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Burns: Freon burn, second degree burn, freon
second degree burn, freon, frostbite: Hi Renee, Sounds like first degree frostbite, but if it develops blisters it should be considered to be second degree and treated just like a second degree burn. If sensation does not completely return by now call the doctor as this could be more serious....

Burns: Burn from Laser Hair Removal, purple spots, aloe vera
Burns: Burn from Laser Hair Removal, purple spots, aloe vera, legs

Burns: burn from a pool noodle, antihistamine, allergic reaction
Burns: burn from a pool noodle, antihistamine, allergic reaction, pool

Burns: mouth burn, cousel, pain thanks
Burns: mouth burn, cousel, pain thanks, popsicles

Burns: fingers steam burn, steam burn, two fingers
steam burn, two fingers, first degree: Hi Sandy, So far it sounds like first degree but the shiny one may form a blister and be second degree, COver both with neosporin and wrap each finger with a 4x4 sterile gaze pad and add some tape to hold things in place TAke some ibuprofen AND tylenol...

Burns: Healing 2nd degree burn, fast food restaurant, needle prick
fast food restaurant, needle prick, petroleum jelly: Hi Fay, The bumps sound like an infection. I would run over to the doctor for a quick look and some antibiotics. As a rule, we prefer Silvadene cream for second degree burns to petroleum jelly or (failing that) neosporin right from the start. As to itching,...

Burns: Healing of burn and lingering trauma, 2nd degree burns, hi lee
2nd degree burns, hi lee, march 31st: Hi Lee, The doctors advice mirrors my own experience. I would add that if the facial scar becomes more noticeable over the next two years it may be useful to get an opinion at that time about having a small surgical procedure to remove the scar tissue....

Burns: Hot Oil Burns, large burn, outer skin
large burn, outer skin, hot oil: Hi Chrishantha, First aid for almost all burns starts with the phrase Stop the burning. In a word, this means remove the heat! And apply cool water (NO ICE!!!), Cover with a sterile lint-free dressing and if skin is open or blistered seek medical advice....

Burns: Husbands hand burned in an electrical flash, pinky finger, silverdene
pinky finger, silverdene, tetanus shot: Hi Viki, Absolutely on target except for the airing out. NO Airing Out. That is only an invitation for infection. Keep it covered until healed. Your friend the acupuncture Dr did some good things. You might want to add some petroleum gauze around...

Burns: IPL Burn, brown bars, spider veins
brown bars, spider veins, level exposure: Hi Angie, The advice you received is pretty consistent with my experience. The procedure works up from a lower level exposure to heavier. But the result you describe is pretty common and should resolve over a few weeks (with the veins gone!) Have faith!!...

Burns: iron burn - raised brown mark, sterile gauze, vitamin e oil
sterile gauze, vitamin e oil, soap and water: Hi Toni, Can t really say without seeing it but it sounds like it is more likely to be a blister than a scar. Coat with neosporin and cover with gauze. Keep it that way. Keep it clean with soap and water. If the blister breaks peal it away, wash well and...

Burns: irritation burn, t rush, polysporin
t rush, polysporin, microdermabrasion treatments: Hi Again Lisa, Things really sound pretty good at this point, Now is the time to call the doctor and ask what he would like you to do and when he/she would like to see you next for continuing treatment. This is much more the doctor s game than mine. Ask...

Burns: Too Late for proper burn care?, motorcycle exhaust pipes, silver sulfadiazine
motorcycle exhaust pipes, silver sulfadiazine, tiny blisters: Hi Brianna, Its not too late for treatment. A couple of thoughts though. Keep it clean AND covered ALL DAY and night with sterile gauze. The little yellow bit I am not concerned so much about unless it is oozing yellow thick fluid. But remove any broken...

Burns: lips, lips
lips: Hi Liz, not quite enough info here to determine what it is. Burns (even mild ones) are associated with pain. To make sure that it isn t something more troubling You might mention it to your doctor and get his/her opinion. If it is a mild burn, it should be...

Burns: Motorcyclce 2nd degree calf burn, motorcycle transmission, signs of infection
motorcycle transmission, signs of infection, tegaderm: Hi Hector, Newskin (as far as I know) has not been tested under skin diving conditions. While it is supposed to be waterproof and remain flexible in swimming conditions I really can not recommend it for this use. We have used a flexible transparent dressing...

Burns: Motorcycle Burn on calf, nurse practioner, sterile gauze
nurse practioner, sterile gauze, aloe gel: Hi Norma, If you can call your doctor tell him/her about it and request a prescription for Silvadine cream. If this is not possible many Walgreens have a nurse practioner that can authorize this med over the phone without charge. A second degree burn...

Burns: Motorcycle Exhaust Pipe Burn, professional medical care, motorcycle exhaust
professional medical care, motorcycle exhaust, second degree burn: Hi Heather, This sounds like a third degree burn (probably with some second degree around it as well.) This is NOT a home fix-it situation. She needs prompt professional medical care and quickly. Let s assume for the minute that she does not worry about...

Burns: Motorcycle side pipe burn, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi Alison, Lets call the doctor and get a prescription for Silvadene.Wah it twice daily, apply silvadene and a sterile gauze pad over it. We dont want this to dry up, we want it to heal from the bottom up. So lets keep the silvadene fresh and the burn well...

Burns: Mr. Coffee burn, topical anesthetic, degree burns
topical anesthetic, degree burns, relief spray: Hi Katie, This sounds like one of those marginal second degree burns. Lets stop the burn jel and use neosporin and cover with some gauze for the next several days. The problem with the jels/gels is they contain a topical anesthetic which feels pretty good...

Burns: motorcycle burn, silver sulfadiazine cream, bactroban cream
silver sulfadiazine cream, bactroban cream, bactoban: Hi Cheri, Sorry about that burn. You didn t do anything that wrong, but don t forget to clean the burn area carefully when changing dressings. Try the bactoban for a while. AND continue the Cipro until all have been taken. (IMPORTANT!!!) Lets give everything...

Burns: motorcycle burn to calf, silver sulfadiazine cream, diaper rash cream
silver sulfadiazine cream, diaper rash cream, sterile gauze: Hi Amber, If the burn has healed to the point where there are no raw/wet areas remaining you can stop the silvadene and mix a little (few drops) of pure vitamin E oil to some neosporin and apply to the area. If it is at the stage where it has a brownish/reddish...

Burns: mouth burn, carmex, little luck
carmex, little luck, uv rays: Hi Linda, No ore ice and NO toothpaste!!! Mouth burns heal pretty quickly (good news). But they do hurt! (bad news.) Get some Carmex and keep the blistered area well coated with it. Keep any burn out of the sun since UV rays retard healing and may make...

Burns: Nd YAG laser burn, laser burn, yag laser
laser burn, yag laser, brown skin: Hi Ryan, Lasers and dark skinned people do not always get along very well. The tech that applies the treatment really has to do things carefully and even then it is easy to over cook the patient! It sounds like this will be fully healing but give it...

Burns: Partial thickness burn for my child, glossy skin, partial thickness
glossy skin, partial thickness, skin grafting: Hi Joy, So sorry to hear about your little one! The white glossy skin does sound like a full-thickness area. Depending on location and the condition of the surrounding tissue it is currently felt that any needed grafts be done earlier rather then later...

Burns: Redness in foot, little red dots, burn center
little red dots, burn center, keflex: Hi Jenn, If those little red dots are hair follicules this may be normal. If it is more like a rash, I would be concerned that the burn may be infected. I would call in with this and describe the problem to your burn team. If so, it is best to be taken...

Burns: Severe burns on fingers, 2nd degree burns, ivory soap
2nd degree burns, ivory soap, squirt gun: Hi Aaron, Call your regular doctor and get a prescription for Silvadene cream. Use that instead of the neosporin for the mext week, then go back to the Neosporin. The saline you are using ( Normal saline 0.9% solution) can be found in walgreens and should...

Burns: Sun poisoning on lips, having fun at the beach, local drug store
having fun at the beach, local drug store, zinc oxide: Hi Karen, The treatments for eczema often cause bad sun reactions as them raise sensitivity to UV rays. There is no reason not to use the zinc oxide on his lips, however. You might also check with a local drug store or Spa that carries Murad or some of...

Burns: Sunburn, raw area, soap and water
raw area, soap and water, floppy hat: Hi Christa, Item number one is to keep her out of the sun with a floppy hat and high SPF sinblock. If the blisters have broken and leave any wet raw area, a light coat of neosporin together with washing with soap and water twice a day should have things...

Burns: Sunburn Blisters, sunburn blisters, ocean potion
sunburn blisters, ocean potion, soap and water: Hi Micha, Lets cover the entire blistered area with Neosporin and wear a white cotton T-Shirt over it as a dressing. Try to keep it covered 24-7. Some of these blisters will begin to break, When they do keep them clean with soap and water and then apply...

Burns: Sunburn blisters, sunburn blisters, burn blisters
sunburn blisters, burn blisters, diaper cream: Hi Melissa, This is not a scar sort of situation, as the blisters showed up so late in the game. I suspect that these may just be sweat blisters as opposed to second degree burn blisters, but without seeing them I am just guessing. In any event most...

Burns: sun blisters, sun blister, sun blisters
sun blister, sun blisters, water blisters: Hi Ashley, Lets wash with soap and water. apply neosporin and cover with sterile gauze. Figure on doing this for about 1 1/2 weeks. It should be well on the road to healing by then. Use sunblock on the area after healing for at least 30 days. The area may...

Burns: sun poisoning, minor medical conditions, uva and uvb
minor medical conditions, uva and uvb, degree weather: Hi Lisa, Apart from staying protected from UV rays, there isn t much else I can offer. I would look into some of the new sunblocks available that block BOTH UVA and UVB, however. The problem that many face is that the old UVB only blocks did t help very...

Burns: sunburn, sterile gauze, raw area
sterile gauze, raw area, silvadene: Hi again Mark, The sunburn would probably heal eventually on its own, but what we are concerned about is this is a true second degree burn, and seemingly a large area is involved. The problem is the potential for infection is too high to ignore. At worst...

Burns: sunburned lips, uva uvb, sunburned lips
uva uvb, sunburned lips, uvb protection: Hi Again, OUCH! OK at sundown go with the Desitin w/a little Vitamin E. At sunup, Sunblock w/UVA/UVB protection of 50 SPF. If not available ANY Zinc Oxide based heavy lotion (Desitin or A&D is fine) frequently re-applied. If our young soldier is still...

Burns: walking after a burn, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, antibotics: Hi Again Billie, I would get a referral to a burn center. If the burn was all the way around the leg, They should have considered a fasciotomy procedure to avoid possible compartment syndrome. Lets modify the dressing a little: wash, apply silvadene,...

Burns: 13 month old grabbed curling iron,, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns
2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, curling iron: Hi Derick, Hand burns are special case burns not only because of the importance of hands to us as people, but also because the skin on the hand is a little different from other parts of the body. The point of all this is hand burns when second degree, do...

Burns: 2nd Degree burn on leg, sterile gauze, aspirin tablet
sterile gauze, aspirin tablet, silvadene: Hi Jason, Keflex is an antibiotic, and a good one. If you have a full prescription for it, say 5 to 10 days worth, get back on it and finish taking it...all of it! It is VERY bad medical practice to start an antibiotic and stop in the middle of taking it...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, silver sulfadiazine, triple antibiotic ointment
silver sulfadiazine, triple antibiotic ointment, raw bits: Hi Rebekah, Most second degree burns heal superficially in between 14 to 21 days. So Figure another week. You can go back to triple antibiotic in places you notice thin translucent skin forming ans stick to the silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) on the open/raw...

Burns: 2nd degree burn hyperpigmentation, laser hair removal, second degree burn
laser hair removal, second degree burn, silvadene: Hi Rachel, This sort of skin darkening is a common transitory happening that can last a few months after a mild second degree burn. It should go away on its own within a month or two. BUT if it has not at the end of that time, it can be very gently removed...

Burns: 2nd degree facial burns from boiling water, nasty organism, silver sulfadiazine
nasty organism, silver sulfadiazine, bactoban: Hi Again Diana, If the ointment is Gentamicin and is the consistency of petroleum jelly, it should work. But he may need a course of oral cephaloxin/Keflex. Lets start by altering the dressing routine until you can get to the doctor. First lets soak the...

Burns: 3rd degree burn, silver sulfadiazine, raw bits
silver sulfadiazine, raw bits, neosporin: Hi Renae, The most common joint complication following a deep burn is caused by calcification of the joint under the burn. While the mechanism for this is poorly understood, the standard treatment is to regularly moving the joint through its normal range...

Burns: 3rd degree burns, silvadene cream, silvadene
silvadene cream, silvadene, silver cream: Hi Jackie, The burn center is telling you to do the right things. The silvadene cream is very useful initially to prevent infection, but as things begin to actually heal it slows epitheliazation (skin cell formation) so we change to the very much milder...

Burns: Bleach Burn on Face, soapy water, bleach
soapy water, bleach, sunblock: Hi Chelsea, If there is no skin breakage and the burn is dry yet sensitive to touch (not a lot of pain but just irritated) I would expect it to go away on its own in the next 72 hours. BUT the initial redness may be replaced by a white patch which may last...

Burns: Burned Skin by Wax, uva and uvb rays, uva and uvb
uva and uvb rays, uva and uvb, sterile gauze: Hi Nikki, Sounds like a mild second degree burn. Don t freak! It will be OK! Cover with neosporin and if you can pad it with sterile Gauze until it isn t too sensitive. It may leak some fluids, but that is ok. Keeep it clean daily and neosporin after washing....

Burns: burn from boiling water, second degree burn
second degree burn: Hi Jacki, No toothpaste! Some of them can also cause chemical burns from the whiteners, and those without whiteners don t help anyhow. All blistered burns should be treated with respect. First cool them with cool water (NOT ice.) then washed with soap and...

Burns: burn on hand, signs of infection, soap and water
signs of infection, soap and water, bacitracin: Hi Sebastan, First wash the area and both hands well with soap and water. Remove the popped blister, rewash and coat with bacitracin or neomycin.cover it with a bandaid. change the dressing frequently, at least twice a day, going through all of these steps....

Burns: burn from hot water, sterile gauze, raw area
sterile gauze, raw area, oinment: Hi Jesse, Wash he area lightly and your hands thoroughly. If the blister is broken gently pull the dead loose skin away and discard. coat the raw area with some neosporin or bacitracin and cover with sterile gauze. Change the dressing by going through the...

Burns: burn from iron, cosmetic purposes, healing time
cosmetic purposes, healing time, subcutaneous tissue: Hi Erin, The white eschar will come off leaving the damaged subcutaneous tissue under it. This will likely form a scar unless grafted. Depending where it is on the hand and whether it will affect function determines the need for a graft. The decision is...

Burns: burn ,marks after using hair removing cream, upper lips, lip area
upper lips, lip area, beauty parlours: Hi Shaana, I do NOT believe these are permanent marks, although they may hang on for a while. But they will slowly fade and things will return to normal. I might suggest in future that you get a home waxing kit to remove the unwanted hair but NOT until...

Burns: A burn Question, sterile gauze, degree burns
sterile gauze, degree burns, sighns: Hi Kathy, If You can call a doctor request a prescription for Silvadene Cream. If not use Neosporin. The loose blister skin should be removed after gently washing the hands, Coat with ointment, cover with petroleum gauze and then sterile gauze. Wrap the...

Burns: i got burned from ramen noodles, sterile gauze, ramen noodles
sterile gauze, ramen noodles, raw area: Hi Jen, Lets wash the burns with soap and water, cover with neosporin and sterile gauze. If the blisters are whole do not break them. If broken, or when they do break remove the loose blister skin and coat with neosporin and sterile gauze. wash and change...

Burns: burns, sterile gauze, cuticle scissors
sterile gauze, cuticle scissors, pain in the arm: Hi Mel, No more bleach!!! Cover with neosporin and sterile gauze. Unless the blister is broken leave it whole until it does break on its own. When it does remove the broken blister skin with cuticle scissors. Make sure hands are washed first and the scissors...

Burns: Not burns but bruises, medical leeches, pool of blood
medical leeches, pool of blood, cold pack: Hi Erika, Bruises are the result of leakage of blood from ruptured blood vessels beneath the skin. If there is a pool of blood that forms a lump (or hematoma) it can sometimes be drained with a hyperdermic needle, but generalized bruises have to go...

Burns: burns on hand, wet cloth, blisters
wet cloth, blisters, medical facility: Hi Allison, If these are fairly large burns You need to see the Emergency Room or your Doctor. In the mean time don t break the blisters. Keep everything clean cover with gauze of a cool wet cloth and scoot over to the closest medical facility. If these...

Burns: cigarette burn, sterile gauze, cigarette burn
sterile gauze, cigarette burn, couple questions: Hi Maria, This is pretty big for a cigarette burn! OK, lets get some neosporin on this injury and keep it covered with a bandaid or sterile gauze. Plan on doing this for at least 20-30 days. Wash and change the dressing daily. This should help provide the...

Burns: cigarette burns, cigarette burns, third degree burn
cigarette burns, third degree burn, dermis layer: Hi Mike, I am not a big fan of hiding things from parents, but I do understand the delemma. Here s the deal: If you promise yourself that if these DO become infected you WILL go to the doctor read on. Infected burns can cause some serious problems which...

Burns: electrical burn, first degree burns, third degree burns
first degree burns, third degree burns, electrical burns: Hi Dung, I am not sure if I have written to you before, so I need a little more information. In general first degree burns heal very quickly and within a few days to a weekare pretty much gone. Second degree burns form blisters with fluid collecting between...

Burns: Facial burns from waxing, spf sunblock, facial burns
spf sunblock, facial burns, facial moisturizer: Hi Valerie, Retinol and Retin-A both thin the skin making it vulnerble to injury from otherwise tolorated procedures like dermabrasion, laser treatments or waxing. The good news is the first degree injuries are not deep and should be a lot better in 3 days....

Burns: Friction burn, silicone sheeting, silicone sheets
silicone sheeting, silicone sheets, road rash: Hi Ace, The brown marks can take several months to fade, but fade they will. Rarely they last over a year, depending on how deep the injury went into the dermis. The silicone sheets rarely really help with this sort of thing. They are slightly useful in...

Burns: 2nd Degree burn on leg, regional burn center, tube socks
Burns: 2nd Degree burn on leg, regional burn center, tube socks, degree burns

Burns: 2nd degree burn
Burns: 2nd degree burn

Burns: i got burned from ramen noodles, blisters, healing process
Burns: i got burned from ramen noodles, blisters, healing process, couple days

Burns: healing burn, july 24th, rash on
Burns: healing burn, july 24th, rash on, nurse

Burns: IPL burns, drs office, chest plate
Burns: IPL burns, drs office, chest plate, ipl

Burns: Laser Hair Removal Burns, bikini area, second opinion
Burns: Laser Hair Removal Burns, bikini area, second opinion, laser treatment

Burns: Lighter Skin around 2nd degree burn, silver ions, silvadene
Burns: Lighter Skin around 2nd degree burn, silver ions, silvadene

Burns: fireworks burn, second degree burn
second degree burn: Hi Lee, First off, I disagree with the doctor. It should be washed (gently but completely) twice a day at this stage. Go to the drugstore and get some surgical soap in the liquid form. Wash your hands first and then the burn. The burn will be oozing fluid...

Burns: Hair color burn, mild shampoo, doctor jim
mild shampoo, doctor jim, chemical burn: Hi Keisha, Wash your hair well with mild shampoo. We need to make sure all of the hair product is gone from your scalp. I suspect an allergic reaction OR a chemical burn. Use lots of neosporin on your scalp and avoid scratching! I know its hard! Try taking...

Burns: healing burn, little red bumps, collagen fibers
little red bumps, collagen fibers, third degree burn: Hi Leanne, The little red bumps can be one of two things: either an infection or hair follicles. If the latter things will improve on their own, if an infection it may cause a breakdown of the new skin leaving new open areas. The itching is pretty normal...

Burns: hot oil burn, mederma, hot oil
mederma, hot oil, pain killer: Hi Barbara, Take a combination of tylenol and Ibuprofen. Start them together and then follow directions for each to repeat doses. Cover the burn with a good moisturizer like Mederma and cover with gauze. If no blister develops, things should be a lot better...

Burns: IPL burns, laser center, checkerboard
laser center, checkerboard, moisturizer: Hi Mia, Most of these type of burns go away within a few days to two weeks. They all look sort of gross for a day or two. Use a good moisturizer for a few days and stay out of the sun (use sunblock even with a T-shirt on!) If it hangs on longer then two...

Burns: Keloid scars, scars
scars: Hi Lolita, Keloids form in MOST people when an area of dermis is destroyed. The dermis lies beneath the outer epidermis and above the fatty tissue layer and muscle/bone, etc. The epidermis is continually in the process of being replaced by the dermis,...

Burns: Laser Hair Removal Burns, laser hair removal, skin lightening cream
laser hair removal, skin lightening cream, outer layer of skin: Hi Danielle, This should all be normal over the next week or so. The laser does remove an outer layer of skin in some cases and THAT is where you are tanned. This should be fine well befor the wedding. In the mean time a little self-tanning cream would make...

Burns: Lighter Skin around 2nd degree burn, itchy red bumps, contact dermatitis
itchy red bumps, contact dermatitis, color variations: Hi Fay, You can expect some color variations around healing deep burns. The good news is that almost all of these do go away. The bad news is that they can take some time to do that. Most of these type of burns penetrate into the dermis, and when that happens...

Burns: Lip Burn, cortisone cream, skin irregularities
cortisone cream, skin irregularities, premature wrinkles: Hi Alice, I don t know of any magic that can be the real answer to this problem. Retin-A does sometimes cause this sort of problem and it thins the skin as well. It can be a real problem as well if there is sun exposure or laser treatments during its use....

Burns: lip burn, frequent ly, chemical burn
frequent ly, chemical burn, steroid injections: Hi Alice, Mederma is pretty soothing as a general rule. Now I have not heard of Retin-A causing burns but Frequent ly I have seen it lead to other causes of burns. especially sunburns, or laser treatment burns for example. As to scars very few options...

Burns: Motorcycle burn, diaper rash cream, silvadene
diaper rash cream, silvadene, purple color: Hi Diana, If there are no open or raw areas remaining discontinue the Silvadene and switch to Bacitracin or Neosporin. After anpther week switch again to A&D cream, Mederma, Desitin Diaper rash cream (pick one). These moisturizer protectors should be continued...

Burns: motorcycle burn, guaze pads, silvadene
guaze pads, silvadene, new skin: Hi Laura, You have been doing a pretty fair job with your burn. Keep it up! Keep it covered with neosporin and a dressing until it is healed. No exposing it to air to dry it out. If the outer layer starts to come off leaving a raw inside, it would...

Burns: motorcycle burn on calf (in third world country), sterile gauze, povidone iodine
sterile gauze, povidone iodine, third world country: Hi Beth, Go ahead and use the triple antibiotic. It is not close to the silver sulfadiazine, but should work. The silver is a Rx med. The pain is from the damaged skin stretching and breaking adheasions under it. Wrap it fairly tightly (don t stop circulation)...

Burns: nerve damage?, nerve damage, stretching the skin
nerve damage, stretching the skin, lots of trouble: Hi Emma, I assume there were grafts on your legs? Some areas with live skin remained? The biggest cause of this sort of pain comes from stretching the skin. And in almost all cases, as the skin begins to fill in between the little areas of the grafts It...

Burns: oven burn, small burn
small burn: Hi Alayna, Probably a second degree burn unless the contact was for more than just a touch and go. Keep it clean (soap and water used gently, neosporin and keep it covered with a band aid. They start to clear up over 14 days. A brown spot can linger for...

Burns: propane flash burn, head hair, upper eyelid
head hair, upper eyelid, mederma: Hi Shelley, Have him stop the ice! This will prolong the pain, do more skin damage, and slow healing. Cool water and cloth soaken in cool water. Tylenol AND Ibuprofen taken togeather at the first dose and then continued as per label directions for pain....

Burns: Scar on upper lip after using depilatory cream, skin bleaches, maroon color
skin bleaches, maroon color, chemical burn: Hi Naz, They will go away. But it may take a month or so before you will notice dramatic improvement. Hang in there! You are going to be fine! This was a mild second degree chemical burn and is a frequent injury with Nair use. Do not use skin bleaches or...

Burns: Skin color, loss of skin pigment, skin color
loss of skin pigment, skin color, dermatologists: Hi Wali, In many cases deep burns CAN cause a temporary loss of skin pigment. The good news is that in most cases this is transitory and the normal skin color will return. The bad news is that it may take some time between several months to several years....

Burns: Steam Burn, cold water wash, salmon filets
cold water wash, salmon filets, saturday night sunday morning: Hi Karla, Lets stop the ice! That makes a burn worse! stick with cold water. Wash, apply neosporin, and Wrap these burns (each singer seperately) with sterile gauze. Tomorrow do it again and if any blisters are broken remove the dead skin and re dress and...

Burns: SUNBURN, sunburn blisters, fungus infection
sunburn blisters, fungus infection, antibiotic creams: Hi Pilar, While there are a number of pretty innocuous things it could be, it can also be a fungus infection. Regular antibiotic creams may not be effective if this is it. I think I would recommend seeing the doctor again so he/she can take a close look...

Burns: sun poison, sun poisoning symptoms, coal tars
sun poisoning symptoms, coal tars, xeroderma pigmentosum: Hi Nickie, Sun poisoning is an allergic reaction to UV light usually made worse by medications, detergents in clothes or other environmental chemicals. Here is an article on sthe subject. Jim Sun poisoning is a term usually used to describe a hypersensitive...

Burns: sunburn blister on bottom lip, sunburn blister, spf sunblock
sunburn blister, spf sunblock, uvb protection: Hi Emily, If it is on the lip itself the good news is that it will heal quickly. (lips do that!) Night time use some carmex (a pretty good coating!) day time Carmex plus a high SPF sunblock with UVA/UVB protection, Should be pretty much history with...

Burns: superficial second degree muffler burn, dark skin tone, ivory soap
dark skin tone, ivory soap, sterile gauze: Hi Iris, If the doctor did not remove the blister s dead covering skin do so now. Keep it up with the washing (mild ivory soap or Dial are all fine), The bacitracin is also fine. Keep this burn covered with sterile gauze for at least 14 days. This is normally...

Burns: Thid Degree Chemical Burn?, varnish stripper, skin scars
varnish stripper, skin scars, sterile gauze: Hi Mike, A couple of things. The pits look to be deep wounds and seem to be forming keloids, or raised scars. This is protective tissue that the body makes to close wounds when there is no dermis left which knows how to make normal skin. If hair is regrowing...

Burns: VEET on Face, cortisone cream, doctor jim
cortisone cream, doctor jim, chemical burn: Hi Nong, Can be either or both an allergic reaction or mild chemical burn. MAke sure you keep this area clean! and try a little cortisone cream for a day. If it helps keep it up for a week. BUT if there are open areas that are raw see your doctor. Ji...

Burns: wax used to remove hair, diaper cream, moisturizer
diaper cream, moisturizer, dry skin: Hey Rob, The wax used to remove hair often takes off a little epidermis as well, and I suspect that is what happened to you. Give sex a rest for the next few days and you should be OK again. Try a more soothing moisturizer (make HER apply it.) Mederma,...

Burns: 2ND DEGREE BURN, arteries and veins, calcium deposits
arteries and veins, calcium deposits, stretching exercises: Hi Mechelle, I guess the rest of this is for John. John, when the body suffers serious burns a great deal of damage is done that is not always apparent from the outside. Exercise is the way much of this hidden damage is repaired and made whole again....

Burns: 2nd & 3rd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, graft rejection
3rd degree burns, graft rejection, pressure garments: Hi Again Sheikh, Several things are apparent to me from the pictures. The face area needs some follow-up surgery at the magin of the mouth and to the right of the eye, but in general they did a reasonable job of preserving tissue to work with. The arm at...

Burns: 2nd degree, foot tendons, heterotopic ossification
foot tendons, heterotopic ossification, third degree burn: Hi Jason, Need a little more information for a good answer, but here are some things that might be the problem. If the burns healed eith a true scar (not just a brownish/reddish area of dry looking skin) and this was a true third degree burn, there may...

Burns: My 4 year old son just got burned!!!, third degree burns, silver sulfadiazine
third degree burns, silver sulfadiazine, sterile gauze: Hi Mary, Sorry just got back from a double shift so didn t get to answer this as quickly as I might have. You have a great hospital for kids there in Atlanta. What I would expect would be that they will remove the blisters,wash and treat the burn surface...

Burns: 7yr old son burnt lip, raw area, soft lip
raw area, soft lip, neosporin: Hi Gill, If no blister or raw area, lets just keep things well coated with neosporin. He should keep a tube with him and reapply frequently. The good news about lips is that they are quick healers and don t require a LOT OF intervention. But the white part...

Burns: Bad Burn, couple spots, pseudomonas
couple spots, pseudomonas, crean: Hi Tami, if the area with the green color was open or blistered at some point lets assume it is infected and head over to the doctor for an on the spot evaluation. There is an organism that stains dressings green called pseudomonas and it is nothing to...

Burns: Brown Spot, harsh chemical, laser clinic
harsh chemical, laser clinic, oportunity: Hi Jyoti, Have you had the mark for a year? or since you were age 1? Some of the marks you describe are permanent unless removed by a surgical procedure. But I would rely on the advice of the dermatologist who has the oportunity to examine and evaluate...

Burns: Burned from Waxing, brown skin, dermatologist
brown skin, dermatologist, flake: Hi Red, I would have to guess on this one as I cannot see it, but it sounds like a combination of wax that was a little too hot, senstive skin, and some of the normal reactions that some people have to the wax process. If the skin has browned some, this...

Burns: Burns, sterile gauze, dettol
sterile gauze, dettol, antibiotic ointment: Hi Lena, Sounds like it is infected. Start by washing it twice a day, covering with neosporin and sterile gauze, But I think you need to see the doctor for some antibiotics. The clue here is that the swelling is above the burn. But see the doctor quickly,...

Burns: Burns and IPL, dark pigment, hi sidney
dark pigment, hi sidney, skin lighteners: Hi SIdney, Skin lighteners generally will not be effective in removing color from this type of skin damage. There is no dark pigment here to bleach, only damaged epidermis. I would recommend that you wait it out and alow the skin to repair itself and replace...

Burns: Burnt Skin marks, tiger balm, protective skin
tiger balm, protective skin, chemical burn: Hi Mah, This is tough to answer without seeing the problem, but I ll give it a try. Most things like Tiger balm use a capsicum based ingredient which is essentially red pepper. While this provides the sensation of heat it does not really make any heat and...

Burns: blister from oil burn, sterile gauze, soap and water
sterile gauze, soap and water, neosporin: Hi David, I would keep it clean (soap and water) coated with some Neosporin or Bacitracin and covered with some gauze. If and or when it breaks, then remove the blister as completely as possible and continue with daily washing, neosporin and sterile gauze...

Burns: burn, hydrogen peroxide, steam burn
hydrogen peroxide, steam burn, sterile gauze: Hi Sheila, The washing is absolutely essential! Burns must be frequently cleaned to avoid infection. The skin bits you wash off are all dead and will be replaced by new skin over the next 2-3 weeks. As long as the burns are raw/pink and wet looking, keep...

Burns: burn/abrasion from mr. clean magic eraser, mr clean magic eraser, removing stains
mr clean magic eraser, removing stains, acne problems: Hi Ashley, I am afraid that there is no magic silver bullet here. Use neosporin or bacitracin and wash your hair daily. Magic Eraser problems are fairly common. They are great at really irritating skin as well as removing stains. I have had patients...

Burns: Coffee Burn, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, coffee burn: Hi Lainie, COat the blister with Neosporin and cover with a sterile dressing. When the blister breaks pull the blister skin off, wash well with soap and water and re-coat with neosporin and a new sterile gauze pad. Keep it covered replacing the dressing...

Burns: calamine burns?, acne scars, skin flakes
acne scars, skin flakes, pink skin: Hi Carlen, I would suspect that what you are seeing is the outer wall of the pimples drying and sloughing off. The little dark areas will have nice pink skin under them as the dark skin flakes away. But I would give the doctor a call and see what he says,...

Burns: Daughter with burn, upper thighs, raw area
upper thighs, raw area, zinc oxide: Hi Sue, A couple of suggestions. First, make sure all the old loose blister skin is removed. Second, gently but completely clean daily with soap and water. Three re-apply bacitracin and cover with gauze. Second degree (blistered) burns take about 10...

Burns: My Daughter has a burn., first degree burn, gauze pads
first degree burn, gauze pads, aloe plant: Hi Jennifer, Although there is probably nothing wrong with the aloe, I would stick to the neosporin and cover with gauze. Make sure that it is washed clean first! It sounds like a bad first degree burn but It may well turn into a mild blistered burn (second...

Burns: Fingertip burns, sterile gauze, raw area
sterile gauze, raw area, degree burns: Hi Again, Fingers (where the finger prints are) and the palm of the hand are sort special case skin. They have more sensitive and more divers nerves for one thing, and the skin is thicker and stronger (more organized collagen fibers) than most of the rest...

Burns: First aid for oil,steam,and fire burn victims, body surface area, sterile gauze
body surface area, sterile gauze, emergency medical technician: Hi Balaguru, This is a little beyond the scope of this forum, but let s cover the high ponts of Emergency Medical Technician level first Responder care. For any burn the first priority is always STOP THE BURNING. This means two things: Remove the victim...

Burns: Burnt Skin marks, cold medication, tiger balm
Burns: Burnt Skin marks, cold medication, tiger balm, burn victim

Burns: Sunburn - swollen ankles, pins and needles, pinched nerve
Burns: Sunburn - swollen ankles, pins and needles, pinched nerve, poor circulation

Burns: forehead burn, dark brown skin, coco butter
dark brown skin, coco butter, ugly scar: Hi Shaaree, Lets discontinue the Silvadene on the forehead as it can permanently stain skin with a slightly gray color, although it is usually ok for the first day or so. I would recomment switching to Neosporin or Bacitracin. The dark brown skin is damaged...

Burns: at home laser hair removal burns, laser hair removal, diaper cream
laser hair removal, diaper cream, epila: Hi Lauren, Actualy it sounds pretty normal. I know it is hard to believe, but this is pretty much how most would describe their trip to the spa! Use a good moisturizer and wait a week. Things usually return to normal. DO NOT start treating with things like...

Burns: Keliod Scarring from Nair, aloe vera gel, avocado oil
aloe vera gel, avocado oil, raw bits: Hi Feel, OK dumb thing, but not something that should not heal. Lets knock off the potions and use just Bacitracin frequently applied for the next two days and then switch to Carmex, also frequently applied. Stay out od the sun for the next 21 days and...

Burns: my motorcycle burn, afro american, skin tone
afro american, skin tone, blister: Hi Kat, It sounds like the burn healed OK, but to answer your question I need to know a few things: 1, how long ago was this burn? and 2, What is your normal skin tone? If you are Afro-American or dark skinned, It may be a permanent color loss (emphasize...

Burns: Old burns and any available treatment, 3rd degree burns, old scars
3rd degree burns, old scars, treatment question: Hi Laura, I would start by asking your doctor, but what you want is a plastic surgeon who works with a Burn Center and is familiar with effective techniques in reduction of scar tissue. Several things have changed since you were injured not the least...

Burns: Oven grill burn, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, pale layer: Hi Christina, From the description I would suspect a second degree burn. WHile these do not produce lasting scars they can leave a mark of a brownish or reddish color for up to a year. The dark skin will eventually flake off and be replaced with normal...

Burns: old 3rd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, oatmeal bath
3rd degree burns, oatmeal bath, colloidal oatmeal: Hi Jacqui, Can I assume that there were some grafts? The oatmeal bath is one of the oldest and best of the relief measures. But the best treatment for this sort of problem may be to find out why it is happening. It may be a persistant virus or an allergy...

Burns: Pain from burn, gauze bandage, gauze pad
gauze bandage, gauze pad, silvadine: Hi Janet, It doesn t sound like you are doing anything wrong, and I would generally say that second degree burns can urt for up to 8 days. Sadly they are the most painful of burn types as well. To help with the pain, wrap the gauze pad with a rolled...

Burns: Propane burn, first degree burns, radiation burns
first degree burns, radiation burns, flash burns: Hi Jenny, Propane burns like this are flash burns due to a brief high temp exposure. Sunburns are radiation burns from exposure to UVA/B rays, but both cause the same sort of damage to the skin. Most blistered (second degree) burns heal at least superficially...

Burns: Ringworm treatment - burn in pool?, swimming pool chlorine, fungus infections
swimming pool chlorine, fungus infections, diaper cream: Ringworm is caused by the same organism that causes athlete s foot, a fungus. The topical treatments, oils, creams, and tinctures are all irritating to the skin to some extent. While it is possible that the treatment was suffucently irritating to the skin...

Burns: Roof of mouth/gumline burn from very oily-hot soup., roof of mouth, anbesol
roof of mouth, anbesol, gargles: Hi Jaclyn, The good news is that mouth burns heal pretty quickly. The bad news is that they are almost impossible to do much for. Keep going with soft foods (use a blender for some foods if it helps). You can use sore throat sprays and gargles for some...

Burns: Sun poisin, food allergies, steroid creams
food allergies, steroid creams, skin reaction: Hi Iris, Need a little more information to be helpful, but here is some general stuff. Most sun rashes are the result of a skin reaction to tanning products, detergents in clothes, medications taken, or food allergies any of which can be triggered by strong...

Burns: Sunburn - swollen ankles, chest x ray, pins and needles
chest x ray, pins and needles, swollen ankles: Hi Again Dan, If the swelling is getting to be less of a problem what I suspect is just a greater than average reaction to a bad first degree sunburn. What I was most concerned about when I read your note was the degree of swelling might have been related...

Burns: Swelling due to sunburn, congestive heart failure, sweat glands
congestive heart failure, sweat glands, white vinegar: Hi Phyllis, No, 3 to 7 days total should do it for most people. You will very likely notice some improvement today vs yesterday and EACH DAY FDROM THIS POINT ON SHOULD BE MUCH BETTER than the one prior. Now if it isn t almost gone by the 7th day you...

Burns: severe reaction to simple burn, allergy specialist, steroid cream
allergy specialist, steroid cream, immune reaction: Hi Doreen, I asked around and all the doctors were as perplexed by this as I was. It almost sounds like a lupus-like auto-immune reaction. I assume they treat it with a betamethasone steroid cream. But it may be worthwhile to see an allergy specialist...

Burns: steam burn, silver sulfadiazine, steam burn
silver sulfadiazine, steam burn, burning sensation: Hi Nadia, First, stop using ice. This will make things worse! Cool water is fine but no ice! Next make sure that no mater what happens that the thumbnail is undesturbed! This will be a blistered burn which we will try to leave alone as best we can while...

Burns: When can stop dressing a second degree burn, second degree burn, diaper cream
second degree burn, diaper cream, burned skin: Hi Nora, Good job on your burn care! If the surface has no raw areas, feel free to skip the dressing. Let s go to the next step and discontinue the triple antibiotic and use one of the following: Desitin diaper cream, A&D ointment or Mederma to moisturize...

Burns: THIRD DEGREE BURN, third degree burns, phantom sensation
third degree burns, phantom sensation, third degree burn: Hi Sophia, In the area where the graft is (assuming third degree burns were the reason for the grsft) surface sensation will unlikely to be restored to what it was if at all. Some phantom sensation can be expected and in some cases surface sensation does...

Burns: How to tell if infected, swelling of lymph nodes, sterile gauze
swelling of lymph nodes, sterile gauze, cuticle scissors: Hi Again Donna, Not really. But the longer you can preserve the whole blister the longer healing under it is undisturbed and safe from infection. When the blister breaks it is now vulnerable to infection and leaving the blister skin on becomes a place for...

Burns: How do I treat a persisting chlorine burn?, medical latex, vinyl gloves
medical latex, vinyl gloves, ared: Hi Amauta, I would say that gloves are the only real option. I kow of nothing that will protect your existing injury except a real barrier like medical latex or medical vinyl gloves. There are some spray on dressings that might help or.... Try to cover...

Burns: 1st degree Laser Burn, laser hair removal, collar line
laser hair removal, collar line, burning sensation: Hi Mary, I try to stay away from advice on legal issues regarding treatments and bad results, but clearly this is not as normal situation. The first thing to do here is get a second opinion from a different dermatologist. Then a legal opinion might be obtained....

Burns: 2nd degree burn, silver sulfadiazine cream, sterile gauze
silver sulfadiazine cream, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi Lat, A little hard to say what is going on here as I can t see it, but 30 days is a long time if it was only second degree. If it has no raw areas left and no other complications like infection, I would think tou should be seeing the light at the end...

Burns: 2nd degree burn marks, epidermal cells, burn marks
epidermal cells, burn marks, deep healing: Hi Syeda, If you are talking about the reddish/brownish marks left as the skin begins deep healing, I am afraid makeup is the only short term solution. Skin lighteners/bleaches will not work on this discoloration and will actually make things worse. While...

Burns: Airbag Burn Healing, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, aquacel: Hi Brianne, No this is not normal. I suspect from your description that there is an infection which is causing the new skin loss. So back to the doctor for some antibiotics and some silvadene for a few days. Thse will need to be kept clean (soap and water)...

Burns: Bumps and rash associated with healing burn, first degree burns, third degree burns
first degree burns, third degree burns, pimple rash: Hi Theresa, Burn jels are OK for first degree burns but have a mixed history with second and third degree burns. Without being able to see the burn it is a little tough to diagnose, but I would err on the side of caution and assume that we are looking at...

Burns: Burn, scooter muffler, adhesive bandages
scooter muffler, adhesive bandages, sterile gauze: Hi Beth, After this much time I would expect things to have calmed down quite a bit more than you report. The little new blisters are most often a sign that there is an infection that is slowing things up and this indicates a trip to the doctor so that...

Burns: Burn, Vitamin E
Vitamin E: Hi Tee, The dead skin that has not peeled off will fall into two catagories. One will loosen and lift slightly from the underlying tissue. THis can be trimmed away carefully with cuticle scissors. The second group will re adhear to the dermis under it....

Burns: Burn on arm oozing, silver sulfadiazine, bactoban
silver sulfadiazine, bactoban, oral antibiotic: Hi Carmen, The burn should be a lot better by now. Lets stop using tape around the area and use a wrap of rolled gauze with the tape only attached to the gauze. Second lets talk to the doctor first and consider a dermatologist later in the game. Keep using...

Burns: Burn Clinic, american burn association, third world countries
american burn association, third world countries, skin grafting: Hi David, This is a little outside my area, but what I can do is refer you to the American Burn Association or pass you off to one of our senior doctors for ideas. Much of such a project depends on the scope of anticipated care to be provided, availability...

Burns: Burn on Foot due to Hot Water Spill, burning sensation, rainy weather
burning sensation, rainy weather, expertise profile: Hi Uma, First of all, you should wash the burn and apply the Silverex. It is a slightly stronger form of what we use here in the US (Silvadene.) I know this is painful but it is also important! Its primary role is to protect the burn from serious infection....

Burns: Burn Scars, old scars, skin grafts
old scars, skin grafts, burn scars: Hi Lynn, I am not sure what product you are concerned with, but scars of this duration will not be improved much after this length of time by any home use product. About the only option for old deep scars is plastic surgery and either some skin grafts...

Burns: Burn Treatment, tincture of benzoin, gauze pad
tincture of benzoin, gauze pad, company nurse: Hi Eileen, What you have been doing is fine, but we need a better way to hold the dressing on. If this has been a regular adhesive tape try switching to a less annoying paper tape. We do want to change this dressing daily along with washing it. but lots...

Burns: Burn in throat and stomach from overheated food in microwave, aloe vera juice, upper throat
aloe vera juice, upper throat, autistic boy: Hi Denise, There are several sore throat sprays like Cepracol which are available to help with burns in the mouth and upper throat but iof the pain continues when swollowing or abdominal pain is present I would talk with his doctor. The good news is that...

Burns: Burn won't heal, third degree burn, gauze pad
third degree burn, gauze pad, propane grill: Hi Michael, Most second degree burns (a burn that affects the epidermis and below into but not through the dermis) heal superficially in 10 to 14 days. There are three things that can delay this. One is some people just take longer to heal. Second is additional...

Burns: Burns, collagen fibers, chain link fence
collagen fibers, chain link fence, silver sulfadiazine: Hi Sherry, This is a bigger subject than can be addressed here there are a few general things done. While orders vary by physician and his/her experience, wound care fundamentals apply. A third degree injury does not heal so much as it patches a hole...

Burns: bike exhaust burn, cellulitis infection, anti biotics
cellulitis infection, anti biotics, silvadene: Hi Duane, I am worried too. This needs to be seen by a doctor again. This may still have some infection going and should have Silvadene or sulfamyalon applied as a burn cream. But it should be healing even if it was a third degree injury. If so it may need...

Burns: blisters form on 2 month old scar, water blisters, minor burns
water blisters, minor burns, severe burns: Hi Beverly, I need a little more information. Did he receive hospital care for these abrasions? If so what did they do? Were these abrasions or true heat related burns? (treatment is usually the same). Were the injuries deep and into the fatty layer under...

Burns: burn, sterile gauze, gauze pad
sterile gauze, gauze pad, generous coat: Hi Alysha, This is a second degree burn. Wash with soap and water (gently), pat dry with sterile gauze pad. Next apply a generous coat of neosporin and cover with sterile gauze. Cover this with either some rolled gauze or tape as a bandage. Do Not expose...

Burns: burn, red blister, scar area
red blister, scar area, vitamin e cream: Hi Kwai, I am glad things are going well. Regular soap is fine and even a non-coarse wash cloth. Dont scrub, just wash three times a day and reapply the cream. That cream is fine and is pretty much the same as Mederma with a little vit E added. Flake is...

Burns: burn on my face, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, slow healer: Hi Kim, The itchies are a part of healing and sadly not a lot works to stop them. The best solution is to use either Desitin Diaper rash cream, Mederma or A&D Cream. Best to use mederma in the day time and Desitin at night along with a Benadryl (diphenhydramine)....

Burns: burn to hand
Is the skin itself whole? never any raw or open areas? If you are an older person there might be some additional thoughts the doctor might have. But I don t like persistant pain after the burns themselves have healed. It is not unheard of but not common. ...

Burns: burned from laser hair removal, laser hair removal, first degree burn
laser hair removal, first degree burn, burn mark: Hi, I wish I had a buck for every problem with laser treatments that have had a problem and shown up here! In your case it does not sound too bad, thank heaven. The irritation sounds like a first degree burn at worst. Stick with the Mederma at this point...

Burns: burns, large burn, kidney function
large burn, kidney function, burn centers: Hi Connie, As you have doubtlessly been told these re very serious burns. His age is a positive factor, and the fact that lungs were not involved is also a key factor. If his body temperature under the burns did not effect major organs this is also a good...

Burns: burnt finger and ice, sterile gauze, flatiron grill
sterile gauze, flatiron grill, cool water: Hi Alexis, Take the ice off. It does much more harm than good and slows healing.Use cool water and take some tylenol AND some Ibuprofen (follow dose directions for each). If a blister forms cover with neosporin and sterile gauze. Hope this helps. ...

Burns: Cigarette Burn on Face!, third degree burn, cigarette burn
third degree burn, cigarette burn, drunken women: Hi Colin, The yellowish layer is not pus, but probably the normal fluids lost by a deep burn. Try to keep it moist with the neosporin. from your description I really can t be sure how deep this burn is, but if contact was brief I can hope that it is no...

Burns: Coffee Burn, coffee burn, sterile gauze
coffee burn, sterile gauze, second degree burn: Hi Moe (Or Hey, Moe! if a stooges fan), Did this burn form a blister? If so, it is a second degree burn. The blister may not form right away,and may form up to 72 hours after a burn happens. But that isn t really the question. That is was there any open/raw...

Burns: Curling Iron Burn, curling iron, pink spot
curling iron, pink spot, doctor jim: Hi Sandy, If the pink spot is raw or open with damp pink skin lightly coat it with neosporin when inside and some sunscreen when going out in the sun. After a few days use a moisturizer/protector like Mederma. It should heal back to normal skin color...

Burns: child hand burn, long term storage, third degree burn
long term storage, third degree burn, pilot light: Hi Sue, It should still be fine. Long term storage in warm environment can make it somewhat less effective and can allow contamination of the cream itself if used between 2 or more patients. Just try to remember that cooler is better. But you can keep using...

Burns: cigarette burn, cuticle scissors, finger prints
cuticle scissors, finger prints, hard skin: Hi Garrett, No Not infected but a mild second degree burn. The hard skin will break at some point and I suspect you will find a new finger print skin under it. The area with finger prints on the hands and feet is a special type of skin that is both tougher...

Burns: Depilatory cream changed the color of my lips., skin color change, calcium oxide
skin color change, calcium oxide, skin lighteners: Hi Diana, The components ofthe cream are sort of a mixed bag. It does have some of the chemicals used in skin lighteners, but none should produce a permanent skin color change. The colorshould return to normal however, it may take a while and ourpeople...

Burns: Exhaust pipe burn, sterile gauze pads, silver sulfadiazine
sterile gauze pads, silver sulfadiazine, first degree burn: Hi Anna, This sounds like it needs to be seen by an experienced burn Doctor or plastic surgeon. While I cannot tell how bad it is from the written description, I can say that almost all burns of second degree or deeper have a less damaged outside area....

Burns: Facial burns (again!), blood blisters, facial burns
blood blisters, facial burns, pink areas: Hi Asha, I would not be too concerned unlesss little blood blisters or actual blisters form or the skin begins to break down. The elixir is not used here but it prevents blood clots from forming under the skin. I don t know much more about it. But lets...

Burns: Burn on Foot due to Hot Water Spill, frozen vegetables, second degree burn
Burns: Burn on Foot due to Hot Water Spill, frozen vegetables, second degree burn, inner layers

Burns: How long should Silvadene be used?
Burns: How long should Silvadene be used?

Burns: Nitric Acid Burn, proper medical attention, collagen formation
Burns: Nitric Acid Burn, proper medical attention, collagen formation, mild soap

Burns: Warts from burns, warts, coffee
Burns: Warts from burns, warts, coffee

Burns: facial burn, mandy lee, aqueous cream
mandy lee, aqueous cream, soap and water: Hi Mandy-Lee, 1, Yes. Cleanliness is very important to burns to avoid infection. 2, Eucerine may be a little heavy, try its baby sister Mederma. But a little Eucerine wont hurt anything. 3, Just soap and water is fine. 4, Nope. Keep treating the...

Burns: facial burn, cheek area, sterile gauze
cheek area, sterile gauze, raw flesh: Hi Amie, As a general rule a doctor should see all large burns to the face. I would recommend to stop using the steroid cream. Wash the skin gently but well. Coat with neosporin and then a layer of petroleum gauze to keep things from sticking to the burn....

Burns: facial scar/burn, scar burn, self tanning lotion
scar burn, self tanning lotion, left nostril: Hi Danny, It is a little hard to see in the picture but it does not seem to be an actual scar and it should re-color over time to match the surrounding skin. This CAN take some time.The options you have been using are really reasonably good ones. I would...

Burns: i have a few qs on my burn, third degree burns, collagen fibers
third degree burns, collagen fibers, dressing the wound: Hi Joshua, As far as I an tell from your note you are doing everything right. Make sure that you wash the burn area when re-dressing the wound though (soap and water). If it is third degree it can take a month or more to close and you should see your doctor...

Burns: grease burn, hot grease, silvadene
hot grease, silvadene, second degree burn: Hi Carolyn, Sorry to take so long to get back to you. My internet was down this morning. This is at least a second degree burn, but could be deeper. For that reason I suggest you see either your doctor or the emergency room right away. Little ones (if...

Burns: healing with silvadene, motorcycle muffler, silvadene
motorcycle muffler, silvadene, diaper cream: Hi Alexandra, If the burn has covered over completely and is dry everywhere with no open or raw areas left, stop the silvadene and switch to neosporin or bacitracin for another 3 or 4 days and then use mederma, A&D cream or Desitin diaper cream (they are...

Burns: hey, bacitracin, carmex
bacitracin, carmex, cool water: Hi Dotie, If it is just the inside of the gums and there were no blisters you can use a lip balm like Carmex. If there were blisters and the skin was open. mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of cool water and rinse the mouth gently followed by a light coat...

Burns: hot cup of tea, silver sulfadiazine, sterile gauze
silver sulfadiazine, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi Dean, As long as there are no blisters, the cool water will help along with a children s Tylenol AND a children s Ibuprofen taken together the first time and then repeated seperately according to label directions. Blisters may show up after a burn in...

Burns: Laser Skin Lightening and Hyperpigmentation, olive complexion, skin lightener
olive complexion, skin lightener, department chairman: Hi Carrie, According to our department chairman, using lasers, even the new ones, is a bit of a guessing game. It works well with some and not well at all with others. He suggests that you speak with your dermatologist and get his/her oppinion. In those...

Burns: How long will it take for my daughter's skin to grow back, natural coloration, protective moisturizer
natural coloration, protective moisturizer, third degree burn: Hi Lynn, Hydrophor is a form of petroleum jelly and is a protective moisturizer. It is often used for diaper rash or any area where skin needs protection and moisturizing to avoid skin cracking or splits. It is good stuff and is not very expensive. ...

Burns: How long should Silvadene be used?, facial burns, silvadene
facial burns, silvadene, stages of healing: Hi Again, No. Scabs happen where deep skin layers are healing but dry out at the surface and contract into a dead dry piece of tissue. We want to keep scabs to a minimum by using lots of neosporin. The new skin will be thin, white to translucent bits of...

Burns: Motorcycle Burn, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, raw bits: Hi Kat, Silvadene is great initially, but as the burn starts to heal it slows things down. So use the Silvadeneonly where the skin has a raw or wet surface still. You will see that new skin starts as a thin translucent sort of membrane on the surface. As...

Burns: motorcycle burn, nasty organism, sterile gauze
nasty organism, sterile gauze, acute care facility: Hi Amy, I think this is a last resort situation. I don t at all like the green part as this is a pretty good indication of an infection with a particularly nasty organism named pseudomonas. This is one that your body can t fight without help. In the...

Burns: Nearly-fatal sunburn (don't worry, it's fictional!), dermis layers, uva and uvb
dermis layers, uva and uvb, fatal burns: Hi Jesse, This will take a little more space than is available here. If you need more info than what follows e-mail me at nightmedic30@hotmail.com and I ll try to help. I think this is the third time for helping a writer. Fatal burns usually result...

Burns: Nitric Acid Burn, system mechanics, scar tissue
system mechanics, scar tissue, yellow areas: Hi David, If this yellow tinged tissue is loose or breaking down to a liquid state, I would say that this needs a lot more medical care than you are receiving. Was this a work-related accident placing this in the workman s comp arena? If so you need a second...

Burns: Nitric Acid Burn, bicarbonate soda, bicarbonate of soda
bicarbonate soda, bicarbonate of soda, burn blisters: If the skin is whole, that is there were no blisters on the yellow area, and the skin was only discolored then it is unlikely to be an infection, but may be a delayed loss of epidermis from the acid. If this yellow area is in an area where outer skin was lost...

Burns: my nephew spilled hot ramen noodles on his face, ramen noodles, bad memory
ramen noodles, bad memory, bacitracin: Hi Melanie, No Ice!!! Cool water is fine but ice can cause more skin damage to a burn. The portion that is red may yet blister but for the moment we can assume that it is going to be painful but still only a first degree burn. The spot withthe blister may...

Burns: newly healed burn on toddler, diaper rash cream, hot grease
diaper rash cream, hot grease, second degree burn: Hi Tania, Sounds like things are going pretty well as she has superficially healed this quickly. I would substitute desitin diaper rash cream for the vaseline, as it seems to both protect and lubicate the very thin new skin better, but both will work. I...

Burns: Oil burn, 2nd degree burns, second degree burn
2nd degree burns, second degree burn, emergency doctor: Hi Michaela, I am not happy about leaving any open wound out in the air as this is asking for an infection. If the yellow-green is a fairly bright green - grass green - He needs to be seen as this is the mark of an infection by a bug named pseudomonas....

Burns: Oil burn on 12 year old, first degree burns, superficial burns
first degree burns, superficial burns, pink skin: Hi Asha, 12 is a tough age for both the boys and girls as they seem to hate anything that will make them different from their contemporaries. Pimplws seem tobe monsterous bemishes, hair colors done wrong are disasters! My kids are now in their 30 s so at...

Burns: Oil burns, pressure garment, chain link fence
pressure garment, chain link fence, pressure garments: Hi Asha, The blanching to white and prompt return to pink (capillary refill) indicates a healthy capillary bed and good circulation to the skin where the burn was. The condition of the skin as described is healthy and healing. As to sunscreen application....

Burns: oil burn, sterile gauze, first degree burn
sterile gauze, first degree burn, eating habit: Hi Malick, I am glad the toothpaste and tumeric is gone! neither of those are helpful. If no blisters developed we will hope that this is no more than a bad first degree burn, but if there is or was raw skin exposed, than it is at least a second degree...

Burns: rash on healing second degree burn, allergic rash, mederma cream
allergic rash, mederma cream, oinment: Hi Nora, Discontinue the A&D and try some Mederma cream. If this also prevokes a reaction lets go to Bacitracin antibiotic oinment for a day or two and then Vasoline Skin cream. To calm this rash down consider taking some Benadryl especially before bed....

Burns: Second degree burn, degree burns, pain killers
degree burns, pain killers, white strip: Hi Janet, While the treatment is appropriate, I am not sure about your doctor s diagnosis. The green color described sounds like an infection from an organism called Pseudomonas. If this is what it is, it is something that needs immediate attention! The...

Burns: Small Burn on finger, third degree burns, ceramic dish
third degree burns, ceramic dish, petroleum jelly: Hi Dave, Like the button on Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy says: Don t Panic! At worst I think this will end up being a second degree burn, which will heal to normal without complications. Lets get some of those special finger tip bandaids and a...

Burns: skin burn from cooking oil, raw skin, skin burn
raw skin, skin burn, cooking oil: Hi Jan, I doubt from the brief description that this will form a scar as it sounds like a second degree burn. Mix your vit E cream with some neosporin. Things should be improving and be well on the way within 14 days. Keep it clean and moist. Ji...

Burns: sunburn on healed burn skin, aloe vera gel, tubular bandage
aloe vera gel, tubular bandage, second degree burn: Hi Arabella, OK, here is the deal, New skin has no defence against sunlight for almost 6 months. It is just like a baby s skin. So High SPF sunscreen even with the tube bandage. Even the bandage may not be enough to protect you so sunscreen with SPF higher...

Burns: (update) burn on arm oozing, gauze bandage, aluminum acetate
gauze bandage, aluminum acetate, sulfa component: Hi Carmen, I would suggest you see the doctor again. What you describe could be an allergic reaction to any of the burn medications OR it could be signs of a more generalized infection and as I can t see it I can t really tell. The other thing is, of...

Burns: Warts from burns, black coffee, warts
black coffee, warts, wart: Hi Elliot, Warts are not a burn complication as a general rule. They are small tumors caused by an infection of any of several viruses, most commonly papillomavirus. They frequently go away on their own but do respond to treatment, although I was not aware...

Burns: Wax Burn, sterile gauze, neosporen
sterile gauze, neosporen, soap and water: Hi Joannie, You are doing the right things at this point. Keep the burn covered with the neosporin and gauze, change the dressing at least daily or when soiled or damp, wash it when you change the dressing with soap and water. If and or when the blisters...

Burns: is it the wax?, deoderent, sensitivity reaction
deoderent, sensitivity reaction, deodrant: Hi Natashia, This does not sound like a burn. More likely an allergic or sensitivity reaction to either the wax or to another product. Youmay try holding off on the deoderent for a day or so to see if that is it. The other thought is that waxing removes...

Burns: Zeno burn on face., zeno acne clearing device, zeno acne clearing
zeno acne clearing device, zeno acne clearing, gentle cleanser: Hi Paul, It is not really a burn, but treat it the same way. Retin-A causes a thinning of the skin and makes it much more sensitive to things like Zeno, sunlight, dermabrasion treatments, and especially Laser treatments. Soooo... what you have is a small...

Burns: Burn on Face, silicone gel, gel sheets
silicone gel, gel sheets, antibiotic ointment: Sandu; The areas are not likely permanent. Burns from waxing are not uncommon. Keep antibiotic ointment on it while the wounds are open, then leave them open to air. It can take months for a burn to heal completely and have its final appearance. If you...

Burns: Hot water burn, white flesh., 2nd degree burns, signs of infection
2nd degree burns, signs of infection, back of my hand: John; Thank you for your question. It looks as though it is healing normally. Burns can have many appearances, especially if more than a 1st degree burn, and people of darker skin tones tend to have even wider variation than caucasians. Damage to the cells...

Burns: rash around and on my burn, blistery rash, antibiotic ointments
blistery rash, antibiotic ointments, second degree burn: It is normal for there to be increased redness at the border of a healing wound, this is part of the healing process. It should only be at the very edge and no more than about 2-3 millimeters in width. If it is larger than this or is enlarging, I would check...

Burns: 18 month old-2nd degree Foot and Hand burn, oral antibiotics, silvadene
oral antibiotics, silvadene, antibiotic ointments: Cyndi; Sorry for the delay in answering your question - I ve been working the last 2 days and getting home late. Sorry to hear about your little one. Sounds painful! As far as wound care, if the blisters are large, you should open them to let the...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, Burn care
Burn care: Jacqueline; Thanks for your question. How long ago was your injury? Generally, one would use the quemacuran (silver sulfadiazine) creme twice daily for a week. I would keep the wound covered for the first 2-3 days, then let it air out afterwards, keeping...

Burns: burn from bike muffler, healing times, tissue destruction
healing times, tissue destruction, tissue loss: Hello, thanks for your question. Sorry for the delay in answering, I worked overnight last night. Healing time for burns can vary depending on the location on the body, and, more importantly, the depth of the burn. Since your burn was from a muffler, I...

Burns: Burn from Hot water, silver sulfadiazine, oral antibiotics
silver sulfadiazine, oral antibiotics, second degree burn: Hello, Generally, time for complete healing can take 2 to 3 weeks, especially if there is much skin loss, as this skin must re-epithelialize over the damaged area. Silver sulfadiazine is usually used for 7 to 10 days, twice daily with dressing changes,...

Burns: Burn from motorcycle exhaust pipe, exhaust pipes, motorcycle exhaust
exhaust pipes, motorcycle exhaust, nerve endings: Joy; Burns from exhaust pipes on bikes are very common. From your description, it sounds as though your burn is deep partial thickness - what used to be called 2nd degree. This blisters, and may slough off. Infection complicating the burn will make...

Burns: burn question, scar zone, degree burns
scar zone, degree burns, chin area: Joni, Thank you for your question. It appears, from your picture, that most of your burns are first-degree, or shallow second-degree burns. Also, from your description of blistering, it leads me to believe that these are second-degree burns as well. The...

Burns: burns, scar tissue formation, 3rd degree burns
scar tissue formation, 3rd degree burns, skin grafts: Hello, Judy; Sorry for your burns, it sounds like you have had a rough time of it. As I m sure you know, 3rd degree burns are very severe, and result in scar tissue formation, even with skin grafts. As a result, burns over joints, such as the elbows,...

Burns: Burns in my 6 year old, 2nd degree burns, treatment for 2nd degree burns
2nd degree burns, treatment for 2nd degree burns, superficial burns: Are you sure it is skin they are removing? Burns tend to get a film of whitish/yellow dried fluid on them that should be washed gently off twice a day or more if the area gets soiled. You can try soaking him in a cool bath a couple times a day to keep it soft...

Burns: burnt food pipe, food pipe, soft diet
food pipe, soft diet, burnt food: The esophagus (food pipe) can take some time to heal. In the meantime, take an acid suppressant (such as famotidine or ranitidine in the USA) to help decrease acid production in the stomach and eat a soft diet, and lots of cool liquids and foods. Good...

Burns: burnt skin not peeling off., cause blisters, degree burns
cause blisters, degree burns, antibiotic ointment: Hi, Nupur. Thanks for your question. Sorry for the delay in answering, but I was working all last night and didn t get a chance to check my email until I got home this morning... You are right, it does sound like you have a second degree burn. Second degree...

Burns: Iron burn, curling iron, scar
Burns: Iron burn, curling iron, scar

Burns: Finger tip numbness from burn, 2nd degree burns, sensory fibers
2nd degree burns, sensory fibers, cold sensation: Everyone is a a little different, but significant burns destroy the small sensory fibers in the dermis, but not the deeper neurons. You may have some abnormality in fine touch and perhaps hot/cold sensation, but your pressure and vibration sense should be...

Burns: first degree burns after laser hair removal, first degree burns, laser hair removal
first degree burns, laser hair removal, superficial burns: Sunburn or other sun/UV exposure is not a pre-requisite for burns during laser treatment, but they increase the risk of getting burned,as do incorrect settings on the machine. Be sure they doublecheck the settings next time. As the burns are healing, you...

Burns: Glycolic peel plus a skin reaction from spicy foods, glycolic peel, cause burns
glycolic peel, cause burns, lip area: The peel will remove some of the epidermis, the tough outer layer of the skin, leaving the more fragile underlayers of the epidermis more susceptible from burns from pepper oils. Without seeing the injury, it is hard to say if that is what happened, but that...

Burns: inhaled steam burnt food pipe, food pipe, burnt food
food pipe, burnt food, mild pain: Hello, I am not sure I understand your question. I think the translator you used has garbled some of the words. If I understand correctly, you inhaled steam, and now feel you have burned your esophagus? More likely, you have a steam injury to your trachea...

Burns: Iron burn, Burn care
Burn care: Bobby; Thanks for your question. Let s see if we can help you. So, from what I understand from your question, you experienced a 2.5x1.5cm burn on your forearm about 5 days ago. It initially was anesthetic, but now has some sensation returning. It initially...

Burns: Second degree burns, first degree burns, 2nd degree burns
first degree burns, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns: Connie, By dryness, do you mean the wounds are no longer weeping fluid, or the skin has dried and shrunk down like leather? If it is the former, them yes, healing is occurring and that is good. If the latter, it may be an indication the burns were...

Burns: Thernal Burn on foot, bacitracin ointment, streaks of blood
bacitracin ointment, streaks of blood, mild soap: This sounds like a normal healing process for moderate 2nd degree burns. Continue to keep it elevated as you are able, clean with mild soap once or twice a day, and apply A&D creme or bacitracin twice a day. When do you follow up again for a wound check? I...

Burns: 2nd degree superficial burn ?, dry gauze, aloe plant
dry gauze, aloe plant, chest congestion: Teresa; If you are having drainage, sloughing of skin or crusting, you should be applying an antibiotic ointment and performing wet-to-dry dressing changes a couple times a day. Wet down some gauze, apply it to the burned area, and allow it to sit for a...

Burns: 2nd degreen sunburn and scarring, aloe vera plants, signs of infection
aloe vera plants, signs of infection, trip to mexico: Jessica, Sounds like you had a lot of fun on your trip, perhaps a little too much! Blistering is the hallmark of a 2nd degree sunburn. Sounds like your burn is quite extensive, covering the majority of your body. You should be sure to drink plenty of water...

Burns: Baby Burns, diaper rash
diaper rash: If it is bleeding, it may be more serious than a simple diaper rash, which is usually caused by contact with stool and wet diapers. Try a barrier cream (such as desitin or other zinc oxide creme) or A&D ointment, as well as diaper changes every hour, for 1-2...

Burns: Burn above knee, signs of infection, antibiotic ointment
signs of infection, antibiotic ointment, glass blower: Jess; For this burn, you are doing the right things. One thing you can do to help with the chafing: apply a bulkier dressing. You can also make sure to put a lot of antibiotic ointment in between the dressing and the wound, to help provide a layer of lubrication...

Burns: Burn on my breast, nail glue, changing colors
nail glue, changing colors, muscle rub: Aida; I would recommend that you be seen by your primary physician. Depending on how the injury looks, you may need to be put on antibiotics, or even be referred to a burn specialist. In the meantime, apply neosporin or another over the counter antibiotic...

Burns: burn on forearm, hydrogen peroxide, cigarette burns
hydrogen peroxide, cigarette burns, pink circles: Hello, It sounds like the wounds are healing nicely. Scars are always more noticeable early on, and they fade out over about 4-6 months. You can apply vitamin E oil on them and some feel this helps minimize the appearance of scars. Mostly, it is a waiting...

Burns: Burn from hot coffee., hot coffee, mild pain
hot coffee, mild pain, antibiotic ointment: Krisdeana; Apply cool compresses and antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin or bacitracin. Keep it covered, and try to protect it from further heat/warm objects, such as hot dishwater. She can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for mild pain relief, provided...

Burns: Burn/Staph, pinky finger, antibiotic ointment
pinky finger, antibiotic ointment, heart: If it has been this long, I would have it checked to make sure there is nothing else going on. I hope it is nothing, but since it has been so long without healing, I fear there may be infection. In the meantime, keep it clean, keep using the antibiotic...

Burns: burns, hot pizza, pizza oven
hot pizza, pizza oven, partial thickness: Pamela, I would recommend you be checked. From your description, you may have a deep partial thickness to full thickness burn. Is there sensation in the deeper portion of the burn? In the meantime, be sure to keep it clean, and apply antibiotic ointment...

Burns: chemical burn, silvadene, hand soap
silvadene, hand soap, aloe vera: Keeping it moist will help with the tight feeling. You should apply the silvadene twice daily and then use another antibacterial ointment in between to keep the area moist. You can stop using the aloe vera for now. Vitamin E ointment (or even opening the vitamin...

Burns: Chemical(hair relaxer) burn to scalp, minor skin irritation, daughters hair
minor skin irritation, daughters hair, antibiotic ointments: Hair relaxer and dyes commonly result in damage to the scalp. This can range from minor irritation, to up to second-degree burns and chronic scalp irritation. Some notice hair thinning or hair loss in the areas of damage. Treatment for this involves copious...

Burns: Chemical(hair relaxer) burn to scalp, scalp lotion, elocon
Burns: Chemical(hair relaxer) burn to scalp, scalp lotion, elocon, gp

Burns: face burn, silver sulfadiazine, sulfadiazine
silver sulfadiazine, sulfadiazine, wash cloth: Tony; The fluid you are having leak out of the wound is called serous fluid. It is normal. If you need to, apply a bandage to the area to soak up the fluid. The burn should heal fine, and without scarring, although it may take some time to heal depending...

Burns: Face Burns, 2nd degree burns, face burns
2nd degree burns, face burns, signs of infection: You should be changing the dressing on your hand once or twice a day, at least. I would take off the dressing and see what it looks like under there, making sure there are no signs of infection. If there is loose skin, you can take it off. If there are blisters,...

Burns: facial burns/pigmentation issue, fraxel laser treatment, facial burns
fraxel laser treatment, facial burns, indian sub continent: I would recommend you see a dermatologist. They may have more options than I am aware of. The only things I am aware of that may help you are chemical peels or a Fraxel Laser treatment, which some say can help with discoloration. If the discoloration is due...

Burns: grease burn to the wrist, minor burns, second degree burn
minor burns, second degree burn, burn treatment: Yes, you can use ST 37 on your burns. In fact, it states on the packaging that it can be use on minor burns. It may or may not help prevent infection. I am not aware of any studies comparing the active ingredient in ST 37 with usual burn treatment. As suck,...

Burns: help, triple antibiotic ointment, signs of infection
triple antibiotic ointment, signs of infection, blister: If you haven t already, let the fluid out of the blister, but leave the skin on. Apply a cool dressing and keep the hand elevated as much as possible. Ibuprofen or tylenol can help with pain as well. Keep it covered for the first 24-48 hours, and apply an...

Burns: Left with peeling, white skin after my burn, degree burns, peeling skin
degree burns, peeling skin, dead skin: Ashley, You may remove the dead skin without any consequence. Just be careful to only take the dead skin and not any new healthy skin. From what you have described, it does not sound as though you have an infection. Glad your burn healed well. Best of...

Burns: Second degree friction burn and scarring, tiny blisters, severe sunburn
tiny blisters, severe sunburn, antibiotic ointment: Andres; Likely you have a superficial partial thickness injury. Care for this type of injury is keeping it clean, applying antibiotic ointment twice a day, and watching for signs of infection. Pain is normal, as you have injured yourself. Scarring...

Burns: second degree grease burn to leg, partial thickness burns, 2nd degree burns
partial thickness burns, 2nd degree burns, second degree burn: Hello, Irene; 2nd degree burns can be described in two ways, depending on depth. The description of superficial partial thickness vs deep partial thickness is important. Did they mention anything like that? Deep partial thickness burns may have some scarring....

Burns: Second degree sunburn?, aloe vera gel, antibiotic ointment
aloe vera gel, antibiotic ointment, blisters: It sounds like you ve experienced a 2nd degree sunburn, with blistering and pain. The yellowish stuff you are seeing from the blistered areas is called serous drainage. As long as it stays straw colored, you have nothing to worry about. Apply an antibiotic...

Burns: TCA 30 chemical peel burn, peel burn, check ups
peel burn, check ups, degree burns: I am unaware of any treatment to actually help the burn heal more quickly, other than time and preventing infection. Fraxel Laser treatment can help minimize the appearance of scars once healed, but does not heal the actual burn injury. In fact, you may experience...

Burns: Wax burn on side of my nose, antibiotic ointment, coverup
antibiotic ointment, coverup, sun exposure: Sapna; Is the injury on your lip or nose? Either way, keep it clean, apply antibiotic ointment, and it should heal just fine. There is very little you can do to make this go away before you leave for vacation. You should avoid too much sun exposure to...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, motorcycle pipes, muscle cramp
motorcycle pipes, muscle cramp, pain signals: Burns are very painful. Every time you contract the muscle underneath the burned tissue, it stretches and distorts the tissue. The injured nerve endings and tissues send more pain signals to your brain whenever this happens. I agree with the specialist....

Burns: burn, hydrogen peroxide, third degree burn
hydrogen peroxide, third degree burn, mild soap: This is a second degree burn. The red flesh you see is the lower layers of the epidermis that will become the more superficial layers of skin in the coming days. Keep the area clean, wash it twice a day with mild soap and water, and apply neosporin or other...

Burns: burns round my eye and white patcheson my face, quetion, brown colour
quetion, brown colour, laser treatments: Hello; I am not certain I understand your question. You have scarring and discolorations around your eyes, and you are asking how to get rid of these? If a dermatologist did not have a solution for you, I m not certain what other advice I would recommend....

Burns: eyebrow wax tare, eyebrow wax, eyebrow waxing
eyebrow wax, eyebrow waxing, antibiotic ointment: Sorry this happened to you. Eyebrow waxing is known to cause these sorts of injuries, not uncommonly. Almost everyone I know has had them at one time or another. As far as making it heal more quickly, there is nothing you can do aside from time. For the...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, second degree burn, antifreeze
Burns: 2nd degree burn, second degree burn, antifreeze, being a baby

Burns: burn, medicine cabinet, dermatologist
Burns: burn, medicine cabinet, dermatologist, medicine

Burns: large oil burns, solosite, degree burns
solosite, degree burns, aloe vera: Katie; Basically, what you re telling me is that you deep fried spots on your chest, arm and face? Sounds tasty! :) Sorry that happened to you... Without actually seeing the wounds, your description is of 1st or at worst very superficial 2nd degree...

Burns: laser burn, laser hair removal, hair removal treatment
laser hair removal, hair removal treatment, last laser: Dana; Minor burns and irritations are unfortunately pretty common with laser hair removal. It is typically caused by having the laser calibrated incorrectly for your skin type and color. The burns are usually pretty minor and should heal up in a few days...

Burns: Motorcycle Exhaust burn, motorcycle exhaust, red bumps
motorcycle exhaust, red bumps, exhaust pipe: Adriana; I would get it looked at. This could be cellulitis, which needs to be treated with antibiotics,or related to the antibiotic creme you are applying. Someone needs to lay eyes on it to tell the difference. Either way, I d leave it open to air, and...

Burns: severe rope burn, rope burn, pathophysiologic changes
rope burn, pathophysiologic changes, silvadene: Abrasions can be treated as burns, as they cause similar pathophysiologic changes. You are doing the right things, generally. Keeping the wound covered is good for clearing up drainage, definitely. Applying some sort of antibiotic ointment (silvadene, polysporin,...

Burns: skin laser, dear sir or madam, little circles
dear sir or madam, little circles, acnea: I am not familiar with the Smoothbeam laser. I did some brief research on it, and was unable to find any mentions of hair damage or loss with it. You may want to discuss this with the treating dermatologist as a complication of your procedure. They will have...

Burns: 2nd degree sunburn, college basketball player, 2nd degree burns
college basketball player, 2nd degree burns, water blisters: Trish; Most 2nd degree burns should heal within 2 weeks if you don t continue to irritate the area or if there is no infection. You should continue to apply the lotion and vitamin E, and try to take a break from exercising for awhile to allow the area...

Burns: bad burn on ball of feet and tips of toes, fingers and toes, diabetic ulcers
fingers and toes, diabetic ulcers, mild soap: Mrs. Ferrell; Sorry this happened to your husband. Sounds miserable! Good local wound care is key to getting this healed. Has he ever had diabetic ulcers in the past? I would keep the wound clean, washing it with mild soap and water twice a day....

Burns: burn, iodine tincture, sterile syringe
iodine tincture, sterile syringe, burning sensation: Shy; Any antibiotic ointment, such as bacitracin, neosporin, polymixin, or any of the other dozens available would be fine to put on the wounds as needed. I would not likely recommend any betadine or iodine tincture as it has been shown to damage healing...

Burns: burn on ball of foot, antibiotic ointment, blisters
antibiotic ointment, blisters, plum: Sarah; You ve done the right things for this injury. Is it blistering? If so, you might want to drain the fluid out of the blisters and then keep it covered a day or two, and whenever he is wearing shoes. If he is walking barefoot, he doesn t need to keep...

Burns: groupings of small white bumps near old 2nd degree burn, sweat glands, severe sunburns
sweat glands, severe sunburns, new skin: Aaron; I m not sure what these bumps are. They may very well be obstructed sweat glands, but not being able to see them makes it very hard to tell you anything definitively. I would recommend you go back to your doctor or see a dermatologist if you are...

Burns: muffler burn, waterproof bandages, vitamin e oil
waterproof bandages, vitamin e oil, oral antibiotics: Christina; Yes, waterproof bandages will keep the area moister than regular bandages, but a moist environment is best for healing, just not drenched. The oozing is likely normal, so long as it is a normal straw color and not yellow or greenish. You will...

Burns: Top of foot 2nd degree scalding, joshua graham, pickle juice
joshua graham, pickle juice, boil water: Joshua; You are doing the right things. I ve not heard of pickle juice for burns. That s a new one on me :) I wouldn t worry too much about your lack of a spleen contributing to an infection in this case, as the bacteria that you most have to worry...

Burns: Burn, skin loss, skin grafting
skin loss, skin grafting, melanocytes: Cristiany; Sorry to hear about your injury. With the skin loss after peeling the wax off, it sounds like you had a 2nd degree burn. From your description, you are of darker complexion. Scars, by their very nature, are lighter than your usual skin because...

Burns: garlic face burn / allergic reaction, doing a masters degree, organic garlic
doing a masters degree, organic garlic, month old baby: Lani; Your wounds should heal fine. Just apply antibiotic ointment twice or three times daily (I m not sure what is available in Germany, but the equivalent of Neosporin or bacitracin would be fine). I would see a local doctor, though, especially about...

Burns: healing a burn, 2nd degree burns, question children
2nd degree burns, question children, signs of infection: Thana; Thank you for your question. Children will be children. Burns are very common, and fortunately children are very quick to heal. The picture is pretty blurry, but it does not look infected. 2nd degree burns as a rule heal without scarring. Keep it...

Burns: Hot Towel Burn, antibiotic ointment, wet towel
antibiotic ointment, wet towel, cool water: Melissa; Thanks for your question and sorry for the delay in answering. Hope you are doing well. Sounds like your microwave got a little ahead of you in heating your towel. I m sure you know this by now, but you should never microwave a wet towel, as it...

Burns: second degree burn and scarring, custom garment, correct assessment
custom garment, correct assessment, second degree burn: Without seeing the wounds, it is very difficult to make any assessment of your child s prognosis. If you were seen at a burn center, they likely have made the correct assessment and treatment. It might be prudent to ask them the above questions. In general,...

Burns: 2nd and 3rd degree burn on arm, 3rd degree burns, gauze bandage
3rd degree burns, gauze bandage, teflon pads: Hi Karla, second and 3rd degree burns may often bleed as the closeing proces takes place as the area is frequently loseing dead and damaged tissue and new vessels are often damaged when dressings are changed. Part of the tricks of the trade is to soak dressings...

Burns: 2nd & 3rd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, pressure garment
3rd degree burns, pressure garment, vitamin e oil: Hi Brian, Without seeing the burn area it is a little tough to say. However, at a guess, most injuries like yours will take several years to reach their full healing potential. The key to recovery is exercise and continued skin hydration. The pressure garment...

Burns: 2nd and 3rd degree burns, third degree burns, 3rd degree burns
third degree burns, 3rd degree burns, third degree burn: Hi Cheryl, Third degree burns will not heal in the conventional manner. All third degree burns will form a scar since the dermis (the alive skin underneath) is destroyed. Depending how much of the underlying tissue was damaged, it can take a fairly extended...

Burns: 2nd Degree Burn, quality skin care, skin care cream
quality skin care, skin care cream, diaper cream: Hi Stacy, We would disagree with your doctor. We keep second degree burns covered until they stop oozing. Primarily because leaving themopen leaves them vulnerable to infection and abrasion and actually will slow healing. The blisters should be removed...

Burns: 2nd Degree Burn, 3rd degree burn, reflex sympathetic dystrophy
3rd degree burn, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, diaper cream: Hi Robin, The repeat swelling is not what we would want to see. Get back to your doctor as you may need some antibiotics. Keep it covered and do not let it dry out and get crusty. I am trying to get this out fast as there is a nasty storm coming and...

Burns: 2nd Degree Burn, botanical products, couple of days
botanical products, couple of days, perfume: Great to hear it is going well,Andrea. If you have any more questions feel free to contact me. Emu oil has a number of benefits over some botanical products, number one being that it is very unlikely to provoke an imune reaction. But any good/protective cream...

Burns: 2nd Degree Burns on Son, 2nd degree burns, blood cell count
2nd degree burns, blood cell count, white blood cell: Hi Allen, The burns sound serious due to the scope and size of the affected area. While I am not familiar with the substance made use of in the ritual (and I have asked a few of the folk in both our Regional Burn Center - and will continue research this...

Burns: 2nd Degree depilatory burn?, diaper rash cream, waxing kits
diaper rash cream, waxing kits, sterile gauze: Hi Jordana, Sorry for the delay, my internet was acting up. Let s go ahead and treat this as a burn. The little spots are places where the depilatory removed the epidermis. This is a fairly common problem with sensitive skin. The tough part is keeping these...

Burns: 2nd degree Burn Care for Diabetic Immune Compromised Person, suppressed immune system, pain meds
suppressed immune system, pain meds, minor burns: Hi Sheila, The blister and the oozing is pretty much what we would expect from a second degree burn. Due to your existing medical condition two things come to mind: 1, Is your tetanus shot current? And 2, If the area at the base of the finger nail is involved...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, pins and needles, gauze pad
pins and needles, gauze pad, havic: Hi Jan, Sounds like you have had a tough time. I hope this will help. First, No ICE! that will do more damage than good, I am afraid. The little hard white blsters sounds like skin buds where new epidermis is forming up from the hair follicules....

Burns: 2nd degree burn, hot grease, silvadene
hot grease, silvadene, warm temps: Hi Vicky, There is no painless way to clean a burn without narcotics, and even then it can be painful. Sadly, it is the nature of burn injuries. But, let s try our best to minimize the pain. First if you have been supplied with an oral pain med administer...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, 2nd degree burns, burn blisters
2nd degree burns, burn blisters, gauze pads: Hi Deb, Anything you use to work on an open burn should be more than clean. Tongue depressors that come in a sealed little envelope are fine. As to the old silvadene, it should really come off. For a burn this size I would recommend surgical soap or Betadine...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, partial thickness burns, 2nd degree burns
partial thickness burns, 2nd degree burns, tetanus shot: Second degree burns, or partial thickness burns can be cleansed daily with mild soap and water in the shower. Slather on neosporin or bactroban ointment if he is not allergic and cover with a sterile dressing. Avoid breaking the blisters if possible. The...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, health care practitioner, red streaks
health care practitioner, red streaks, wound area: It sounds like you have seen a health care practitioner of some type and received silvadene as a prescription. Your burn may actually be full thickness as it is not painful. The area will continue to look icky until it heals in from the sides. If you are...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, 2nd degree burns, laser hair removal
2nd degree burns, laser hair removal, vitamin e oil: Hi Jean, The discoloration can come in two different types: One is sort of a blister without fluid in it. This will flake off like a sun burn and be gone quckly. The other is a more red color that is in the new skin itself. This will slowly fade over something...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, skin pigment, pacific islanders
skin pigment, pacific islanders, skin depth: Hi Melissa, Your answer is a little tough to answer. This compound is used in several industrial processes as well as a chemical peel agent to remove surface wrinkles. It is listed as a painful peel process when used for cosmetic purposes and is normally...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on back, 3rd degree burns, diaper rash cream
3rd degree burns, diaper rash cream, quality skin care: Hi Jen, Sounds like a bad burn! You are a hero to get through this and I suspect things will turn out fine in the end. These deep burns can remain discolored for quite a while. Especially with olive skin tones. While I would love to give you a real time...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, sterile gauze pads, zinc oxide ointment
sterile gauze pads, zinc oxide ointment, gauze bandage: Hi Diane, Call your doctor and describe this burn as a second degree injury to him/her. Ask for a prescription for Silvadene cream. If he wants to see the burn that is even better, but you really want that Silvadene! OK, Current tetanus shot? If not the...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, 2nd degree burns, numbness in thumb
2nd degree burns, numbness in thumb, third degree burn: Hi Carole, This is one of those burns that needs to be seen by a doctor. You need a prescription for Silvadene and it requires professional debrieding/cleaning. There are also parts of the burn that are suspicious for a third degree burn. That should also...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, deep cuts, late november
deep cuts, late november, dark skin: Hi Anita, I am as suprized as your doctor. I would not be thinking about laser treatments on the darker skin. That should heal on its own and lasers do not work well with dark complected people, often causing more harm than good. I would talk with a...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, upper radiator hose, adaptic
upper radiator hose, adaptic, needle tip: Hey CJ, From your description I would say that some of this burn is third degree. I would request a second opinion from your regional burn center or a surgeon who is skilled in burn treatment. The treatment you describe is appropriate for both a second...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, boiled oil, silvadene
boiled oil, silvadene, epidermal layer: Hi Jason, You doctors advice is generally correct. I would remove all dead skin from the blisters and wash with plain water (cool) and surgiccal soap. The Cream we prefer is Silvadene (silver sulfadiazide) but what he reccomends is used in a lot of places...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, gauze bandage, pointer finger
gauze bandage, pointer finger, soap and water: Hi Jody, First of all things, now that the blister is broken, remove all the loose skin associated with it. Next squeaky clean! Wash it carefully and completely with soap and water. Next, assuming that it is just the one finger involved cover it completely...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, first degree burns, foley catheter
first degree burns, foley catheter, fluid resuscitation: Hi Sira, All are good questions! Just off the top of my head, this sounds like about a 15% to 20% BSA burn. That qualifies as serious. Lets talk about fluids first: Fluid resuscitation is an important part of burn management. In general,when a large...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, calcium gluconate, cdc report
calcium gluconate, cdc report, rash on arm: Hi Jan, C41 process chemicals are extremely hazardous - but you know that! here is a CDC report on a PhotoArt Company investigation. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/1996-0091-2597.pdf and the MSD Sheet for C41: http://www.intraweb.info/rtk/common/wcd00025/wcd025e1.htm...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, large burn, signs of infection
large burn, signs of infection, soap and water: Hi Ally, OK, that is a lot better detail! I would leave the blister alone until it pops on its own for such a small burn. BUT lets keep it covered with at least a bandaid and moist with neosporin. When the blister does pop (and it will, of course) then...

Burns: 2nd degree burn from boiling water, heart level, second degree burn
heart level, second degree burn, neosporin: Hi Madison, Sorry to take so long to answer but we had internet problems after a wind storm screwed up my down link. Lets remove the blister and wash it very well with soap and warm to tepid water. Coat the burn with neosporin and cover with gauze and...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on foot, 2nd degree burns, dr edwards
2nd degree burns, dr edwards, signs of infection: The blister is nature s way of providing a sterile covering to the healing skin. The fluid inside is sterile and the longer the blister remains intact the quicker healing will occur. Showering and letting water run over the area is enough to keep the area...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on foot not healing, healing question, sterile dressing
healing question, sterile dressing, dead tissue: Hi Again Michelle, If there are still some areas that are open and wet/raw I would get some more Silvadene, but if the burn has sort of Glossed over with the first layer of new skin go to the pharmacy and get some plain old Bacitracin. This is much milder...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on foot, 2nd degree burns, incovenience
2nd degree burns, incovenience, antibiotic cream: Hi Marie, When blisters become so large that they interfere with your life they are normally removed. However I suspect that by the time you read this they will have broken. The ER gave you some bad advice in at least one area of treatment though. NEVER...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on left hand, skin moisturizer, cuticle scissors
skin moisturizer, cuticle scissors, second degree burn: Hi Eric, If this is a small burn go ahead and wash it thoroughly and pop it. Then remove the dead blister skin with cuticle scissors that were washed in bleach or alcohol. Cover the open area with neosporin and a dressing of gauze and then a bandage to...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on hand and wrist, ace bandage, antibiotic cream
ace bandage, antibiotic cream, raw skin: Hi Mike, Infected burns will become more painful and show increasing swelling. Often small red hair-like lines extend outwards away from the burn itself will be seen. A green (yep, green)stain on dressings, swelling in arm pit from an arm burn, A fever,...

Burns: 2nd degree burn and honey?, tincture of benzoin, gauze pads
tincture of benzoin, gauze pads, silvadene: Hi Shannon, Honey is, as I am sure you know, mostly sugar. Sugar (both glucose and sucrose) is cytotoxic. While it will kill a lot of bacteria it also kills skin cells and retard healing. I would avoid honey, although it sounds like a nice homey treatment...

Burns: 2nd degree burn from hot water, sweat glands, silvadene
sweat glands, silvadene, partial thickness: I would continue to care for the area with silvadene and dressings for a couple of weeks, then switch to emollients to soften the skin. I like bag balm or Eucerin for this. Burns of this size take a prolonged amount of time to heal. If there was any focus...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on palm of my hand, silver sulfadiazine, gauze pad
silver sulfadiazine, gauze pad, sterile gauze: Hi Michelle, OK the blister is off but we can still treat this burn. It will have to be washed with soap and water then after patting it dry with sterile gauze, coated with Silvadene cream (silver sulfadiazine) This requires a prescription. Over the Silvadene...

Burns: 2nd degree burn recovery time, third degree burns, richter scale
third degree burns, richter scale, flexability: Hi Jerri, A number of complex issues here. The first news is the good news. Second degree burns can heal with no or little permanent damage. The bad news is that they are the most painful of all burns. Also bad news is they easily become complicated by...

Burns: 2nd degree burn scar, diaper rash cream, quality skin
diaper rash cream, quality skin, mederma: Hi Regina, Have faith it will return to normal but will take time todo so. I wouldnot use the enzema cream as this can be counter productive. Try a moisturizer protective cream like (don t laugh) Desitin diaper rash cream, or A&D cream. Use it at night...

Burns: 2nd degree burn w/child, diaper rash cream, 2nd degree burns
diaper rash cream, 2nd degree burns, tiny blisters: Hi Crystal, Lets just keep those areas moisturized as the burn heals. These will probably soften and then flake off as the rest of the burn heals. When everything has closed with thin new skin you can use Desitin diaper rash cream on the hand to both soothe...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, diana martin, wet skin
diana martin, wet skin, open wound: Hi Diana, I think I would wait until it has covered itself with at least a layer of skin first. The dermis (the pink wet skin under the blister has almost no protection from infection and since it is that vulnerable it is wise to hold off especially in...

Burns: 2nd degree burns., 2nd degree burns, third degree burn
2nd degree burns, third degree burn, cell debris: Hi Rachel, OK dumb thing to do! But let s deal with it. If the pus burns havscabbedover we need tostart getting them moist again to reduce scarring. They should be soaked in warm clean water twice a day and then use neosporin to completely cover them,...

Burns: 2nd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, blood blister
2nd degree burns, blood blister, hot pot: Hi again Adrienne, OK, If any blisters remain remove them (BAD advice from ER!)They probably are already gone but if not soak them off in tepid clean water and rermove any loose skin from the old blisters. The medication of choice for any blistered (second...

Burns: 2nd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, sterile gauze
2nd degree burns, sterile gauze, pair of tweezers: Hi Jen, Is this on the top or bottom of the foot? In either event it should be kept covered and protected, but burns on the bottom of the foot can present special problems in healing because of the special skin type there. How big is the burn? If...

Burns: 2nd degree burns, diaper rash cream, cotton gloves
diaper rash cream, cotton gloves, silvadene: Hi Karen, This is a tough question to really give a definitive answer to. This was a cold injury (essentially frostbite) which is treated pretty much the same way as a heat burn is treated. The time to expect in healing depends to the greatest extent...

Burns: 2nd degree burns on entire face, arm, hand and fingers, third degree burns, 2nd degree burns
third degree burns, 2nd degree burns, body surface area: Hi Deanna, Little kid burns are always a little tricky since they have little depth to their skin to start with, so its easy for a second degree burn on an adult to produce thrid degree burns in a child. On the good side, kids heal MUCH better and faster...

Burns: 2nd degree burns on foot, 2nd degree burns, silvadene
2nd degree burns, silvadene, raw skin: Hi Marie, Lets take off the open blister skin. It is now a liability. Keep it covered and use the silvadene for maybe 2-3 more days. Then lets switch to Bacitracin. Keep things covered 24-7. Everything you have told me so far is pretty normal! Jim :...

Burns: 2nd degree burns and healing process, 2nd degree burns, antibacterial soap
2nd degree burns, antibacterial soap, tylenol with codeine: Hi Linda, I was afraid of that! Current burn treatment protocol requires the blisters to be opened and the dead skin removed. A lot of docs don t get a chance to see bad burns and so they miss this question on the quiz. It is actually pretty important...

Burns: 2nd degree burns on lower back, 2nd degree burns, unsightly scars
2nd degree burns, unsightly scars, thickness burns: This is probably a combined second and third degree burn, judging by your history and the length of time required to heal. There are any number of vitamin E creams and lotions. The fundamental concern is to continue to use antibiotic ointment until the scar...

Burns: 2nd degree burns and lymph glands, 2nd degree burns, lymph glands
2nd degree burns, lymph glands, winded explanation: Hi Cathy, Glad to be of help. I would see if anything is improving - staying the same- or getting worse for a week or so and then base your decision visa-vis second oppinion. I am more suspicious of vascular damage if nothing suggested has helped. Ji...

Burns: 2nd degree burns/swelling, 2nd degree burns, silvadene
2nd degree burns, silvadene, margins: Hi Kim, Depending on the size and depth of the burn, some swelling can be normal. But if the swelling starts above the burn and is accompanied with redness above and/or little spider red lines at the margins of the burn indicate an infection in progress...

Burns: 2nd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, homework questions
2nd degree burns, homework questions, silvadene: Hi Webby, I don t normally do homework questions but this is an important medication that everyone should know. The cream is SILVADENE (I think the generic name is Silver Sulfamyalon) It is as the name implies made from metallic silver which besides being...

Burns: 2nd degree finger burn- please answer fast!!!!, sterile gauze, cuticle scissors
sterile gauze, cuticle scissors, tips of my fingers: Hi Jem, White means a blister which = second degree burn. Ice water isn t all that bad, but puting the burn on an ice cube is! What to do: Wash your hands and esp the burns with soap and water. Use a pair of cuticle scissors that were soaked in bleach...

Burns: 2nd degree followup, 3rd degree burn, third degree burn
3rd degree burn, third degree burn, sterile gauze: Hi Shannon, A couple of key things I note from your email: 1, The yellow discharge is pretty normal and is simply leakage from the burn that is normaly contained by your skin. Unless it changes, becomes bloody, becomes opaque, and develops a new smell...

Burns: 2nd degree hot oil burn, second degree burn, hot oil
second degree burn, hot oil, blisters: Hi Ashley, Keep following you instructions from the ER. BUT lets watch these little yellow bits. If they get larger, or form new blisters get over to the doctor for a quick look as that could be an infection. In the mean time keep them covered and keep the...

Burns: 2nd degree to top of foot, 2nd degree burns, silvadene
2nd degree burns, silvadene, picnic area: Pretty much a normal reaction. When a blister breaks or oozes it is a combination of debris from dead cells, lymph, and intercellular fluids. These will lose quite a bit of fluid over the first several days. That is reduced substantialy with the grafts,...

Burns: 2nd degree by water, third degree burns, whirlpool treatments
third degree burns, whirlpool treatments, degree areas: Hi Gina, I am very sorry to here about your burn. I really cannot tell from what you have told me so far how long the painful part of healing will take. Are the burns limited to second degree? or are there a number of areas of third degree burns? Are you...

Burns: 2nd possibly 3rd (?) degree burn to hand, family nurse practitioner, low grade fever
family nurse practitioner, low grade fever, cold compresses: Hi Kirsten, Thanks for the kind words!They are much appreciated. OK, to business. First lets get hold of the nurse and get a prescription for silvadene. Apply it only to open raw parts of the burn. Stick with Bacitracin on the healing parts that have...

Burns: 3 y.o. with burn on face from lightbulb, advice nurse, reading lamps
advice nurse, reading lamps, second degree burn: Hi Elaine, I think it would be safe to wait till this morning. Brief contact with the bulb should produce only a first and/or second degree burn which should heal without complications or scars. Note that some reddness over the area may persist for quite...

Burns: 3rd degree burn on arm, third degree burns, silvadene cream
third degree burns, silvadene cream, oral antibiotics: I am sorry for your situation. The red spots are granulation tissue on the underlying, clean connective tissue. This is normal. Imagine a thirty percent body burn that looks like yours. They are terrible. You are doing everything right. Third degree...

Burns: 3rd degree burn on calf, scar area, third degree burn
scar area, third degree burn, silvadene: Hi Terri, If the center area is still raw looking continue with the silvadene on that area only. If the surrounding area is closed lets use the milder Bacitracin (first choice) or Neosporin (second choice) on these parts. If this is a third degree burn...

Burns: 3rd degree burn to scalp from hair highlights, 3rd degree burns, lotions and potions
3rd degree burns, lotions and potions, skin graft: Hi Again Teresa, I now understand! I agree with your Doctors at Shriners. The burn is of borderline size between the two best procedures. A graft would not have any hair follicles and is also the more painful of the options as the doner site creates a would...

Burns: 3rd degree burns over 60% of body, 3rd degree burns, 2nd degree burns
3rd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, pressure garments: Hi Kym, One further point. You may have some legal leverage if you have his child. You may be able to establish a common law marriage especially if you were living together prior to the accident. Two people to see: a lawyer and the hospital social worker....

Burns: 3rd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, pressure garments
3rd degree burns, pressure garments, skin graft: Hi Diane, Much of what you ask is somewhat site dependent, but let s see what I can help with based on what you have given me so far. Feel free to follow up on questions, as these are complex issues. The doner sites should heal to normal assuming that...

Burns: 3rd degree calf burn, silver sulfadiazine, silvadene
silver sulfadiazine, silvadene, skin cells: Hi Jack, Continue the SIlvadene until the burn stops seeping fluid and just begins to form new outer skin. This should be (depending on how deep the original burn was) within a few days. At that point the burn looses much of its vulnerability to infection...

Burns: 3rd degree fire burns, 3rd degree burns, 1st 2nd and 3rd degree burns
3rd degree burns, 1st 2nd and 3rd degree burns, degree fire: Hi Tami, Sorry about your husbands burns! At a guess from what you are telling me, I would say it is a very strong possibility that the burns are infected, although it is a little tough to judge without seeing what everything looks like. If there is a persistent...

Burns: 3rd degree muffler burn, third degree burns, thickness burns
third degree burns, thickness burns, silvadene: Hi MJ, Sorry about your husband s burn. Silvadene works in two ways: It takes advantage of metallic silver which is bacteriostatic (stops bacteria from growing) and it has a set of ingredients that are antibacterial as well. It is almost always (barring...

Burns: 4 yr old scalp burn, dry patches, bald patches
dry patches, bald patches, hair roots: Hi Wendy, I think your doctor was wrong about not using something on the scalp. A very serious infection is invited when it is not treated. But at this point lets try to moisturize and protect the healing areas. If any raw areas remain, they should be covered...

Burns: My 5 year old and swimming, chlorine water, public pool
chlorine water, public pool, pool water: They are correct. I would keep neosporin on the areas if they are at all red. Properly balanced pool water in a large public pool is not a hazard. Wading pools and fountains on the other hand are full of bacteria because the kids use them as toilets...

Burns: 6 year old Wood Stove burn, old wood stove, third degree burn
old wood stove, third degree burn, thickness burns: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: 7-month-old burned thumb, degree burns, finger prints
degree burns, finger prints, silvadene: Hi Lisa, Any blistered burn is subject to infection oncw the blisters are open/broken. In most cases the blisters on the hand if on the side where the finger prints are, are left alone but covered for a few days. If the blisters break, the dead blister skin...

Burns: My 7month old scar, left forearm, aloe vera
left forearm, aloe vera, web type: Hi Holly, We have tested products that are similar to Dermatrix and frankly found that they all have a couple of things in common (they seal the wound against infection and they prevent scabs from forming which CAN if removed too quickly, cause some minor...

Burns: 8 Yr Old Son Burned, third degree burns, 2nd degree burns
third degree burns, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns: Hi Kerri, Sorry about the little guy!ok! What you are providing in terms of care so far is entirely appropriate, but did the ER give you a referral to a burn specialist or plastic surgeon? Second, any antibiotics used or prescribed? The above points...

Burns: An Abrasive burn to my 9yr daughters thigh., tetanus shot, petroleum jelly
tetanus shot, petroleum jelly, hospital tomorrow: Hi Phil, Treat it like a rug burn. Wash it well with soap and water. Apply Neosporin or bacitracin and cover with a petroleum jelly gauze dressing, then a uoter bandage of roller gauze to hold things together (Not to tight!) Tomorrow, check on current...

Burns: Adhesive allergies, paper tape, benzoin
paper tape, benzoin, red welts: Hi SHannon, Sorry about taking so long to get back to you but the internet connection died on me and they are in the process of getting me back on full-time again. Try tivture of benzoin or some of the Skin Covering spray bandage products to keep the...

Burns: Aftercare, diaper rash cream, silverdene cream
diaper rash cream, silverdene cream, thin epidermis: Hi Molly, At last! A doctor who understands how to use Silvadene! As the burn heals and the new pink skin covers the wet red bit switch to a milder antibiotic cream like Bacitracin (preferred) or Neosporin. Any raw areas that have not closed over continue...

Burns: Airbag/Chemical burn, third degree burn, raw area
third degree burn, raw area, silvadene: Hi Suzette, This is not a third degree burn. If it was the ER should have treated it properly and you would be talking with a surgeon! ( I hope!!!) Anyhow, Airbag burns are pretty common and are rarely serious. Any raw burn should be coated with ointment...

Burns: Antibiotics to be given when visiting the er after second degree burn., oral antibiotics, degree burns
oral antibiotics, degree burns, prophylactically: Hi Robin, It is at the attending s discretion, but in the burn center they have a protocol based on the burn size, depth and age of patient. Additional factors might include a perception of the patient s home environment and ability to care for a burn,...

Burns: Antifreeze Burn., third degree burns, gauze bandage
third degree burns, gauze bandage, sterile gauze: Hi Andrea, It would be best to treat a burn this size with silvadene which requires a prescription. In the mean time cover the burn with neosporin orBacitracin and then completely cover any open parts with petroleum jelly gauze, cover this with sterile...

Burns: Arm Burn, hydrocolloid dressing, red vein
hydrocolloid dressing, red vein, cake tin: Hi Donna, It sounds like a deep second degree but possible some areas of third degree. The seepage is pretty much a normal ocurance. But the red outside the burn area may indicate an infection. The burn shoiuld be completely washed with soap and water (better...

Burns: african american second degree face burn, degree burns, skin areas
degree burns, skin areas, chemical substance: Hi Rahel, Without knowing what the substance was hat you were splashed with it is difficult to hazzard a guess as to the recovery time and degree of recovery. There are certain chemicals that can permanently remove melinin from some skin areas, although...

Burns: alternative to surgery, first degree burns, third degree burns
first degree burns, third degree burns, 3rd degree burns: Hi Femi, Glad things are looking up. I don t know anyone in Germany but I will ask our department chairman for his recommendation. There are many good hospitals there and they are probably more experimental work done there than even here (possibly excluding...

Burns: antifreeze burn, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, signs of infection: Hi Sheila, Very little, I am afraid. You are describing a First degree burn (Red skin - No Blisters) which while painful, requires little attention. If a few small blisters form then remove them after washing the burn surface and coat the whole area...

Burns: When to apply contractubex?, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, silvadene: Hi Ariseo, Now that the wound is dry you can discontinue the silvadene and move to a moisturizer to protect the new skin. Contratubex can be used as soon as the skin is dry and the wound is closed. However, there should not be a scar from this burn unless...

Burns: Bacon grease burn on hand, bacon grease, sterile bandage
bacon grease, sterile bandage, tentanus: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: Badly Sunburnt Lips?, yellowish areas, carmex lip
yellowish areas, carmex lip, sunburnt lips: Hi Stacey, This is too atypical a reaction for me to give remote advice on. This could be an allergic reaction or an exacerbated sunburn coupled with a reaction to the chapstick or another environmental factor. This one neds to be seen up close and personal...

Burns: Barry and his burns, sticky problems, dna test
sticky problems, dna test, grafts: Hi Kym, Therapy for him is usually started while the patient is still in an induced coma. The compression garmets are often applied as soon as the grafts are stable. I would see the hospital social worker and a lawyer to gain access to him. This should force...

Burns: Bleach Burn, diaper rash cream, savlon cream
diaper rash cream, savlon cream, fungus infection: Hi Steve, I guess the first question I have to ask is did you get rid of the ring worm fungus infection? Anyhow, lets moisturize the area to help new skin replace the older damaged epidermis. You can use any good non-scented cream like Mederma, Eucerin,...

Burns: Bleach Burn on Face, third degree burn, dermis and epidermis
third degree burn, dermis and epidermis, skin cells: Hi again Katrina, In almost all cases where the dark morks are found it becomes a question of waiting to lose the outerlayers of dermis and epidermis. As this happens through normal skin growth the outer dark skin cells flake away and are replaced with...

Burns: Bleach Burn on Face, chemical burn, kitchen work
chemical burn, kitchen work, work surface: Hi Katrina, HAve faith! Your skin will return to normal. The amount of time is largely dependant on your skin and how quickly it grows. I would guess from what you tell me that it will still be several months, but it WILL get better. Hang in there! It Will...

Burns: Blister and rash from being in the Sund, long sleeve shirts, leukoderma
long sleeve shirts, leukoderma, aloe vera: Hi Semone, This is a little out of my field, but the condition is known for almost complete lack of protection from the sun. The reaction you describe may be a sunburn but may also be a combination of allegic reaction to the sun screen AND sun burn. There...

Burns: Blistered area - Silvadene or Aloe Vera?, first degree burns, gentle soap
first degree burns, gentle soap, minor burns: I am not familiar with silvadene, but Aloe is a good ointment to use, as well as any antibiotic ointment, or fragrance free moisturizing cream like Nivea. Cutting, popping, picking at or scratching blisters is not a good idea, they usually heal best when left...

Burns: Blisters on the Palm, sports gloves, tapeing
sports gloves, tapeing, palm of my hand: Hi Chris, There are a few things you can do on a proactive basis. If you play at a club, the pro might show you haow to do this. Use athletic tape to cover the areas where you have problems. A professional tapeing should protect the area pretty well from...

Burns: Boiling Water, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, gauze pad: Hi Sean, Sorry about her burn! Depending on where it is on her tummy I would treat it as follows: If the little blister is on the belt line or panty line or in a place where it is going to be pressed on or rubbed by clothing I would carefully wash the area...

Burns: My Bottom lip and my right shoulder, diaper rash cream, infected blisters
diaper rash cream, infected blisters, painful sunburn: Hi Stassi, Were your shoulders exposed to the sun this entire time? If covered or partially covered I am wondering if this is a skin reaction to a sun tan/block or other allergic reaction. Is this a typical painful sunburn? If so lets get some aloe out...

Burns: BURNS FROM A HEATING PAD, silvadene, heating pad
silvadene, heating pad, neosporn: Hi Tina, I would go ahead and call your doctor. You should apply the Rx ointment Silvadene to the burn and keep it covered. But You may have an infection and that should be seen and evaluated by a physician. I gather it is fairly small as burns go and...

Burns: Burn, regional burn center, cardboard boxes
regional burn center, cardboard boxes, skilled care: Hi Colleen, Sorry took so long to get back to you. My internet connection (sat) was damaged in a storm. Two Words: Hospital Now! Is the burn painful to touch in all areas? No in some? These are areas of 3rd degree burn which will require skilled care....

Burns: Burn, laser hair reduction, neosporin
laser hair reduction, neosporin, strip down: Hi Ann, It should heal back to normal, however lets make sure that any blisters are covered with neosporin and some gauze. I would be very surprised if any lasting scar resulted from this, though. Expect some mild discoloration for a month or so where...

Burns: Burn, mail server, space rules
mail server, space rules, degree burns: Hi Ash, SDorry to take so long to get back to you guys. My mail server was down for 24 hours so a lot of questions hung in cyber space. Rules: clean with soap and water, use neosporin or Bacitracin to cover any initial blister and cover with gauze 24-7!...

Burns: Burn, sterile gauze, thickness burns
sterile gauze, thickness burns, degree burns: Hey James, The first thing to do is... awww you know what the FIRST thing is... Wash the burn with soap and water. Completely clean but no scrubbing! Apply a dab of neosporin and apiece of sterile gauze cut to larger than the burn but at least 1 (2.5...

Burns: Burn, third degree burns, 3rd degree burns
third degree burns, 3rd degree burns, vitamin e oil: Hi Jill, It is time to stop the silvadene and switch to a skin cream like Eucerine or mederma. You can mix it with a little bacitricin and or some vitamin E oil to make it a little easier to use (they are fairly stiff on their own.) At this point the...

Burns: Burn, dematologist, silvadene
dematologist, silvadene, skin loss: Hi Shellie, Hand burns are sort of special cases both because they have a sort of different type of skin, and because of their continuing importance to living our lives. Popping the blister was not necessarily a terrible thing to do and has a number of...

Burns: Burn, silvadene, sure what kind
silvadene, sure what kind, prescription cream: Hi Elisa, A second degree burn (with blisters) should be seen by your doctor. The blister will need to be removed along with the dead skin over it and treated with a prescription cream Silvadene. Infection is the major danger here so the doctor is the best...

Burns: Burn, visual improvement, antibiotic ointment
visual improvement, antibiotic ointment, mederma: Hi Lynn, If you went to an esthetician, they usually have a calming potion that helps with this sort of problem and can help with temporary make-up. As far as a burn protocol this looks like a superficial first degree injury and We would be doing pretty...

Burns: Burn, signs of infection, soap and water
signs of infection, soap and water, neosporin: Hi Alison, Well, the ice was not a good thing to do. Cool water does no further damage to the injury, while ice actually can increase the damage. But, lets keep the burn covered with some neosporin and a Band-Aid. a little Tylenol to help with pain. After...

Burns: Burn, medical response team, emergency medical response
medical response team, emergency medical response, sterile bandage: Clean the burned area with mild hand soap and clean water. Dry with a clean towel and use an antiseptic ointment on the area. Cover it with a sterile bandage. It will heal. If you are a food handler you must keep the area from contamination by wearing...

Burns: Burn, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, raw area: Hi Crystal, Exhaust Header? Ouch! First off keep it covered until healed is the first rule of burn care. If there is a blister or open raw area especially. This raises the question about the Burn Cream. If it is an open raw burn, of any significant size...

Burns: Burn, sterile gauze pads, hair straightner
sterile gauze pads, hair straightner, new skin: Hi Tammy, Lets get that dead blister skin off of the burn now that it is opened. Wash it carefully and keep it covered with neosporin and clean sterile gauze pads for the next 10 to 14 days. Do not dry it out or leave it exposed until new skin has formed....

Burns: Burn on Arm....., social welfare office, long sleeved shirts
social welfare office, long sleeved shirts, sterile gauze: I do not treat over the Internet. I have no way of assessing the arm without and examination or laboratory culture. See if there are any free medical clinics in your area or if your are eligible for care under Medicaid by contacting the local hospital social...

Burns: Burn Arm on Oven, gauze pad, skin stars
gauze pad, skin stars, soap and water: Hi Wendy, Lets keep it clean with soap and water twice a day and covered with neosporin and a gauze pad. It should be back to close to normal after about two to three weeks. Cut back to once a day dressing changes as the seepage stops and the new skin stars...

Burns: Burn on back of arm, brownish color, tough kid
brownish color, tough kid, woodstove: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: Burn on arm, teflon pads, new antibiotics
teflon pads, new antibiotics, ivory soap: Hi Karla, This sounds like it is infected. He needs to get back to the doctor for some new antibiotics and a look at the burn as well.. The should be done quickly! don t wait to see what happens. A word of advice. Unless there is a bad reaction to an antibiotic,...

Burns: Burn Blister., finger cots, gauze pad
finger cots, gauze pad, nail scissors: Hi Charlotte, Lets leave it alone for a bit. The usually break after about 2-3 days. But could take another day or so. Keep it covered until it does and then remove the dead blister skin after washing your hands thoroughly. In most parts of the body the...

Burns: Burn Blister, silvadene, neosporin
silvadene, neosporin, blister: Hi Monika, One quick note: the blister will break at some point. When it does remove it, lots of neosporin and keep it covered with a dressing and a bandage. Change it twice a day or whenever it becomes wet, loose, or dirty. If you do see the doctor you might...

Burns: Burn Blisters, third degree burns, scar tissue
third degree burns, scar tissue, nansi: Hi Nansi, Sorry took so long to get back to you but my ambulance has been out on calls all day! I would not consider these blisters normal if they are on unburned tissue! The bactiban should help and I would pop them! What is the area around the new...

Burns: Burn blisters., silvadene, large burn
silvadene, large burn, doctors office: Hi Scott, In a controlled setting (hospital or doctors office where sterile technique ispracticed, blisters are removed if large and the area cleaned and debrieded of any foreign material. If little blisters at home and a small area they can also be removed...

Burns: Burn with blood Blister, blood blister, blood blisters
blood blister, blood blisters, tetanus shot: Hi Michelle, There can be several reasons for the blood blister. One is that although the first layer of skin has regenerated, it is VERY thin and easily disturbed. A small abrasion or bump can cause what you describe. The sensation of pain is pretty much...

Burns: Burn care for motorcycle exhaust burn, gauze pads, silvadene
gauze pads, silvadene, motorcycle exhaust: Hi Val, OWWWWWCH! Seems to be a common problem this summer. OK to business: Call the Doctor and get a prescription for Silvadene ointment (silver sulfadiazine.) Go and get it at the drug store along with 3 roller gauze and a box of 4X4 gauze pads.........

Burns: Burn on elbow, sterile gauze, neosporin
sterile gauze, neosporin, scabs: Hi Jacob, First lets get some neosporin and really coat that scab with it. Then cover with sterile gauze and wrap with an outer bandage. This is to soften/loosen the scabs and speed the healing up a bit. Over a few days the scabs will start to fall off....

Burns: Burn to Face, vitamin e oil, work colleague
vitamin e oil, work colleague, layers of skin: Hi again Katrina, While there are few studies on this, the anecdotal evidence is that Vitamin E does help and will do no harm. Mix a little pure Vit E oil with mederma. We do use it in the burn center and it does seem to help things along. Hang in there!...

Burns: Burn... Finger, skin colour, sun exposure
skin colour, sun exposure, people of color: Be patient and leave the scars alone. Most scars will flatten and become less obvious with time. After six months if the scar is still bothersome, have it tattooed with a suitable color, but remember even people of color will lighten and darken throughout...

Burns: Burn on Fingers, gauze pads, degree burns
gauze pads, degree burns, neosporin: Hi Sol, The good news is they hurt. That means it is likely that they are second degree burns or less. Take a combination of Tylenol and Ibuprofen (don t exceed label directions for either! Leave the blisters in place and cover the burns with neosporin...

Burns: Burn Follow up, cigarette burn, poison ivy
cigarette burn, poison ivy, dime size: Hi Mike, Sorry it took so long to get back to you, had internet problems for a couple of days. I would assume from your discription that the burn is infected. I think your doc needs to look at it again, take the surface off the ifected area ad apply...

Burns: Burn on face and lip, interferance, shotglass
interferance, shotglass, couple nights: Hi Joe, Ahhh! Nights in Prague! Oh well... OK Good news is that Lips heal very well without a lot of interferance on our part (unless third degree). Lets keep the lips covered with Bacitricin or even Carmex or Blistex or almost any soothing cold sore...

Burns: Burn to fingers, third degree burns, skin graft
third degree burns, skin graft, shallow fry: Hi again Daniel, It sounds like a fairly small burn in the third degree or maybe even deep second degree. There are several ways treatment can be done on this. One way is to remove in surgery the small third degree area. If small enough this will provide...

Burns: Burn on left hand, afterbite, doctor jim
afterbite, doctor jim, palm of my hand: Stay away from the ICE!!! makes things worse!~ Hi Michelle, Ibuprofen and Tylenol taken together will help. The Burns need to be covered and I would see a doctor due to the finger nail. (you don t want to lose that as it could be permanent!) NO MORE...

Burns: Burn on left hand, triple antibiotic ointment, latex glove
triple antibiotic ointment, latex glove, afterbite: I have not examined you, reviewed the medical record or associated laboratory studies. What follows is offered for information purposes only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified healthcare professional before undertaking...

Burns: Burn on inside calve from motorcycle exhaust., dry gauze, silvadene
dry gauze, silvadene, neosporin: Hi Karie, See if you can get a prescription for Silvadene. But Neosporin or Bacitracin will work in the mean time. Wash the burn thoroughly and cover with which ever cream is available. Dry gauze over this and wrap with rolled gauze to hold things together....

Burns: Burn from a lamp, sterile dressing, soap and water
sterile dressing, soap and water, twenty four hours: It might be. Clean it twice per day with warm soap and water. Put Neosporin or Bactroban onto the burn, thick like frosting and cover with a sterile dressing. If there is no improvement in twenty four hours see a health professional for an evaluation...

Burns: Burn on lower back of arm, third degree burn, skin graft
third degree burn, skin graft, silvadine: Hi Jane, I am sorry if you didn t receive an answer as I had sent it on the same day it arrived. But I will do it again: I am concerned for your burn as it did not blister and it may be a full thickness or third degree burn where the skin is completely...

Burns: Burn from Motorcycle Exhaust Pipe, low grade fever, 3rd degree burn
low grade fever, 3rd degree burn, sterile dressings: Hi Sandi, This sounds like a nasty - no-fun burn! When you read the PDR data on Silvadene it notes that it is to be used on debrieded wounds. Your burn should be refered to a burn professional immediately for several reasons. First, it needs to be properly...

Burns: Burn marks after laser hair removal, laser hair removal, leaving scars
laser hair removal, leaving scars, dry sensitive skin: Hi Chan, What he has given you should work fine. The little brown or dark spots usually dont last very long but when they do come off they are often a little raw underneath. Keep things clean with soap and water and use the prescribed ointment. Ji...

Burns: Burn Scar, diaper rash cream, clothes steamer
diaper rash cream, clothes steamer, vitamin e oil: Hey Eddy, The burns you describe sound like very shallow second degree. Mederma or Eucerine creams work well or even Desitin (diaper rash cream) works also. A little pure Vitamin E oil can be added to any of those three above to both thi them and promote...

Burns: Burn Scars, skin cells, great shape
skin cells, great shape, burn scars: Hi Rameez, Thats the general idea. Again if any of the burn is third degree, there will likely be some scar. We want to minimize it and increase the chance that the surrounding skin cells will fill in over it. This may not be perfect, but it will be better...

Burns: Burn scar, regional burn center, second degree burn
regional burn center, second degree burn, third degree: Hi Meena, I suspect that this was a third degree burn. Diagnosing burns can be a little tricky since burns mature over 72 hours. A burn that looks second degree initially may reveal itself to be third degree after the second day. I would suggest (especially...

Burns: Burn on small finger, gauze pad, pinky finger
gauze pad, pinky finger, infected wounds: Hi Harry, Apart from the peroxide, which we do not use except in certain infected wounds as an aid to removing foreign material, You have done fine.If by second skin you mean the see-though plastic, that is fine and once on leave it until it falls off, then...

Burns: Burn from a sparkler, third degree burn, cuticle scissors
third degree burn, cuticle scissors, degree burns: Hi Amy, This is a tough little question for such a small burn!All 2d degree burns on the hands are serious because the same amount of damage in other places on the body have fewer consequences - Loss of even a small amount of range of motion or function...

Burns: Burn on stove (blister question), stove tops, present hope
stove tops, present hope, neosporin: Hi Corey, The blister will be poppinbg pretty soon regardless of protection so think about covering it with neosporin and a bandaid until this happens. When it does remove the blister and keep the neosporin going (and covered) for at least until new skin...

Burns: Burn on Thumb, finger nails, pilot light
finger nails, pilot light, mid winter: Hi Patrick, The finger nails grow from a small area of special cells at the origen of the nail. Unfortunately, if these cells are destroyed the nail will not re-grow. With serious hand burns we often find that the nails have been loosened to the point of...

Burns: Burn on top of foot from lawnmower, diaper rash cream, gauze pad
diaper rash cream, gauze pad, dosage recommendations: Hi Carol. If no blisters, use any topical burn ointment from aloe vera to diaper rash cream. It really is just something to keep it from being irritated. Put a gauze pad over it and secure it with some tape. Use children s Tylenol and children s ibuprofen...

Burns: Burn treatment, first degree burns, diaper rash cream
first degree burns, diaper rash cream, liquid coal: Hi Rita, The itching is sadly pretty normal state of affairs for which there is no real satisfactory solution. It sounds like it is about time to lay off the silvadene and start using Bacitracin though if the skin is no longer weeping fluid. Or use the...

Burns: Burn after wart removal, nerve network, wart removal
nerve network, wart removal, thumb side: Hi Mark, The numbness is very likely some small nerve damage or pressure from the scar. In about half the cases this will go away over time. In the remaning half some resolve themselves over several months and a few are permanent. There is not much even...

Burns: Burn on wrist, third degree burns, sterile gauze
third degree burns, sterile gauze, gauze pad: Hi Again Alison, Lets see... If when you say no blanching that it is red and stays red when pressed that would indicate that the capillaries under this burn are gone. That would make it very suspicious for a third degree injury. Hand burns are a little...

Burns: Burn, health food stores, left cheek
health food stores, left cheek, scar tissue: Burns as small as the one you have described, on areas that are as resistant to scarring as the face (the weathering of the sun, wind and elements toughens it from birth) rarely result in long term scars. You can help make sure of that, by (only once...

Burns: Burned Like 4 Fingers, partial thickness burns, triple antibiotic ointment
partial thickness burns, triple antibiotic ointment, sterile dressings: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: Burned with cooking oil, first degree burns, diaper rash cream
first degree burns, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream: Hi Marleny, These sound like very mild second degree and first degree burns. Since they are small they pose little risk of infection and very probably will not require prescription creams like silvadene to protect them while they heal. Daily washing and then...

Burns: Burned Finger tips, egg whites, soap and water
egg whites, soap and water, taking drugs: Hi David, Sorry about your pain. It is best to use cool water not ice or a frozen thing of any kind as these can make the damage worse. The reason the pain ointments don t work well in this type of burn is that they are not in contact with the dermis (the...

Burns: A Burned Hand, acute care center, blow torch
acute care center, blow torch, medical bill: Hi Joseph, Well, the cold water was good but try to avoid using ice on burns as it can actually make things worse! The pain is a good sign as it means the burn is unlikely to be deeper than second degree. You don t need to go to the ER, but it should...

Burns: Burned hand, partial thickness burns, open wounds
partial thickness burns, open wounds, sterile dressing: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: Burned by Industrial Hot Glue, hot glue, employee handbook
hot glue, employee handbook, skin surface: You should see a physician. The local emergency room will help you and while you are there you can fill out a report of the accident. Go to human resources at your company or contact state Labor and Industries if you need the L & I forms to report the accident....

Burns: Burned my index knuckle, sterile gauze, nerve damage
sterile gauze, nerve damage, ray skin: Hi John, For the moment lets assume this is no worse than second degree. Wash daily and coat with neosporin and a bit of sterile gauze and cover completely until it heals over completely (no ray skin showing). If you can get a prescription for Silvadene...

Burns: Burned from laser hair removal, 2nd degree burns, laser hair removal
2nd degree burns, laser hair removal, coco butter: Hi Stephanie, Your skin should return to normal, but it may take some time, even several months. If this was done in a dermatologist s office immediately ask for a referral to a second doctor. If he/she refuses then see a second and an attorney. If It was...

Burns: Burned lip, silvadene, minor burns
silvadene, minor burns, neosporin: Hi Mark, We don t usually use Silvadene on lips as they heal both quickly and pretty much on their own. We prefer pretty much what you did on your own unless there is a problem with a deep lip burn or infection already present. But, the purple staining is...

Burns: Burned lips and mouth, blisters in the mouth, those lips
blisters in the mouth, those lips, hot pizza: Hi Adam, You seem to have a nasty second degree burn on your lips and mouth. The good news is that both of these areas heal pretty well on their own without a lot of treatment. The bad news is these are uncomfortable areas to be burned on! The burns in...

Burns: Burned my neck with curling iron, curling iron, brownish color
curling iron, brownish color, cool shower: Hi Darren, No, covering it will likely improve healing. Burns should not dry out. or be allowed to scab freely. As to the neosporin use just enough to cover the area. Your neck is not a cake so you don t have to frost it like a cake! It wouldn t hurt...

Burns: Burned throat, hot potatoes, chest region
hot potatoes, chest region, swollowing: OWWWWW! Very hot potatoes! probably some sensitivity declining in pain for up to 10 days if there are no complications. Good news is that these tissues heal quickly, so if they are not too deep they may be essentially gone by tomorrow. Past this is all...

Burns: Burned throat, losing your voice, ouch part
losing your voice, ouch part, throat spray: Hi Tari, Hey! You almost had some serious problems! Apart from the Ouch! part, the bit about losing your voice indicates that you came very close to having a burn that could have shut down your airway! No airway-No Breathing! That is a worst Case sort...

Burns: Burned throat, mucus membranes, cool drinks
mucus membranes, cool drinks, cough drops: Hi Robert, Good news and bad news. Bad news first (not THAT bad): Burns in the mouth and throat CAN be serious, mostly because they can swell quite a bit and block your airway. The good news is that they heal very well and leave little lasting damage. Bad...

Burns: Burned, ointments, tylenol
ointments, tylenol, similar products: Hi Melissa, Sounds like a shallow second degree burn. Wash the area twice a day and keep it moist with Neosporin. Expect some itching as it heals. I am assuming that the hair in this area remains in place, by the way. Avoid using ointments with Xylocaine...

Burns: Burns, regional burn center, least three times
regional burn center, least three times, silvadene: Hi Nansi, I am going to talk with our regional burn center folk about this if you will permit me to share the information you have provided. I have never heard of or seen blisters forming after the burn has been healing where there was not an infection...

Burns: Burns, first degree burn, aloe vera
first degree burn, aloe vera, red skin: Hi Dee, Its a little first degree burn and except for the ice (use cool water on a cloth, as ice can actually make a burn worse) the treatment you have used is fine. For added comfort you can use a little aloe vera. Motrin is also fine. Overall, a...

Burns: Burns, perfect infection, cellular debris
perfect infection, cellular debris, direct contamination: Hi Tammy, The fluid is a combination of electrolytes (ESP potassium and sodium), lymph, cellular debris, and some small amounts of blood. It is basically leakage from damaged tissues. It is usually very close to the normal body pH 7.35 or so. In controlled...

Burns: Burns, spf sunblock, degree burns
spf sunblock, degree burns, silvadene: Hi Cindy, Good to see you got prompt care! I would use the Silvadene twice a day (complete rewashing/ Silvadene / Cover with Vasoline gause and gauze for two to three weeks OR until the burn area has stopped weeping. Then I would use Eucerine, Mederma,...

Burns: Burns, dead skin cells, capillary bed
dead skin cells, capillary bed, sensory nerves: Hi Jaleesa, This is a complex issue and will be tough to handle in a few words, but I will give you a shot. A burn happens when the temperature of the skin is raised above 110 to 112 deg F. When the body notices that the skin is getting too warm it...

Burns: Burns, gentle reassurance, sweat glands
gentle reassurance, sweat glands, oil glands: The scar may be hypersensitive. Deep partial and full thickness burns will lose all the components of normal skin, including, pigment, nerves, sweat glands, hair follicles, and oil glands. The last components to regrow (if it occurs at all) are the nerves,...

Burns: Burns, silvadene cream, color questions
silvadene cream, color questions, silvadene: Hi Henry, The burns are second degree or partial thickness burns. The doctor was correct to give you the silvadene cream, though. Bath is fine and it is a good time to remove any bandages covering the burn. DO keep the larger area covered with the silvadene...

Burns: Burns, sterile gauze, petroleum jelly
sterile gauze, petroleum jelly, loose bits: Hi Ally, If this is a small burn, say about 2 x 1 inch, Go ahaead and wash everything with soap and water. Use cuticle scissors washed with alcohol or bleach and pop then trim off the dead blister skin. coat the raw dermis underneath with Neosporin or...

Burns: Burns, squeeze tube, silvadene
squeeze tube, silvadene, bacteria: Hi Donna, As long as it was never contaminated with bacteria during use it is OK. This means, that is when it was used it was applied with fingers going back and forth between the cream in a jar (vs a squeeze tube)and a wound, then NO. If it was in a tube...

Burns: Burns Advice, acute care center, yellowish substance
acute care center, yellowish substance, silvadene: Hi Mitchell, Go immediately to an ER or a doctor or an acute care center. This sounds very much like an infected burn and the greenish color could mean a particulary nast bug called pseudomonas. In the mean time wash it with soap and water twice a day and...

Burns: Burns around base of neck, anti dandruff shampoo, vitamin e oil
anti dandruff shampoo, vitamin e oil, tiny dots: Hi C, You are pretty much doing what is the recommended course of action for the moment. Add to this stay out of the full sun. The chemical burn you describe is not terribly unusual and should not scar as you have lost no dermis as all. The new crinkly...

Burns: Burns on Finger tips, third degree burns, nerve endings
third degree burns, nerve endings, open flame: Hi Lauren, While small third degree burns often do re-grow burns on fingers can have problems. These may be deep second degree burns. They deserve a doctors evaluation and I would recommend that you see either your doctor or go to an acute care doc-in-a-bax...

Burns: Burns on fingers, third degree burns, thickness burns
third degree burns, thickness burns, nerve endings: This accident happened, I assume on school grounds and should be reported. The burns are small and usually even full thickness burns kept clean and dressed with antibiotic ointment will heal. Sensation usually returns, but it will lag behind healing skin....

Burns: Burns to the lips and face, antibiotic ointment, layers of skin
antibiotic ointment, layers of skin, fire ring: Hi James, Tough one! OK start at the top: The lips sound like second degree the blister was lost immediately due to being so thin. But could be close to thrd degree. What to do? Well, the oozing is normal. Keep it gooey with bacitricin or neosporin and...

Burns: Burns and smoke inhalation, third degree burns, smoke inhalation
third degree burns, smoke inhalation, skin grafts: I am very sorry to hear about your friend. Unfortunately second degree burns carry with them, not only the pain and disfiguration of the burn itself, but also a risk of infection, dehydration and sometimes emotional trauma, from the accident, or the scarring....

Burns: Burns from waxing and depilatory cream, diaper rash cream, depilatory cream
diaper rash cream, depilatory cream, hair removal methods: Hi Susan, What happened is that the waxing removed or killed the outer epidermis. This led to the very thin brown skin staining (non-permanent, by the way.) When you used the nair or whatever, the epidermis that MUST be completely intact when using these...

Burns: Burns from waxing, dark patches, skin structure
dark patches, skin structure, skin creams: Let the area heal and use any of the good moisturizing skin creams to keep the area supple. I receive an inordinate number of questions about burns related to waxing. My only comment is to say whatever discoloration you end up with is because you were burned....

Burns: Burns, nansi, healing process
nansi, healing process, grease: Hi Nansi, Yes. Grease transfers heat to your skin until the grease cools or is removed. A flame licks the skin but stops when the flame goes away. Hope you are feeling better. I know that they hurt but have confidence that you can and will get better....

Burns: Burnt Arm on Pizza Tray- Will it Scar?, warm sensation, sunblock
warm sensation, sunblock, buisness: Hey Ryan, You should be back to normal in less than two weeks. If it is a little deeper than it sounds like 30 days should have it well healed and any red buisness left will fade over a period of up to a year. Use sunblock on the raised area and if it is...

Burns: Burnt Lip, soft lip, nervs
soft lip, nervs, carmex: Hi Noel, Lets not even consider the salt idea.Use a soft lip balm like Carmex. This will sting a little when first applied, but feel a lot better shorly afterwards. Keep using it generously. Lips recover pretty quickly from burns. That is the good news! They...

Burns: Burnt Lips, fire and the flame, burnt lips
fire and the flame, burnt lips, moist skin: Hey Myke, Lets get a tube of neosporin and keep your lip continually coated with the stuff. Give it a week and it should skin over. After healing keep a little sunblock handy and protect the burn for about 30 days more. Oh and stay away from burning...

Burns: Burnt lip, carmex lip balm, sweet and sour chicken
carmex lip balm, sweet and sour chicken, chinese restuarant: Hi Alyssa, OK, this wont be a problem for long. Use some Carmex lip balm to keep your lip moist and to help with any contact pain issues. The good news is lip and mouth burns heal very quickly, and with few complications. Plan on being a very gentle kisser...

Burns: Burnt mouth & swollen glands, neck glands, microbial invasion
neck glands, microbial invasion, swollen glands: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: Burnt, when will the swelling go down?, 3rd degree burns, edema fluid
3rd degree burns, edema fluid, sweat glands: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: bad baking, second degree burn, unfortunate incident
second degree burn, unfortunate incident, coloration: Hi Augusto, Well I did the same thing about 4 days ago, so I am following my own advice! (not muffins - a chicken!) Anyhow I would expect (if no blister shows up as it did in my case) that it may take between 3 weeks to a couple of months for the skin to...

Burns: bad cigarette burn, third degree burn, burning cigarette
third degree burn, burning cigarette, molten lava: Hi again Julia, I am afraid not, Julia. SOAP and water! The combination remains the number one way to kill bacteria. But in this case you also need to gently wash it to remove the dead skin products away from the burn that retard healing. Now, As for...

Burns: bad face sunburn, diaper rash cream, aloe vera gel
diaper rash cream, aloe vera gel, desitin diaper rash cream: Hi Ashley, Use some neosporin on the blisters instead of the Silvadene (you have the generic version). Keep them clean and well moisturized. You can also use some Desitin Diaper rash cream which works very well. It woud be best if the blisters were covered...

Burns: bad hand burn, third degree burn, wound specialist
third degree burn, wound specialist, silvadene: Hi Tracie, I am afraid this is one of those times to see the Doctor! This sounds like potentially a third degree burn which (especially on a hand) can have lots of complications healing properly or at all. In addition, It sounds like it may be infected...

Burns: bad sun burn., aloe vera gel, aloe lotion
aloe vera gel, aloe lotion, neck muscles: Hi Andy, In general I am suspicious of a sun-related rash or reaction to the aloe lotion. But I do not like the other symptoms you are reporting. I suspect you have developed an infection of some sort that just happens to be in the same area as the sun...

Burns: badly sunburned nose, painful sunburn, fluid secretion
painful sunburn, fluid secretion, aloe vera: Hi Gina, How was the fest this year? OK, lets dump the aloe and neosporin, and stick with some bacitricin (just a thin coat re-applied frequently) and stay out of the sun for the next month. There should not be a long lastingnproblem and scars would...

Burns: beauty, diaper rash cream, chemical burn
diaper rash cream, chemical burn, skin areas: Hi Lea, No Blisters? Good! Well, better anyhow. Veet and Nair both can cause a chemical burn AND an allergic reaction. As long as there are no blisters or open skin areas, this should resolve pretty much on its own after a few days. To make things go a...

Burns: bleach burn, water irrigation, getting rid of ringworm
water irrigation, getting rid of ringworm, dr edwards: My answer is for information purposes only as I have not examined you or reviewed your medical history and the answer does not constitute treatment. When in doubt I advise seeing a health care professional. Ringworm also known as tinea should be treated...

Burns: blister on finger burn, sterile gauze, thin epidermis
sterile gauze, thin epidermis, blister on finger: Hi Vicky, Lets wash it with soap and water and then using cleaned cuticle scisors remove the blistered skin. Then apply the Bacitracin and sterile gauze and a bandage to hold things in place. Re-do the whole deal when the bandage becomes wet or soiled or...

Burns: blister type rash, sunburn blisters, topical anesthetics
sunburn blisters, topical anesthetics, allergic reaction to the sun: Hi Rebecca, There is some question in my mind about what sort of blisters these are. If perspiration blisters (where the skin is damaged somewhat and the outermost epidermis is lifted from the inner epidermis that is a problem solved with a washcloth in...

Burns: boiling water burn on toddler, minor burns, degree burns
minor burns, degree burns, brewing tea: Hi Christina, Burns mature over a period of up to 72 hours, so what seems like first degree right afterwards may well be prove to be deeper as blisters form later. All burns tend to cause at least some swelling: Minor burns just a little, deeper burns...

Burns: boiling water burn, first degree burn, wedding hand
first degree burn, wedding hand, tea leaves: Hi Jamie, (Same name as my son, by the way) This burn sounds like a first degree burn with a small second degree within it. I would expect the skin color to return to normal as the old skin is worn away and in time replace with new. The color you see (I...

Burns: brown spots, degree burns, pigmentation
degree burns, pigmentation, dermatologist: Hi Tam, Small brown spots can be small burns, however apart from that it is outside of my field. He might see a dermatologist for this question. I would ask it the spots disapear over time, or if the surface of the spots will come off after a few days....

Burns: bruns, hair straightners, silvadene
hair straightners, silvadene, pain killers: Hi Saira, If these are open/wet burns, you might just check with your regular doctor for a prescription for Silvadene lotion. This should be used to cover the open parts of the burn and then covered with a gauze dressing. Soak the dressing off in the...

Burns: burn, third degree burn, second degree burn
third degree burn, second degree burn, layers of skin: Dear Cindy, 1 It depends on what type of burn you have as to what its characteristics are. Generally it will appear to be bright red and flushed accompanied by blisters,and swollen it usually appears to be wet because of the amount of fluid lost. a link...

Burns: burn, surface convection, heat transfer rate
surface convection, heat transfer rate, third degree burn: Hi Jason, The temperatures that cause burns depend on several factors. Among others are the type of contact with heat. By this I mean Conduction, where skin is in direct contact with a hot surface, Convection, where heated air or fluid contacts the skin...

Burns: burn?, outer skin layer, adhesive pad
outer skin layer, adhesive pad, skin tissue: Hi Again Renee, It CAN take awile for the skin to complete healing underneath to the point where the red area goes away. For a deep second degree burn in someone over 30 years, it might take two years! At your age I am guessing a few months. Keep using...

Burns: burn on 12 month old finger, hair straighteners, degree burns
hair straighteners, degree burns, hi amy: Hi Amy, What you are doing is fine. If you can (a BIG IF), try to trim the popped blister skin away from the burn. Keep the burn well gooped up with neosporin, bacitracin or the sudocrem. and cover with a bandaid. If you cannot do this just do the cream...

Burns: burn, degree burns, scab
degree burns, scab, dead skin: Hi Darren, It is unlikely that this little burn will leave a scar but the red mark may persist for a while. Keep the polysporin on it to keep it from drying out too quickly and sunblock during the day as we don t want UV sunlight on it slowing things down!...

Burns: burn, spray nozzle, silvadene
spray nozzle, silvadene, bacitracin: Hi David, Sounds like you are doing exactly the right things at this point. The urns should be covered and not allowed to dry out. Keep using the silvadene until the new skin has started to cover the remaining burn. At the point where the burn stays pretty...

Burns: burn, third degree, charcoal
third degree, charcoal, burns: Hi larry, This one needs to be seen by a doctor as it sounds like it could easily be a third degree burn. Due to the special type of skin on the bottom of feet and because feet are pretty immportant to us these are all considered serious burns! Ji...

Burns: burn, silver sulfadiazine, raw area
silver sulfadiazine, raw area, silvadene: Hi Ralph, Might be a minor infection, but lets watch them to see if they get larger. If they do then go see the doctor to get a culture and start some antibiotics. It is probably nothing serious. Watch for very fine little red lines ant the edges of the...

Burns: burn, third degree burn, staff infection
third degree burn, staff infection, noemi: Noemi, I am sorry to hear about your accident at work. Most scars do heal and go away depending on the serverity of the burn. If the scar is from a bad second or a third degree burn chances are it will not go away on its own, BUT there is good news. If...

Burns: burn, open wounds, silvadene
open wounds, silvadene, initial pain: If you have not done so you need to get medical attention and be certain to fill out the L & I form regarding the accident. The burns you have sustained might be full thickness in some or all of the affected area. A prescription anitbiotic ointment such...

Burns: burn, skin graft, partial thickness
skin graft, partial thickness, watchful waiting: Early excision and grafting results in a lower infection rate and earlier rehabilitation in large burns seen in the burn unit. Early grafting is a relative term however. Watchful waiting is sometimes the best policy with outpatient s who have burns difficult...

Burns: burn, ironer, new skin
ironer, new skin, moisturizer: Hi Kristy, I would doubt that there will be any permanent marks. This happens a lot to people. The brownish mark will flake away and leave a pinkish bit of new skin under it. Use some sunblock in the daytime (it will sunburn easily) and a good moisturizer...

Burns: burn, sterile dressing, heating coil
sterile dressing, heating coil, antibiotic ointment: I have not examined you, reviewed the medical record or associated laboratory studies, what follows is offered for information purposes only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified healthcare professional before undertaking...

Burns: More on my burn, third degree burn, skin grafts
third degree burn, skin grafts, trouble with the computer: Hi Kirsten, Thanks again for the nice words! I hope that it is all a second degree and the only issue will be the red area left as it heals. The Doc is likely correct if there is sensation. But we will see what we will see. Best of luck to you and your...

Burns: burn, triple antibiotic ointment, sterile dressing
triple antibiotic ointment, sterile dressing, laboratory studies: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: is this burn?, benzoyl peroxide, contact dermatitis
benzoyl peroxide, contact dermatitis, antibiotic ointments: Hi Michael, It sounds lie you are very sensitive to the product. The reaction you have may be a chemical burn,an allergic, or an over reaction. My advice is to, first, stop using the product, second I would use some bacitricin or neomycin or triple...

Burns: burn, sterile gauze, undamaged skin
sterile gauze, undamaged skin, little holes: Hi Ann, There is a question that is as important as your burn question and that is why did you pass out in the shower? If it was due to that product for which Sctland is famous that is one thing, but if the cause is not known see your doc to see if it...

Burns: What to do about a burn.., web wash, silvadene
web wash, silvadene, degree burns: Hi Brianna, Sorry to take so long to answer but my internet connection has ben messed up for several days and I have had trouble getting into the web. Wash the burns gently in the shower with soap and water, removing all the blisters at the same time....

Burns: burn on 6 year old, cuticle scissors, mederma for kids
cuticle scissors, mederma for kids, scabs: Hi Jen, I will be happy to look at a picture if you wish. Your Ped MD has given you appropriate advice for a topical ointment. Chapstick is a little hard texture wise. Try one of the cold-sore meds that is in a squeeze tube or a little tin that is very soft...

Burns: burn on 6 year old, scabs, blisters
scabs, blisters, first degree: I do not remember my sons burns ever scabbing over. Sometimes even first degree will blister, now my son who had bad second/third never blistered that i recall. I would call shriners hospital and ask them if you could get her an apoinment....call 1800-237-5055...

Burns: burn, impentigo, antibiotic creams
impentigo, antibiotic creams, chemical burn: Hi Judy, Here are some alternatives to antibiotic creams. Try it on your wrist first so if there IS a reaction it wont be on the burn. A&D cream, (a soft Vit A and Vit D cream that works well for mild burns), Eucerine or Mederma (both are protective...

Burns: burn, cant aford, burn centers
cant aford, burn centers, soap and water: Hi Sandra, Listen, Sandra! You need to see a doctor this time! After two weeks things should be getting better, not worse! Nine times out of ten this means that the burn is infected and that means you will need antibiotics! And one on one evaluation of...

Burns: burn, medline web, light bulbs
medline web, light bulbs, hi adam: Hi Adam, In the US statistics are not available, but approx 4% of Canadian burns of children (that were reported) were due to light bulbs. While they report this, I suspect the number is much higher as few of less serious burns are ever reported. I will...

Burns: burn, burn blisters, capillary bed
burn blisters, capillary bed, wound time: Hi San, Sounds like a nasty burn! Fortunately it is small. With a full-thickness burn blisters under blisters in the early stages of do happen. It is red due to breakage of the capillary bed in and under the dermal layer. It will stop and you will see a...

Burns: burn to arm and face, sterile gauze, work colleges
sterile gauze, work colleges, degree burns: Hi Christopher, mmmm! Pepper sauce! From your description this would sound like a second degree burn. These burns destroy the outmost layer of skin and effect, but do not destroy the underlying dermis. Unless there are spots where the dermis was destroyed...

Burns: burn on arm, hydrogen peroxide, neosporin
hydrogen peroxide, neosporin, layers of skin: Hi David, If the burn was not third degree, all the way through the underneath live skin, It should heal just fine with good after care. Even if it WAS third degree and the skin itself was destroyed THROUGH the dermis, it may leave a lasting scar but unless...

Burns: burn blister, bleach solution, generous coating
bleach solution, generous coating, silvadene: Hi Graham, I think you could go ahead and pop the blister and trim off the blister skin. If you do chose to do this yourself you must be careful to thoroughly wash the burn both before and after removing the blister. You must also make sure that any tools...

Burns: burn blister, cellular debris, hep c
cellular debris, hep c, hepatitis b: Hi Jeff, The fluid in a blister is not pus. It is a combination of lymphatic fluid, electrolytes from damaged cells and cellular debris. While not toxic in and of itself, it may contain anything your body does; i.e. If you have Hepatitis B, Hep C, or HIV...

Burns: burn blisters, degree burns, susan finger
degree burns, susan finger, bacitracin: Hi Susan, Finger burns, are tricky sometimes because of the somewhat different type of skin involved plus we are using them all the time and annoying the burns. Lets start by thinking about the appearance of the burns first. Are there more than one finger...

Burns: burn blisters, burn blisters, sterile gauze
burn blisters, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi Molly, Simple answer: YES! More to the point, you should always REMOVE the blister. BUT, (there always seems to be a But ) It must be done under clean or sterile circumstances. Wash hands, wash blistered area with soap and water...Thoroghly! Using...

Burns: burn on bottom of foot, acute care facility, silvadene
acute care facility, silvadene, skin areas: Hi Suzanne, The temperatures generated by sparklers almost always are third degree and since feet are so important to us should be seen by a doctor. The tissue on the bottom of the feet is subtly different from other skin areas and often requires a slightly...

Burns: burn care and concerns, acute care center, stomach area
acute care center, stomach area, soap and water: Hi Christy, This does sound infected. I wouldcall your doctor or check with your ER or acute care center for treatment and antibiotics if needed. In the mean time keep it clean (soap and water) and covered with neosporin and gauze. Hope this helps! ...

Burns: burn and chlorine swimming, oral antibiotic, antibiotic ointment
oral antibiotic, antibiotic ointment, raw skin: Hi Melissa, As a rule, we would say no swimming until the burns have stopped weeping and have healed to the point that there is a complete covering of thin new skin over the old blistered area. Chlorine is a fairly harsh environment for a burn and still...

Burns: burn classification, third degree burn, pencil eraser
third degree burn, pencil eraser, bandaid: Hi Marc, Sounds like a second degree that verges on being a third degree burn. But due to its size I would treat it as second degree. The blister protects the burn from much of the pain and the outer skin on the fingerprint side of the hand is quite thick...

Burns: burn from an exhuast pipe, braden score, skin moisturizer
braden score, skin moisturizer, herbal lore: Hi Tricia, Solosite is fine and is often used for protecting small wounds and burns. We did not use it on burns but I have used it on Braden score 4 bed sores (open ulcerations). The most important thing about using a hydrogel is the initial cleaning...

Burns: burn on face, locoid lipocream, mr clean magic eraser
locoid lipocream, mr clean magic eraser, silver sulfadiazine: Hi Michelle, I am afraid I am in the dark as to Magic Eraser. But, from your note I gather it is both abrasive and chemical in nature. Your doctor is treating it pretty much the same way I would with the exception of the Lipocream. He mmay be seeing...