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Burns: burn on face, silvadene, wet area
silvadene, wet area, pink skin: Hi Madelinn, No. It should be OK, but it will be brown until the skin replaces itself. Don t try to hurry things along though! No abrasive cleaning, peels, defoliants etc for at least a week, and THEN on the very light side with a soft wash cloth you can...

Burns: burn on my face, third degree burn, thickness burns
third degree burn, thickness burns, silvadene: As I have not examined you, reviewed the medical record or laboratory, what follows is for information purposes only and does not constitute treatment. I advise seeing a healthcare professional prior to ebarking on any course of treatment. I can only assume...

Burns: i got a burn on my face and it is killing me need help, chemical peal, spf sunblock
chemical peal, spf sunblock, acne scars: Hey Shad, I dont know what a dermalogica is. But lets assume it was a defoliation of one sort or another which removes a very thin layer of outer epidermis either by scrubbing with a very fine grit sand (in a facial cream) or a chemical peal using a...

Burns: burn on face..., loreal paris, half a man
loreal paris, half a man, renovator: Hi Bonita, I am guessing that this was an abrasive skin treatment and not a glycolic peel? I wish I could give you lots of good news Bonita, but the skin will just have to heal. Keep the skin clean and use a good quality unscented moistureizer (preferably...

Burns: burn on finger, hot tamale candy, loose bandage
hot tamale candy, loose bandage, sterile gauze: Hi Susan, Sorry about taking so long to get back to you. Internet problems with my satilite antenna. This needs to be seen by the doctor (hopefully you have already done so at this point.) In the mean time keep it covered with sterile gauze, keep using neosporin...

Burns: burn on finger, raw skin, neosporin
raw skin, neosporin, pink skin: Hi Connie, Fortunately this is a small burn. Lets just keep it covered with the neosporin and gauze. Make sure you change the dressing and wash it well at least daily. I would expect the top skin to loosen and start to come off within the next day or so....

Burns: burn on finger, neosporin, range oven
neosporin, range oven, bandaid: Hi Kelly, Lets leave the blister whole and cover with neosporin and a bandaid for the moment. When the blister breaks on its own if you can remove the dead skin from the blister itself do so. Wash twice a day or whenever soiled or wet and contine the neosporin...

Burns: burn on fingers, middle fingers, question day
middle fingers, question day, initial treatment: Hi Tish, It must be hand and finger question day! Lets get this burn to the doctor s office for evaluation. It maybe just a simple burn, but I am alerted when he tells you there is some numbness associated with his injury. Pain-free serious burns may...

Burns: burn on fingertip, sterile bandage, potholder
sterile bandage, potholder, oral pain: A burn will hurt like hell, until it doesn t. Over the counter oral pain medications will help, as will elevating the extremity and keeping the burn clean. Dress a burn with topical antibiotic ointment and a sterile bandage. If in doubt see a physician...

Burns: burn on my foot, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, sterile gauze: Hi Latoya, Sorry about our foot! This is always a painful place for a burn. If you have a doctor you can call, do so and ask for a prescription for a cream called Silvadene or its generic Silver sulfaminide. Wash with burn completely with soap and water....

Burns: burn on hand from melting flaming plastic, third degree burn, open palm
third degree burn, open palm, degree burns: Hi Barbara, Keep doing what you are doing for the next 7 days. You might add a layer of petroleum gauze over any parts that are still raw and wet (over the silvadene.) The little white spot is very likely to be a place where you actually have a small third...

Burns: burn on hand, have questions, third degree burn, silvadene
third degree burn, silvadene, goop: OK Terri! Things are looking much better. Where the yellowish bit is keep using the Silvadene but where the pink skin isnswitch to Desitin Diaper rash cream (don t laugh!) This will both moisturize and protect that brand new and very thin epidermis. It will...

Burns: burn on hand, palm side, neosporin
palm side, neosporin, loose skin: Hi Karen, Sounds like you are doing a good job of looking after your burn. Showers are fine, and a shower is a good time to soak of the old dressing and then after replacing it with a new one. After the blister breaks remove the loose skin and continue...

Burns: burn healing - scar ointments?, 3rd degree burn, silvadene
3rd degree burn, silvadene, prosthetist: You do not need to cover it except in the sun. The scar will continue to be reactive for up to a year and if it darkens during tanning, it will stay dark after your skins lightens in the fall. A good moisturizer like Eucerin applied twice per day will help....

Burns: burn healing time using Mederma, red scar, palm side
red scar, palm side, finger prints: Hi Suzanne, Assuming no blister, the average is about 3 months, if there was a blister, or a loss of the surface skin if a blister did not form, it can be longer (a year before really fading away. There are lotsof variables but the depth of the burn is...

Burns: burn from hot cooking oil, generic answers, silvadene
generic answers, silvadene, aloe vera: Hi again Nancy, A couple of things to help clear things up. The burn is a second degree burn affecting the epidermis (outside dead skin) and affecting the dermis but not though it (the alive skin protected by the epidermis.) Most second degree burns...

Burns: burn inside throat, ear nose and throat doctor, soft tissue injuries
ear nose and throat doctor, soft tissue injuries, ear nose and throat: Hi Erica, I suspect the original burn was deeper than his Doc suspected, leaving a ridge scar that becomes irritated at its edges. This is only a guess (can t see it well from here) but it is a likely scenario. Your boy friend should go back to his ENT...

Burns: burn from laser, laser hair removal, nd yag laser
laser hair removal, nd yag laser, antibiotic cream: Hi Simone, While I would think your description sounds like they were somewhat over aggressive with the laser, they are right that it often takes a day or two for the skin to calm down. IF, However, Your skin (where you wiped the skin away) that skin is...

Burns: burn on lip, diaper rash cream, sore lip
diaper rash cream, sore lip, odd place: Hi Angela, I take it this is a small blister? If so wash the area carefully and remove the blister. Use any good cold sore lip balm to cover it until healed. Other creams like mederma, A&D cream, or even Desitin (diaper rash cream) should work fine as well....

Burns: burn mark on face, melanin pigmentation, antiseptic cream
melanin pigmentation, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment: Burns leave a scar. The depth of the burn and the healing characteristics of the individual play a large part in the final result. Continue to treat with antibiotic ointment. The burn will adequately heal in about two to three weeks. It will take up to...

Burns: burn marks on face, diaper rash cream, 2nd degree burns
diaper rash cream, 2nd degree burns, zinc oxide: Hi Shweta, This sounds like oil spatter, is that right? With lots of small burns rather than a single burn area? If this is correct try a surgical soap (like betadine cleanser- but ask at the pharmacy what they have)to wash the whole area. Use an oil base...

Burns: burn on the oven, mild soap, minor emergency
mild soap, minor emergency, sterile dressing: It is difficult to tell you if you need to go to the doctor or not. I do not know the size of the burn, if you have associated health problems or what the burn looks like. If you are in doubt always favor having a medical professional look at the area. ...

Burns: burn (probably 2nd degree) on leg, triple antibiotic ointment, thickness burns
triple antibiotic ointment, thickness burns, palm print: 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: what else? burn question, vaseline gauze, epidermal tissue
vaseline gauze, epidermal tissue, ceramic cup: Yo Cat! (sorry can t resist) I would skip the vinegar (unless a little oil, mustard a little sugar, garlic, salt and pepper and you want a nice salad dresssing) Seriously if the skin starts to actually loosen and is whole leave it in place. If it splits...

Burns: burn to right arm, third degree burns, third degree burn
third degree burns, third degree burn, silvadene: You should read some of my other burn answers for additional information. Burns heal in their own time and may take up to several weeks for a burn the size you describe. The key to burn treatment is to prevent infection which deepens a second degree burn...

Burns: burn on roof of mouth w/ blister, roof of mouth, blister
roof of mouth, blister, sore throat: Hi Stephanie, The good news is that burns in the mouth heal very quickly. The bad news is that there is not much you can do to make it better other than avoid hard textured foods and take some tylenol. You can try sore throat sprays which some folks find...

Burns: burn scalp by cosmotoligist, cosmotoligist, pony tail
cosmotoligist, pony tail, bald spot: Hi Brenda, Unless there was an unusual shape to the graft area,or some other condition around the burn, I would be shocked if you would not be able to cover it! I know that none of this has been fun for you and that you feel somehow not as attractive...

Burns: burn scar, first degree burn, facial soap
first degree burn, facial soap, degree burns: Hi Masoumeh, If Mom is Afro-American, The edges of the burn may be dark and heal normally. But I differ with your Doc s opinion to the extent that all blistered burns are by definition second degree burns. I would recommend, and I am sure her doc will...

Burns: my burn scar, spf sunblock, vitamin e oil
spf sunblock, vitamin e oil, cocoa butter: Hi Mona, Some deep second degree burns will heal to a red stain. While most will slowly return to normal over time, some do not. There are a number of reasons for this, some have to do with damaged cappilary bed that is now too close to the surface and...

Burns: burn scar?, raw skin, second degree burn
raw skin, second degree burn, skin cancer: Hi Bill, No skin cancer that I am aware of... LOL, What is going on is that you had a fairly deep second degree burn in the very special skin that covers the working parts of the hands and feet. This Keratinous (not sure if I spelled it right) skin can...

Burns: burn scar care, 3rd degree burns, scar care
3rd degree burns, scar care, sun block: Hi Darla, Well, as a medical professional I am bound to say that tanning with rays is BAD! That said, if you wont substitute a spray tan for a UV tan, then I would suggest that you completely sun block the burn area (even the healed and normal looking...

Burns: burn scar please help, light brown complexion, dolmation
light brown complexion, dolmation, scar tissue: Hi Anita, I went back and reviewed your info. The darker skin will change in time just as the white skin may begin to darken. The darker skin will lighten as some of the excess epidermis is lost. To help things along use a mild defolient or scrub daily....

Burns: burn scar please help, olive skin complexion, scar cream
olive skin complexion, scar cream, skin pigment: Hi Anita, I am answering on my cell phone thingy so excuse spelling etc. While a second degree burn may take up to a year (and in some cases longer) a first degree burn normally repairs itself pretty fast. I suspect due to the color loss that this white...

Burns: burn scar tissue, 3rd degree burns, 2nd degree burns
3rd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, 1st and 2nd degree burns: i really do not know what type of burn it is that you have substained and why it would cause such injuries to continually flare up. My advice would be first off to seek medical treatment as that would help. there is also an online support that i would recommend...

Burns: burn scar, flash burns, grease fire
flash burns, grease fire, silvadene: Hi Masoumeh, Need some more info. BUT from what you have given me I will GUESS that these were flash burns (not contact with something hot . . . Maybe a grease fire?)Were the black lines on the edge of blisters? if so they may be carbon from the grease...

Burns: burn and sun exposure, second degree burn, spf15
second degree burn, spf15, bottom lip: Because generally a second degree burn weakens the skin and makes it more subseptable to expose from the sun and more likely to be reburned. And because it is on the face it will be in direct sunlight each time she goes outside. And you asked me what I thought...

Burns: burn treatment, tetanus shot, silvadene
tetanus shot, silvadene, second degree burn: Hi Amanda, I would see the doctor with this burn. If it were a straight second degree burn I would be concerned enough to want a prescription for Silvadene but the lack of pain concerns me as well. Lets get a good evaluation of the burn and the prescription...

Burns: burn treatment- pain, wet pink, burning sensation
wet pink, burning sensation, aloe vera: Hi Carmen, I am assuming no blisters? No wet pink exposed under-skin? If No, then cover you burn with Mederma, or Aloe Vera and cover it with a dressing and wrap it up with some roller gauze. If YES (blistered and or wet pink, etc) Then we have to...

Burns: burn treatment, topical anesthetic cream, body surface area
topical anesthetic cream, body surface area, american burn association: Hi Nina, Per the American Burn Association, 1. Stop the Burning! Remove any still warm clothing, hot objects, and unless otherwise contra-indicated cool with cool waTER (AVOID ICE!) 2. Evaluate the burn for area of body, Size of burn area, depth...

Burns: burn under my eye due to cream used, skin pigmentation, pink skin
skin pigmentation, pink skin, mederma: Hi Sindhu, I am not a doctor,but a paramedic and wound technician. But I think I can answer your question. The pink skin you see where the scabs once were sounds like healing skin. As in any scab, when it comes off the thin skin beneath will temporarily...

Burns: burn wound that is taking a long time to heal, hydrogen peroxide, vitamin c intake
hydrogen peroxide, vitamin c intake, oral antibiotic: Hi Kim, Sorrry about your burn! A couple of things may help you. First keep it covered 27/7! Go to the clinic and get a script for silvadene which you should use for at least a week. Stop using peroxide - it kills your new skin cells fster than they...

Burns: burn, dead skin cells, cold compresses
dead skin cells, cold compresses, gentle soap: It sounds like you have a first degree or very superficial second degree burn. These injuries are moist and red or pink in color and are very painful and sensitive. There are usually no blisters with these types of burns and they often heal within seven days,...

Burns: i burned my arm, triple antibiotic ointment, baby soap
triple antibiotic ointment, baby soap, mild soap: Wash it with a mild soap such as Ivory baby soap or Dove. Dress it with neosporin ointment or triple antibiotic ointment (as long as you have no allergies to these); apply it thick like frosting and cover with a sterile 4 x 4 gauze and some hypoallergenic...

Burns: i burned my face, hair bleaches, dermis
hair bleaches, dermis, facial care: Hi Fattiha, I am afraid only time and good facial care will really help. Clean your skin well and moisturize daily with a good quality non-scented product like Mederma. Your skin needs to re-grow with its normal color from the dermis all the way out again....

Burns: burned my hand with boiling oil, sterile gauze, deep fryer
sterile gauze, deep fryer, vaseline gauze: Hi Eve, Lets cover the burn area with neosporin and a Vaseline gauze dressing (to keep it from sticking) and then a regular sterile gauze dressing and a bandage of rolled gauze (to hold things in place.) When the blister breaks (as it will) remove any loose...

Burns: burned hand, hands and fingers, silvadene
hands and fingers, silvadene, rapid evaluation: Hi Jacqueline, This burn is potentially a serious one. The white area has the potential to be a deep burn, perhaps third degree. I recommend that you see a doctor who is familiar with burn treatment right away! The Pharmacist is right and wrong at the...

Burns: burned lips, vitamin e oil, lip protector
vitamin e oil, lip protector, surface tissue: Hi John, It is difficult to generalize without seeing the burn up close, but I would guess that that over 30 days the lips should be close to original pigmentation, longer if African-American, shorter if Asian or Native American. As to the Sun, you do...

Burns: Very burned mouth, warm salt water, partial thickness
warm salt water, partial thickness, mouth wash: You have a second degree or partial thickness burn of your mouth. The area will be tender for a few more days, but luckily mucous membrane in the mouth regenerates very quickly. Stick with cool liquids and soft foods very tepid or cold. Continue good oral...

Burns: burned throat on hot chocolate, ear canals, hot chocolate
ear canals, hot chocolate, swallowing difficulty: Hi Suzanne, I would scout myself over to a Med Stop/ Doc in a Box / Urgicare sort of place and get this looked at right away. This burn will likely require antibiotics and may well be infected now. Any fever? Problems swallowing? difficulty breathing? ANY...

Burns: burned throat w/blister, bad news good news, good news bad news
bad news good news, good news bad news, milkshakes: Hi Cheryl, Those brownies will get cha every time! OK. Good news/Bad News: Good news is that mouth and throat burns (even mild second degree) heal more quickly than almost anywhere else! The bad news is that they can be troublesome and painful. The blisters...

Burns: burned thumb, child care education, minor burns
child care education, minor burns, canned response: I m sorry if you did not feel that my canned response was adequate or detailed enough in respects to your injury, but unfortunately my advice is limited by the fact that I am not a medical professional. That canned response was written from my experience as...

Burns: I burned myself, first degree burns, gauze pads
first degree burns, gauze pads, seven circles: Hi Shawnese, Have to ask! Were you trying to iron the shirt you were wearing? Ahh well. If there were blisters, the healing process takes about 14 to 21 days to superficially heal. That means the skin has completely covered the burn, but may remain...

Burns: burnnt throat, being a paramedic, swollen glands
being a paramedic, swollen glands, sore throats: Hi Damien, Unless you remember burning your mouth/throat with a hot drink or something, I don t think that this is a burn. It sounds like a bad sore throat. The good news is that if it had been a burn (or in fact IS a burn) the worst is over. The bad news...

Burns: burns, gauze bandage, sterile gauze
gauze bandage, sterile gauze, antibiotic creams: Hi again Ruth, Lets start taking care of this burn! RIGHT NOW wash it with soap and water. You do not have to scrub it, but gently and completely wash with unscented soap and warm water. Coat the open area with a nice complete coat of Neosporin or Bacitracin...

Burns: burns, fatima, emergency room
fatima, emergency room, burns: Hi Fatima, Dealing with infants is difficult but it can be managed. The variables in the size and type of burn are very important considerations, however. Please follow up with some details of the burn: How the child was burned, the size of the burn, depth...

Burns: burns, extreme pain, hot metal
extreme pain, hot metal, blister: Hi Tyler, If no blister formed than just try not to disturb it too much while the skin bebuilds under the white area. Apart from that if no other pain, it sounds like you did the right things and your finger should look like normal again in two to three...

Burns: burns, hair removal product, hair removal products
hair removal product, hair removal products, healthcare professional: I will refer you to previously answered questions regarding hair removal products and burns. Questions answered via E-mail are not a substitute for seeing a healthcare professional for an evaluation. They are for information purposes and do not constitute...

Burns: burns, partial thickness burns, 2nd degree burns
partial thickness burns, 2nd degree burns, maderma: I have not examined the patient, 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...

Burns: burns, first degree burns, oral antibiotics
first degree burns, oral antibiotics, antibiotic creams: Hi Stephanie, If a burn is second degree (had a blister) or deeper they usually stabilize and begin at least some progress in healing after the 3rd (if mild) to 5th day if deeper. I assume you are talking about a second degree burn. If the blister was broken...

Burns: burns, gauze pads, coat hangers
gauze pads, coat hangers, neosporin: Hi Carl, My first suggestion is to cultivate some new friends! My second is notr to get smashed at partiesb where there are coat hangers handy! OK, not much to go on here. If there is any chance that these marks are infected he must see his doctor right...

Burns: burns, pencil erasers, soap and water
pencil erasers, soap and water, antibiotic ointment: The activity results in a friction burn and can leave a permanent scar. This behavior is much like the Asian practice of coining, where coins are rubbed vigorously across the skin to remove disease. If the rubbing is vigorous enough it results in an abrasion....

Burns: burns, first degree burn, soap and water
first degree burn, soap and water, thin line: Hi Julie, It is unlikely to scar as it sounds like a first degree burn. But it could produce a temporary red line that could last for a week or more. Lets keep it out of the sun and a little bacitricin for 5 to seven days. If it forms a little thin blister...

Burns: burns, aloe vera, topical cream
aloe vera, topical cream, anesthetic: Hi Tamekeayoyner, (wow a BIG name! We are a little short on information to be of much help. How old is your daughter and where and how large is the burn? Let me guess and say it is a hand or finger burn. If not involving more than one finger and if...

Burns: burns, degree burns, silvadene
degree burns, silvadene, skin product: Hi Doris, Glad you guys saw your doctor! I have not seen second Skin, but I will look into it. Your Doctor probably explained that second degree burns are both painful (the MOST painful form of burn) and highly vulnerable to infection. While there...

Burns: burns, scar tissue, fatty layer
scar tissue, fatty layer, degree areas: Hi Tasha, A little hard to provide a really good answer for you without seeing the burn, but here are some thoughts. If the white part of the burn was dead dermis (called eschar ) than that part can take quite a while to heal and may not ever get all...

Burns: burns, burn centers, silvadene
burn centers, silvadene, second degree burn: Dear Rhiantae, There is some slight disagreement on this subject, but most burn centers recommend the removal of the blister and associated dead or separated skin under near sterile conditions, careful cleaning and application of Silvadene cream, stick-free...

Burns: burns, allergic dermatitis, best guess
allergic dermatitis, best guess, brownish color: Hi Melissa, Best guess is an allergic reaction and very likely to something holding a bandage on. I vote for the tape as it can spread (as a reaction from the primary location. But, it could be to almost anything that contacted the skin around the bandage....

Burns: burns afterface wax, cheek bones, high school education
cheek bones, high school education, beautician: You have a complex medical problem that has been compounded by a procedure performed by someone who is unqualified to identify the risks. You probably have a minor burn that will clear, but it may also be a reaction to one or more compounds contained in the...

Burns: burns from an allergy, stage makeup, antibiotic creams
stage makeup, antibiotic creams, skin cells: Hi Kendall, Any injury that forms a blister is treated as if it is a burn. When the injury affects the dermis, but leaves sufficient dermis (the underlying skin cells that are alive ) a blister generally forms as fluids leaked from the destroyed tissue...

Burns: burns from chemicals, pool chemicals, chemical burns
pool chemicals, chemical burns, skin infection: Hi Jennifer, I HAVE seen burns from pool chemicals but not from simply diluted pool chemicals in the pool or hot tup. Two things can cause reactions which may seem to be burns. One is hypersensitivity to pool chemicals and the other (esp in hot tubs) a...

Burns: burns and chlorine, chlorinated pool, pool work
chlorinated pool, pool work, stretching exercise: Hi Lori, Lets put off the swimming while there are any open parts of the burn remaining. This will only be for a few days. The burns should be covered with a thin coat of new epidermis in the4 next 3 days and after that while it is best to keep them covered...

Burns: burns on fingers, vaseline intensive care lotion, silver sulfadiazine
vaseline intensive care lotion, silver sulfadiazine, vaseline intensive care: I have no experience with manuka honey. Bacitracin is an antibiotic ointment in a petrolatum carrier. I assume you are more than two weeks out by your question and have discontinued silvadene and dressings. If so, I would stay with your physician s suggestions,...

Burns: burns from hot oil, second degree burn, doctor answer
second degree burn, doctor answer, back of my hand: Hi Di, If in doubt I always recommend that for any burn that is unusual that you see your doctor, although I believe that in a few weeks the brown skin will flake off. The key finding is intact sensation without pain. This would indicate that this was likely...

Burns: what to do with burns scabbed over, linda ewing, four fingers
linda ewing, four fingers, silvadene: OUCH! Hi Linda, I am assuming that these are small burns not a whole cheek. You are doing the right things so far. I would prefer that you could use a prescription ointment Silvadene which is better for a number of reasons, but for small burns neosporin...

Burns: burns scars scabs etc.., 3rd degree burns, sterile gauze
3rd degree burns, sterile gauze, scar removal: Hi Den, I don t think it would hurt. It is more effective against protozoa and parisite infesctions than against bacteria. It is a drug used mostly in the third world, where it is a first-line topical med. However, France with its large rural population...

Burns: burns and smoke inhalation, 3rd degree burns, 1st 2nd and 3rd degree burns
3rd degree burns, 1st 2nd and 3rd degree burns, respiratory distress syndrome: As I have not examined your nephew, reviewed the medical record, lab tests, or imaging, what follows is offered for information purposes only and does not constitute treatment. I always suggest a thorough examination by a health care professional before embarking...

Burns: burns, third degree burn, silvadene
third degree burn, silvadene, new dressing: Hi Marcos, Silvadene is a prescription ointment in the US but over-the-counter in most other countries. I do not like the Yellow fluid dripping off report though. I think you hsd best see a doctor as you may be developing a serious infection. If this...

Burns: burnt breast, third degree burns, third degree burn
third degree burns, third degree burn, ugly scar: Hi Adriana, The burn needs some intervention by your Doctor. The blisters should be opened and removed and the area washed with surgical soap and water. The area should then be treated with a ointment called Silvadene (silver Sulfadiazide) and covered with...

Burns: My "burnt" dilemma, third degree burns, antibiotic cream
third degree burns, antibiotic cream, silvadene: Hi Kristen, If you did a dumb thing, you are in good company! You have no idea how many times I have answered this question with everyone from graduate students to executives. OK! Now that the eschar has come off lets keep the silvadene or antibiotic...

Burns: burnt finger, nail scissors, bacitracin
nail scissors, bacitracin, christmas lights: Hey Dereck! For a small burn like this one keep it moist with neosporin or bacitracin and covered with a Band-Aid. At some point the blister will break. After it does keep it covered as it will become more sensitive after that happens. Keep it protected...

Burns: burnt lip, triple antibiotic ointment, zinc oxide
triple antibiotic ointment, zinc oxide, chapped lips: Neosporin ointment applied to the area twice a day will help. The antibiotic is in a Vaseline carrier so that should keep the area moist. A and D doesn t have much in the way of antibiotic activity. It may have some zinc oxide depending on the type purchased....

Burns: burnt lip, carmex, bottom lip
carmex, bottom lip, scar: Hi Kirsten, The best deal for you at this point is to get some Carmex and keep the area well moisturized. The great thing about lips is that they heal very quickly and very well. I suspect that if this is a small area it should be close to normal within...

Burns: burnt lip, fire and the flame, soap and water
fire and the flame, soap and water, time in the sun: Hey John, Well, the good news is that burns around the lips are quick-healing. But they can be a little painful! You did the right thing with the cool water to minimize the pain and burn depth. Next lets use a lip balm like Carmex or Blistex to keep...

Burns: burnt lips, burnt lips, lip balm
burnt lips, lip balm, plastic surgeon: The best answer is to be patient, keep the lip moist with a good lip balm and wait for the skin to gradually lighten. It could take a month or more from present. The skin is constantly shedding especially around the lips and the scar will gradually fade....

Burns: burnt lips, carmex lip balm, burnt lips
carmex lip balm, burnt lips, lip balms: Hi Aarron, About the only thing that MIGHT help would be to assume that this is an incompletely healed burn. There might be some damage to the vascular bed in your lip which is causing your problem. The only cure for this is time. But we can, perhaps, shorten...

Burns: burnt lips, burnt lips, soft lip
burnt lips, soft lip, blistex: Hi JoAnn, Sorry took so long to answer - my internet antenna was damaged and they are still in process of getting me up and running full-time again. Lips heal pretty well although they are also very sensitive and hence the pain. Keep them covered with...

Burns: burnt with a paper clip, spf sunblock, branding irons
spf sunblock, branding irons, neosporin: Hi Steven, The aloe will certainly do no harm. Although Neosporin is probably a better choice. Keep it covered with a band aid though until healed. Jim Hi again Steven, If it was only second degree it should not leave a lasting scar, although some...

Burns: I burnt myself and have a question, diaper rash cream, soap and water
diaper rash cream, soap and water, degree area: Hi Ann, At a guess, I would say that the reddish-brown is likely fairly minor and should self-heal over a month or two. The second degree area with the blisters will take a little more care, however. Keep that area covered with neosporin and gauze for at...

Burns: burnt throat, sore thoat, sinus drainage
sore thoat, sinus drainage, tea with honey: Hi Amanda, This doesn t sound like a burn but more like a combination of the effect of the nicotine/tars, etc and maybe some sinus drainage. I would keep up what you are doing. Maybe add some over the counter sore thoat spray. But this really soundslike...

Burns: Cat Burn, third degree burn, water immersion
third degree burn, water immersion, vet office: Hi Ina, First, let me say that I have only worked with people with burns, not animals. I am going to suggest you go to ask a vet on line this same question to make sure I dont mee you up... www.askvetadvice.com BUT here goes my non-vet solution: All...

Burns: Chemical Burn from Hair Relaxer, oinment, chemical burn
oinment, chemical burn, silvadene: Hi Shanita, I think you should have some words with the stylist! As long as the damage was only second degree it should not take quite that long to start seeing hair growth again. At a guess (as I can t see the damage) the hair should regrow at a normal...

Burns: Chemical Burn...Seepage?, liquid bleach, chemical burn
liquid bleach, chemical burn, second degree burn: Hi Julia, What you are seeing sounds pretty normal at this point. First aid for a liquid bleach burn is to flush quickly with cool water and then wash with soap. Rubbing makes things briefly worse. This sounds like a shallow second degree burn and can...

Burns: Chemical Burn, wart remover, chemical burn
wart remover, chemical burn, bandaids: Hi Jacob, The label is right! This stuff is way too strong for the face. Keep the spots covered with little bandaids with some neosporin directly on the burned areas. Not a lot just keep them covered with a little goop directly on the spots. change the...

Burns: Chemical/Herbal burn on lips, tea tree oil, spf sunblock
tea tree oil, spf sunblock, vitamin e oil: Hi Kimberly, Tea tree oil can effect different people different ways. Part of the reaction is allergic reaction and part of it is caustic. The big thing for right now is to get some A&D Cream, Mederma, or Eucerine. Wash your lips gently and apply the cream....

Burns: Chlorine burns, chlorine levels, skin burns
chlorine levels, skin burns, chemical burns: If the chlorine levels are correct, the reaction(s) you are asking about are not chemical burns. They might be some type of rash (dermatitis), sunburn (where the sunscreen was not covering skin) or fungal infection. Try some A & D ointment on the areas....

Burns: Cigar Burn on chest!! Need it to heal fast!!!, going to jamaica, bandaid
going to jamaica, bandaid, neosporin: Hi Mary, Keep it clean and out of the sun, even after it starts to go away. No blister? Is there a scab sort of top? If so spot bandaid with some neosporin. But the big thing is dont try to tan it as this will really slow healing down!This makes sunblock...

Burns: Cigarette Burn, third degree burn, urgent care center
third degree burn, urgent care center, lit cigarette: Hi Rayne, I understand the problem with medical costs and getting care when you do not have insurance, but sometimes the risk of not going outweighs the cost of going. It sounds like this is one of those times! You didn t tell me where the burn is,...

Burns: Cigarette Burn, cigarette burn, scar tissue
cigarette burn, scar tissue, antibiotic cream: Hi Peter, I am afraid this sounds like a (thankfully small) third degree burn. Depending of the actual depth of the damage, it will likely heal, but the depth of damage will determine HOW it heals. Since it is on a hand we should consider this a serious...

Burns: Cigarette Burn on arm, cigarette burn, soap and water
cigarette burn, soap and water, sick mother: Hi Sam, Best treatment at this point is to keep it both clean and covered. Use some Neosporin directly on the burn and if the bandaid becomes wet with fluid from the burn change it, but for a week change it twice a day. Make sure each time it is re-dressed...

Burns: Cigarette Burn, i dont want scaring!!, dumb stuff, bacitracin
dumb stuff, bacitracin, mederma: Hi Emily, This is a new story, but with the same results as a number of other silly things people do in bars! I recall a very drunk General Officer who, while reliving his airborne assault of Normandy, did a PLF (parachute landing fall) off of the bar at...

Burns: Cigarette Burn on Face, first aid kit, cigarette burn
first aid kit, cigarette burn, last night at a party: Hi Sarah, Ouch! Sorry about the burn! Did the burn form a blister? or leave a raw wet little spot? If so it is going to take about 10-14 days to heal unless it was very shallow. If only a small red spot was created that should be fine in a few days. ...

Burns: Cigarette Burn on Hand, skin regrowth, cigarette burn
skin regrowth, cigarette burn, silvadene: OK Ben! SOrry to contrdict your doc but if it was 1st degree no Keflex would be needed! Open burns and burns with blisters ARE second degree at least. LOL. But you got the Keflex and that s what matters! Keep it clean and covered for 10 days and it should...

Burns: Cigarette Burn Scarring - been almost 5 months now, tea tree oil, cigarette burns
tea tree oil, cigarette burns, hypertrophic scars: Hi Naohito, These sound like small full-thickness (third degree) injuries. Further any of them that are raised are very likely to be hypertrophic scar tissue, while the flat ones MAY eventually resolve into close to normal skin. While there are may treatments...

Burns: Cigarette Burn, cigarette burns, cigarette burn
cigarette burns, cigarette burn, crowd of people: Hi Gary, Sorry took so long to answer, but a storm damaged my antenna that I use to get to the internet so I am limping along sometimes connected sometimes not. Sounds like a fairly minor burn, although cigarette burns can be bad. The area next to the...

Burns: Cigarette Burns, third degree burns, cigarette burns
third degree burns, cigarette burns, scar tissue: Hi Nicolas, A little hard to say with so little information, but keep it covered with neosporin and a band aid until it is healed. Watch it for infection. Most small burns heal pretty well on their own without a lot of work on your part. Second degree burns...

Burns: Cigarette burn to the arm, acute care center, cigarette burn
acute care center, cigarette burn, rapid treatment: Hi Lee Ann, This sounds like an infected burn and, sadly, it will require antibiotics to cure. The black area sounds like it is third degree, ut the indication of infection is the red area around it and the pain in movement below the burn. This needs rapid...

Burns: Cigarette burn to face, moisturizer cream, cigarette burn
moisturizer cream, cigarette burn, morning and evening: Hi Simon, First, Avoid friends who smoke and are given to fits of wild gesticulations... Bad combination! OK, doesn t sound too serious. Two things should do it for you assuming no blister was involved. High SPF sunblock on and around the burn during...

Burns: Cigarette burn on nose, cigarette burn, scented skin
cigarette burn, scented skin, second degree burn: Hi John, I gather that this was only a second degree burn from your description. The red mark will slowly fade but it may take some time to do so - like a year or so. To help it heal fastest, make sure to use high SPF sunblock whenever you are outside....

Burns: Cigarette burn on back- Can I prevent scarring?, first degree burn, cigarette burn
first degree burn, cigarette burn, ring shape: Hi Damien, Sounds like a First degree burn with a small second degree around it. Keep using the polysporin and keep it covered. It is small enough to heal pretty well without a scar but it may stay red for several months. Keep it out of the sun as this...

Burns: Cigarette burn, 2nd degree burns, cigarette burns
2nd degree burns, cigarette burns, cigarette burn: Hi Mike, They may be minor/shallow 3rd degree but the treatment your doctor has specified is correct. In answer to your questions: YES wash the burns twice a day and reapply the Silvadene (just enough so that you only see the silvadene and not the burn.)...

Burns: Coffee Burn and Nerve Damage, coffee burn, nerve damage
coffee burn, nerve damage, degree burns: Hi Jeremy, It make take a little while yet! I am a little surprised this burn did not blister, as good fresh coffee is hot enough to cause second degree burns. I suspect that you were right on the edge between first and second degree. Let s let another...

Burns: Cookie sheet burn on 3 1/2 year old, chocolate chip cookies, dermaplast
chocolate chip cookies, dermaplast, minor burns: Hi Jeeica, Just keep it clean and lets use neosporin instead of the dermaplast for the first few days. After that the dermaplast will be fine. As to the blister skin if it is open and just loose skin, remove it, wash and apply the neosporin and the bandaid....

Burns: Cooking Oil Burn, growing facial hair, maroon color
growing facial hair, maroon color, second degree burn: Hi Brad, I suspect that you have a second degree burn. Oil burns often have probems actually forming blisters for reasons that would take some time to explain. The fact that you have good capillary refill (goes white and then back to red/pink)and good sensation...

Burns: Cure a reaction from Nair, acne prone skin, flare ups
acne prone skin, flare ups, aloe vera: Hi Melissa, THis is way outside of my experience. I would suggest you see a dermatologist right away. I don t recommend using cortisone on your face. however. This can cause a permanent thinning of the skin and make it more sensitive to evey thing from...

Burns: Curling Iron Burn., coco butter, first degree burn
coco butter, first degree burn, curling iron: Hi Ashley, If no blister formed it should be back to normal color within a few days. If the outermost layer of skin pulled away with the curling iron we really wont know until things calm down (next several days). If this was a first degree burn you did...

Burns: Curling Iron incident - 2nd degree burn (i think), cocoa butters, skin whitening cream
cocoa butters, skin whitening cream, curling iron: Hi Bernice, The skin color will return to normal as the skin re-thickens to its original thickness. Right now it is a thin epidermis over a thin dermis. It should be pain free and not painful to touch. The biggest downside is that this skin tends to be dry...

Burns: Curling iron burn on neck... three months later, curling iron, cocoa butter
curling iron, cocoa butter, night befor: Hi Jen, These remnants of second degree burns WILL fade! Hang in there! In some cases a year or more is required but it will fade. I have a burn mark on my arm (cooking a pie) which is still persisting after 8 weeks and is still very much a mark. But it,...

Burns: capillary-like spots on healing burn, dermis and epidermis, tiny red spots
dermis and epidermis, tiny red spots, finger prints: Hi Andrej, Sounds like it was a fairly deep second degree in some areas, although small. The skin usually hides these small vessels but the new skin isn t quite thick enough yet. If they are on the surface of the new skin they may present a problem if they...

Burns: care for 2nd degree burn??, first degree burns, cortisone cream
first degree burns, cortisone cream, raw skin: Your pharmacist was right to reccomend neosporin and bandageing, especially once the blister has popped and the skin underneath is raw and tender. it is best to keep it protected and clean. Using a cream or ointment will help keep the itching to a minumum,...

Burns: care for second degree burn, second degree burn, skin growth
second degree burn, skin growth, burn center: Rachel, Yes it is normal for it to be dry and itchy. The length of time varies depending on the area covered and the severity of the burn. The itching means that your skin is healing itself and use lots and lots and lots of that moisturzing lotion that...

Burns: chemical burn, time is the healer, hair removal cream
time is the healer, hair removal cream, african american woman: Hi Burnette, The type of reaction you describe is not uncommon in African-American injuries. What is unusual in your case is the length of time to return to original color and texture. A similar thing can happen to light skin races, but there is a persistent...

Burns: chemical burn, dry burn, sodium hydroxide
dry burn, sodium hydroxide, heal 2: Hi again Stephen, It is a tough call about how long it will take for skin color to return to normal .... As a general statement the skin under a deep second degree burn, while it doesn t scar in the sense that we mean a mass of hypertrophic disorganized...

Burns: chemical burn, surface tissues, liver problems
surface tissues, liver problems, chemical burn: Hi Michelle, You may be having a fairly severe reaction to the trichloroacetic acid which does show up with this type of chemical peel. There have been reported reactions starting like yours which led to Stevens-Johnson syndrom (a very severe reaction that...

Burns: chemical burn to scalp, plastic docs, fake boobs
plastic docs, fake boobs, cosmotologist: Hi Charlene, My heart goes out to you and your daughter. This type of damage is inexcusable and never should have happened. I am particularly angry due to the age of your daughter. There is enough stress in teenaged girls lives without adding this sort...

Burns: chemical burn, wart removal, regional poison
wart removal, regional poison, syuff: Hi Lynn, This stuff is pretty powerful when it gets on the skin. While it does have some medical uses like wart removal it must be very carefully handled. First aid for the syuff is to immediately flush the area with LOTs of water! Then it is treated...

Burns: childrens burns, silvadene, motorcycle exhaust
silvadene, motorcycle exhaust, ankle bone: Hi Audrey, I am afraid second degree burns do hurt. We can sort of expect the pain to continue for another few days. Keep going with the silvadene and keep the burn covered untill no fluids are weeping from them and then stop using silvadene and switch...

Burns: My childs burns, third degree burns, blood blisters
third degree burns, blood blisters, uv protective clothing: Hi James, The blood blisters are partially caused by the hydrocerin and sometimes by just slight abrasions. But they are not a serious problem unless they are under a graft. If they are they need to be drained under sterile procedures to protect the graft...

Burns: chlorine burns, pool five, burning sensation
pool five, burning sensation, pool water: Hi Mel, I am not sure these are burns in the classic sense, and may be more of a hypersensitivity to either the chlorine or to the pool water pH. There is little you can do if the chlorine level is correct and the pH is also within limits apart from staying...

Burns: cigareete burn on hand, diaper rash cream, cigarette burns
diaper rash cream, cigarette burns, pain threshold: Hey Jack, One of my rules of life and the title of one of my chapters in my book It Wasn t Funny at the Time! is Don t put cigarettes out on your hand! Cigarette burns have the potential to be fairly deep, but let s assume that what you see looking...

Burns: cigarette burn, cigarette burn, mederma
cigarette burn, mederma, ashe: Hi Gary, These little burns usually heal over a period of 7 days to two weeks with redness persisting for up to a month as it slowly fades. Use Sunblock and keep the burn protected from the sun. Use a good quality cream like Mederma at night to mosten and...

Burns: Another cigarette burn, diaper rash cream, cigarette burns
diaper rash cream, cigarette burns, cigarette burn: Hey J, Doing the right things. Sigh... Keep it covered/Clean. You can use A&D cream at this point to minimize the scar. If that is not available, a pharmacy should be able to come up with the local equivalent of a zinc oxide based moisturizer or diaper...

Burns: cigarette burn, acute care clinic, cigarette burn
acute care clinic, cigarette burn, nasty bugs: Hi Sam, You are right. A month is a long time for a burn that is second degree or lower to be hanging around. If it is raw still and leaks fluid wash twice a day and apply neosporin and a sterile dressing. If it is red around its outside and little spider...

Burns: cigarette burn, cigarette burn, bad joke
cigarette burn, bad joke, incedent: Hi Jon, I would not be shocked to see it heal without a lasting scar, although short term it may be prominant as a healing burn. Some sign of it might last for a year or more. Lets keep it covered and continue to use neosporin for the next ten days....

Burns: cigarette burn, cigarette burn, skin lotion
cigarette burn, skin lotion, passerby: Hi Sam, Sounds like a small second degree burn. Keep doing what you are doing for the moment. After a week or so I think the white center part will have come open and it will likely be a pink wet dermis area exposed. When and if that happens continue with...

Burns: cigarette burn, silvadene, soap and water
silvadene, soap and water, bandaid: Hi Lin, Ok, Now that we know the proper technique for extinguishing cigarettes.... OK enough on THAT subject! Your treatment has been OK so far. I think what is happening is that you have created a small third degree burn. The tissue that was destroyed...

Burns: cigarette burn, cigarette burns, cigarette burn
cigarette burns, cigarette burn, raw area: Hi Nick, At this point keep it moist with neosporin and covered with a Band-Aid. Small burns usually heal in a reasonable time. Expect another small scar although small ones like cigarette burns usually get smaller over a number of years as they heal from...

Burns: cigarette burn, diagnosis of alcohol abuse, health care careers
diagnosis of alcohol abuse, health care careers, self destructive behavior: Your first problem is alcohol impaired judgement. You self-inflicted a full-thickness burn to your body while under the influence of alcohol. Self-destructive behavior begs considering an alcohol problem. You may be one of the thirty one percent of college...

Burns: cigarette burn, bandaids, blisters
bandaids, blisters, cigarette: Hi Dan, It seems to be cigarette contest burn night! I would cover them with bandaids and leave them alone until they pop on their own. When they do open, keep them covered and use neosporin. Small burns like these rarely cause any lasting problems, but...

Burns: cigarette burn, unsightly scars, cigarette burn
unsightly scars, cigarette burn, defeating the purpose: covering a wound makes it heal quicker with less chance of infection. People who smoke heal poorly. This is the reason we wouldn t do a face lift on a smoker until they agreed to quit. Otherwise the flaps were prone to infection and sloughing leaving large...

Burns: cigarette burn, cigarette burns, cigarette burn
cigarette burns, cigarette burn, dermis: Hi Jesse, Glad it wasn t IN your eye! Use the neosporin freely and mix a little sunblock with it if you are outside. Scars form only when the skin is burned all the way through the dermis. Most quick cigarette burns are second degree and should not scar....

Burns: cigarette burn on child, cigarette burn, second hand smoke
cigarette burn, second hand smoke, cigarette smoke: You have done all that you can with one exception. The child should not be exposed to environmental cigarette smoke at all. The smoke is irritating and carcinogenic to young lungs. Children exposed to cigarette smoke have double the rate of bronchitis and...

Burns: cigarette burn, third degree burns, third degree burn
third degree burns, third degree burn, cigarette butt: Hi Lynsey, I don t like to go against the Doctor, but the original blister should have been removed at the start. I understand why he might not have wanted to do so, as small burns (even some third degree burns) heal pretty well with almost no intervention...

Burns: cigarette burns, waterproof bandages, left forearm
waterproof bandages, left forearm, washing my hands: Hi Cory, I would be concerned ONLY if the remaining deeper burns wereleaving a prominant green stain on the gauze dressing. There would also be some small pockmarks dark in color and an odd odor. And no! Drying them out by exposure to air is not a...

Burns: cigarette burns, yellowish pus, cigarette burns
yellowish pus, cigarette burns, cigarette burn: Hi Allison, The major thing to change in your care of the burn is DON T LET IT DRY OUT! It sounds like a deep decond degree burn but with a small area. Keep it covered with Bacitricin and a bandage until it is healed. Do not let it dry out and form...

Burns: cigarette, scar remover cream, scar area
scar remover cream, scar area, silicone sheets: Hi Jame, If it was a third degree burn, the scar may be permanent, although over a number of years it may reduce in size/color/and prominence. There are some scar treatments to reduce or minimize scars which include the little silicone sheets that stick on...

Burns: cooking oil burn, red nosed raindeer, bacitracin
red nosed raindeer, bacitracin, eye lid: Hi Cecile, While you may look like Cecile the Red-Nosed Raindeer for a couple of weeks, Things will improve! If the burn is still raw or open, use neosporin or bacitracin on it frequently in the evening and sunblock in the day time. Keep it clean between...

Burns: cooking oil burns, vitamin e oil, raw skin
vitamin e oil, raw skin, thin skin: Hi Michele, Your pharmacy person gave you very good advice! as it heals you might switch the polysporin for a skin protector like Mederma, Eucerine or A&D ointment with the Vitamin E oil. If the burn surface begins to cvome off and there is raw skin (dermis)...

Burns: i have a couple questions..., third degree burns, 2nd degree burns
third degree burns, 2nd degree burns, body surface area: Hi Natalie, The best news regarding a final outcome is that the burns were second degree injuries. While some spots within these burns may end up as third degree injuries (full-thickness skin loss), the good news is that second degree burns do not leave...

Burns: curling iron burn, diaper rash cream, pink circles
diaper rash cream, pink circles, curling iron: Hi Jen, These burns were second degree but didn t blister in a way you could see them. It does take a while for full healing to return the skin to normal again. Keep the area well moisturized esp at night and use sunblock in the daytime (IMPORTANT!) Sunlight...

Burns: curling iron burn, aloe vera plant, third degree burn
aloe vera plant, third degree burn, sterile gauze: Hi Karen, This is a very common burn! It would be best to get some silvadene from your doctor. Apply a thin but complete layer covering the open part of the burn and then a piece of petroleum jelly gauze and a piece of sterile gauze over that. Keep it clean...

Burns: Dark spots above lip area after wax burn, lip area, skin specialists
lip area, skin specialists, permanent solution: Hi Nikol This may have been a very deep burn which has permanently affected the way your skin is configured in that area. This is really a question for a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon as it is one of those things that needs to be actually seen to evaluate....

Burns: Dark spots on face after waxing burn, dark spots on face, skin complexion
dark spots on face, skin complexion, dead cells: A good moisturizing cream with vitamin A and D will help. You were burned. It will take time for the skin to clear as the top layer of dead cells is replaced by new cells migrating up from below. In the mean time, using some masking make-up will help from...

Burns: Darkroom chemical lip burn?, photography darkroom, vitamin e cream
photography darkroom, vitamin e cream, burt s bee: Hi Kat, This would seem to be a sensitivity rather than a burn per se. Burt s Bees lip stuff is a little harsh. You might try Carmex prior to entry, but keep up the Vitamin E oil. It will do no harm and could do some good. Now, as to the sensitivity itself:...

Burns: Death by sunburn?, congestive heart failure, body tempurature
congestive heart failure, body tempurature, body surface area: Hi dave, People can easily die from a subburn. But lots of if s involved. Sunburn is classified as a radiation rather than a Thermal burn, but unless organs are cooked it is not the heat of the burn that is fatal. The skin is the largest organ in...

Burns: Deep red spots on leg, red spots on leg, skin blistering
red spots on leg, skin blistering, leverage point: Hi Terry, Sunburns tend to be spread over the area exposed to sun for equal lengths of time. It also sounds like the rest of the sunburn was not a horrible burn even if uncomfortable. But your red spot, which I understand to be pain free, is a puzzle. The...

Burns: Depilatory Burn, labia minora, topical anesthetic
labia minora, topical anesthetic, diaper rash: Hi Bev, This is a chemical burn but it is the same as any other at this point. Go to the drug store and buy some Desitin lotion (same as for diaper rash.) use liberally on the affected area and be very careful with hygene for the next week or so. As you...

Burns: Depilatory Burn, sterile gauze, soap wash
sterile gauze, soap wash, bikini area: Hi D, Bikini areas have a very tough time with depilatories! (D says NOW he tells me! ) This is a second degree burn and must be treated as one. Keep it covered with bacitricin lots or little is not too important - comfort is your guide here. You might...

Burns: Depilatory Cream - Burn, sally hansen, hair shaft
sally hansen, hair shaft, hair removers: Hi Rhett, This is a chemical burn in all probability although it can also be an allergic reaction. Treat is first as a burn. If the skin is generally intact use bacitricin and coat the area lightly. keep the area clean by using unscented soap twice a day....

Burns: Depilatory cream burn, facial hair removal, hair removal cream
facial hair removal, hair removal cream, scented soap: Hi S, This sounds like an allergic reaction or over-sensitivity (or both) to the product. Hydrocortisone may not be strong enough and I suspect your doctor can give you better advice on this one as he will be able to see it up close. In the mean time...

Burns: Will the dark areas on my face stay there permanately and what can i use?, dark blotches, epidermal cells
dark blotches, epidermal cells, dead cells: Hi Brian, The short answer is No. Your skin will regain its normal coloration over the next 30 to 60 days, and maybe even less time. What has happened is that the face cream removed a full layer of the epidermis (outermost layer of skin which is protective...

Burns: daughter almost 2, 2nd degree burns, 1st and 2nd degree burns
2nd degree burns, 1st and 2nd degree burns, firepit: Hi Jen, For first aid, immediately cool the burns with cool water or water soaked compresses and then go directly to the emergency department of the closest hospital. Due to the nature and location of the burns this is not something to initially treat on...

Burns: daughter burned on face, natural skin color, cold compresses
natural skin color, cold compresses, degree burns: Hi Karen, It sounds like things are moving along nicely. The nature of burns are such that after the obvious surface healing takes place, there is still quite a bit of reconstruction going on underneath! Good news is that faces and kids heal very well!...

Burns: depilatory creme burns, spf sunblock, hand soap
spf sunblock, hand soap, chemical burn: Hi Tammy, Wash, wash wash! use a non-scented regular hand soap and completely clean all of the foam residue from your face and hands. Now, several choices: One (best option is to use Vizene Eye drops (the regular over the counter stuff) on a piece of toilet...

Burns: dime sized burn, sure fire flashlight, antibiotic creams
sure fire flashlight, antibiotic creams, skin level: Hi Ali, I would cover it to improve healing time and it is probably a little late to wory about antibiotic creams. Small deep burns like these will leave small scars. Use a good quality skin cream like mederma or eucerine (Walgreens over the counter). ANd...

Burns: drinking alcohol that is on fire, seperate incidents, heat absorption
seperate incidents, heat absorption, hard liquor: James! I really have no clue.. But a little science might help. Alcohol burns at a low temperature versus, say gasoline or paper. It it still hot enough to boil water and Set other things on fire, but it is a cool flame as flames go. Next, alcoholic...

Burns: Enquiry, systemic illnesses, thickness burns
systemic illnesses, thickness burns, bacterial invasion: 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: Why Did My Epidermal Burn Wound Look Like White Foam?, burn process, surface skin
burn process, surface skin, complexions: Normal epidermal burns produce local irritation and redness. Dark complexions tend to show a darker area around the burn which flakes off over a week or two. The only think we can come up with would be the result of a fairly high temp burn but very shallow,...

Burns: Exhaust Pipe Burn, gauze bandage, compression bandage
gauze bandage, compression bandage, intense feelings: Hi Lisa, Trust me on this! The burn does not have to breath! It needs to stay covered with Neosporin or Bacitracin. a petroleum gauze dressing and a outer gauze bandage. Soaking the dressing to help removing the old dressing is fine. You can also use...

Burns: Exploding antifreeze burn, antifreeze coolant, bad taste in my mouth
antifreeze coolant, bad taste in my mouth, ethelene glycol: Hi Abraham, The burn from antifreeze/coolant is treated the same way as any other burn, so dont worry about a chemical burn. I am more worried about any you actually drank by mistake as the ethelene Glycol is very toxzic in any quantrity Like a half...

Burns: Extensive second degree burn care, partial thickness burns, oral antibiotics
partial thickness burns, oral antibiotics, silvadene: Hi Jenni, Ouch! OK, what should have been done was the removal of the blisters and associated dead skin, cleansing/debrieding with surgical soap and water, Sivadene applied to all open burn surfaces and dressed with non-stick dressings and a bandage...

Burns: Extremely Bad Sunburn, diaper rash cream, severe sunburn
diaper rash cream, severe sunburn, scabs: Hi, Lets keep this area covered and at night cover with A&D cream or Desitin Diaper rash cream. The day time use Carmex. Let any scabs come off on their own when completely loose. They will bleed if you try to remove them early and possibly scar. If they...

Burns: Eye Burns, eye burns, thermal burns
eye burns, thermal burns, eye doctor: Hi Anthony, Thermal burns of the surface of the eye are often self healing. However, they should be evaluated by a medical doctor. I am unfamiliar with Clear Look and would need some additional information about any specific burn that you wish information...

Burns: exhaust pipe burn, blood blisters, sterile gauze
blood blisters, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi Sheila, Lets make sure the area is kept covered with gauze for several more days (sterile gauze) and Bacitracin. It may be that the small blood blisters are cauzed by superficial abrasion and a dressing with help to stop that. However if you find that...

Burns: FACIAL CIGARETTE BURN ON CHILD, cigarette burn, raw area
cigarette burn, raw area, bacitracin: Hi Dara, Some questions: One burn only? the size of the end of a cigarette? Blister? or just red? Hard surface in the center? open or raw area? In the mean time get some Bacitracin (not neosporin or polysporin or triple antibiotic) Keep the burn covered...

Burns: Face, diaper rash cream, glycerine soap
diaper rash cream, glycerine soap, basic skin care: Hi Claudine, This is pretty much outside of my area, but a couple of things do come to mind. Steroids on the face has always been a no-no as long as I can remember with certain very small exceptions. Anyhow, lets stay with basic skin care. First stick...

Burns: Face Burns after Laser Hair Removal, diaper rash cream, zinc oxide cream
diaper rash cream, zinc oxide cream, laser hair removal: Hi Smita, I would suggest that you start to use a good zinc oxide cream as a moisturizer in the evening and a sunblock moisturizer (SPF 15 to 20) in the day time. gentle washing twice a day but nothing too harsh. As long as the skin remains whole and no raw...

Burns: Face burn from a light bulb, first degree burn, diaper rash
first degree burn, diaper rash, epidermal layer: Hi Barbara, Sorry my internet connection is by a dish on the roof and was just (at last fixed so that I can get reliable working contact with the world!!! Yes, it can happen. The burn is likely to be a second degree where the blister was broken at the...

Burns: Facial Burn, household accident, frying bacon
household accident, frying bacon, scar healing: 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: Facial Burn, brim hat, dr edwards
brim hat, dr edwards, olive skin: Burn scars may remain reactive for up to two years. Scars exposed to the sun prematurely may end up darkening with tanning and remaining so when the surrounding normal skin depigments in the winter months. Use good quality sunscreen and a broad brim hat...

Burns: Facial burn, diaper cream, slow improvement
diaper cream, slow improvement, second degree burn: Hi Juan, The color transition back to normal is an individual business but depending on how deep the second degree burn was it will take some time before the skin regrows to its original thickness and color density. It could easily take another three months...

Burns: Facial burn, color fades, second degree burn
color fades, second degree burn, best medicine: Hi Again Luis, Yes. The sun s UV rays are not your friends! Sunblock with an SPF of 20 to 30 should be used when outside. There are higher SPF s out there but those higher than 30 seem to be no more effective and just cost more. Your new skin is like a...

Burns: Facial burn from flame, second degree burn, scab
second degree burn, scab, neosporin: Hi Kelsey, Lets keep that yellow bit covered with neosporin and even a bandaid if possible. It sounds like everything was first degree except that litle spot which is probably second degree. If truely small it should heal over in about ten days. If it...

Burns: Facial burn, nutrician, second degree burn
nutrician, second degree burn, skin doctor: Hi Louis, Exercise is fine and should do no harm although you might notice some little sweat blisters for if there ia still some old blistered skin . Just remove them if they form and use a little bacitricin or mederma on the area to soften the surface....

Burns: Facial Depilatory Burn?, waxing kits, bikini lines
waxing kits, bikini lines, skin cells: Hi Kaitlin, What you are doing is just the right thing. Unfortuneately, Nair (and other such products) is a pretty harsh chemical and the area right around the lips is veeeerrrrry thin and sensitive (only a few cells thick)compared to the areas right next...

Burns: Facial Nair burn, red moustache, dry patches
red moustache, dry patches, facial cream: Hi Janie, I would be verrrry careful with Nair in the future! It sounds like you are one of the many that is hypersensitive to it! The good news is that it sounds like the irritation is superficial and I would suspect that if you keep the area well...

Burns: Facial Wax Burn, diaper rash cream, facial wax
diaper rash cream, facial wax, lip wax: Hi Al1, The two drugs you mention do contribute to the problem, but burns require that the the temp of the wax be greater than 113 deg F. OK, Lets keep the raw skin covered with neosporin and gauze. Wash twice daily for the next 3 days and then once a day...

Burns: Facial wax burn, first degree burns, diaper rash cream
first degree burns, diaper rash cream, quality skin care: Hi Katrina, If the little spots have a wet surface or ooze any fluids, they are small second degree burns and will take between 2 and 4 weeks to completely heal. If they are dry than it seems likely that they are first degree burns and will be pretty much...

Burns: Finger Blister - Burn, neosporin, bandaid
neosporin, bandaid, hot plate: Hi Dave, Lets leave it covered with a bandaid and some neosporin until it pops on its own. Just now there are too many nasty bacterial infections to pop blisters and remove all infection protection from a new burn. When it does pop, trim off the dead skin...

Burns: Fire Burn 2 weeks on, spf sunblock, zinc oxide
spf sunblock, zinc oxide, fire burn: Hi Karl, Lets use a skin protector for as long as the scabs are present. By this I mean any of the zinc oxide based ointments A&D Cream, Eucerin, Mederma, desitin, etc. These will also loosen the scabs and reduce the tightness in the burn area. The last...

Burns: Food Burn Patients Shouldn't eat, burn center, academic reference
burn center, academic reference, induced coma: Hi Angelica, Burn care during the healing process has a lot to do with nutrition. This is not really my subject but the burn center where I worked had some fairly sophisticated formulae to determine the amount of calories based on the patient s BMI and...

Burns: 2nd & 3rd degree burns, skin graft, flesh color
Burns: 2nd & 3rd degree burns, skin graft, flesh color, sunscreen

Burns: 2nd and 3rd degree burns, third degree, graft
Burns: 2nd and 3rd degree burns, third degree, graft, burns

Burns: 2nd degree burn on back, cornell hospital, cocoa butter
Burns: 2nd degree burn on back, cornell hospital, cocoa butter, manhatten

Burns: 2nd degree burn, silvadene, stuff works
Burns: 2nd degree burn, silvadene, stuff works

Burns: 2nd degree burn, docter
Burns: 2nd degree burn, docter

Burns: 2nd degree burn from boiling water, tylenol 3, saline solution
Burns: 2nd degree burn from boiling water, tylenol 3, saline solution, painful skin

Burns: 2nd degree burn on foot not healing, dead tissue, upper layers
Burns: 2nd degree burn on foot not healing, dead tissue, upper layers, blisters

Burns: 2nd degree burn on hand and wrist, aloe vera gel, gauze bandages
Burns: 2nd degree burn on hand and wrist, aloe vera gel, gauze bandages, manicure scissors

Burns: 2nd degree burn and honey?, burns, honey
Burns: 2nd degree burn and honey?, burns, honey

Burns: 2nd degree burns and healing process, wound care nurse, silvadene
Burns: 2nd degree burns and healing process, wound care nurse, silvadene, second degree burn

Burns: 2nd degree finger burn- please answer fast!!!!, blisters, microorganisms
Burns: 2nd degree finger burn- please answer fast!!!!, blisters, microorganisms

Burns: 3rd degree burn on arm, freckles, fyi
Burns: 3rd degree burn on arm, freckles, fyi, 3rd degree burns

Burns: 3rd degree burn to scalp from hair highlights, 3rd degree burn, graf
Burns: 3rd degree burn to scalp from hair highlights, 3rd degree burn, graf

Burns: 3rd degree burns over 60% of body, scars, 3 years
Burns: 3rd degree burns over 60% of body, scars, 3 years, struggle

Burns: 3rd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, scars
Burns: 3rd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, scars, graphs

Burns: Adhesive allergies, tincture, adhesives
Burns: Adhesive allergies, tincture, adhesives, allergy

Burns: Airbag/Chemical burn, itchy rash, rash on
Burns: Airbag/Chemical burn, itchy rash, rash on, burns

Burns: When to apply contractubex?, keloid, scar
Burns: When to apply contractubex?, keloid, scar

Burns: Badly Sunburnt Lips?, weed killers, hydrocortisone
Burns: Badly Sunburnt Lips?, weed killers, hydrocortisone, lips

Burns: Blistered area - Silvadene or Aloe Vera?, minor scrapes, silvadene
Burns: Blistered area - Silvadene or Aloe Vera?, minor scrapes, silvadene, medical knowledge

Burns: Burn care for motorcycle exhaust burn, chemical ingredient, s child
Burns: Burn care for motorcycle exhaust burn, chemical ingredient, s child, neighbor

Burns: Burn from Motorcycle Exhaust Pipe, skin graft, treating burns
Burns: Burn from Motorcycle Exhaust Pipe, skin graft, treating burns, raw wound

Burns: Burn from a sparkler, sparkler, cool water
Burns: Burn from a sparkler, sparkler, cool water, gauze

Burns: Burned Finger tips, bandages, blister
Burns: Burned Finger tips, bandages, blister

Burns: Burned from laser hair removal, minor burns, tri luma
Burns: Burned from laser hair removal, minor burns, tri luma, health food stores

Burns: Burned lips and mouth, zinc ointment, carmex
Burns: Burned lips and mouth, zinc ointment, carmex, ointments

Burns: Burned throat
Burns: Burned throat

Burns: Burns around base of neck, tinea versicolor, vitamin e oil
Burns: Burns around base of neck, tinea versicolor, vitamin e oil, burn marks

Burns: Burns from waxing and depilatory cream, brownish color, waxing
Burns: Burns from waxing and depilatory cream, brownish color, waxing

Burns: Burns from waxing, bees wax, dark areas
Burns: Burns from waxing, bees wax, dark areas, hot wax

Burns: bad hand burn, third degree, blister
Burns: bad hand burn, third degree, blister, pizza

Burns: boiling water burn, liquid vitamin, vitamin e
Burns: boiling water burn, liquid vitamin, vitamin e, fiance

Burns: brown spots, 2nd degree burns, slow pace
Burns: brown spots, 2nd degree burns, slow pace, blisters

Burns: burn?
Burns: burn?

Burns: burn to arm and face, burns unit, pepper sauce
Burns: burn to arm and face, burns unit, pepper sauce, dressings

Burns: burn blisters, thermal burns, bedrest
Burns: burn blisters, thermal burns, bedrest, american burn association

Burns: burn on face, chemical burns, magic eraser
Burns: burn on face, chemical burns, magic eraser, cleaning product

Burns: burn on lip, lavender essential oil, bottom lip
Burns: burn on lip, lavender essential oil, bottom lip, fingernail

Burns: burn treatment- pain, apple cider vinegar, chemical burns
Burns: burn treatment- pain, apple cider vinegar, chemical burns, mild soap

Burns: burn wound that is taking a long time to heal
Burns: burn wound that is taking a long time to heal

Burns: Very burned mouth, canker sores, antiseptic
Burns: Very burned mouth, canker sores, antiseptic, bandage

Burns: what to do with burns scabbed over, silvadene, cocoa butter
Burns: what to do with burns scabbed over, silvadene, cocoa butter, 2nd degree burns

Burns: burns scars scabs etc.., green discharge, sweet smell
Burns: burns scars scabs etc.., green discharge, sweet smell, respiratory therapy

Burns: burnt throat, white blood cells, post nasal drip
Burns: burnt throat, white blood cells, post nasal drip, tonsil stones

Burns: Cat Burn, savlon, second degree burn
Burns: Cat Burn, savlon, second degree burn, plasters

Burns: Cigarette Burn on Hand, degree burns, silvadene
Burns: Cigarette Burn on Hand, degree burns, silvadene, blister

Burns: Cigarette Burn Scarring - been almost 5 months now, neosporin
Burns: Cigarette Burn Scarring - been almost 5 months now, neosporin

Burns: care for 2nd degree burn??, galveston tx, debriding
Burns: care for 2nd degree burn??, galveston tx, debriding, degree burns

Burns: chemical burn, pigmentation, hair removal
Burns: chemical burn, pigmentation, hair removal, sunscreen

Burns: chemical burn to scalp, hair dryer, brenda
Burns: chemical burn to scalp, hair dryer, brenda, third degree burns

Burns: Darkroom chemical lip burn?, vitamin e oil, chaf
Burns: Darkroom chemical lip burn?, vitamin e oil, chaf, chemical exposure

Burns: Depilatory Cream - Burn, sally hansen, chemical burn
Burns: Depilatory Cream - Burn, sally hansen, chemical burn, jimb

Burns: drinking alcohol that is on fire, dirty fuel, sticky mess
Burns: drinking alcohol that is on fire, dirty fuel, sticky mess, breathing fire

Burns: Exploding antifreeze burn, well thanks, blisters
Burns: Exploding antifreeze burn, well thanks, blisters, golf ball

Burns: Face Burns after Laser Hair Removal, hair growth, good luck
Burns: Face Burns after Laser Hair Removal, hair growth, good luck, sessions

Burns: Facial Depilatory Burn?
Burns: Facial Depilatory Burn?

Burns: Facial Nair burn, paris fair, dry patches
Burns: Facial Nair burn, paris fair, dry patches, skin lightener

Burns: Facial Wax Burn, steriod, differin
Burns: Facial Wax Burn, steriod, differin, perscription

Burns: face burn, skin test, severe pain
Burns: face burn, skin test, severe pain, blisters

Burns: facial burn from wax, mustache
Burns: facial burn from wax, mustache

Burns: Gerneral Burn Care - When to see a Doctor, burn blisters, staphylococcus aureus
Burns: Gerneral Burn Care - When to see a Doctor, burn blisters, staphylococcus aureus, minor burns

Burns: Healing Proces of Second Degree Burns, silvadene cream, silvadene
Burns: Healing Proces of Second Degree Burns, silvadene cream, silvadene, dead skin

Burns: Hot spot burn in throat?, hard candies, sinuses
Burns: Hot spot burn in throat?, hard candies, sinuses, liquids

Burns: Inside of lips burnt, exact same thing
Burns: Inside of lips burnt, exact same thing

Burns: Irritation/Burn from Magic Shave cream, craters, magic
Burns: Irritation/Burn from Magic Shave cream, craters, magic

Burns: Lighter Burn, last nite, lighters
Burns: Lighter Burn, last nite, lighters, blister

Burns: Lip Burn, carmex, exact same thing
Burns: Lip Burn, carmex, exact same thing

Burns: leg burn blister, wise choice, ointments
Burns: leg burn blister, wise choice, ointments, blister

Burns: lip scar/ discoloration, sunburn
Burns: lip scar/ discoloration, sunburn

Burns: Motorcycle muffler burn to inside calf of left leg, high protein diet, gauze pad
Burns: Motorcycle muffler burn to inside calf of left leg, high protein diet, gauze pad, sterile gauze

Burns: motorcycle muffler burn, antibacterial soap, short skirts
Burns: motorcycle muffler burn, antibacterial soap, short skirts, pain killers

Burns: Neck Burn, partial thickness burns, dry gauze
Burns: Neck Burn, partial thickness burns, dry gauze, silver sulfadiazine

Burns: "nair" hair remover, arm pits, arm pit
Burns: "nair" hair remover, arm pits, arm pit, wet area

Burns: nerve damage
Burns: nerve damage

Burns: Oil burn blister broke, betadine antiseptic, silvadene
Burns: Oil burn blister broke, betadine antiseptic, silvadene, pink skin

Burns: oil burn, dry cloth, splotches
Burns: oil burn, dry cloth, splotches, blisters

Burns: old cigarette burn scars, old scars, burn marks
Burns: old cigarette burn scars, old scars, burn marks, suggestion

Burns: propane burn, different colors, barbeque
Burns: propane burn, different colors, barbeque, burns

Burns: Question about burn patient with unusual disease?, active and passive transport, lipid bilayer
Burns: Question about burn patient with unusual disease?, active and passive transport, lipid bilayer, sodium transport

Burns: Red markings moving upards and away from burn.
Burns: Red markings moving upards and away from burn.

Burns: how to get rid of sun poison rash asap, aloe vera, sun poison
Burns: how to get rid of sun poison rash asap, aloe vera, sun poison

Burns: Second Degree Burn to the lips, zinc oxide, lip treatment
Burns: Second Degree Burn to the lips, zinc oxide, lip treatment, blisters

Burns: Second Degree hand burn, google, bodily fluids
Burns: Second Degree hand burn, google, bodily fluids, antibiotic creams

Burns: Second Degree Sunburn, golf balls, blisters
Burns: Second Degree Sunburn, golf balls, blisters, second degree burn

Burns: Second degree burn care, blisters, healing process
Burns: Second degree burn care, blisters, healing process

Burns: Second degree burn to palm of hand?, blister, palm
Burns: Second degree burn to palm of hand?, blister, palm

Burns: Severe Burn injury, skin grafts, nutrition therapist
Burns: Severe Burn injury, skin grafts, nutrition therapist, quality supplements

Burns: Severe Glycolic 50% acid Burn, glycolic acid, complexion
Burns: Severe Glycolic 50% acid Burn, glycolic acid, complexion, shades

Burns: Small 3rd degree burn from motorcycle, blisters, burns
Burns: Small 3rd degree burn from motorcycle, blisters, burns

Burns: Smiley Burn, scars, smiley
Burns: Smiley Burn, scars, smiley, mental health

Burns: SUN BURN OR SUN POISON, running a fever, sun poison
Burns: SUN BURN OR SUN POISON, running a fever, sun poison, chills

Burns: Sun Burn-Bones hurt, toothache, sunburn
Burns: Sun Burn-Bones hurt, toothache, sunburn, bones

Burns: Sun Burn, severe burns, chills
Burns: Sun Burn, severe burns, chills, forehead

Burns: Sun burned face, burnt face, vitamin e
Burns: Sun burned face, burnt face, vitamin e, wisdom

Burns: Sunburn Blisters, lifesaver, blisters
Burns: Sunburn Blisters, lifesaver, blisters, sunburn

Burns: second & tird degree burn, steam burn, cook pot
Burns: second & tird degree burn, steam burn, cook pot, blisters

Burns: severe sunburn on both legs, gauze pads, bath salts
Burns: severe sunburn on both legs, gauze pads, bath salts, doctor asap

Burns: small oil burn, doctors
Burns: small oil burn, doctors

Burns: sun blisters, jimb, blisters
Burns: sun blisters, jimb, blisters, lint

Burns: sunburned swollen lips, kite boarding, bottom lip
Burns: sunburned swollen lips, kite boarding, bottom lip, lip balm

Burns: Tens Unit Burn, burns
Burns: Tens Unit Burn, burns

Burns: Thanks, black stain, medical help
Burns: Thanks, black stain, medical help, upper lip

Burns: Three year old with 2nd degree burn on back, bandage, miracles
Burns: Three year old with 2nd degree burn on back, bandage, miracles

Burns: throat burn by pill, zoloft
Burns: throat burn by pill, zoloft

Burns: tumor burst = silverdene, three vets, neosporin
Burns: tumor burst = silverdene, three vets, neosporin, tragic situation

Burns: Wax burn on face, balmex, neosporin
Burns: Wax burn on face, balmex, neosporin, hair removal products

Burns: face burn, diaper rash cream, facial moisturizer
diaper rash cream, facial moisturizer, facial scrub: Hi Danielle, It sounds like you lost a layer of epidermis and left the dermis exposed - a second degree burn/injury. The big thing here is keep it clean and covered with some neosporin. It will probably take about a week to re-cover with thin new epidermis,...

Burns: face burn, facial hair removal, sally hansen
facial hair removal, sally hansen, peditrican: Hi roxanne, sadly there is not much else you can do for your burn as it is a chemical burn and anything else you put on it will just further agrivate it. keep it clean and dry ...no make up as it will prolong the burn and most likely cause an infection...

Burns: face burned from hair removal product, spf sunblock, hair removal product
spf sunblock, hair removal product, cotton balls: Hi Teri, I am sure it is no shock to tell you that you are one of the many who is too sensitive to this stuff to use it! Lets keep the area clean and use Mederma or Eucerine at night. In the day time make sure that you use a good high SPF sunblock on your...

Burns: face burns in china, sterile gauze pads, silver sulfadiazine
sterile gauze pads, silver sulfadiazine, wuhan china: Hi Lorraine, Stay on the antibiotics for at least ten days. Now, I have no clue what their burn protocols are nor do I know what they are using on your skin, but from your picture I would speculate that whatever it is it seems tobe working. If you can find...

Burns: face oil burns, diaper cream, silvadene
diaper cream, silvadene, prescription cream: Hi Bea, (Hope you don t mind my shortening your name!) Question: did the burns produce blisters? Did the blisters pop? What was the date that she was burned? Here is the general care routine: First thing STOP THE BURNING! Apply cool water to lower the...

Burns: facial burn, spf sunblock, skin areas
spf sunblock, skin areas, neosporin: Hi Jane, The good news is none of what you describe should cause scars. Your daily care should focus on support for the new skin and healing of the minor damage. Any open burns from the blisters can be covered with some Neosporin or Bacitracin ointment....

Burns: facial burn, tea light candle, being zen
tea light candle, being zen, degree burns: Hi Angela, I would suspect that you will be fine. These little brown bits sound like superficial second degree burns and they will slowly fade as the skin under them repaced the burned epidermis that forms the spot. Hang in there and use a good moisturizer...

Burns: facial burn/ allergic reaction, diaper rash cream, antibiotic cream
diaper rash cream, antibiotic cream, zinc oxide: Hi Deb, Open burns do not react well to many sunblock potions especially those containing a substance called PABA. At any rate, lets try to get the allergic reaction under control and protect the burn with some bacitracin (very mild antibiotic cream.) As...

Burns: facial burn from hair removal, hair removal cream, surface reaction
hair removal cream, surface reaction, laser procedure: Hi Kathy. Give me a little more detail. Was this a laser procedure or a hair removal cream like nair? Or was it a wax burn? Is this a skin surface reaction with small raised hives or bumps? Or an area of skin that is wet and raw? I am on my Smart phone...

Burns: facial burn from wax, diaper rash cream, self concious
diaper rash cream, self concious, zinc oxide: Hi Stef, She should always test the temp of the wax on the inside of her wrist before applying it! It was a test question on at least 6 of the states esthatician exam according to my daughter who does that for a living. OK There should not be a scar...

Burns: facial burn, cold compresses, soft lip
cold compresses, soft lip, second degree burn: Hi Annabell, Sorry I couldn t get back to you quickly, The website was down for the experts for maintenance or something. For a little second degree burn on your lip you can use any very soft lip balm esp those for cold sores. Keep it moist until the...

Burns: finger burn, third degree burn, sterile gauze
third degree burn, sterile gauze, skin graft: Dear Stephen, This could either be second OR third degree. Either way you should see a doctor to have it evaluated. I will tell you why in a bit. If it is third degree you really need to see a doctor to insure that the damage does not cause loss of function...

Burns: fire blister, raw skin, time jim
raw skin, time jim, neosporin: Hi Austin, Pretty much as it should be. Where was the blister, by the way? It is better to trim these off rather than biting them off. Cover any raw skin under the blister with some neosporin and a bandaid or gauze for a week or so. Things should heal fine....

Burns: first aid for large area scalding, body surface area, www youtube
body surface area, www youtube, first aid for burns: Hi Linda, First aid for burns should always start with the admonition to Stop The Burning! This means two things: remove the source of heat and immediately try to cool the burn with cool CLEAN water.NO IcE! though! Next if it is a superficial Ist degree...

Burns: food just fried burnt throat when eaten, hot oil, merry christmas
hot oil, merry christmas, sore throat: Hi Ammah, Go to the pharmacy and get one of the over-the -counter sore throat sprays. to use when you eat. Secondly take the a tylenol AND an Ibuprofen. Start them at the same time and then follow the directions for repeating each. The good things about...

Burns: forearm burned by curling iron!, diaper rash cream, olive skin tone
diaper rash cream, olive skin tone, curling iron: Hi again, Sure wash with soap and water even to soften a dressing to make it easier to remove! As to the scar question, I don t think there will be a scar. This only happens when the underlying dermis is destroyed and from your description things are healing...

Burns: My friend was burnt as a child -- I was just wondering if you could answer some questions I have?, third degree burns, pink borders
third degree burns, pink borders, scar tissue: Hi Tania, When a deep full-thickness burn happens the full depth of the skin is destroyed. This includes the dermis whick has the ability to continuously replace itself and the outer epidermis. When the dermis is lost the ability and information about how...

Burns: frying oil burn on face, silvadene cream, deep frying chicken
silvadene cream, deep frying chicken, silvadene ointment: Hi Diane, First things first! Lets let your doctor have a look. Oil can make some pretty deep burns and on the face we consider any burn that blisters to be serious. Your doctor should remove the blisters and prescribe some silvadene ointment, show you...

Burns: Gerneral Burn Care - When to see a Doctor, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns
2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, 1st 2nd and 3rd degree burns: OK Guys! A SERIOUS Burn depends on 4 things: 1, Your age: Over 40? it is MORE serious. Under 5 your burn is MORE serious. Along with age other considerations include general health, recreational drug use (much worse!), nutrition, etc. 2, DEPTH of the burn:...

Burns: Grease burns to right hand, hot grease, tetanus shot
hot grease, tetanus shot, middle knuckle: Hi Lori, Your nurse has given good treatment and advice, although we would have removed the dead blsters and kept going with the silvadene for about two weeks, as we have found that once the blisters are drained leaving the skin in place is an invitation...

Burns: grease burn, gauze pads, degree burns
gauze pads, degree burns, blister: Hi Nick, Unless there is an infection second degree burns do not scar. COver with some neosporin and small gauze pads. There is likely to be some residual redness to the burns which may hang on for quite a while but will slowly fade (if the second degree...

Burns: grease burn, bacon grease, silverdene
bacon grease, silverdene, nasty bugs: Hi Nickole, Lets go ahead with the antibiotics. We really don t want an infection on these fingers and burns remove all the body s ability to protect itself. If the burns were second degree he burns should be superficially healed in less than 14 days and...

Burns: grease burn, bacon grease, rough texture
bacon grease, rough texture, second degree burn: Hi Joanna, Keep the Mederma going. It will help in reducing or removing all but a shadow of any scar for a shallow second degree burn. I suspect that like many hot oil burns that the burn was deeper than the ER docs suspected. Burns can mature over...

Burns: Hair remover burn, topical steroids, hists
topical steroids, hists, bio oil: Hi Chrissy, Sounds like an allergic reaction. But your face may be just plain hypersensitive to the stuff. Keep it out of the sun or sun-blocked and stich with OTC steroids. You might take some benadryl as well. Follow the drill... Keep it clean, no scented...

Burns: Hair Straightener burn...please help!, second degree burn, brownish color
second degree burn, brownish color, neosporin: Hi Claz, Assuming a very brief contact with the iron, I would expect (at worst) a mild second degree burn. This should leave no scar but after initial healing will leave a red mark for a month or so that will gradually fade away. If it does not blister,...

Burns: Hair Straightner burns, self concious, vitamin e oil
self concious, vitamin e oil, hair straightner: Hi Debbie, The mark should fade in a few weeks with proper care. Keep it clean and apply a little Bacitricin twice daily. As it becomes less sensitive to touch, use a good quality moisturizer with vitamin E oil in it. The big thing is keep it out of the...

Burns: Hand Burned, first degree burns, third degree burns
first degree burns, third degree burns, gentle soap: depending on how deep the burn is your healing time may vary, and you may or may not experience scarring. optimum care will reduce the likeliness of scarring and generally promote a faster healing time. below is the standard first aid care information. ...

Burns: Hand/Finger Burns, pinky fingers, water boiler
pinky fingers, water boiler, hands and fingers: Hi Lance, What you describe are serious burns! The dry/Leathery skin sounds very much like third degree and the blistered fingers are at least second degree. The importance of hands and fingers to everyday life place these burns in the serious category....

Burns: HELP! (I hate the person who invented the curling iron!), who invented the curling iron, skin bleaches
who invented the curling iron, skin bleaches, forhead: Hi NoGo, The neutrogina is fine. Instead of the petroleum jelly try neosporin or bacitracin for a day or so. Then get back to moisturizers. Unscented!!! Try Mederma at night abd the wash with your neutrogina and apply alight coat of neosporin a AND a little...

Burns: Healed burn, capillary bed, yellow pills
capillary bed, yellow pills, pinkish color: Hi Regina, Your Doctor may be concerned about the little red spots which might be a minor infection showing up. That would be a good reason to continue the treatment. The Capillary refill you nitice (pressing on the pink bit and having it go white then...

Burns: Healing 2nd degree burn, world doctors, palm size
world doctors, palm size, fish oil: Hi Elena, My wife and I love Greece, and hope to get back to the islands again in a few years. Provadine Iodine is not as harsh as is regular old iodine disolved in alcohol, but it is a great killer of a lot of types of nasty bacteria. So, it is not...

Burns: Healing 2nd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, home health nurse
2nd degree burns, home health nurse, skin grafts: Hi Cassie, It sounds from your description that there are some third degree burns involved as well as the healing second degree areas. The White stuff is csalled Eschar, and is dead dermis (the live skin under the epidermis). The protocols I worked...

Burns: Healing 2nd degree, triple antibiotic ointment, everyday dirt
triple antibiotic ointment, everyday dirt, silvadene: Hi Karen, Ideally, your doctor would take a quick look at this burn due to it being on your hand, and to make sure that you have a current tetnus shot. You should remove the dead skin while gently washing it with cool water and soap. the burn should then...

Burns: Healing Burn, silver sulfadiazine, oral antibiotics
silver sulfadiazine, oral antibiotics, treating a burn: I have never examined you nor reviewed you medical record, so the information provided does not constitue a diagnosis or treatment. The reply is for information purposes only. What you are describing is probably the burn eschar. That is, the area of burned...

Burns: Healing curling iron burn on my baby, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, curling iron: Hi Carrie, I agree with you. I don t think this burn is quite ready for prime time. First, lets stop the silvadene It is great for the first week but slows healing after initial healing is done. Lets get some Desitin (diaper rash cream) or A&D cream and...

Burns: Healing Proces of Second Degree Burns, dead skin cells, first degree burn
dead skin cells, first degree burn, wound clinic: Hi Kids, I feel better about what is going on after your current follow-up. Regarding the wrap on the leg: If It was too tight and made you feel like the leg was swelling try loosening it rather than removing it. The swelling (I expect) comes later in the...

Burns: Help treating a burn on hand frmo burning water, silver sulfadiazine, sterile gauze
silver sulfadiazine, sterile gauze, dear diana: Dear Diana, Sorry this took so long but the internet went out in an ice storm as I was trying to get some help to you! Lets keep this burn clean with surgical soap and water, Coated with neosporin (or eqivilant)and covered with gauze. I suspect this...

Burns: Hot oil burn, liver spots, nerve endings
liver spots, nerve endings, silvadene: Hi Patty, I would suggest that you see your doctor on this one! A couple of reasons: First, hands are too important to our lives to mess around with, Second, They have so many nerve endings that they are very painful and often require stronger than avg...

Burns: Hot spot burn in throat?, turkey pot pie, urgent care center
turkey pot pie, urgent care center, spot burn: Ht Lynne, Well if it had all been in a movie we would all be rolling on the floor, but sadly you had all of this without even a chuckle! The burn in the OP (oral pharynx hence pharyngeal ) can be nasty due to two things: they are hard to get at, and...

Burns: Hot tea burn?, free moisturizer, hot tea
free moisturizer, hot tea, water application: Hi Ray, The blister will probably get somewhat larger as the underlying tissues weep fluid. Keep the burn clean and covered for the next week and a half using neosporin and gauze. When the blister breaks remove the surface skin that formed it and keep it...

Burns: Hot Wax Burns, silver sulfadiazine, third degree burn
silver sulfadiazine, third degree burn, kerlex: Hi Milton, Burns, esp deeper burns, may mature over a period of 72 hours +/-. A burn will not change from a second to a third degree burn, but a third degree burn may appear to be a second degree burn on initial evaluation and over the next 3 days reveal...

Burns: Hot water burn, quick responce, ankel
quick responce, ankel, water stream: Hi Nick, Glad to see you went to your Doctor! Now to repeat what he probably told you (sorry if I sound like a dad, but that s what I am!) Keep your burn squeeky clean. If red feathery lines develop around the skin where the blister ends(or ended) this is...

Burns: Hot wax burn on my hand, microwave heat, silvadene
microwave heat, silvadene, little fingers: Hi Hannah, You did not do a bad thing removing the wax and the skin attached to it. But we do need to look at the remaining wax. If it lifts off easily remove it by washing the area in cool water to make the wax as firm as possible. If it comes off easily...

Burns: HUGE stomach burn...HELP, diaper rash cream, pseudomonas infection
diaper rash cream, pseudomonas infection, gauze pad: Hi Jessica, The doctor is right and the nurse is wrong! Keep this covered and CLEAN. Wash it at least twice a day (tepid water and soap. Then re-apply the silvadene and COVER with some Vaseline gauze and a sterile gauze pad. Change the dressing at least...

Burns: Husband's 2nd degree burns on face, 2nd degree burns, regional burn center
2nd degree burns, regional burn center, tylenol with codeine: Hi Debbie, I am afraid nature isn t very good at burn care. Burns need quite a bit of intervention. Frequent cleaning is one of the most important parts. Second degree burns weep quite a bit of fluid for the first week or so. I would disagree with...

Burns: Husband's burned lips, pain meds, pink section
pain meds, pink section, pain medication: 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: hair iron burn on foot..., silvadene cream, gauze pad
silvadene cream, gauze pad, degree burns: Hi Andrea, You may be able to get the prescription for the Silvadene over the phone, but you do need it. As to the Bacitricin, it is over-the-counter like neosporin. OK, as any loose skin pops up it is often just as easy to pull it off rather than cut....

Burns: left hand burn, hot water bottle, sterile gauze
hot water bottle, sterile gauze, neosporin: Hi Sacha, Lets cover the burn with some neosporin and cover with gauze and a bandage for at least the next week. If the blisters are broken remove them using the sterile gauze to do so. Plan on a superficial healing time of a minimum of two weeks total....

Burns: hand and finger burns, medline web, light bulbs
medline web, light bulbs, free hope: Hi Adam, I will have to do a little research on part 1, What I find I will send you a link to. I also have some pretty interesting links to your second part. Forgive me I need to answer a couple of questions for some people with burn problems, so give me...

Burns: help scar, slow healer, surface skin
slow healer, surface skin, mederma: Hi again Roshan, It could take some time for your pigmentation to return to normal, but it will, so have faith! Depending on the depth of the burn AND your own healing speed it could take a year or more (if the burn was deep and you are a slow healer.)...

Burns: home dermabrasion burn, first degree burn, peeling skin
first degree burn, peeling skin, degree burns: Hi Nancy, In Order: 1: No. Its a mild second degree (what has peeled off is the epidermis leaving the most Dermis under it.) 2: Unlikely to scar. And, what you have done is, while not perfect, not half bad either! Second degree burns, by definition...

Burns: hot coffee burn, 2nd degree burns, 1st and 2nd degree burns
2nd degree burns, 1st and 2nd degree burns, coffee burn: Hi Tonya, What did the Dr do? Any blisters should have been removed and Silvdene, or its equivilent silver sulfadiazide, prescribed for the now open areas of the burn. If none of this happened then yes you should go back to the Doctor for appropriate treatment....

Burns: hot oil burn, silvadene ointment, skin complexion
silvadene ointment, skin complexion, tetanus shot: Hi Karon, Are these large area burns? Say, covering a total area as large as your hand? If so you need to see your doctor. He will make sure your tetanus shot is up to date, and may debried (clean and remove dead skin)the burn. But either way if these are...

Burns: hot oil burn, old wives tales, pediatric burns
old wives tales, pediatric burns, vitamin e oil: Hi Nancy, Those are all viable options. The mederma is particularly good. But, we are concerned with two issues: First is protecting the burn site from anything that might interfere with the healing process, and Second, providing an environment conducive...

Burns: hot oli burn, facial burns, silver compounds
facial burns, silver compounds, fair complexion: Hi Nan, There will be no scar from a second degree burn. These all have a layer of alive skin under them to regrow from. The Neosporin (like the Flamazine) is an antibiotic agent to prevent infection (which could cause a scar). You are going to be fine!...

Burns: hot water burn, pseudomonas, hot water
pseudomonas, hot water, organism: Hi Debbie, When did the green show up. If this was right after the burn it is one thing but if this was a blistered burn that now has green in it I am thinking it may well be infected with an organism named Pseudomonas. If so, this needs to be treated...

Burns: hot water burn to the face including eyes, mechanical trauma, eye doc
mechanical trauma, eye doc, eye ointment: Hi Mary, I referred your question to an eye doc who has a great deal of burn/eye care. He feels that at this point the treatment is appropriate. It will take some time for the swelling to diminish and as that happens your doctor will be able to evaluate...

Burns: hot water burn, water button, unbroken skin
water button, unbroken skin, bacitracin: Hi Adrienne, As long as no blisters start filling, esp on the hand, you can treat this at home. This assumes unbroken skin that has reddened but not separated from layers beneath. Tylenol for pain per label directions. Cover the burned area with some...

Burns: hot wax burn, blister accidentally popped., vitamin e oil, zinc oxide
vitamin e oil, zinc oxide, cosmetics company: Hi Jona, The only reason to leave a blister whole and in place is to protect to raw dermis underneath from infection. It serves no other purpose and actually slows healing somewhat. If a blister pops (and eventually they all do) is to remove the dead skin...

Burns: this hurts really bad, gauze pad, ace bandage
gauze pad, ace bandage, gauze pads: Hi Ashlee, The cream you need is Silvadene. But here are the rules in care for that burn. First wash your hands completely with soap and water, In the shower, thoroughly wash the burn with soap and water (I know! it will hurt some, But do it anyway!) while...

Burns: hydroquinone burn, diaper rash cream, acne scars
diaper rash cream, acne scars, vitamin e oil: Hi Shilpi, This is a very tough question to answer without knowing more about your normal skin tone and seeing the damage. But let s try to give you something to work with. As a general rule, the type of skin discoloration you describe will eventually go...

Burns: hyperpigmentation -burn from Nair, vitamine e oil, spf sunblock
vitamine e oil, spf sunblock, spot areas: Hi Tara, Yes, Nair can cause temporary brown spots. The spots can take some time to go away and are usually caused be a mild chemical burn or reaction to the product. I would completely avoid Nair i and sililar products in future as this can also be an...

Burns: Indoor tanning, spray tan booths, first degree burn
spray tan booths, first degree burn, fake tans: Hey Raphaelle! OK dont get too agressive peeling yourself. Lets get the skin fully healed first. 1. No, its not bad to remove it but let it loosen first! This sounds like a bad first degree burn. 2. Yes BUT (there is always a But ) I would wait a while....

Burns: Infected burn, silvadene cream, oral antibiotics
silvadene cream, oral antibiotics, silvadene: Hi Again Hayley, Thanks for letting me know. I am glad you are getting good care and hope things turn out well! Almost all larger burns develop some infection as with a loss of skin there is a total loss of surface protection from both fungus and bacteria....

Burns: Infection without blistering?, first degree burn, thumb nail
first degree burn, thumb nail, clean today: Hi Franny, Things sound pretty good at this point. If there are any raw or open areas keep up with the polysporin , but after they are all closed a good moisturizer is all that will be needed. The thicker skin will eventually peal off. This is normal and...

Burns: Infection is spreading...?, home health nurse, pharmaceutical antibiotics
home health nurse, pharmaceutical antibiotics, yeast problem: Hi Rebecca, Yeast infections of burns are reasonably common and if you do have a systemic buch of it waiting for an opportunity to get you you theory may make a lot of sense. There are a couple of nasty fungus-like infections as well. What you would expect...

Burns: Infection is spreading...?, cold mountain stream, natural antibiotics
cold mountain stream, natural antibiotics, yeast infection: Hi Rebecca, You need to get back to the Doctor. The antibiotic is not working in the dose supplied and you may have cellulitis. The lymph nodes indicate that the infection is becoming or may become a nasty and dangerous systemic infection. None of this...

Burns: Information for nursing students, severe burns, uncomfortable problem
severe burns, uncomfortable problem, pain killers: I think probably the most important thing you can emphasize to your students is to BE GENTLE, and listen to their patients. While in the hospital I had a a few bad experiences because of nurses who ignored my requests, which often resulted in my becoming sick,...

Burns: Inside of lips burnt, mouth area, smore
mouth area, smore, carmex: Hi Leslie, Not an awful lot you can do with nurns inside the lips (Thats the bad news.) The good news is that these tissues heal faster than any other tissue in the body! On the just inside the mouth area you can use products like Carmex that will provide...

Burns: Inside nostril & lip burn in 5 year old, real diagnosis, aquafor
real diagnosis, aquafor, second degree burn: Hi Sheila, Good news so far! That is great.The yellow stuff is not pus by the way. Just cellular debris and fluid leakage from the lymphatic ststem. The Silvadene that she Rx d is appropriate for all deep burns (second and third). It is actually made...

Burns: Iron Burn, vitamin e oil, gelcaps
vitamin e oil, gelcaps, burn care: Hi Silvia, Your burn care has been fine and the dark skin from the burn willflake off over a little time. There may also be some redish skin under the brown. This will also fade in a month or two. You will be fine! You can speed the last bits of healing...

Burns: Iron burn on FOOT, neosporine, dr edwards
neosporine, dr edwards, partial thickness: 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: Iron burn scar, first degree burns, plastic surgury
first degree burns, plastic surgury, scar tissue: Hi Maria, This does sound like a third degree burn. Second and first degree burns do not scar as a rule. As there is a pretty clear outline it is unlikely to have been caused by an infected second degree. The damage was such that the skin producing layer...

Burns: Iron Spoon Burn, diaper rash cream, first degree burn
diaper rash cream, first degree burn, warm water: Hi Tina, It sounds like it is healing just fine. Keep it moisturized and protected from the sun for the next 2 weeks or so. A great ointment for this sort of burn is a cream like Desitin diaper rash cream. You may already have some for the little guy! But...

Burns: Irritation/Burn from Magic Shave cream, nasty sunburn, acne problems
nasty sunburn, acne problems, facial soap: Hi Luke, The general treatment fora chemical burn like this is keeping the area clean with mild facial soap and then moisturizing with a product like Mederma. Since it is on the face keeping it well washed is critical to keep the pores clear to avoid acne...

Burns: Itching blisters from oil burn, first aid kit, silvadene
first aid kit, silvadene, inner arm: Hi Jackie, I don t think that you need to SEE your doctor but give him a call and describe the burn. What you want from him is aprescription for Silvadene (or its generic). The open blister should have the dead blister skin pulled away and silvadene (or...

Burns: infected burn, flesh eating bacteria, straightening iron
flesh eating bacteria, straightening iron, antibiotic ointment: Whether you have insurance or not I always suggest a visit to a physician if you have any doubts about a wound. The down side of a neglected wound can be sepsis, hospitalization and morbidity associated with an extensive infection. Death has even occurred...

Burns: iron burn on stomach, ace bandage, gauze pads
ace bandage, gauze pads, dark burgundy: Hi Lindsay, Do you have a doctor you can call for a prescription for Silvadine? If so that would be a great thing to have at the early part of healing. The part where the skin has an unusual texture is likely to become the blister at some point. Save the...

Burns: Kettle burns -- Popcorn kettle, diaper rash cream, sterile gauze
diaper rash cream, sterile gauze, sterile dressings: HI karla, Burns do NOT require oxygen to heal. The good news is this is a small second degree burn and requires only cleanliness, neosporin and a dressing. By now the blister has probably broken. So remove the dead blister skin and wash the burn with soap...

Burns: kettle burns, sterile dressings, lunch period
sterile dressings, lunch period, second degree burn: 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: Large cigarette burns on arms., cigarette burns, scar tissue
cigarette burns, scar tissue, sleeved prom dresses: Hi Promless (PL for short), These sound like deep third degree burns. The problem in removing them is that the cure is often as bad as the problem. Small scars can be removed by surgery, but the result is highly dependant on how a person heals. Some people...

Burns: Laser/Chemical burn, diaper rash cream, laser hair reduction
diaper rash cream, laser hair reduction, 2nd degree burns: Hi Ankany, This started to sound a little better. Contratubex may help. It is a cream that has been around for a long timeand supposedly helps restrict the way collageb fibers are formed (which when chaotic in the way they line up cause scar tissue and...

Burns: Laser hair Removal Burns, diaper rash cream, triamcinolone acetonide cream
diaper rash cream, triamcinolone acetonide cream, laser hair removal: Hi again AK, (A good name I guess... not as bad as YUK!) Oh well, OK, These type of injuries rarely produce any sort of lasting scars. What they may do is leave some brownish or redish areas that last until the skin has re-thickened to match the surrounding...

Burns: Lighter Burn, substance abuse problem, self destructive behavior
substance abuse problem, self destructive behavior, mild soap: 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: Lip Burn, naked flame, wii
naked flame, wii, coloration: Hi Bill, Most lip burns heal very quickly unless very deep. I would think a week to 10 days and things should be coming close to normal. There may be some coloration changes that may take longer to resolve but resolve they wii. Does this help? Ji...

Burns: Lip Burn, hard boiled egg, carmex
hard boiled egg, carmex, good hope: Hi Laura, Eggs and microwaves don t mix very well! But I think you know that! OK, good news about lips is that they are quick healers and heal pretty well without a lot of help. No ice though! that makes it feel better for a short time but then actually...

Burns: Lip Burn - Rose Hip Oil, plant pigments carotenoids, rosehip oil
plant pigments carotenoids, rosehip oil, orange pigments: Rosehip oil is the purified oil of the Rosa cannina fruit (rosehips) from the family of deciduous scrub Rosaceae. The rose hips have irritant hairs that must be removed during processing before use. The oil is astringent and acidic and contains flavonoids...

Burns: Lip Burn, awnsers, carmex
awnsers, carmex, sunblock: Hi Chad, I am not entirely convinced that this is a burn. Either way it is odd enough to be seen by a doctor who can really see what is really going on. Until then lets keep your lips out of the sun (sunblock) and moist at night with neosporin. Hope...

Burns: Lip Burnt from Sunbed, burnt lips, first timer
burnt lips, first timer, signs of infection: Hi Helen, There is no easy way to make this all go away faster but there are some things you can do to keep things from getting worse. You can use the over the counter sore thoat sprays to provide some temporary relief along with Tylenol or Ibuprofen....

Burns: Lips, burn blisters, bottom lip
burn blisters, bottom lip, cold sores: Hi R, At a guess, I would say that they are unlikely to be burn blisters, as I think they would have formed that night if they were burns. While burns do tend to mature over 72 hours mouth burns usually are a lot faster to show their nature quickly. In...

Burns: laser hair removal, laser hair removal, loufa sponge
laser hair removal, loufa sponge, typical reaction: Hi Lindsay, Believe it or not you are fine. This is a very typical reaction to the procedure. Moisturize the area a d wash with a loufa sponge. I know right now it looks wierd! but it will go away in a few weeks. The benefit of the procedure is the you...

Burns: leg burn blister, gauze bandage, sterile gauze
gauze bandage, sterile gauze, third degree burn: Hi Rickie, This sounds like a deep second degree but may be deeper (third degree.) Until the blister breaks use Bacitracin or Neosporin ountment and cover with petroleum jelly gauze and then sterile gauze and a rolled gauze bandage. The blister will break...

Burns: lip area burn, chrismas eve, this chrismas
chrismas eve, this chrismas, index fingers: Hi Darlene, I would imagine that you got a nasty second degree burn. The tough thing about this one is its location. Keep it well coated with the neosporin and if you can keep it covered with some gauze (this is the tough part) it would be best. These burns...

Burns: lip burn, weird coincidence, skin injury
weird coincidence, skin injury, moist skin: Hi Stephanie, We can pretty much say I don t care! in treating this skin injury. Because of the tissue involved and the small size we can decide it is either a cold sore or a burn because the treatment is going to be the same. Get some blistex or Carmes...

Burns: lip scar/ discoloration, plastic surgeon, affliction
plastic surgeon, affliction, upper lip: Hi Daniel, The lip seems to have a true scar. The good news is that while the damage is in theory permanent it may fade inward over time. A plastic surgeon may be able to improve the scar somewhat, but for the next several years I would leave it alone and...

Burns: how long for 2nd degree scar to disappear?, vitamin e oil, baby daughter
vitamin e oil, baby daughter, smooth skin: Hi Julia, It will take as long as several months for the skin to change to normal color. Keep the new skin protected from sunlight as the sun will inhibit proper healing. Unfortunately it sounds like the original blisters were left on the burn. They...

Burns: How long for a burn to heal, fecal coliforms, vitamin e cream
fecal coliforms, vitamin e cream, mild soap: Keep an antibiotic cream on the burned area and cleanse it with mild soap. Use no make-up as make-up rapidly becomes contaminated with bacteria (usually fecal coliforms because it is applied in the bathroom). When the redness has subsided use a good vitamin...

Burns: how long before the pigment comes back to burn area?, partial thickness burns, oat glucan
partial thickness burns, oat glucan, golden skin: Hi Kristi, Give him some time. The initial re-growing skin is pretty thin and you are seeing through it to the underlying structure, It is very much baby skin. Over the next couple of months it should thicken and the normal skin color should begin to...

Burns: Medications & Nutrition for burn patients, regional burn center, production failure
regional burn center, production failure, rescusitation: Hi Lisa, I can give you some hints but you need to talk to your regional Burn center for the most accurate and complete response as this is a little beyond my scope of practice. BUT, Here ius what I recall on the subject: Dr. Avasian (my old boss and co-chair...

Burns: MOTORCYCLE PIPE BURN, third degree burns, aerobics instructor
third degree burns, aerobics instructor, cell debris: Hi Jaime, No Problem! OK,Lets keep tis burn covered for another week. Take a tylenol every 4 hrs (or ibuprofen every 6 hrs) to help with the pain. Keeping it covered with some Bacitracinis often less painful than neosporin, so give it a try. Put a nice thick...

Burns: Motorcycle burn, diaper rash cream, sterile gauze
diaper rash cream, sterile gauze, tiny bubbles: Hi Kristy, First, Be aware that sometimes these types of burns (contact with hot metal) CAN be deeper than you might otherwise suspect. But, lets assume the best, as the treatment and care wont be different. Lets keep the burn covered using neosporin and...

Burns: Motorcycle burn - 2 months in, small red bumps, gauze pads
small red bumps, gauze pads, labor day weekend: Hi Ella, I am concerned about the bumps. The itching can be pretty normal but the bumps may indicate an infection in progress. Lets keep that bit covered and get over to the doctor for a quick look. There are some very nasty infections showing up lately...

Burns: Motorcycle burn, third degree burns, chain link fence
third degree burns, chain link fence, pressure garments: Hi Sandra, A scar forms on the skin when the underlying live dermis is destroyed or badly damaged. The body closes the wound but cannot effectively replace the skin itself. When the burn is fresh and still healing sometimes the scar can be minimized by...

Burns: Motorcycle burn, road debris, silvadene
road debris, silvadene, motorcycle exhaust: As I have not examined it, your question is difficult. There is always a chance of infection with burns. Muffler burns can be contaminated by road debris present on the exhaust. The wound should be cleansed with a mild soap and dressed with topical antiseptic...

Burns: Motorcycle exhaust pipe burn, silvadene, tiny bubbles
silvadene, tiny bubbles, motorcycle exhaust: Hi Amber, So far so good! It is nice to find someone who will actually read what has gone before!!! The trick with the silvadene is to stop using it as soon as the burn stops weeping fluid. Then switch to the bacitracin and change the bandage once...

Burns: Motorcycle exhaust pipe burn, motorcycle exhaust, pain killers
motorcycle exhaust, pain killers, exhaust pipe: Hi Rose, Glad to see that things are getting better! Now, stay with the program and keep it clean and dressed with the silvadene. The Green stuff was in fact pseudomonas but his cephloxin/flucomycin works for that too! I think he was most worried that you...

Burns: Motorcycle muffler burn to inside calf of left leg, motorcycle muffler, natural aloe
motorcycle muffler, natural aloe, table spoon: Hi Natasha, While removing blisters from small burns is a good idea, you also need to take care of what you uncover! The trade-off in removing a blister is that while it can heal faster, it is also vulnerable to infection. That is why it must be washed...

Burns: Motorcycle Pipe Burn, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, mederma: Hi Amanda, If this is a blistered burn or has a pain-free leathery area within it, it should be seen by a doctor and treated with Silver sulfaminide (or Silvadene.) It should be washed at least twice a day and re-dressed with sterile gauze and some rolled...

Burns: My Mouth, canker sores, third day
canker sores, third day, upper lip: Hi Charles, I think this is a case where you ned to see the Doctor. It sounds like a small infection andthis is not a do it yourself situation. While it is possible that it is a simple burn, most burns start to be better daily after the third day and sooner...

Burns: Mouth Burn, sterile gauze, gauze pad
sterile gauze, gauze pad, gauze pads: Hi Blythe, The tricky part is the next few days! First, was there a burn on both the inside and the outside of your lip? second, where is/are the blisters? Chin or lip or both? On the chin, wash well and remove the blister by popping it and trimming...

Burns: minor oil burn, diaper rash cream, protective moisturizer
diaper rash cream, protective moisturizer, jim hope: Hi Cristina, If this is a small blister (less than 1/2 inch) feel free to pop and remove the skin that covers it. Wash your hands and the area first and after removing the dead blister skin wash it again with soap and water. Cover with neosporin and a bandaid....

Burns: mom burned with heater, electrical heater, raw skin
electrical heater, raw skin, dead skin: Hi Tanya, Lets keep it very clean, washing at least daily and keep it covered and coated for at least another week. You might check and see if the blister has broken. If it has, trim or pull it off (the dead skin that forms the outside of the blister. At...

Burns: motorcycle burn, silvadene, partial thickness
silvadene, partial thickness, antibiotic ointment: I have no way of knowing what is normal regarding your burn because I have not examined you. A deep partial thickness or full thickness burn takes a long time to heal. Please review my other answers concerning these types of burns. It will give you a basis...

Burns: motorcycle burn, silvadene, naive girl
silvadene, naive girl, prescription cream: Hi Lisa, Sorry it took so long to get back to you but an ice storm here took us off-line just when I was trying to get your answer out! OK! The problem with second degree burns (blistered burns) is infection. When blisters are removed the burn surface...

Burns: motorcycle muffler burn, motorcycle muffler, pseudomonas infection
motorcycle muffler, pseudomonas infection, gauze pad: Hi Dawn, Sorry about your burn! You have fallen into the trap that even many doctors fall into: The blister has to come off for Silvadene to work! OK, Starting from where you are now, Unless the burn is very large (bigger than 2 times the palm of your...

Burns: motorcycle muffler burn, silver sulfadiazine cream, tongue depressor
silver sulfadiazine cream, tongue depressor, motorcycle muffler: Hi Jane, Keep with the Silvadene on the white patch for another day or so and lets see how it does. I would leave it alone for another day without picking at it. The bleeding part is where it came off a little too soon. It sounds like things are improving...

Burns: motorcycle muffler burn, motorcycle muffler, vitamin e oil
motorcycle muffler, vitamin e oil, degree burns: Hi Sarah, Sounds like a deep second degree injury originaly. This should eventually heal completely and regain normal pigmentation. So what to do to help it along? #1 is to keep the injury out of the sun. No kidding on this one. The new skin is VERY...

Burns: motorcycleburns, second degree burn, jimb
second degree burn, jimb, dead tissue: Hi Colleen, A little thin on information, but what there is doesn t sound very good. How large is the burn? Was it blistered originally? What did you do to treat it? Did you see a doctor? What I am guessing from what you have said so far: This...

Burns: mouth burn, hotchocolate, pain and healing
hotchocolate, pain and healing, throat spray: Hi Becky, Mouth burns heal pretty well without interference. Now, to help with pain and healing stay away from abrasive food (toast, pizza, crusty stuff, etc), get some sore throat spray to help you through the first few days. Last, Tylenol per label directions....

Burns: mouth burn, oral mucosa, hard palate
oral mucosa, hard palate, french fry: 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: mouth burn with blister, oral hygene, oral mucosa
oral hygene, oral mucosa, 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. No recommendation, but you can dilute the wash...

Burns: mouth burn, fried vegetables, milkshakes
fried vegetables, milkshakes, anesthetic: Hi Parul, The good news is that burns in the mouth heal pretty well without a lot of intervention unless they are third degree! What you are doing os fine (oral anesthetic) but you can also add up to 2000 mg per day of tylenol (NOT all at once!) Or you...

Burns: muffler hand burn, thumb index, neosporin
thumb index, neosporin, real solution: Hi Jay, Rule #22. DON T grab hot things! Sorry weak humor. OK lets start with keeping the fingers covered with gauze and wrapped seperately so that the skin from finger A doesn t end up attached to finger B permanently!! (It does happen) The soaking in...

Burns: NAIR!! =(, diaper rash cream, zinc oxide
diaper rash cream, zinc oxide, skin growth: Hi Naki, Go to the pharmacy and get some mederma, A&D cream, Eucerine or a zinc oxide based diaper rash cream like Desitin. Use a lot at night and a little mixed with some sunblock in the day time. Within a few weeks the brown skin will most likely flake...

Burns: Nair, spf sunblock, neosporin
spf sunblock, neosporin, nair: Hi Ellie, At this point, lets just keep them well coated with neosporin and be prepared to use some High SPF sunblock on the actual burn area. It would be great if he took his time getting into the sun but if he wont then he will have to suffer the fact...

Burns: Nair, mucus membrane, vaginal area
mucus membrane, vaginal area, kotex: Hi Kelly, As you have learned, the vaginal area doesn t really have skin as is found elsewhere it is more like a mucus membrane, actually more like your lips. It is easily irritated but there is good news. It heals quickly! Try almost anything for burns...

Burns: Nair allergic reaction, aloe vera gel, oatmeal bath
aloe vera gel, oatmeal bath, soap and water: Hi Deana, Everything sounds like appropriate treatment so far. In the underarm area, You can apply (of all things) Preparation H mixed with the Eucerine or mederma. Desitin is also a very good alternative. This softens the stiff Eucerine making it easier...

Burns: Nair burn, skin pigment, thermal burns
skin pigment, thermal burns, chemical burns: Hi Jadoo, If you did not blister or lose any skin when this happened you will most likely regain your original skin pigment over severl weeks. The chemicals in nair CAN in some folks, lyse the pigment out of the upper layers of the skin, but so long as...

Burns: Nair facial Burn, nair hair removal, skin moisturizer
nair hair removal, skin moisturizer, hair removers: Hi Ana, Even the facial version of Nair and other hair removers is pretty harsh stuff. You should moisturize the area at night and use a skin moisturizer with a sunblock in the daytime. I would guess that the flaking usually lasts for about a week, as...

Burns: Nair question., bacitracin, sun block
bacitracin, sun block, nair: Hi Adam, Use some bacitracin to cover the raw areas. Keep the burned area washed at least twicw a day and re-apply the ointment. If it is a small area, it should be healing nicely within a few days. Avoid direct sunlight as well for several months (Hi SPF...

Burns: Nair used on face, desitin diaper rash cream, diaper rash cream
desitin diaper rash cream, diaper rash cream, ok step: Owwwwwww!!! Audrey!! Tell him not to do that!!! OK, Step #1: WASH WASH WASH WASH! Warm water and soap. (I m willing to bet he has done that already! Step #2: Desitin Diaper rash cream. Best stuff in the world for this sort of raw skin. UNLESS there...

Burns: Nair, nair hair removal, quality skin
nair hair removal, quality skin, mederma: Hi Okoye, This sounds like hypersensitivity rather than a burn or allergic reaction. the redness should fade on its own given a little time. I am assuming that there was NOT any itching with the red spots or raised areas around the edges. Keep the red spots...

Burns: Neck Burn, silver sulfate, spf 15
silver sulfate, spf 15, silvadene: Hi Taheerah, I agree with everything your doctor told you except the part about leaving the burn uncovered. Also all the blister skin should be removed and the area completely washed at least once a day. Use the silvadene (silver sulfaminide for about 10...

Burns: Need help with my burn, silvadene cream, sterile gauze
silvadene cream, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi John, This sounds as though it is infected as green is not a healthy color for any burn. (Did you mean 3 cm I hope?) You very likely need some antibiotics for this and some Silvadene cream which also requires a prescription. See a doctor and keep it...

Burns: nail not growing, dr edwards, antibiotic ointment
dr edwards, antibiotic ointment, 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: "nair" hair remover, bar soap, second degree burn
bar soap, second degree burn, reddish color: Hi Lori, Nair disolves skin protiens just like it does hair and the effect is time determined.... The longer it is on: the more it takes off. If the irritation is limited to just the reddness I think you will be ok, but if some blisters form or open wet...

Burns: another nair reaction question., reaction question, red bumps
reaction question, red bumps, sun light: Hi Tabitha, This is an allergic reaction to the Nair not a burn. Use over the counter cortisone cream on the affected area and perhaps oral Benadryl (Diphenhydramine is the generic and cheaper name). Sun light will probably make it worse so keep it covered...

Burns: do i need to cover my burn?, sterile dressing, antibiotic ointment
sterile dressing, antibiotic ointment, left half: You don t need to keep the burn covered with a dressing but it should be kept clean and covered with antibiotic ointment. If there is a risk the ointment might contaminate food or surfaces then a sterile dressing should be placed onto the wound, or you should...

Burns: nerve damage, third degree burns, skin grafts
third degree burns, skin grafts, loss of sensation: Hi Dawn, Yes and no. Third degree burns destroy the nerves in the affected area, and unless the third degree areas are just barely third degree it is expected that much of the normal sensation is lost, although in some cases sensation returns over a number...

Burns: new skin came off healed burn, new skin, gauze
new skin, gauze, do the right thing: Hi Marilyn, I would not pick on your doctor, but I am afraid she was a little off on the advice to leave it open. I would keep any burn covered a minimum of two weeks and where things are going to rub (Belt line, hands, feet knees, etc) my advice is to...

Burns: OIL BURN IN 2YRS OLD BABY, third degree burns, scar area
third degree burns, scar area, skin grafts: Hi Srijana, Scars from burns happen when the entire depth of the skin is destroyed by heat. When this skin is lost the tissue underneath closes itself as best it can but without a plan . This random collegen fiber growth produces a scar. If live dermis...

Burns: OIL BURN, mild soap, watery fluid
mild soap, watery fluid, partial thickness: You have a partial thickness or second degree burn. The wound should be washed daily with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Put antibiotic ointment on it if you are not allergic and cover it with a sterile dressing. It will certainly heal slower and scar more...

Burns: Oil Burn, dark stains, weird thing
dark stains, weird thing, lab tests: As I have not examined you, reviewed the medical record, lab tests, or imaging, what follows is offered for information purposes only and does not constitute treatment. I always suggest a thorough examination by a health care professional before embarking...

Burns: Oil Burn, spf sunblock, diprobase
spf sunblock, diprobase, degree burns: Hi Louise, You sound like you have had pretty good advice and care to this point. A couple of thoughts: One is keeping things very clean wash the burns twice a day and keep them covered with the mederma foe another 5 days. After this the dressings can...

Burns: Oil Burns, skin coloration, third degree burn
skin coloration, third degree burn, surgical scars: Hi Jaime, The second degree burns MAY have had some third degree burn areas within them which sometimes heal over from surrounding dermis cell. If you are dark complected they may in some cases leave some light colored skin behind that will tend to return...

Burns: Oil burn blister broke, sterile gauze, tetanus shot
sterile gauze, tetanus shot, silvadene: In the burn unit all burns are completely washed with mild soap in a whrilpool on a daily basis and dressed with silvadene. You can do the same. Shower and use a mild soap like Ivory or Johnson and Johnson baby soap. Dry with a clean towel out of the drier...

Burns: Oil splatters, deep fryer, neosporin
deep fryer, neosporin, new skin: Hi Ayesha, Unles these burns blister you should be fine with a little neosporin on the brown spots for a few days and then a moisturizer. The brown bits should eventually flake away leaving new skin underneath. If they blister, write me back. Hope this...

Burns: Old burn treatment., 3rd degree burns, facial scar treatment
3rd degree burns, facial scar treatment, pain suppression: Hi Davina, I will rty, however, much of what you ask is so specific that generalized answers may not be applicable to specific cases. But let me try to help. 1. Typical treatment would start with debrieding the burn of dead tissue, and contaminants to...

Burns: Oven burn, scar reducer, open flame
scar reducer, open flame, soap and water: Hi Jeremy, Sorry if this took a long time to answer but I just got your question for some reason. It sounds like things are doing pretty well. I am assuming that there is no blister left. You can remove (soak and wash with soap and water) any of the...

Burns: oil burn, dark purplish red, silvadene
dark purplish red, silvadene, mild soap: It is difficult to adequately answer your question because I don t know the size, age or depth of the burn. I assume you have been evaluated by someone who understands and treats burns, routinely. If not, that is your first step. Get in to see a general...

Burns: oil burn on face, low blood sugar, yellowish discharge
low blood sugar, yellowish discharge, frying chicken: You should see a physician as you are at risk of an infection in a probable full thickness burn. The syncope (passing out) may or may not be low blood sugar and should also be called to the physician s attention for a more thoughtful work-up. Some states...

Burns: oil burn, second degree burn, soap and water
second degree burn, soap and water, aloe vera: Hi Bill, I would remove the blister and wash the open area with soap and water. Use some Bacitricin liberally to cover it and then cover with a bandage to keep it covered and moist. Repeat the washing and bacitricin twice a day for 10 days to two weeks....

Burns: old cigarette burn scars, 3rd degree burn, minor blemishes
3rd degree burn, minor blemishes, cigarette burn: Scars remain reactive for up to two years. You can find a practitioner who will do anything you ask if you are willing to pay the money. I would wait and use some cream and massage. Remember, whatever you decide surgically or by tattooing is permanent....

Burns: oozing second degree flash burns, flash burns, silvadine
flash burns, silvadine, tetanus shot: Hi Jim, Sounds very normal so far. Oozing from a second degree burn will last up to 14 days and will show a gradual decrease until new skin starts to cover the wound. Hydration will be important over this period. As to supplements those mentioned are fine...

Burns: oven burn, triple antibiotic ointment, partial thickness
triple antibiotic ointment, partial thickness, circumfrence: This is probably a deep partial thickness or full thickness burn. You may lose the overlying skin completely. The swollen area around the burn may be partial thickness or a sign of early infection. Time for a trip to the doctor. You need prescription silvadene...

Burns: oven burn, ace bandage, soap and water
ace bandage, soap and water, 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: oven burn, sterile gauze, third degree burn
sterile gauze, third degree burn, nurse call: Hi Corlynn, Wash it completely with soap and water, pat dry with sterile gauze and coat it liberally with neosporin. Cover with gauze and tape it in place. This may be a third degree burn in which case a scar is inevitable. Our job at this point is to minimize...

Burns: oven burn, third degree burn, silvadine
third degree burn, silvadine, skin graft: Hi again Christine, I am afraid You are right and the doc is wrong (two points for Chris!) I cannot count the times that doctors have failed to study burn care but give advice... oh well! You probably recall from your days with burns that if there...

Burns: oww i burned my finger, triple antibiotic ointment, sterile bandage
triple antibiotic ointment, sterile bandage, mild soap: 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: Peroxide burns, nervous habit, antibiotic ointment
nervous habit, antibiotic ointment, scabs: Keep the scalp clean with daily cleansing. Avoid the use of conditioners. Apply topical antibiotic ointment at the first sign of infection in any of the affected areas. Let the hair salon know what happened. The problem may rest with a new product they...

Burns: Pizza Burn on Arm, left forearm, degree burns
left forearm, degree burns, reddish color: Hi Pasha, Cool water (not ice) for about ten minutes will stop the burning and lower the skin temp enough to prevent the burn from getting deeper. If there is no blister that would indicate that a little topical aloe with xylocain or something similar and...

Burns: PLEASE HELP, laser hair removal, pink circles
laser hair removal, pink circles, little circles: Hi Maggy, OK, Just referred this to an RN/esthatician who does these treatments. She tells me that there are any number of reasons for this to happen, although only one may be applicable: 1, Too long an exposre or too intense and exposure. 2, Performed...

Burns: Please Help - second degree burn on my hand/knuckle, emergency room physician, extra virgin olive oil
emergency room physician, extra virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil: You need to see another health professional preferably a surgeon or emergency room physician if any doubt remains as to treatment. Neosporin ointment contains petroleum jelly as a carrier that also acts as a moisturizer. The splitting is probably secondary...

Burns: Please Please help, racial background, bacitracin
racial background, bacitracin, forhead: Hi Shery, What dripped from the pipe? Hot water? I would keep close conact with a doctor on this burn as I do not like the black color to the burn. Take your antibiotics per the doctors direction and make sure you take them until they are gone! (VERY...

Burns: Possible chlorine burn, protective eye wear, pins and needles
protective eye wear, pins and needles, tiny needles: It is hard to say what type of chemical caused your burn. I ll assume it was chlorine because you say it was. Chemical burns must be washed extensively with water, irrigated for twenty to thirty minutes, and then dressed with an antibiotic ointment and a...

Burns: Post burn Itch, regional burn center, groin area
regional burn center, groin area, scar tissue: Hi Joyce, This is sadly one of those things which sometimes result from the underlying nerve damage. There are a number of treatment options which start with keeping the area moist with a hospital-quality skin protectant cream (Eucerine, Mederma, A&D ointment,...

Burns: Proper burn care/scar prevention at home, 3rd degree burns, scar prevention
3rd degree burns, scar prevention, third degree burn: Hi Anna, This isn t what you wnted to hear, but if there are third degree burn areas they will need to be seen for a follow-up. Even if it is a Doc-in-a-box acute care sort of place, that is better than trying to evaluate and care for this type of burn...

Burns: p.s. HELP - 2nd deg burn hand/knuckle, chlorinated pool, surface cells
chlorinated pool, surface cells, wound bed: Hi again Priscilla, It sounds like things are doing well. I would keep up the moisturizing for at least two weeks. If the burn is completely closed feel free to swim, but lets avoiddirect sunlight on the burn areas for the next several weeks. The skin still...

Burns: painful lip burn, third degree burns, white water rafting
third degree burns, white water rafting, severe burns: Hi Vicky, What you are describing doesn t sound like third degree, however, I would strongly suggest you actually talk to your doctor or A doctor. I would hate to try a long distance diagnosos and be wrong with a facial burn. Faces and their appearance...

Burns: 'perspiration bubbles' over sunburn, tight spandex shorts, sunburn blisters
tight spandex shorts, sunburn blisters, outermost layer: Hi Maia, The only advice here is make sure that they ARE perspiration blisters! pop one and see what is underneath. If it is raw dermis these are second degree sunburn blisters and need to be treated that way. If there is some good skin under there then...

Burns: polish remover burn, poison control, baking soda
poison control, baking soda, towells: Hi Michelle, I called poison control and they say WASH her face for at least 20 minutes with warm water, soap and baking soda. This is to leach out any of the acetone that may still be in the skin. The Noxema may irritate it more than it helps. Assuming...

Burns: Should I pop the blister, bactoban, topical medication
bactoban, topical medication, silvadene: Hi Brian, POP the blister nad then REMOVE the dead skin that formed the top of it. Think of the blister as a kettle of tastey soup for visiting bacteria, that is laced with a number of by-products of cell break-down which will also retard healing. Even...

Burns: possible chemical throat burn, sore thoat, dangerous gas
sore thoat, dangerous gas, clorox: Hi Kelly, This is outside the scope of simple first aid and I would get back to your doctor for advice on this. If there is no difficulty breathing but a persistant sore thoat this is likely to resolve on its own over the next 30 days but if your lungs...

Burns: possible sunburn lips and surrounding areas, temper tantrums, forhead
temper tantrums, forhead, skin reactions: Many times physicians are faced with patients who have the same issues, over and over. Sunburn and skin reactions are a common problem. Your problem is common, so I attempted to answer your question during a very busy clinic day when I was seeing patients....

Burns: propane burn, skin grafts, kim hi
skin grafts, kim hi, burn treatment: Hi Kim, I am assuming that he has been to a burn specialist, or I would hope so. The Light pink or gray areas sound suspiciously like potentially third degree in nature. One quick test for this is Pain! If these areas are pain-free to light touch, that...

Burns: Question, splater, degree burns
splater, degree burns, skin depth: Hey Dan, If it is a burn it was a minor second degree wound. The healing processstarts with a new epidermis growing over the injured deris. The dermis thickens over time back to or near to the original skin depth. While second degree burns do not leave...

Burns: Question about burn patient with unusual disease?, skin pigments, pigment loss
skin pigments, pigment loss, smokeless flame: Re pain from a graft: Probably either or both phantom pain from the nerves above the injury, or psychosomatic pain. ( The residents are supposed to respond to the dept Chairman by report... My name is mud with them but my boss is loving it!) They will be...

Burns: Question about Scar products, neosporin ointment, silicone sheets
neosporin ointment, silicone sheets, scar solution: Hi Caroline, Sorry you got burned. The scar sheets have a checkered history with deep burns. Please insure the burn is completely healed before you try them. There is a protocol for using them on new burns but I have not seen it done personnally so I am...

Burns: Ramen noodle burns, cold bathtub, ramen noodles
cold bathtub, ramen noodles, screaming bloody murder: Hi Natalie, Got the pics. They are nasty second degree burns but they should heal well baring infection or other complications. They actually have started to heal, although they still hurt a bunch! There is quite a bit of epithelialization Spell much?...

Burns: Red markings moving upards and away from burn., acute care facility, loose stools
acute care facility, loose stools, keflex: Hi again Jason, OK Glad you got on the antibiotics! The only problems that we have with taking kEFLEX is the occasional allergic reaction. So if you develop a rash or start having a tightness in your throat or difficulty breathing it is time to get hold...

Burns: Remvoing burn blisters, burn blisters, degree burns
burn blisters, degree burns, finger prints: Hi, Hand burns of any size are problematic healers. The blisters should be removed and the burns treated with Silvadene ointment and properly dressed. It is always best to have this done by your doctor so that he/she can show you how to complete the treatment...

Burns: recently burnt myself, infection period, raw skin
infection period, raw skin, blister: Hi Marcus, Was this a second degree (blistered) burn and if so, was the blister broken exposing the raw skin underneath? If the burn was covered prior to the blister being broken then it is less likely to be infected. But any second degree or deeper burn...

Burns: red itchy nair burns, diaper rash cream, spf sunscreen
diaper rash cream, spf sunscreen, degree burns: Hi Melanie, There have been a LOT of them lately! LOL OK, keep them well moisturized at night with Mederma, Eucerine, or even diaper rash cream like Desitin or A&D cream. In daytime apply some High SPF Sunscreen and then any makeup you prefer. This should...

Burns: How to reduce scarring?, gauze pad, fruits and veggies
gauze pad, fruits and veggies, vitamin e oil: Hi Shannon, Sorry if I took a while to answer but my internet has been pretty iffy for several days. Sounds like you have done a very good job of managing the burn! Mederma is fine as is Eucerine. You can soften these creams with a little Vitamin...

Burns: how to get rid of sun poison rash asap, sun poison rash, sun poision
sun poison rash, sun poision, oatmeal bath: Hi Marla, Unfortunately there is no do-it-yourself fast cure for this type of rash. Relief from the itching can be had by going to the drugstore and getting Oatmeal bath. It is very effective at controling this type of problem. If your doctor will...

Burns: Scald on hand, skin graft, degree burns
skin graft, degree burns, second degree burn: Hi Nish, Question: was the burn seen by a doctor? I don t like reading that the skin is hard and cracking. This sounds like it may have been more than a simple second degree burn. At any rate lets get to your doctor and have him/her take a look. Now, if...

Burns: SECOND DEGREE BURN ON ARM, third degree burns, tetnus shot
third degree burns, tetnus shot, radiator cap: Hi Joanne, I take it this happened several days ago. I have to advise him to see a doctor with this burn. The blisters and loose skin need to be removed everything cleaned with surgical soap and Silvadene ointment applied, a dressing and an over bandage....

Burns: Seawater Swimming after 2nd degree burn, doxycline, motorcycle exhaust
doxycline, motorcycle exhaust, exhaust pipe: Hi Don, I would say no swimming until the oozing stops. That is a pretty good size burn and even on the antibiotic cocktail you are taking, the sea water represents a risk I don t think I would risk. I would also make sure that I kept the burn well covered...

Burns: Seccond degree Burns face and neck., third degree burns, silvadene
third degree burns, silvadene, prescription cream: Hi John, Good questions! The exercises are important during healing so continue them. You have also had very good advice regarding the avoidance of sunlight. Were there any third degree burns here? If so the exercises become doubly important! As to scars...

Burns: Second Degree Burn, scout campout, silvadene
scout campout, silvadene, degree burns: Hi again Kacy, I wish I could just lie and say it is not painful, but it is. Second degree burns are the most painful form of burn and the hand has lots of nerve endings. Much of this can be done with the pain suppressed,though. Perhaps even under what...

Burns: Second Degree Burn, tetanus shot, vaseline gauze
tetanus shot, vaseline gauze, silvadene: Hi Twilya, The first question is how large are the blisters. If small, they can be removed, washed and dressed with the prescription cream silvadene, a Vaseline gauze dressing covered with absorbent but non-stick gauze, and an outer bandage to secure it...

Burns: Second Degree Burn, diaper rash cream, cuticle scissors
diaper rash cream, cuticle scissors, second degree burn: Hi Dave, Sounds like your diagnosis is correct. It would be a good idea at this point to get some neosporin on the scabs and keep them covered with a bandage. This will soften and loosen the scabs with the added benefit of speeding up the healing up quite...

Burns: Second Degree Burn, second degree burn, silvadene
second degree burn, silvadene, skin cells: Hi Nicole, There are several graft types that can be used: Donations from deceased people, donations from live relatives (usually last a week or two but often give enough time for some of the patient s skin to grow, or grow enough of his/her own skin to...

Burns: Second Degree Burn, square centimeters, mr edwards
square centimeters, mr edwards, pig skin: I have not seen your burn Nicole, so it is difficult to answer intelligently. Depending on the depth of burn, which may be full thickness, it may well need another dressing or two. Depending on size, much bigger than a fifteen to twenty square centimeters...

Burns: Second Degree Burn to the lips, cold sore medication, vitamin e oil
cold sore medication, vitamin e oil, degree burns: Hi Stephen, As I have mentioned to other sun-burned lip folk, the good news is that lips heal quickly and pretty well without a lot of intervention. But we should open those blisters and remove the thin blister skin that covered them. The best treatment...

Burns: Second Degree Burn, burn blisters, triple antibiotic ointment
burn blisters, triple antibiotic ointment, sterile gauze: Hi Matt, Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I had a death in the family and so we scooted out of town. You are correct about the type of burn. As they are small, they may be painfull but should heal in a period of 10 days to 2 weeks. Care for...

Burns: Second Degree burns on 2 fingers left hand, gauze pad, warm salt water
gauze pad, warm salt water, tylenol 3: Hi Tammy, I HATE it when that happens to me! OK Last question first: I don t think you need the ER but you should let a doctor have a look at it (either your own or a Uri-Care/ Doc-In-A-Box sort of thing.) Hands can be tricky especially if the burn...

Burns: Second Degree hand burn, degree burns, silver cream
degree burns, silver cream, emergenc: Hi Ivelina, No problem! OK I still recomend that someone skilled in burn care do this but here goes: Sterilize a pair of cuticle scissors. Wash your hands. use the point of the scissors to open the blister. REMOVE the entire blister by trimming around...

Burns: Second Degree Sunburn, silver sulfadiazine, gauze pads
silver sulfadiazine, gauze pads, silvadene: Hi Ricardo, Second degree sunburns are always a little tough to treat due to the places they most commonly affect (shoulders/arms and back.) There are twopossible causes for the small blisters: the first is that you have a real second degree sunburn. The...

Burns: Second degree burn, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, protective moisturizer: Hi again Snez (love the Name!), If there is no scar now, there will be no scar later. The silicone sheets simply perform the same function that pressure garments do with grafts in that the hold down edges and slow the development of ridges at the edges...

Burns: Second degree burn blister over knuckle, partial thickness burns, thermal burns
partial thickness burns, thermal burns, sterile needle: 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: Second degree burn care, water blisters, sterile dressings
water blisters, sterile dressings, silvadene: Hi Kathy, First of all make sure that all... ALL blisters... are removed. Wash the area thoroghly and Apply enough Silvadene to completely cover the burned area with a thin coat. Cover and KEEP COVERED with sterile dressings until healed. If the bandage...

Burns: Second degree (?) burn on knuckle, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, sterile needle: Hi Annie, Call your doctor and ask for a prescription for Silvadene. If you are successful in getting the silvadene, then wash the hand well with soap and water and remove the blisters completely using a cuticle scissor that has been cleaned with alcohol...

Burns: Second degree burn on two knuckles, bactoban, pinky finger
bactoban, pinky finger, silvadene: Hi Megan, If the bandaid is pulling the skin orscab off the wound this can cause this.If this IS happening cover the knuckles with a little petroleum gauze or soak the bandaids off in warm water to keep the new skin in place. and plenty of neosporin. If...