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What exactly is "wind burn"?

What exactly is "wind burn"?

Windburn: Windburn is a condition caused by exposure to strong and frequently cold winds for extended periods of time. Wind can remove the oils from the top oil layers of skin, creating chapped dry skin that feels hot or burned, and may appear red or swollen. Windburn can be confused with sunburn, and people may attribute “burned” skin on overcast days to wind rather than to sun. ...Read more

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Can sunblock stop wind burn?

Can sunblock stop wind burn?

No: Sunburn yes... Wind burn no. Protect your skin from windburn by using protective clothing, moisturizing the skin, and using aloe and other soothing products when chapped skin occurs. ...Read more

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How can you get wind burn on someons face to heal?

How can you get wind burn on someons face to heal?

Time is the best: Remedy. Beyond that, consider hydrating lotions to replenish the skin which is often dried out by continuous wind whisking away moisture. ...Read more

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Is wind burn a thing? I want outside that long 39 mins tops but hours later my cheeks are red and warm. Is that wind burn ir something else?.

Is wind burn a thing? I want outside that long 39 mins tops but hours later my cheeks are red and warm. Is that wind burn ir something else?.

Windburn: Yes, windburn is real thing. It is misconception that the wind causes the burn but actually it is due to sun. So wear your sun block or protection when going outdoor even in a cloudy days. ...Read more

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I've got wind burn and it litterally feels like a sun burn and it makes o face really red and flaky and dry. Help?

I've got wind burn and it litterally feels like a sun burn and it makes o face really red and flaky and dry. Help?

Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Do I have frostbite, frostnip, or wind burn. Please help? After 18 hours, i got a thin layer of dry skin pealing, but no redness or loss of sensitivit

Do I have frostbite, frostnip, or wind burn. Please help? After 18 hours, i got a thin layer of dry skin pealing, but no redness or loss of sensitivit

Superficial: It sounds superficial, as you would expect from a sunburn. This can occur due to winter temperatures as well. It is generally self limited and requires no treatment. If it does start to hurt, aloe vera or a similar product would help. ...Read more

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My 4 year old had red, swollen, and painful tops of his hands. He's had it before, but we thought it was wind burn from winter.

My 4 year old had red, swollen, and painful tops of his hands. He's had it before, but we thought it was wind burn from winter.

Swollen hands: Does it involve the finger tips , palms or dorsum of the hands? A picture might help. Otherwise see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My lips is always burned during this time of the year when the weather is getting cold..why is that? And how do I prevent it? This wind burn usually lead to embarrassing cold sores after

My lips is always burned during this time of the year when the weather is getting cold..why is that? And how do I prevent it? This wind burn usually lead to embarrassing cold sores after

Excessive dryness: Colder, drier and winder weather strips your lips of moisture, resulting in breakdown which promotes cracking, peeling and flare ups of cold sores. Avoid excessive licking and use a hypoallergenic non-scented lip balm for protection. ...Read more

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sun/wind burn on back of calves/thighs. When I stand, there's a lot of intense pressure around the burned areas. Joints also in bad pain. Help?

 sun/wind burn on back of calves/thighs. When I stand, there's a lot of intense pressure around the burned areas. Joints also in bad pain. Help?

Sunburn treatment: Aspirin or Ibuprofen will help with the pain and reduce some of the inflammation caused by this 'radiation' injury-because that's really what a sun burn is. You can also get an aloe plant and squeeze the gel like stuff on the affected areas. Cool showers and oatmeal baths might help as well. Hopefully this is the last sunburn of your life because it can damage skin (wrinkles) and lead 2skin cancer ...Read more

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Hi I woke up yesterday morning to a red rash on both hands .thought they could be wind burn from being in cold..now my right hand is swollen any help.

Hi I woke up yesterday morning to a red rash on both hands .thought they could be wind burn from being in cold..now my right hand is swollen any help.

Hand rash/ swelling: How cold did you get? Do you have pain ? Did your fingers turn white/ blue at any point? Could be frostbite, or Raynauds( usually fingers turn white or blue) Would go to the ER this morning/today to prevent permanent damage ...Read more

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I am tired, out of breath, irritable and thirsty, what might this be? I get a little winded with simple moving, like up 1 flight of stairs, i feel burning in my quads walking short distances as if i were skiing alot. I seem to get more thirsty near the e

I am tired, out of breath, irritable and thirsty, what might this be? I get a little winded with simple moving, like up 1 flight of stairs, i feel burning in my quads walking short distances as if i were skiing alot. I seem to get more thirsty near the e

Your : Your symptoms could be indicative of many issues.The shortness of breath with simple moving and exertion is a worrisome sign of a cardiac issue or respiratory issue ( i.e. Heart disease and asthma). The burning in your quads can be a sign of dehyration or Lactic Acid build up; and the increased thirst can be a sign of diabetes. The bottom line here is to have a complete physical, and appropriate diagnostic testing as deemed necessary by your doctor. I hope you find answers soon. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Heart burn, trapped wind, and i think I have thrush can these all be related and how can I cure it?

Heart burn, trapped wind, and i think I have thrush can these all be related and how can I cure it?

Yes: Chronic severe uncontrolled heartburn can cause respiratory problems including cough and wheezing that may worse at night. An acid taste, burning chest and if chronic thrush can happen. High risk is obesity, hiatal hernia, diabetic gastrosparesis, diet, etc. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could you pick up a burn from compressed air?

Could you pick up a burn from compressed air?

Burn: Yes, the pressure of the air has the same effect as heat. Keep it clean and wash with just warm water ...Read more

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Should i put a bandage over my recent burn or let it air out?

Should i put a bandage over my recent burn or let it air out?

Bandage...: In almost every case addressing will be preferable a very mild burn with redness no blistering or broken skin would at least feel better if covered if you have severe blisters or blackened or missing skin you need to get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Im always hot, there has to be air on me always, or ill burn up, its been a week or two now, ?

Im always hot, there has to be air on me always, or ill burn up, its been a week or two now, ?

See Dr for testing: At your young age, unlikely menopause, more likely thyroid or other endocrine abnormality. Should see your dr for exam and blood testing to check....Unless you are on east coast right now where 'felt' temperatures are in 115 range...Then 'it is what it is!' good luck. ...Read more

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I was sitting outside next to a stick of burning incense and some of it would blow in my face when the wind would shift. Now my cheat is really heavy?

I was sitting outside next to a stick of burning incense and some of it would blow in my face when the wind would shift. Now my cheat is really heavy?

Irritation: This is a form of air pollution that can cause irritation/inflammation of the trachea or bronchial tubes which should eventually clear without any specific treatment. See your physician if you develop wheezing,productive cough with discolored sputum, fever or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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When should a second degree burn be exposed to air?

When should a second degree burn be exposed to air?

It depends: Superficial second degree burns can be exposed to air fairly soon. Deeper burns with blisters should be protected until all of the blisters have been decompressed. All burns should be coated with thin film of antibiotic ointment or a white cream called silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) until the skin is fully healed. ...Read more

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How many calories can you burn doing 1 hour of air climber?

How many calories can you burn doing 1 hour of air climber?

A fair number: The more you weigh, the more calories you will burn. If a 100-lb. Woman uses the stair climber for 30 minutes, she will burn about 159 calories. If a 200-lb. Woman uses the stair climber for the same length of time, she will burn 318 calories. Themore pedal resistance you use the slower your stepping rate. ...Read more