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Doctor insights on: Wind Burn Remedies

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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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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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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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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