is to put the amputated finger in a wrap with salt solution and ice. Carry that in with you immediately to the emergency room and wrap the stump end tightly to prevent bleeding. ...Read more
What happens if you forget to wash your hands after handling gasoline and happen to touch the food you were eating with your dirty hands?
What do you mean by: What do you mean by flushing or cleaning your arteries if you mean you want to prevent build up of plaque which causes coronary artery disease and stroke and peripheral vascular disease you have to prevent that by exercise and keeping your cholesterol level down there are therapies used by alternative medicine practitioners like chelation therapy which is not accepted by main stream medicine docs. ...Read more
Itch!: The best medicine for fiberglass "splinters" is protection. Tightly woven clothing, in layers, with wrists and ankle openings protected or taped to gloves and boots. If exposed, small pieces of fiberglass form tiny splinters that itch and hurt when brushed. Showering to rinse away as much as possible helps, but usually, time allows the skin to push the splinters out in a few days. ...Read more
Throw out: If you are convinced by information about certain foods that have incorporated cancer causing chemicals, then discard them, do not buy them again and read labels carefully in the store. Most foods are carefully regulated and true cancer causing chemicals are mostly not allowed in food sold in usa stores. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my doctor to me to apply AndroGel 1% to my enter thigh and the directions say to apply to your arms and should?
Everyone different: Some people can look at their fingers and vomit. Others can tickle their uvula without any response. Best way is to try it and see. ...Read more
How do you treat nosebleeds? I need a proper explanation. When should I apply ice to constrict vessels? What part should I ice? When to call emt?
ABC's of nose bleeds: Nosebleeds usually occur on the septum at a point where superficial blood vessels come together. This area is very accessible and can be compressed by simply squeezing on both sides, just below the bony pyramid of the nose. Tilt the head back to elevate the nose and keep compression for approximately 3-5 minutes. If continued bleeding hold for 5 more. Seek medical attention soon! ...Read more
What would make me want to chew ice all the time i keep a cup of my favorite ice with me all day and don't seem intrested in anything to drink if i can't get soft chewy ice
Craving : Craving ice is called 'pica'. It has been described in some individuals that have iron deficiency anemia. Please consider having your iron and hematocrit checked. However, it is possible that chewing ice has just become a habit for you. Chewing firm ice can cause tooth damage as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control Sympotms: The best you can do is try to treat your cold symptoms to be more comfortable. Using a heated humidifier can help keep your airway open, Vicks vapors and rub can help with that too. You can try elevating your head to help with sinus drainage, use cough medicine if you need to. ...Read more
See your doctor: After using ice and cold compresses, symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Glass: Sometimes, genlty pulling a credit card or similar flat edged item across the skin may flip the piece of glass out. Don't squeeze skin or it may embed further. Seek medical attention if you are not able to remove it. ...Read more
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