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Burns: I got an oven burn - don't know what to do!, sterile gauze, burn don
sterile gauze, burn don, soap and water: Hi Kat, Not a big problem! Remove the blister dead skin, wash it with soap and water, coat it with neosporin, and a dressing sterile gauze. Repeat the dressing at least daily. Figure that about 12-14days will see that the burn will be pretty well be healed....

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

Burns: 2nd degree burn on my left hand, diaper rash cream, silvadene
diaper rash cream, silvadene, second degree burn: Hi Tricia, Lets keep it covered for a few more days as the new skin is still pretty tender. Stop the silvadene. It has done its job. Lets try a little A&D Cream or Desitin Diaper rash cream (not kidding!) Not a lot just cover the new skin and then add a...

Burns: 2nd degree fingertip burn, third degree burn, hot glue
third degree burn, hot glue, degree burns: Hi again Cindy, A couple of things to check. first, lets keep that hard dry skin well moisturized with something like Mederma or Eucerine. These two are overthe counter but tend to be expensive. SO you can substitute a salve like Desitin diaper cream or...

Burns: Burn with Blister, diaper rash cream, sterile gauze
diaper rash cream, sterile gauze, soap and water: Hi Alison, The blister will likely break no matter what you do, so lets be prepared for it. First clean the entire buren with soap and water. Be gentle but thorough. Next cover the area of the burn (blister and all) with neosporin. Then cover with gauze....

Burns: Burn - chemical, tiny blisters, neosporin
tiny blisters, neosporin, cool water: Hi Lisa, I assume you mean poppers ? Don t do that! (OK that is out of my system) Hon, coat the blisters with neosporin during the day and wash and reapply frequently. Also wash the area at least 3 or 4 times daily. Keep makeup away from the irritated...

Burns: burn via hot steam, sterile gauze, diaper cream
sterile gauze, diaper cream, colored skin: Hi Ms. Burnt, I would use a moisturizer like A&D cream or Desitin diaper cream and keep it covered for a few days. If the skin loosens and starts to come off use neosporin and keep it covered with sterile gauze until healed. The dark skin may be around...

Burns: chemical burn, diaper rash cream, depilitory
diaper rash cream, depilitory, burning sensation: Hi Virginia, If any of this is open wet skin I would advise you to see the doctor for his evaluation. If there are no open wet wounds lets make sure that all of the depilitory is completely gone. zThen use a good quality moisturizer like mederma, and...

Burns: Glycolic acid burn left scar., silicone sheets, shape size
Burns: Glycolic acid burn left scar., silicone sheets, shape size, hyperpigmentation

Burns: motorcycle exhaust burn, brown speckles, silvadene
Burns: motorcycle exhaust burn, brown speckles, silvadene, bicep

Burns: Glycolic acid burn left scar., diaper rash cream, sterile gauze
diaper rash cream, sterile gauze, scene evaluation: Hi Maria, 70% glycolic is very strong stuff! It is supposed to be used under the guidance of medical professionals only, so be very careful in future. If it is still painful after this much time there may be some permanent damage on one side or infection...

Burns: Hot Wax Burn on my Thumb, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, sterile gauze: Hi Rene, This was most probably a second degree burn. When you pulled the wax off and some epidermis came with it you simply removed what would have become a blister. Keep this burn clean with soap and water twice a day. After washing pat dry with sterile...

Burns: help, grease fire, respiratory compromise
grease fire, respiratory compromise, intensive care unit: A thirty odd percent body burn is a serious and life threatening burn. She is evidently in the burn unit or an intensive care unit. She currently requires respiratory support, for reasons you did not specify. She is in trouble. She has first to survive...

Burns: heyy, pain sensations, dermitologist
pain sensations, dermitologist, inflamations: Hey Nita! Go easy on the Diprosone. It is a powerful steroid and can cause some probems of its own. It does lighten scars to some extent, but the stinging you report is a reported side effect and may indicate you are becoming sensitive to it. It is usually...

Burns: hot oil burn, sterile gauze pads, silvadene
sterile gauze pads, silvadene, soap and water: Hi Barb, At this point I would remove the blisters. They have served their purpose at this point. Continue with the Silvadene, washing and KEEP THEM COVERED until you can see new skin has formed, Use the silvadene anywhere the burn is open and wet and use...

Burns: IPL Hair removal and moles..., undesired hair, energy absorption
undesired hair, energy absorption, bikini area: Hi Beck, Not really my field, but my daughter is an esthatician so I ask her. Moles are not messed with except by doctors. The chance that they might have the potential for cancer if not removed completely is the reason most non-docs wont mess with them....

Burns: Lip Burn, burning sensation, best guess
burning sensation, best guess, forms of herpes: Hi Pearl, The original reaction sounds more like an allergic reaction than a chemical burn. I gather everything eventually went away and your lips went back to normal? (If not let me know) Now in the same general area where the burning sensation was two...

Burns: Lip Burn, diaper rash cream, swollen lymph nodes
diaper rash cream, swollen lymph nodes, zinc oxide: Hi Melanie, Lets try a combination of Desitin and Sunblock. A good coating of Desitin over the light coat of sunblock with an spf of 20. I know... Desitin Diaper rash cream! It works as well as anything else and is not as expensive as Mederma or Eucerine....

Burns: motorcycle exhaust burn, scar prevention, third degree burn
scar prevention, third degree burn, brown pigment: Hi Tammy, Silvadene is used on any open burn to prevent infection and provide a good healing environment. It is the gold standard (even if it is made from silver!) The silvadene is only used until the burn starts to heal over as is does slow te total...

Burns: "Neurogenic shock resulting from total body burns" -- this is weird!, ringers lactate, spinal chord injury
ringers lactate, spinal chord injury, red blood cells: Hi Green, I have never seen neurogenic shock resulting from a large burn. Like you I am perplexed by anything other than a spinal chord injury. (While Green is into physiology other readers might want to note the following:) Neurogenic shock is a condition...

Burns: OMFG, wet flesh, bacitracin
wet flesh, bacitracin, neosporin: Jesse! Need a little more from you! Like size and location, what caused the burn, what does it look like and how long ago? For most small burns wash carefully, cover with Bacitracin or neosporin and cover with a dressing. If there is raw wet flesh in...

Burns: partial thickness burn, partial thickness, docters
partial thickness, docters, black tea: Hi Angila, If we are talking a slight grayish tint that can be pretty permanent, however if you are talking about some reddish/brownish areas these will slowly go away over several months. This can take over a year in some cases but most will be pretty...

Burns: Sun Blisters, diaper rash cream, sun blister
diaper rash cream, sun blister, sun blisters: Hi Brittney, Lets keep the scabs and the open bit well covered with both some gauze and some Neosporin until the skin recovers itself. You probably have slowed healing down but probably not enough damage to scar in any permanent way. When the skin re-covers...

Burns: second degree burn, first degree burns, dressing the wound
first degree burns, dressing the wound, silvadene: Hi Gabrielle, The red spots could be signs of an infection, but look at them carefully. If they are hair follicles there is likely not a problem.I am not happy about the yellow scab forming as this could be eschar and indicate that part of the burn is third...

Burns: spider bite, recluse spider bite, brown recluse spider bite
recluse spider bite, brown recluse spider bite, brown recluse spider: Hi Sandra, This sounds very much like what we may find with an untreated Brown Recluse Spider bite. This is out of the burn catagory, but here are some links that may help. These sort of bites are very nasty and can require removal of necrotic tissue as...

Burns: Throat burn, sore thoat, breathing fire
sore thoat, breathing fire, sore throat: Hi Gabrial, SOrry to take so long to get back to you. My vacation extended itself some so just got back. Treat this like any sore throat: tylenol, lots of fluids, Maybe some sore thoat spray and soft foods. As thoat burns usually heal quickly unless...

Burns: 2nd Degree Burn on Knee, fire and gasoline, sterile gauze
fire and gasoline, sterile gauze, tetanus shot: Hi Ryan, This sounds like a second degree burn and should be seen quickly by a doctor. This is a very important thing to do for several reasons. The first is that you got the burn in a dirty environment and could not wash the area clean. Second, at least...

Burns: 2nd degree burn aftercare, diaper rash cream, clothes steamer
diaper rash cream, clothes steamer, silvadene: Hi Sue, The silver sulfadiazide (Silvadene generic) is useful until the burn has covered with a layer of thin new skin. After that it should be discontinued and Bacitracin used for a few more days until the burn no longer shows any red or wet areas. At...

Burns: BURN FROM MOTORBIKE EXHAUST, sterile gauze, calf area
sterile gauze, calf area, silvadene: Hi Matt, Need a little more information. Did it blister? How big is the burn?What did the burn look like after day #3? How long has it been since the burn? What does it look like now? What have you done to treat it so far? But in the mean time.... Most...

Burns: BURN PATIENT, doctor jim, heat therapy
doctor jim, heat therapy, grafts: Hi Debra, As a general rule I would not suggest tanning for former burn patients. I would assume you have had a lot of grafts and tanning is not good for these places. But you might check and see what your doctor might recomend, as he/she will kow you and...

Burns: Burn creams, sprays, blankets, treating burns, topical antibiotics
treating burns, topical antibiotics, duffle bag: A good quality first aid course will answer most of these questions. I do not know what type of creams and sprays you have been supplied with so the question of efficacy can not be answered. There are topical antibiotics and prescription antibiotics that...

Burns: Burn on finger, neosporin, seperately
neosporin, seperately, gauze: Hi Bill, Lets just wash them and cover with neosporin and cover with gauze. Make sure you cover each finger seperately! And... Wait it out. Wash at least daily and re-dress until the blisters break and then whenever the bandage becomes wet or soiled. ...

Burns: Burn vs polysporin, heating element, tiny bumps
heating element, tiny bumps, gauze: Hi Jean, Two possible answers for this. The worst option is that the burn is infected. I suspect this because of the little bumps. If this is it then a doctor should be seen quickly. The second option is allergic reaction which is entirely possible....

Burns: blistering burn on back, acute care center, first degree burn
acute care center, first degree burn, second degree burn: Hi Alison, I am not sure what size heating pad this was, but A blistered bur this size needs prompt care by a physician. Your doctor, an Acute care center/facility, or an ER should be your next stop. While sometimes a deep first degree burn can make little...

Burns: burn cream questions, automobile accidents, large burn
automobile accidents, large burn, degree burns: Hi David, Most of these burn kits work fine as a first aid measure and for small second degree burns. For any large burn even the burn gel products should be thought of as just to get the victim to the hospital. Other than that they are fine and useful....

Burns: burn marks and scabs, sterile dressing, burn mark
sterile dressing, burn mark, soap and water: Hi Mary, Not quite enough information to really answer this. Where was the burn? How did it happen? How big an area? Did it blister? What was done as first aid? Did the child see a doctor or nurse? If this WAS a blistered burn we really don t want it...

Burns: burn from motorcycle exhaust, calf area, motorcycle exhaust
calf area, motorcycle exhaust, time jim: Hi Tanya, This sounds somewhat more than superficial, But keep it covered until healed over with no remaining raw areas. All leaving it open will do is invite infection. Enough oxygen gets to it through the dressing. keep it clean and dry in the mean time....

Burns: burns, third degree burns, 3rd degree burn
third degree burns, 3rd degree burn, hot tea: Hi Ashley, Third degree burns on the face are difficult burns to manage at any age. If the airway was involved (mouth, throat, etc) they are life threatening. If the airway was not involved his doctors and the burn team will have to deal with the total...

Burns: burnt finger, neosporin, bandaid
neosporin, bandaid, ring finger: Hi Justine, Sounds like a pretty mild burn (first degree) so lets put a little nesporin on it and cover with a bandaid. You can take some Tylenol or Ibuprofen for the pain and I think you will find that it helps! As long as no blister formed. it should...

Burns: Chemical burn, antiseptic cream, chemical burn
antiseptic cream, chemical burn, moisturizing cream: Hi Matt, Probably not. But make sure that you wash the area frequently and keep it moist with some neosporin. It would be even better if you can cover it with a bandaid for a few days until it is no longer raw or wet looking. I would expect, barring infection...

Burns: Chemical Scalp Burn, massive infection, chemical burn
massive infection, chemical burn, mean time: Hi Andre, If this is a chemical burn I would expect some hair loss as well. I would take this case to the doctor right away to determine exactly what is going on. In the mean time keep that scalp clean as can be. Wash it well daily and instead of grooming...

Burns: Chlorine burn or chlorine allergy, chlorine allergy, chlorine levels
chlorine allergy, chlorine levels, oatmeal bath: Hi Kelly, This is beyond long distance first to diagnose and deal with. For immediate relief, you might try an oatmeal bath (available at most drug stores. But this condition should be seen by a doctor to really diagnose and treat. He may just be very sensitive...

Burns: Cooking Oil Burn, acute care center, silvadene
acute care center, silvadene, cottage cheese: Hi Brian, I would immediately seek medical help at an ER or an acute care center. Finger burns this deep and extensive should be seen. The burn cream for this wound is a prescription drug called Silvadene. These burns should be lept covered and coated with...

Burns: Cooking Oil Burn, sunlight sunblock, sterile gauze
sunlight sunblock, sterile gauze, left cheek: Hi Natalie, A couple of questions: What is your normal skin color? (if dark complected like African or Mediterranean it is a little tougher to answer. If Caucasian it is a little easier.) And how big is the burn? But regardless of that lets start with the...

Burns: cigarette burn on face, cigarette burn, time jim
cigarette burn, time jim, bandaid: Hi Reena, Without seeing it there is no way for me to tell, but if this was not a sustained contact (where the cigarette was held against your skin) I would doubt that the burn will leave a scar. Keep it clean and covered ith neosporin and a bandaid for...

Burns: cooking burn, skin bleaches, hyperpigmentation
skin bleaches, hyperpigmentation, 9 months: Hi A, Sadly, not much CAN be done. It is just the way you heal. In most cases these spots fade over time. The older we are the slower they take. If there are some over about 9 months old gentle derabrasion can lighten them as can some skin bleaches. But...

Burns: damage on old burn scar?, discolored skin, old burn
discolored skin, old burn, ols: Hi Liz, Ols scars like this are always a problem when re-injured or infected. The most common solution is exciseing the affected area and grafting over it. The problem may be more complex than this though so it should be seen by a doctor familiar with burn...

Burns: Facial Burns, ome time, facial burns
ome time, facial burns, superficial burns: Hi Sarah, It sounds like you received good care at this point. I would expect the swelling to take abouit 2 to 3 weeks to subside. The spots are likely to take somewhat longer but they will fade without permanent reminders. While some red areas may turn...

Burns: face burn, medical device, hoax
Burns: face burn, medical device, hoax, fda

Burns: Healing Dryness & Tightness of a Burn, aloe vera gel, holland and barrett
Burns: Healing Dryness & Tightness of a Burn, aloe vera gel, holland and barrett, facial brush

Burns: Hot oil burn on chest.
Burns: Hot oil burn on chest.

Burns: hot glue gun glue stuck on burn, bandaid, scab
Burns: hot glue gun glue stuck on burn, bandaid, scab, plaster

Burns: Laser Burns, laser hair removal, positive feedback
Burns: Laser Burns, laser hair removal, positive feedback

Burns: Laser Hair Removal Scar, scars, stomach
Burns: Laser Hair Removal Scar, scars, stomach

Burns: face burn, aloe vera gel, first degree burn
aloe vera gel, first degree burn, raw area: Hi Emma, If what is left is just the pink mark that should fade and heal to normal skin over time. Keep it well moisturized and use sunscreen on that area when out side. Feel free to use makeup if the area has no wet or raw area within it. But don t be...

Burns: facial burn, diaper rash cream, facial hair removal
diaper rash cream, facial hair removal, hair removal cream: Hi Maureen, Until you get to see the doctor, keep everything very clean with soap and water. At night try a moisturizer/protectent like A&D cream or even Desitin Diaper rash cream. I would doubt that this will leave any permanent scars although some residual...

Burns: Where can I find "The insensate burn" for free, pain insensitivity, google search
pain insensitivity, google search, www google com: Hi Green, I have not read it (I don t want to pay 30 bucks either). I can only speculate: any rapidly occurring 3rd degree injury would be painless (as long as it happened fast enough). Localized radiation would also have this result I would think. But...

Burns: finger burns, silvadene, dressing change
silvadene, dressing change, bacitracin: Hi Gail, Continue to use the Silvadene anywhere the skin has not yet closed. That is, anywhere the skin is still wet. Use bacitracin or neosporin on the other areas and continue to keep things covered for at least another week. NOW, at each dressing change...

Burns: Grease Burn on Leg, hot grease, little bit at a time
hot grease, little bit at a time, tetnus shot: Hi Thea, The brown mark will go away over time. But it can take quite a while. As long as a year. In the mean time you should use the sun screen and moisturize the area while the skin underneath re-thickens to its original depth. After 3 months you can...

Burns: Hand burn, sterile gauze, petroleum jelly
sterile gauze, petroleum jelly, diaper cream: Hi Heather, If the skin is loose over the burn that was the top of a blister that tore at the time of the burn. The drainage is pretty normal for a second degree burn. If the skin is loose and can be easily removed it may be removed. Do this carefully!...

Burns: Healing Dryness & Tightness of a Burn, fire image, chemical burn
fire image, chemical burn, skin specialist: Hi Joline, If you were on a steroid for that long Ii have to agree with your doctor. But Call your doctor back and see if he/she can get you in to the dermatologist on an emergency basis. As to hair color there should be no normal problem with this but...

Burns: Hi Jim, I have a question about a chemical burn., blind pimples, herpicin l
blind pimples, herpicin l, aloe lotion: Hi Sean, Pimples do often represnt a small skin infection. And under the skin or blind pimples are no exception. None the less I am not crazy about the toothpast theory of pimple treatment. At this point lets use some very mild ointment like bacitracin...

Burns: Hot oil burn on chest., degree burns, silvadene
degree burns, silvadene, little islands: Aloha Michele, Make up is fine as long as the skin is whole and dry. You may still have some itching though if the skin starts getting too dry. So keep up the moisturizing for a while yet. Again, the sunblock is very important - even when you wear a top...

Burns: hot glue gun glue stuck on burn, hot glue gun, home deliveries
hot glue gun, home deliveries, soap and water: Hi Gwen, This is one of those wierd burns that the best thing to do with is pretty much nothing! The hot glue will keep the burn nice and sterile so if covered with a bandaid until it comes off on its own is best. When it does come off, if the area is raw/wet...

Burns: hot water burn, soap and water, neosporin
soap and water, neosporin, gauze: Hi Shakeiva, Sounds like what has happened is all that is going to. But Keep That Ice Away from it. Cool water is ok but ice can do as much damage as the burn dometimes and slows down recovery.It actually makes it hurt longer.Moisturize it and cover it...

Burns: hot wax burn on the upper chest area, working in china, degree burns
working in china, degree burns, 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: Laser Burns, laser hair removal, shin bone
laser hair removal, shin bone, scabs: Hi Laura, Sounds like they got a little aggressive with the laser! BUT I suspect that things will be ok in a few weeks. This is per my daughter who is an esthetician. Your reaction is not uncommon, and usually all this goes away (along with the hair). ...

Burns: Laser Hair Removal Scar, laser hair removal, pain sensation
laser hair removal, pain sensation, doctor jim: Hi JG, Laser burns from these treatments often cause problems like this. I would use a mederma-like moisturizer or even A&D cream for a few days to help any closed area healing and soothed. Laser wounds almost always are very irritating but bost clear up...

Burns: My little sister got a first degree burn from steam, diaper rash cream, gauze pad
diaper rash cream, gauze pad, sterile gauze: Hi Corine, Since the blisters are popped wash the area gently but completely with soap and water. Remove any of the loose blister skin that may be still there. Cover the burn with Neosporin or Bacitracin and cover with sterile gauze pad and some tape to...

Burns: Oil-Burn, open wounds, expert attention
open wounds, expert attention, subha: Hi Subha, As these burns are on your hand and are as you described them I would recommend you immediately seek a doctor s care for this situation. I suspect that some areas of this burn may well be third degree. The burn needs expert attention to insure...

Burns: Reducing an existing burn scar., self concious, metal grate
self concious, metal grate, third degree burn: Hi Amanda, This was clearly a third degree burn and the scar itself unless removed by surgery, is permanent. A number of methods are around to reduce the appearance of the scar, although none of them give completely satisfactory results. Pressure dressings,...

Burns: roof of the mouth burn, roof of the mouth, lymph node
roof of the mouth, lymph node, mouths: High Susie, es it could be a lymph node reacting to infection in your mouth. As a rule mouths heal pretty quickly with few complications, but things should be much better by now regarding the burn as a whole, so I would recommend that you see your doctor...

Burns: Second degree burn, silvadine, liquid soap
silvadine, liquid soap, doctors office: Hi Abby, Liquid soap is easiest to use as it is already moslty water. But soap should be used. Make sure that you gently but completely clean the burn area before re-dressing.. Now as to the green area. I would immediately see the doctor about this....

Burns: Serious Lip Burn Infection from NAIR, nair hair remover, sterile gauze
nair hair remover, sterile gauze, wound area: Hi again Joline, Bactoban requires a prescription in the US. It looks like neosporin and has an oily base. Petroleum gauze is an over the counter dressing and is found in the drug store with the first aid dressings. There are several forms of it with different...

Burns: Skin burnt after Laser treatment for hair removal, laser hair removal, leporacy
laser hair removal, leporacy, cream lotion: Hi Mary, Laser hair removal is generally sfe and effective but what you experienced is NOT uncommon early on in the period following the actual treatment. It does sound as though the Doc may have been too agressive with it, but I can tell you that in almost...

Burns: skin removed from wax burn, facial burns, acute care facility
facial burns, acute care facility, soap and water: Hi Lindsay, See a doctor for this burn, as facial burns need a different sort of evaluation and care from burns in other places. In the mean time keep these burns clean with soap and water and coated with Neosporin. Then OFF TO THE DOCTOR! (or ER or Acute...

Burns: throat burned on hot microwaved food, treatment advice, hot food
treatment advice, hot food, sore throat: Hi Jane, The good news is that thoats and mouths heal more quickly tha other parts do. But they hurt too! Try a combination of Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Take them both at once to start with and then follow the labels for repeat dosage. You can also try one...

Burns: wax burn, diaper rash cream, cotton panties
diaper rash cream, cotton panties, brazilian wax: Hi Vicky, Sadly the only way for it to go away is the burn to heal normally. But we can make it more comfortable. I am assuming no blisters. Is that right? Waxing also removes part of the outer epidermis along with hair so everything is a little more...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, sterile gauze, skin moisturizer
sterile gauze, skin moisturizer, degree burns: Hi Shayne, If this is a small burn, quarter-size or smaller, And the blister broke, Wash the area with soap and water then remove the broken blister and cover with Neosporin and a bandaid, or sterile gauze if a bandaid wont cover it completely. Change the...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, sterile gauze, degree burns
sterile gauze, degree burns, doctor jim: Hi B, Foot burns are all considered to be serious. because of the foot s importance to us in daily life. I would call the doctor in this case and get a prescription for Silvadene and let him/her take a look to insure that it is not more serious than a...

Burns: 2nd degree burn healing on the 3rd day, silver sulfadiazine cream, north hollywood ca
silver sulfadiazine cream, north hollywood ca, protective moisturizer: Hi Cara, I would say that everything sounds pretty normal in terms of a normal second degree healing process at this point. We would differ with the advice regarding airing the burn out so that a scab can form, as our protocol would try to avoid a scab...

Burns: 3rd degree burn, old burn, sun block
old burn, sun block, plastic surgeon: Hi Cynthia, The surgery will take longer than a few years to stop the swelling but the tattoo is a common solution to arm and leg scars. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable about yourself. Trust me other people don t really notice scars...

Burns: addl. info on my earlier ??, traveling with a toddler, silvadene
traveling with a toddler, silvadene, burn unit: Hi again Julia, It should be OK to follow their directions as noted. The exception would be if any sign of infection started to show up. A degree or more of temperature, redness above the burn, red hair-like lines around the outside, an increase in the...

Burns: Bad veet burn, neosporin, six minutes
neosporin, six minutes, yesterday morning: Hi Hosanna, Probably no scars but it will be red for a bit. Lets use some neosporin for a couple of days and then switch to Mederma Lotion as a moistuizer and protector. You can add a small amount of the vit E in the Mederma if you like. If it starts to...

Burns: Bleach burn, sterile gauze, soap and water
sterile gauze, soap and water, home remedy: Hi Linda, The number one thing is to make sure the bleach is off the affected area. Many people think that a quick rinsing with water is adequate. It is NOT! Lots of soap and water is required. I recommend that you wash your hands with warm soap and water...

Burns: Burn on face, mederma gel, acne scar
mederma gel, acne scar, having some sort: Hi Sarah, Be very careful with procedures like dermabrasion or peels. The surface brownish skin must have a full layer of epidermis under it before that can help. Check with a dermatologist first to make sure that you are not making things worse! I have...

Burns: burn, gauze bandage, sterile gauze
gauze bandage, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi Jane, I am sorry that you applied ice to it. Use only cool to cold water in future as the ice can be as damaging as the burn in some instances. Burns mature for up to 72 hours so this just may be the whole burn revealing itself. BUT lets see what...

Burns: burns, inch scar, mederma
inch scar, mederma, grazes: Hi Ken, This sounds like a simple abrasion which sanded off the outer epidermis. If this happened a short time ago (last 5 days or so) I would expect it to heal to normal skin within a few weeks with your normal skin tone returning. Keep it clean and...

Burns: Will burns from a cooking oil scar?, collagen fibers, olive complexion
collagen fibers, olive complexion, degree burns: Hi SK, These will probably not produce any permanent scars, although there may be some dark spots for a few months. Real scars generally require damage all the way through the outer epidermis, AND the underlying dermis into the fatty layer or into the fascia...

Burns: burns and what foods can help heel them faster, 3rd degree burns, large burn
3rd degree burns, large burn, personal ability: Hi Kim, For a small burn area as described a good normal diet is usually recommended. But no dieting! She can go a little heavier on the carbs during the healing process. A real ice cream milkshake with lunch would be heavier in most of the food values...

Burns: cigarette burn, cigarette burn, degree burns
cigarette burn, degree burns, signs of infection: Hi Matt, This sounds like either just the last bit of healing continuing or it may be a small scar. Frequently, second degree burns leave a reddish/brownish area of thin dry skin on the surface that very slowly returns to normal. It CAN take quite a while...

Burns: Bleach burn, cvs pharm, finger tips
Burns: Bleach burn, cvs pharm, finger tips, gauze

Burns: Burn on face, tea tree oil
Burns: Burn on face, tea tree oil

Burns: Nair issue!, baby soap, minor burns
Burns: Nair issue!, baby soap, minor burns, petroleum jelly

Burns: skin blister, blisters on hands, cymbalta
Burns: skin blister, blisters on hands, cymbalta, hands and fingers

Burns: sunburn and swelling, milk bath, natural alternatives
Burns: sunburn and swelling, milk bath, natural alternatives, oatmeal

Burns: face burn, aloe vera gel, first degree burn
aloe vera gel, first degree burn, raw area: Hi Emma, If what is left is just the pink mark that should fade and heal to normal skin over time. Keep it well moisturized and use sunscreen on that area when out side. Feel free to use makeup if the area has no wet or raw area within it. But don t be...

Burns: Healing a Scald Burn, silver sulfadiazine cream, silvadene
silver sulfadiazine cream, silvadene, pale yellow color: Hi Beth, The Silver Sulfadiazine (Silvadene) is a wonderful medication when used early in the treatment process but it does have a downside as well in that is slows healing somewhat and also can cause (in some cases) a greyish tattoo to form within the...

Burns: hot wax, vitamin e cream, hot wax
vitamin e cream, hot wax, skin tone: Hi Saim, I need to know a little more info to help. What is your normal skin tone and what was the wax for? Hair removal or skin treatment? Also was there any discomfort when the treatment was done? I suspect that the spots may not be directly related to...

Burns: laser face burn scar, natural home remedies, brown age spots
natural home remedies, brown age spots, dime size: Hi again Gisl, There is nothing terribly wrong about either the advice your Derm gave as she had the chance to actually see the problem. I tend to like the 2% formula better than the stronger stuff as the stronger formula tends to provoke more skin thinning....

Burns: How long do 2nd degree burn blisters last?, burn blisters, sterile gauze
burn blisters, sterile gauze, skin moisturizer: Hi Ben, So far so good. Leave the blister whole and keepit covered with sterile gauze or a bandage and neosporin. If the blister breaks feel free to remove it completely after washing both your hands and really wash the burn itself. Then if you find that...

Burns: Nair Burn, pilonidal cyst, sterile gauze
pilonidal cyst, sterile gauze, brown discoloration: Hi Grant, Although this is not really a burn issue it is close enough to deal with it here. Go to the pharmacy and find Mederma cream. Use that on the brownish area to keep it moisturized and protected. Make sure that at a minimum daily that the area is...

Burns: Nair issue!, cotton panties, yeast infection
cotton panties, yeast infection, diaper cream: Hi Charly, Ouch! Sorry to hear about this burn! What to do: First off is ALL the Nair gone from your skin? Wash yourself carefully with soap and water. Do it very gently, but do it. Next, The drug store has a product over the counter called Desitin Diaper...

Burns: neck burn from curling iron, diaper rash cream, neosporin
diaper rash cream, neosporin, curling iron: Hi Susan, Neosporin is only helpful if there was a blister or open wet red area. What we need is to moisturize and calm at this point. So let s look for Mederma, A&D Cream or Desitin Diaper Rash cream at the Drug store and just apply a little three times...

Burns: oil burn, third degree burn, first degree burn
third degree burn, first degree burn, superficial burns: Hi John, You are not wasting my time, and it is a great question so that others can see the question and answer too! Cool water will not penetrate the oil without soap to help break down the oil. BUT it does cool both the oil and the burn. This stops...

Burns: quite bad cigarette burn, cigarette burn, tetanus shot
cigarette burn, tetanus shot, raw wound: Hi Sandy, Lets keep this burn clean with soap and water, to start with. It does sound like a deep burn and probably third degree so it will likely scar. Coat it well with neosporin and keep it covered 24-7 with a bandaid. The yellow/brown stuff is most...

Burns: Sun posion, diaper rash cream, sun posion
diaper rash cream, sun posion, predizone: Hi Again Rudy, There is only anecdotal evidence that Vit E helps with wounds, but we have tried it on any number of patients in the burn center without finding a downside to it. We used a small amount of pure it E oil mixed with Mederma in some cases and...

Burns: Sunburn, double whammy, diaper rash
double whammy, diaper rash, pain killers: Hi Giulia, That sounds like a double whammy! A bad first degree sunburn with an associated sun reaction. Glad the swelling has subsided. That is good! Now, no ice pack! cool water soaked cloths are best for this sort of things as ice and ice packs can actually...

Burns: second-degree burns and travel, third degree burns, pencil erasers
third degree burns, pencil erasers, superficial burns: Hi Julia, The small burns may well be very small third degree burns. And they may easily have been missed at the original evaluation. Most small burns like these form small scars which may or may not end up as permanent. Often they close in from the outside...

Burns: skin blister, cymbalta 30mg, fabric softeners
cymbalta 30mg, fabric softeners, summer at the lake: Hi Lance, This is out of my league. It sounds like a sun exacerbated reaction to ? (just to sound like a doctor). But I do not like the idea of the blood blisters. This is one key finding to a severe allergic reaction to something else you are exposed...

Burns: sunburn and swelling, nasty sunburn, leg cramp
nasty sunburn, leg cramp, mederma: Hi Christi, Sorry about the nasty sunburn! It takes between 3 and 5 days for the major portion of the sensitivity to dull down to an easier to deal with level. In the mean time you can take a combination of Ibuprofen and tylenol to help with the daily pain....

Burns: Throat burn, chemical burn, 3 rounds
chemical burn, 3 rounds, sore throat: Hi Terry, This is way outside of my experience! Due to the fever I like your doctor would expect the problem to be an infection rather than a chemical burn. I would stick to the doctor like glue! A long distance guess from me is not a solution I am afraid!...

Burns: Treating a burn, sterile gauze, treating a burn
sterile gauze, treating a burn, silvadene: Hi Erin, Sounds like second degree burns, so lets start with the basics: First use some cool water and soap to clean the areas completely. Next coat the burns with neosporin and cover completely with sterile gauze and a bandage to hold everything where...

Burns: throat burn, breathing difficulty, temprature
breathing difficulty, temprature, baked potato: Hi Antonia, This doesn t really sound like a burn and is more likely an infection. As you have some pain breathing I am, however, concerned. I would contact your doctor right away! Any breathing difficulty should be considered serious, so call his office...

Burns: water burn removal, university med center, types of doctors
university med center, types of doctors, magic cream: Hi Dawon, I am sad to say that there is no magic cream to make a scar go away. And as I cannot see the area you describe it is tough to even give much advice that would really help. But there are two types of Doctors that may be able to give you advice:...

Burns: 2 week old cooking oil burn with no blistering, scar treatment, brown burn
scar treatment, brown burn, broken skin: Hi Patrick, You have done all the good things so far. You might use a little medrma on it to help things along. The darker brown burn was a little deeper than the others and will take a little longer to flake off, but it will. I would stick to the mederma,...

Burns: 2nd degree burn, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, soap and water: Hi Liz, I would not recommend popping intact blisters since it opens the unprotected raw dermis under it to infection. If the blisters are currently open remove the dead skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water and cover with neosporin and if small a bandaid,...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on calf, wound care clinic, third degree burn
wound care clinic, third degree burn, muscle cramps: Hi Shelly, It sounds (from your description) as though there may be a small third degree burn area on his calf. There should not be any lasting muscle damage from your description, but he does need to exercise the leg so that he does not develop a problem...

Burns: 2nd degree burns on arms, 2nd degree burns, hi chris
2nd degree burns, hi chris, liquid state: Hi Chris, Is it safe to assume that the skin came off with the carmel? Leaving several raw spots? or is the skin just red but remains intact, or are there blisters? If no blisters and the skin is simply red, figure three days to a week to heal. For blistered...

Burns: 2nd degree hand burn, 3rd degree burns, fatty layer
3rd degree burns, fatty layer, scar tissue: Hi Gerry, There are two conditions that cause loss of, or partial loss of function or range of motion. Fortunately these happen only after 3rd degree burns. One is heterotopic ossification or HO , which is a condition where for unknown reasons joints...

Burns: 4 wheeler burn on inside of knee, silvadene cream, triple antibiotic ointment
silvadene cream, triple antibiotic ointment, silvadene: Hi again, You are doing a great job! Keep using the silvadene on the small open part until gone. You can switch to Mederma on the area covered but don t rush into it . It would be good to keep up with the triple antibiotic for a few more days. When everything...

Burns: 4 wheeler burn on inside of knee, whitish area, seered
whitish area, seered, inner leg: Hi again Michelle, So far you are doing about all you can do on your own. The yellowish yuk is a combination of the silvadene and fluids leaked by the burn. In and of itself it is nothing to be concerned about. The white area you describe is almost certainly...

Burns: Arm burn, sterile pad, yellow discharge
sterile pad, yellow discharge, neosporin: Hi Lisa, I would call the doctor about this one! This sounds more like an infection than just a burn healing. I would also keep the neosporin going and cover with gauze. Airing out a burn does no good and may contribute to infections continuing. Ji...

Burns: Brother burned in housefire, fourth degree burns, smoke inhalation
fourth degree burns, smoke inhalation, straight shooter: Hi Again Dana, He will probably lose the toes at this point but its not much of a price if he survives. Don t get too concerned about the puffy look. That is due to the high amounts of fluid he is getting and as long as urine output remains in proportion...

Burns: BURN INFECTION, degree burns, silvadene
degree burns, silvadene, red hair: Hi Ashley, Look at the area around the burn. Are there little red hair-like lines? Any new blisters inside the burn area? How long since the burn happened? If over 4 days and it is not starting to feel better infection is possible. Has the burn been kept...

Burns: BURNED LIPS, zinc oxide cream, triple antibiotic ointment
zinc oxide cream, triple antibiotic ointment, sunblock spf: Hi Kim, There are very few ways to completely block strong sunlight over a trip like you describe. The best is to combine zinc oxide cream with a strong sunblock (SPF 30). The problem is that you end up looking like a life guard that missed his nose! Seriously,...

Burns: Burn Blister Removal: Say What?, compression bandage, cellular debris
compression bandage, cellular debris, minor burns: Hi Kieth, OK. Here is the Blister Deal: Blisters are formed when the damage extends through the epidermis (outer layer of essentially dead skin) to or into the dermis (the alive cell producing layer just under the epidermis. The epidermis bond to the...

Burns: Burn bumps, little red bumps, sterile gauze
little red bumps, sterile gauze, soap and water: Hi Lisa, This sounds very much like an infection. I would call the doctor immediately so that he can start you on antibiotics and evaluate the injury. This is important, so don t delay! In the mean time wash it thoroughly with soap and water coat with Neosporin...

Burns: Burn Question,,,please!, tiny blisters, first degree burns
tiny blisters, first degree burns, laser hair removal: Hi Jen, Sounds like things are going to be OK. The blisters can be treated with a light coat of neosporin or even A&D cream to sooth any raw bits. But I think you are going to be fine! As to the loose skin bit lets protect it for a while with A&D cream...

Burns: Burn on my tattoo, diaper rash cream, gauze bandage
diaper rash cream, gauze bandage, triple antibiotic ointment: Hi Vic, Keep it clean with soap and water is issue #1. Then continue with the triple antibiotic cream and cover with sterile gauze and a bandage to hold things together. After things have calmed down (two weeks) use Mederma, Desitin diaper rash cream, or...

Burns: Burned Mouth, acute care clinic, red gum
acute care clinic, red gum, doctor jim: Hi Sharon, This is a real medical problem and needs a doctor to solve. I suspect the strep is more of a cause than the gum but it IS possible that he is more sensitive than average. Any of the antiseptic mouth washes or sore throat sprays may help along...

Burns: Burns, please help!, laser hair removal, degree burns
laser hair removal, degree burns, mederma: Hi Jen, Anywhere there was a true blister, the skin should be protected with sunblock. It will take at least 30 days for shallow second degree burns or up to a year for deep second degree burned skin to be normal again. Keep the sunblock going and moisturize...

Burns: Burnt finger, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, petroleum jelly: Hi Dolly, No more ice! That does additional damage to the burn. Cool water is first aid for a burn right away and then clean, cover and protect! Lets wash with soap and water, cover with neosporin and wrap with a piece of petroleum jelly gauze, then sterile...

Burns: Burnt Throat, lingual tonsil, rhinitus
lingual tonsil, rhinitus, epiglottis: Hi Again, I have done some research on the subject and can find no real evidence that Mag citrate should cause this sort of reaction although in a powder form it can be irritating. It may be that he is simply hyper sensitive to this chemical and that may...

Burns: very bad sunburn, sunburn
sunburn: Hi Rebecka, This burn sounds large enough toneed some medical advice. I think it would be best if you gave the doctor a call and got a prescription for Silvadene cream, to make sure your tetanus is up to date and to make sure that there are no infections...

Burns: big burn blister, safety scissors, silvadene
safety scissors, silvadene, signs of infection: Hi Glen, This is in a place and large enough to warrant a trip to the doctor s office. Blisters on the foot due to socks, shoes, perspiration ond darkness are great breeding grounds for infection so it would be best to let the doc handle the initial treatment...

Burns: broken blisters from scalding water on fingers, sterile gauze pads, triple antibiotic ointment
sterile gauze pads, triple antibiotic ointment, cuticle scissors: Hi Again Debby, Silvadene is a prescription cream, and is very very good in preventing burn infections. Bacitracin is very mild and non-irritating. We use that in the burn center after healing starts. Neosporin is better in the early stages of burn healing...

Burns: burn, second degree
second degree: Hi Ashley, From the picture and your description I would say it is a second degree burn, but even if it is thrd degree (don t think so) the treatment would be the ame for a small burn. Wash WELL with soap and water (I know it hurts!) Apply a thick coat...

Burns: burn, neosporin, dermis
neosporin, dermis, blister: Hi Anna, First off, try to avoid using ice on a burn, as this does more damage than good. Stick to cool water. Lets keep the blisters covered with some neosporin and gauze for about 10 days. Getting an open or broken blister wet is an invitation for infection,...

Burns: burn scars, scars
scars: Hi Daniel, True scars if small will diminish for (most people) over time, but never really go away. The silicon sheets reduce the texture and height of a scar but don t seem to affect color changes much. Color changes usually fade but take can take quite...

Burns: burns, first degree burns, third degree burns
first degree burns, third degree burns, 2nd degree burns: Hi Kim, I am not sure what they used as a burn dressing, however, if the burns were protected from air and abrasion from clothing and bedding AND if the burn was not too severe I would suspect all is ok at this point. If the burn was a deep injury and...

Burns: Chemical burn, sterile gauze, vinegar and water
sterile gauze, vinegar and water, white vinegar: Hi Again Lajoyce, Most hair relaxers contain a strong base chemical like lye which acts by weakening the protein of the hair. Since hair is not all that different a protein from skin it can attack the skin as well if left on long enough. I am also a little...

Burns: Cigarette Burn, silicone sheets, third degree burn
silicone sheets, third degree burn, cigarette burn: Hi Graham, This sounds a bit like it is a third degree burn and may be a permanent scar. The yellow bit sounds like eschar which is the dead layer of dermis. When this dies, it cannot product the new skin cells that make up the normal skin in the healing...

Burns: Curling Iron Burn, diaper rash cream, sterile gauze
diaper rash cream, sterile gauze, gauze pad: Hi Amanda, Sorry about the little guy! OK, treating a second degree burn starts with cleanliness, and then protection. So wash your hands and remove any broken blisters. Carefully wash the burn with soap and water. Don t scrub, but do wash all the old...

Burns: chemical burn, cap fulls, little red bumps
cap fulls, little red bumps, soap and water: Hi Kristin, First, use warm water with a small amount vineger (a couple of cap fulls in a pint of water) and then with soap and water to completely remove and neutralize any residual Nair from the area. Next coat the bumps and little sores with neosporin....

Burns: chemical burn discoloration, silver sulfadiazine, adult acne
silver sulfadiazine, adult acne, raw area: Hi Trina, When using Retin-A, you have to be very careful as the skin is thinned by it. I would stop using the Silvadene at this point. If there is no open/raw area the silvadene is no longer useful. I would wait for a while to let the skin re-grow to its...

Burns: cigarette burns on arm, cigarette burns
cigarette burns: Hi Zach, Not enough information to really answer your question, but if there was a concerted effort to burn your arm (held against your arm for longer then it takes to read this (so far) it is probable that there will be at least a small scar. Blistered...

Burns: curling iron burn, curling iron, soap and water
curling iron, soap and water, time jim: Hi Jenni, Stick with the Desitin for a few days. It would be best to wash this burn thoroughly with soap and water first, then the Desitin, then some gauze to keep it covered. After the new skin covers the burn (5-7 days) use the Desitin at night ans...

Burns: Facial Burn, alpha hydroxy, facial scrub
alpha hydroxy, facial scrub, little bit at a time: Hi Marsha, Lets let this heal for a bit, say a few weeks, then try a very light scrub. Emphasis on VERY light! Stay away from the creams you mention for a while as they will not help and can make things a lot worse. What you see in the dark spot is just...

Burns: BURNED LIPS, zinc oxide, white stuff
Burns: BURNED LIPS, zinc oxide, white stuff, google

Burns: Burn Blister Removal: Say What?, medical specialists, blisters
Burns: Burn Blister Removal: Say What?, medical specialists, blisters, medical attention

Burns: Burned Mouth, spicey foods, slim pack
Burns: Burned Mouth, spicey foods, slim pack, couple pieces

Burns: Burnt Throat, aspirin, sore tongue
Burns: Burnt Throat, aspirin, sore tongue, mag citrate

Burns: freon burn, pain pills, blisters
Burns: freon burn, pain pills, blisters, bam

Burns: New skin of a 2nd degree burn, burn ointments, degree burns
Burns: New skin of a 2nd degree burn, burn ointments, degree burns, pink skin

Burns: follow-up (I burned my penis with a lightbulb!), third degree burn, diaper cream
third degree burn, diaper cream, pointy objects: Hi again Dan, Use a little Desitin Diaper Cream on the area of the burn. Just to keep the skin moisturized. I doubt that it was a true third degree burn unless the light bulb was in contact for more than a few seconds. The good news is that skin in that...

Burns: freon burn, r 134a, burning sensation
r 134a, burning sensation, heat injuries: Hi Danielle, Cold injuries are treated pretty much the same as heat injuries, however for an extremity like a hand we do try to warm things up a little faster! This SHOULD BE SEEN BY A DOCTOR! There is no way around it. The injured skin will that is blistered...

Burns: Hot Water Burn Blisters, burn blisters, water burns
burn blisters, water burns, degree burns: Hi again Ian, Burns mature over a period of up to 72 hours. So if what you have seen is skin forming an ORIGINAL blister over this time then that would be different (and unlikely to be an infection) from a new blister forming where one had been originally....

Burns: Iron Burn, t rush, skin bleaches
t rush, skin bleaches, freak accident: Hi Carmen, What you are already doing is fine, but it will take some time. The darker skin is epidermis that was burned but did not seperate from the underlying dermis. This can take a fairly long time in some cases... like over a year as they slowly fade....

Burns: Laser Burn, skin pigment, doctor issue
skin pigment, doctor issue, laser burn: Hi Syl, Laser treatments on dark skin are very touchy! It does not sound like any of your burns were third degree but The issue of loss of pigment is definitly a see the doctor issue. In most cases the skin pigment returns but it can be a lengthy process....

Burns: Laser Hair removal burn, Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal: Hi Jenny, You describe a pretty common reaction to laser treatments. They frequently look and feel awful for a few days, shed a little outer epidermis and then they clear up over a week s time or so. The aloe get is fine for this and makes it more comfortable...

Burns: Laser hair removal burns, laser hair removal, laser frequencies
laser hair removal, laser frequencies, hair follicles: Hi Lois, Different Laser frequencies have very different results depending on skin condition and tone. Most people with laser problems like blotchy painful skin find that things are back to normal over the course of two weeks or so. Your case does sound...

Burns: my mom's third degree burn, diaper rash cream, third degree burn
diaper rash cream, third degree burn, vitamin e oil: Hi Again Lana, Nerve pain as you describe is not uncommon in deep burns. Although the med prescribed is a recognized treatment for phantom pain, I have only limited experience with it. If the pain persists I would talk to the doctor about injections to...

Burns: motorcycle burrn, sterile gauze, advice nurse
sterile gauze, advice nurse, silvadene: Hi Denise, Sounds like you have done a pretty good job of keeping it clean. The first stage of healing is where you see new dry skin covering the wet raw wound. It is very thin baby skin and is sensitive but rapidly pain free to touch. As it thickens...

Burns: Nair Burn, Nair reaction
Nair reaction: Hi Caleia, Any of those products would be fine, or try Desitin Diaper rash cream. This may be more of an allergic reaction than a burn. So before applying anything make sure that you wash the area thoroughly. Should be major improvement over the next...

Burns: New skin of a 2nd degree burn, Brown marks
Brown marks: Hi M.A., No Retin-A! That tends to thin the skin of a burn. Continue moisturizing and the old damaged dark skin will slowly fade to normal as the brownish epidermis is replaced from underneath. It does take a while but have faith! It will go away! Stay...

Burns: neuromas from scar and tissue damage, nerve tumors, nerve centers
nerve tumors, nerve centers, electrical burns: Hi Craig, I have heard of locating and removing painful nerve centers by similar techniques in amputees. But not by injecting alcohol into them. I would say that a neurologist would probably be the doc to do it, though. I doubt a primary care doc would...

Burns: Outdoor Clorax burn, sterile gauze, raw bits
sterile gauze, raw bits, silvadene: Hi Alice, If there is still raw dermis exposed I would hold off on the second skin at this point. There will still be some fluid loss and the second skin can complicate that. Stick with gauze and Silvadene or Bacitracin/Neosporin/etc and cover with sterile...

Burns: Plz help, severe sunburn, acute care center, severe sunburn
acute care center, severe sunburn, shin bone: Hi Madison, Right off the top, you need to see a doctor. Sunburn this extensive and severe needs real medical help not just first aid. To help in the mean time take both a Tylenol and an Ibuprofen. You can then repeat those based on label directions. ...

Burns: Second degree burns, skin grafts, thickness burns
skin grafts, thickness burns, degree burns: Hi Neha, Only full-thickness burns generally produce scars. So anywhere there was a second degree burn, the marks will fade in a period of up to a year. Actual scars are produced when the burn destroys tissue through the dermis. If the dermis dies then...

Burns: Severe sunburn, severe sunburn, sterile gauze
severe sunburn, sterile gauze, degree burns: Hi Marshal, Sunburns produce two kinds of blisters. Some are sweat blisters, where the epidermis is sealed and its outmost layer is lifted up by perspiration. When opened there is normal skin under them. Other blisters are true second degree burns in...

Burns: second degree burn all around leg, family physican, muscle relaxers
family physican, muscle relaxers, raw in the middle: Hi Billie, This is a bad burn that needs quite a bit of care and he may even have to spend some time in the hospital if it becomes infected or circulatory problems develop. Burns that are deep and go all the way around a leg or arm are called circumfrential...

Burns: second degree burn -- how extensive?, Blisters, second degree
Blisters, second degree: Hi Burned, So far you have been doing all the right things. The non-blistered puffy/red area may still form a blister, as burns can mature over a period of 72 hours. You might call the doctor and see if he/she will give you a prescription for Silvadene...

Burns: small blisters, sunburn, sun burn
sunburn, sun burn: Hi Jessica, Keep the blisters covered with gauze, clean, coated with neosporin and out of the sun for a few days. when the blisters do reak remove them carefully , wash and keep covered for another several days until they show no raw/wet dermis exposed....

Burns: sunburn, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, cubs game: Hi Joni, Now if you had been to a Cardinals game this wouldn t have happened! Mostly because ST louis hasn t seen any sun only rain! Overall, you can probably handle this burn at home, but you may want to call the doctor for a prescription for a tube...

Burns: How can i tell if my burns are infected, silver sulfadiazine cream, 2nd degree burns
silver sulfadiazine cream, 2nd degree burns, silvadene: High Johnny, Keep using the Silver Sulfadiazine (it is the generic form of Silvadene)until the burns have new thin skin covering the whole burn. This is important! Leaving it untreated could lead to celulitis and cause serious long term problems with that...

Burns: three weeks after it happened, my burn started bleeding., silvadene, second degree burn
silvadene, second degree burn, keflex: Hi Carrie, The burn is definitly infected and needs more than Keflex. The burn should have been well on its way to being healed by now. It needs to be re-cleaned and dressed with Silvadene Cream and you should be placed on stronger antibiotics. This is...

Burns: back of wrist 2nd Deg. Burn : Recovery, scar creams, smoking oil
scar creams, smoking oil, degree burns: Hi Pinks, It sounds like this may be an area where the burn may have been a mild 3rd degree injury. A good hi resolution picture might help me get a better idea. Some deep second degree burns require over a year to start regaining normal pigmentation, and...

Burns: 2nd & 3rd Degree burns, 3rd degree burns, heterotopic ossification
3rd degree burns, heterotopic ossification, wound tech: Hi Liza, While sometimes there is stiffness and pain associated with burns over a joint (called HO or Heterotopic Ossification) it is not something that happens distant from the burn site, in my experience. What you may be experiencing is muscle and joint...

Burns: 2nd Degree Burn, diaper rash cream, vitamin e oil
diaper rash cream, vitamin e oil, degree burns: Hi Jason, While second degree burns do not normally leave a permanent scar, they do leave superficial marks that can be long lasting. These are usually brownish or reddish color markings. These will fade over time. The best treatment is good skin care and...

Burns: Bad Burn, hot glue gun, gauze pad
hot glue gun, gauze pad, blisters: Hi Gary, The blister that would have been was removed by the glue when you removed it. Wash well, Coat with neosporin, a gauze pad and something to hold things in place. Chage it all at least daily and plan on it taking about 10 to 14 days to heal superficially...

Burns: BBQ Burns, diaper rash cream, propane bbq
diaper rash cream, propane bbq, flash burn: Hi Liv, I am assuming no blisters? If this is a simple flash burn with no more than reddened skin and singed hair, Cool compresses (not ice) for immediate relief and then mederma,or A&D cream, or Desitin Diaper rash cream to moisturize the area. Sunblock...

Burns: Brownish ring, pool chlorine, thumb knuckle
pool chlorine, thumb knuckle, chemical burns: Hi Michael, I would start to use some rubber gloves when handling the pool chemicals. These all sound like mild chemical burns. I would also suspect some itching if not now than in the near future. The brown skin will flake off leaving skin that is healing...

Burns: Burn., soap and water, chemical burn
soap and water, chemical burn, neosporin: Hi Jessica, Poppers are tough on skin. This is essentially a second degree chemical burn. Cover with neosporin and some gauze for the next ten days. Make sure you wash it thoroughly with soap and water! Things should be getting back to normal within 2 weeks....

Burns: Burn On finger, sterile gauze, gauze pad
sterile gauze, gauze pad, aloe vera: Hi Jess, Wash it well and Cover the blister with Neosporin. Then cover the burned finger with a sterile gauze pad and secure it with tape. When the blister breaks remove the dead skin carefully and continue with the neosporin and sterile gauze for about...

Burns: Burn from hot cooking oil, olive skin tone, skin bleaches
olive skin tone, skin bleaches, laser peel: Hi Natasha, The skin will slowly return to normal, but it will take some time as this first epidermis is replaced from underneath and the healing completes. This can sometimes take quite a while, several months. But have faith! It will improve! Do not use...

Burns: Burn from Laser Hair Removal, laser hair removal, pencil eraser
laser hair removal, pencil eraser, skin products: Hi Carol, Pretty common complaint. In almost all cases this will all clear up over a week or two. The spa or dermatologist may be able to provide a calming ointment to speed things up some. Avoid products like skin bleaches, lighteners and skin products...

Burns: Burn from oven, sterile gauze, signs of infection
sterile gauze, signs of infection, second degree burn: Hi Chris, I think we can assume that this is a second degree burn. Lets cover the area with neosporin and sterile gauze. Change it at least daily or whenever the dressing becomes damp or soiled. Watch for any signs of infection and wash the burn area well...

Burns: Burn to palm of hand, finger prints, epidermal layer
finger prints, epidermal layer, cold pack: Hi Beatrice, The skin on the working surfaces of the hand (pretty much everywhere there ore finger prints ) is quite different from regular skin. It is a lot tougher and thicker as well as having a lot more nerve endings. More nerves: more pain. Tougher...

Burns: Burnt Hand 24 hours ago - Go to Doc?, dermatolgist, silvadene
dermatolgist, silvadene, wet rag: Hi Amy, I would go ahead in to the dermatologist. From your description I would guess that it will develop a blister within the next 12 to 24 hours and while this will not scar it will discolor for several months. Your doc will give you a prescription for...

Burns: bad burn down there, diaper rash cream, messy jim
diaper rash cream, messy jim, cotton underwear: Hi Deana, OK, lets use Desitin Diaper Rash Cream for about a week. Then some mederma for a few days after that. It should help clear things up. While this is going on, lets also stick to cotton underwear and maybe even a Kotex pad or panty shield to keep...

Burns: bleach burn on bug bites and poison ive, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, poison ive: Hi Ron, Bleach is not the best option for temp relief of stings and Poison Ivy. But diluted ammonia water is what is in many commercial products. I would suggest oral Benadryl/diphenhydramine and topical cortisone as the best longer term help. If you got...

Burns: blisters from cool glide laser treatment, warm compresses, cool glide laser
warm compresses, cool glide laser, spider veins: Hi Amanda, The hole will normally fill in as it heals unless it is deeper than the dermis (which I doubt.) You are treating it properly so far so I would continue what you have been doing. The Bactoban is exactly the right topical medicaton, but discontinue...

Burns: burn, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, open wound: Hi Eric, This might be OK. The questions you need to answer to determine what is happened are: Does the area of pinkish-white have sensation? Is it wet/raw? And does it turn white of you press it lightly then return to pink? If it is still a wet open wound...

Burns: burn from cigar, allergic to penicillin, neosporin
allergic to penicillin, neosporin, purple color: Hi Stacie, This area of skin heals pretty quickly but it IS sensitive with lots of nerves. Stick with topical neosporin without any added stuff for pain and things should start healing fairly quickly. I would try to keep it continually moist with the neosporin...

Burns: burn on face two days before a date, first degree burn, scrambled eggs
first degree burn, scrambled eggs, burn mark: Hi Amber, Sounds like a minor first degree burn. It should be pretty well gone by the time of the date. A little makeup should handle any residual mark. Keep it well moisturized at night with Mederma or A&D cream. You will be OK and he will fall for you...

Burns: burn on my lip, first aid kit, chapstick
first aid kit, chapstick, bottom lip: Hi Casey, Stick with the chapstick and NO MORE ICE!!! Lets try some sunblock chapstick for at least another 2 weeks, though. At night try some A&D cream and keep things moist until healed. The good news is that lips heal pretty fast and very well, so hang...

Burns: burn from a pool noodle, light abrasion, inner thighs
light abrasion, inner thighs, pool toy: Hi Marissa, I doubt this was a true burn but it may be a very light abrasion from the pool toy. (Sort of like saddle sore.) But either way Aloe Vera lotion with xylocain should help. A little tylenol at night to help get to sleep and it should be gone within...

Burns: burn question, sterile gauze, oral antibiotics
sterile gauze, oral antibiotics, petroleum jelly: Hi Jeff, I HATE it when that happens! OK if the blister is whole still wash the foot in cool water with soap. Do it TWICE. NO ICE by the way. Cover with neosporin and cover with sterile gauze and wrap firmly with rolled gauze to keep things where they belong....

Burns: burn on wrist, Silvadene
Silvadene: Hi Jim, If the veins are red in places where you were NOT burned it is possible that the burn is infected. If this is so you need a doctor to evaluate the burn and prescribe antibiotics. If it is just where the burn is this can be normal. Silvadine...

Burns: burned face, hot glue gun, third degree burns
hot glue gun, third degree burns, silver sulfadiazine: Hi Amanda, While silver sulfadiazine (or Silvadene) is great stuff for second and third degree burns is has two down-sides as well: one is that it slows epithelial cells reproducing and, two,it CAN leave a grayish tattoo or haze if used too long. For the...

Burns: CIGARETTE BURNS, school nurse, hi mike
school nurse, hi mike, white stuff: Hi Mike, Doesn t sound like infection but does sound like these will form scars. The white stuff is called Eschar and is dead skin that will come off on its own. Keep up with the neosporin andkeep them covered until fully closed and pain free. Ji...

Burns: Cigarette burn on hand like Jack, cigarette burn, soap and water
cigarette burn, soap and water, blister on my finger: Hi Nicola, Lets keep it clean (soap and water) and covered with neosporin and a plaster for at least two weeks or until healed and non-tender. I would leave the blister itself alone unless it breaks. If it does clean hands with soap and water. peal off...

Burns: chemical burn in throat, toilet bowl cleaner, gatoraid
toilet bowl cleaner, gatoraid, chemical burn: Hi Jason, Off the top, I am glad you are alive! This could have been a near thing! While there is no way to speed up recovery and healing you may be a bit more comfortable with one of the over-the-counter sore thoat sprays like Ceprecol (SP?) apart from...

Burns: cigarette burn on face, cigarette burn, soap and water
cigarette burn, soap and water, neosporin: Hi Magda, It is tough to say if you need to see a doctor without seeing it, but start with a good cleaning with soap and water. We do not wsnt to have any ash or carbon healed into this wound. Cover the burn with neosporin and a bandaid. Repeat all above...

Burns: curling iron burn, curling iron, new skin
curling iron, new skin, jenni: Hi Jenni, Keeep up with the Desitin for a while yet until no open area is exposed. The color will take a while to return to normal but it will improve steadily. AFter it has healed over with thin new skin, keep it well protected from sunlight with a hat...

Burns: electrical burn, raw area, silvadene
raw area, silvadene, gray shadow: Hi Dung, Silvadene is useful so long as there is any open or raw area exposed. As the skin begins to close ovver and ifno infection is present discontinue the zSilvadene and switch to the milder Bacitracin or Neosporin. Silvadene slows healing at that point...

Burns: Freeze, Brown marks
Brown marks: Hi Jon, The brown mark will fade as the outer skin flakes off and is replaced by new cells from underneath. This CAN take a while (months) depending on how deep the damage was, but it will fade. The Mederma will help some but it still takes time. Ji...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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