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Whats Best To Treat 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to treat burns in your mouth and gums? Often coffee/good burn gums just behind top front teeth. Best suggestion? Thanks.
Location, size,deep: Depth of the burn (severity), burn location, and burn size dictate treatment. Any burn on the hands, feet, face, or genitals should be seen promptly. Any large burn, burn that doesn't hurt, or burn that sloughs should be seen. Electric burns don't really "scald" but they should all be seen. Simple mild contact with hot water can be tx with running under cold water and watched. ...Read more
What's the best way to treat a big motorcycle burn? My friend puts paper towels and stuff on it, when she goes to take it off it sticks to the skin!?
Skin Burn: Silvadene medication is used with other treatments to help prevent and treat wound infections in patients with serious burns. Silver sulfadiazine works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may infect an open wound. This helps to decrease the risk of the bacteria spreading to surrounding skin, or to the blood where it can cause a serious blood infection (sepsis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Single-blade razor: Beard abrasions are usually due to aggressive shaving; use a single-blade razor or an electric razor, shave with the grain, keep your other hand off your face. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. Otc 1% Hydrocortisone lotion, applied after shaving, will help too. Herbs and spices are for eating, not rubbing on your skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a: Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory medication which is prescribed in GEL for to rub into joints (there may be some value ...usually given to patients who have gastric sensitivity to NSAIDS) HOWEVER use for BURNS on FACE is DEFINITELY OFF LABEL and I certtainly would NOT RECCOMEND IT IN THIS FORUM! My Opinion Only Dr Z ...Read more
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