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Burlington, Vermont: Burlington music, champlain valley folk festival, fletcher free library
champlain valley folk festival, fletcher free library, burlington music: Hi Deborah - Robert Resnick does a program on VT Public Radio on Sundays, called All The Traditions. You ll want to catch it. He does a great job. You ll want to listen on the www at vpr.net. if you haven t found it on your dial yet. Every fok/traditional/bluegrass/celtic...

Burlington, Vermont: Christmas in Vermont, christmas eve services, stores open on christmas day
christmas eve services, stores open on christmas day, church street marketplace: Hi Sveta - There may be snow - even (possibly) enough snow for skiing in the mountains. When I was a kid, we always skied on Christmas Vacation. But the weather simply isn t reliable at that time of year. It can rain, it can be snowing, it can be mild but...

Burlington, Vermont: Engineer moving from the UK?, Vermont, Jobs
Vermont, Jobs, business: Hi Chris - There are a lot of UK expats here, for certain. Parts of Vermont have been compared more than once to The Lake District. While the State Of Vermont enjoys a lower unemployment rate than the nation now, I think many people will tell you it...

Burlington, Vermont: Burlington weather and housing, burlington weather, david beckett
burlington weather, david beckett, vermont winters: Hi Carrie - I fear I may be the wrong person to weigh in on whether the weather is worse than other places. I haven t lived in Chicago or Iowa, but I know people who do. The ones I really know well wish they lived in VT, partly because there s so much...

Burlington, Vermont: RedRocks, Condos, Red Rocks
Condos, Red Rocks, Burlington: You d phone one of the officers, usually the president. Or you d contact the management company, which has a contract to perform various duties for the association. I may be able to provide more help if you can give me a better sense of your situation,...

Burlington, Vermont: Possible move to Vermont from Texas, diversity, rentals
diversity, rentals, arts: I live in Burlington, so I m much less familiar with the rest of the state than I am with greater Northwest VT. I ve been accused of being a bit of a pollyanna, but I think most Vermonters strive to treat everybody with respect. Respect for diversity is...

Burlington, Vermont: Pet-friendly short term rental, curt wheeler
Burlington, Vermont: Pet-friendly short term rental, curt wheeler

Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Burlington, south burlington vermont, burlington vermont hotels
south burlington vermont, burlington vermont hotels, bed and breakfeast: Hello Mr Kumpf - There are a variety of places which would suit you. Here are a few: http://www.southburlingtonhotels.com/?source=2000~G~South-Burlington-Vermont-hotels-Broad The Holiday Inn Express, The Comfort Suites and Smart Suites are all in...

Burlington, Vermont: Pet-friendly short term rental, curt wheeler, burlington area
curt wheeler, burlington area, rental hi: Hi Ashley - I feel your pain: I was a renter with a dog for years once upon a time. It s really difficult. Having said that - You ll find something. There is a needle in that haystack somewhere... I d suggest contacting Preston Property Management....

Burlington, Vermont: burlington in the fall, stowe village, notch ski
stowe village, notch ski, fall foliage: John - Please forgive me, but I ll have to leave it to others to tell you WHEN the foliage is. Fortunately there are dozens of interactive VT foliage websites and resources. I CAN suggest a drive, however: You mentioned The Hilton in Burlington, so start...

Burlington, Vermont: Various Questions, Burlington, Real Estate
Burlington, Real Estate, Houses: Hi Sean Thank you for your service to the country! I like to travel too, and one of the great things about Burlington is that getting to a number of interesting places is easy. Montreal, Boston, NYC, Quebec City, Ottowa, Maine, NH (just for starters)are...

Burlington, Vermont: finding a property manager, Burlington rentals, burlington homes for sale
Burlington rentals, burlington homes for sale, VT rentals: My condolences Meigra. I m sorry for your loss. I ve just phoned and emailed a woman who I understand does property management. I asked her to give me a sense of what she offers and why I might feel comfortable recommending her. She should get right...

Burlington, Vermont: Age, burlington vermont, south burlington
burlington vermont, south burlington, city of burlington: This is from the wikipedia article on Burlington, Vermont: In 1864 the northwestern portion of the town became the City of Burlington the state s first incorporated city and the more rural portion of the original town was established as the new town...

Burlington, Vermont: adult hockey in burlington, david beckett, old farts
david beckett, old farts, burlington area: Hi Ira - I wish I knew more, but not playing Hockey myself, I m not an insider. I m a skier myself. I ll ask a friend who plays and see what he can tell you. Are you moving to the Burlington area? I could introduce you to a couple of people when...

Burlington, Vermont: Best time to relocate | Weather, burlington free press, burlington vermont
burlington free press, burlington vermont, burlington area: Hi Sonya! I ve lived here for decades, but having traveled a fair bit, I can tell you I d be REALLY excited to be moving here, knowing what I know about the Burlington Area. It s unique, and I think, very special. I have a list of awards it s won, and it...

Burlington, Vermont: Burlington culture in a nutshell?, pacific northwest states, free bluegrass music
pacific northwest states, free bluegrass music, screen movie theatre: Based on your observations, I m guessing you d like it here, ...a lot. Like many Pacific Northwest states, we too are a fashion-free state. People here tend to be outdoorsy too. I live in Burlington, VT which is in Chittenden County. This part of the state...

Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Economy, median family income, hectic business
median family income, hectic business, unemployment rates: Hi Gary. First of all, let me say that I would rather place a sharp stick in my eye than live in Manchester, NH. (Manchester, VT is another story). And either rates much higher than ANYWHERE in Ohio! Although we don t have the Jake, we do have a lot going...

Burlington, Vermont: Burlington, VT - Things to Do/Restaurants, church street marketplace, free shuttlebus
church street marketplace, free shuttlebus, city hall park: Jennifer - My suggestions are, Church Street - and The Waterfront. Visiting Burlington without seeing them both would be a terrible shame. And they are an easy walk from each other. Look in the weekly paper (available on line) called SEVEN DAYS to see...

Burlington, Vermont: Burlington, david beckett, sugarbush vt
david beckett, sugarbush vt, dave beckett: Hi Dave - I teach skiing right down the road at Sugarbush VT. Stowe s a very nice little town, and a good ski area. You ll have a nice time. Don t miss the Ski Museum. The snow conditions at that time of year vary wildly. You might get lucky and have...

Burlington, Vermont: Buying real estate in Vermont, real estate lawyers, montpelier area
real estate lawyers, montpelier area, susan buchanan: Hi Vivien - First, Attorneys: You ll want to use a LOCAL attorney who won t need to charge you extra to travel to do the title search etc. Somebody who really knows his/her way around the Town offices in the town you re buying the home in. I called the...

Burlington, Vermont: Christmas 08, days before christmas, winter wonderland
days before christmas, winter wonderland, state of vermont: Hello Bill! Some specific suggestions follow, but first, a few general observations if I may... You re describing something wonderful, and frankly, not terribly difficult to find in Vermont. The one caveat I d offer right at the start is that, sadly,...

Burlington, Vermont: City Living in Burlington, apartment availability, pain in the butt
apartment availability, pain in the butt, city person: I know the other person who responds to Burlington questions is a realtor, so I don t know which one of us would be more qualified to answer this question...but here s my try... I ve lived in Burlington most of my adult life and the apartment situation...

Burlington, Vermont: Considering Moving, living in the snow, married couples
living in the snow, married couples, swing music: Erin - Wow - Your questions are great. Let me see if I can help: (...and feel free to keep the questions coming) I think you ll find living in the snow easier than you think. People picture weather-channel-style blizzards if they live in more temperate...

Burlington, Vermont: Considering a move - is this realistic?, burlington free press, david beckett
burlington free press, david beckett, affordable apartments: I d encourage you to find a job and come. Sounds like you d love it here! For apts, try burlingtonapartments.net For apts and jobs, try burlingtonfreepress.com and 7dvt.com. Seven days is the local news and arts weekly, The Burlington Free Press is the...

Burlington, Vermont: Cultural life.. question on re-locating to Burlington, champlain islands, sidewalk cafes
champlain islands, sidewalk cafes, united states conference of mayors: Hi Linda! You ve asked a terrific question. The short answer is that yes, if you move here, even though we re not Boston, Brooklyn or Montreal, I think you ll find plenty of arts and culture here. Your love of Nature suggests you ll be happy here too. ...

Burlington, Vermont: Current real estate market, some recent developments, burlington area
some recent developments, burlington area, first time buyer: Hi Kathleen - Forgive the lengthy response - but you ve used one of my favorite words, process . I believe strongly in the value of knowing how this all works as you get started exploring the possibilities! There are presently 44 Single Family Homes...

Burlington, Vermont: city history, lake champlain maritime museum, david beckett
lake champlain maritime museum, david beckett, lake champlain: Vince Feeney might know who could help you. He s a local historian - you ll find notices about lectures he s given at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum s www site. I d also go to The University of Vermont s www site and look for somebody in the history department....

Burlington, Vermont: Design in Burlington, industrial design degree, burlington area
industrial design degree, burlington area, world hq: Hi Lindsey - I have all sorts of observations but sadly no real answer to your question. I m GUESSING that the design departments of these firms you mention, are indeed in house but not at the Burlington locations for the most part. There are more...

Burlington, Vermont: Diversity, community in Vermont, david beckett, burlington vermont
david beckett, burlington vermont, diversity community: Hi Don - I hope this is helpful. Please let me know how I can be of further help! David Beckett david@askdavidbeckett.com 1 802 264 1888 I wish I could truly do your excellent question justice, but, frankly, every time I attempt an answer to this...

Burlington, Vermont: dog park real estate, lamoille county, northwest vermont
lamoille county, northwest vermont, david beckett: Hi mD - I belong to the Vermont MLS, with which Realtors in VT share info on what s for sale, so I d be happy to look and see what s there that might interest you. My home is in Burlington VT and my office is nearby. I primarily cover Northwest Vermont....

Burlington, Vermont: ELEVATION OF BURLINGTON, maps united states, lake champlain
maps united states, lake champlain, city of burlington: There is a significant hill in Burlington that gives the city an interesting range of elevation. The city has a low elevation of 95 feet at Lake Champlain, and climbs steadily to 300 feet at the University of Vermont a half mile away. Here is a great topographical...

Burlington, Vermont: employment, corporate job postings, burlington free press
corporate job postings, burlington free press, st michaels college: Hi Robin. I can give you a basic starting point to look for jobs. The Burlington Free Press (burlingtonfreepress.com) is the city s (and the state s) largest newspaper. They list most of their jobs through careerbuilder.com online, but NOT ALL. It is an extra...

Burlington, Vermont: employment, david beckett, casa del popolo
david beckett, casa del popolo, tesol job: Hi Robin - I ll keep my ears open for a TESOL job. Please let me know if there s anything specific I can do for you - find something or research something for you. I adore Burlington. It has almost everything going for it: The lake, mountains and...

Burlington, Vermont: Festivals in July, teddy bear factory, church street marketplace
teddy bear factory, church street marketplace, festivals in july: Hi Kris. Sorry to be so tardy, didn t see the first email All Experts sent and their reminder hit my inbox today... Activities in July? To begin the month, the largest fireworks display in the state is on July 3 on the waterfront. This is a HUGE event in...

Burlington, Vermont: adult hockey in burlington, hockey life, full stride
Burlington, Vermont: adult hockey in burlington, hockey life, full stride, hello friend

Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Vermont, hair services, hair salon
Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Vermont, hair services, hair salon, diversity

Burlington, Vermont: "what many people don't like about Burlington...", culture diversity, captive audience
Burlington, Vermont: "what many people don't like about Burlington...", culture diversity, captive audience, deer hunter

Burlington, Vermont: temporary inexpensive housing, apartment industry, vermont
Burlington, Vermont: temporary inexpensive housing, apartment industry, vermont

Burlington, Vermont: Van Ness House, van ness, 1940
Burlington, Vermont: Van Ness House, van ness, 1940, largest hotel

Burlington, Vermont: GLBT diversity, nurse practitioner program, burlington area
nurse practitioner program, burlington area, long term relationship: Tracie - Nashville - wow. I d love to visit. I m completely obsessed with music (do a radio program, sit on the Jazz festival board etc etc etc). Some of my favorite musicians work a lot in Nashville. I believe the more you find out about the greater...

Burlington, Vermont: Good place to stay?, shelburne rd, david beckett
shelburne rd, david beckett, sunset inn: Hi Nicole - Please forgive the delay in responding...I ve been out of the country for a while, and now that I m back I m happy to help. The not terribly expensive places tend to be a short drive from town - they are places like The Anchorage (1...

Burlington, Vermont: I Googled your name, david beckett, victoria baker
david beckett, victoria baker, minor exceptions: Wow - Victoria Baker... A striking coincidence: I was thinking about you the other day - and here you are! I ve been utterly out of touch with everybody from those days, with a few minor exceptions... Yes - I m a music nut too. I ve lost touch...

Burlington, Vermont: Gyms with childcare? Community Pools?, neighborhood pools, david beckett
neighborhood pools, david beckett, community pools: Shanna - I m following up on your question about child care in Health Clubs. As I mentioned - there are some Condo Associations with pools. Did you get the link I sent? I believe it included some of these Condos. I ve now had a chance to telephone various...

Burlington, Vermont: High School, cc courses, psat scores
cc courses, psat scores, culture shock: Nancy - I wish I had more help for you, but all I can offer are a few general observations. First - the obvious: Yes, it s going to mean culture shock. Waterbury is quite a small town. That in itself may take some adjustment for everybody. But from my...

Burlington, Vermont: Housing for a friend, point in time, efficiencies
point in time, efficiencies, word of mouth: Jamie - Please forgive the delay...it s been a much busier than usual month, and I ve just finished assisting some buyers from out of town this weekend...I m just catching up with e-mail today... I checked with my property manager friends this morning,...

Burlington, Vermont: Inclusive schools for the disabled?, david beckett, burlington area
david beckett, burlington area, children with disabilities: Hi Veronica - My sense is that the short answer to your question is that you d find The Greater Burlington Area quite welcoming. Here are some links which may be of some help to you. All the best, David Beckett david@askdavidbeckett.com 1 802 264...

Burlington, Vermont: interested in moving to Burlington area, burlington area, middlebury college
burlington area, middlebury college, guest house: Hi Trish! I just love it here. You ll be considering one of the most beautiful parts of the State of VT in my opinion. I ll look forward to meeting you during the Jan 31+ trip. Please lets keep in touch about that, because I ll be visiting my own parents...

Burlington, Vermont: Major employer list - Vermont, vermont business magazine, david beckett
vermont business magazine, david beckett, state of vermont: Hi Ginny - Here s a terrific resource: It s an outfit called Vermont Business Magazine. They publish a wonderful newsprint item called The Book Of Lists which is fun to browse and wonderfully helpful. You can also search their database here http://www.vermontbiz.com/databank/search.cfm...

Burlington, Vermont: Maternity Healthcare in Vermont, fletcher allen health care, fletcher allen health
fletcher allen health care, fletcher allen health, burlington area: Hi Pete - I m afraid the only suggestions which come to mind you ll have acted on by now: I d simply look at the State Of VT web site for resources, and I d look at the Fletcher Allen Health Care site as well. I understand VT does a great job of making sure...

Burlington, Vermont: Move to Burlington?, eastside neighborhood, old pals
eastside neighborhood, old pals, young couples: Hi Tom. I think you would LOVE Burlington. I m curious where in the midwest you are from. I travelled across country on a motorcycle a few years back and spent about 8 weeks in South Dakota. I loved it there because the people reminded me so much of Vermonters....

Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Burlington, professional property inspector, burlington area
professional property inspector, burlington area, south burlington: Hi Claire - Thanks for your note. I share your feelings about Burlington. And it s 3.5 hrs from Boston, and well under 2 to Montreal! The FAHC expansion is amazing... what an impressive building. My mother worked there for years, but she wouldn t recognize...

Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Burlington, old baby girl, david beckett
old baby girl, david beckett, chittenden county: Hi Drew - Just a quick note to say hello. I m happy to help with whatever information you d like, if you re still interested in Burlington, VT. We ve had a very warm Autumn here, and the Real Estate market is remarkably strong. There s a lot of inventory,...

Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Burlington, david beckett, burlington police
david beckett, burlington police, nickel tour: Hi Eliza- There s an area called The Old North End of Burlington. This is what passes for a high crime area in Burlington. But in fact there s nowhere in the State I wouldn t walk alone after dark. The Old North End is the subject of some gentrification...

Burlington, Vermont: Moving from NYC..., hoboken nj, lifestyle change
hoboken nj, lifestyle change, thriving city: Hi Ayla, KSV is one of the two really big firms in the city, along with Jager, DiPaola-Kemp. It is known as pretty corporate and conservative up here. One thing that bugs me about them though, for a marketing firm, I think it s a little strange that they...

Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Vermont, fletcher allen health care, fletcher allen health
fletcher allen health care, fletcher allen health, middlebury college: Jetaun - I ll do my best here - I hope this is helpful and I hope you ll let me know in particular what other information you d like help finding. My initial impulse is to tell you how wonderful, enlightened and diverse VT is. But I don t want to be...

Burlington, Vermont: Moving to Vermont, green mountain coffee roasters, mountain coffee roasters
green mountain coffee roasters, mountain coffee roasters, green mountain coffee: Erin, Sorry for the delay. Tough week! Burlington is the largest city in VT. But it s small. 40,00 or so, with another 100,000 in the county, so it feels like a larger city. A much larger city. I live in downtown Burlington and wouldn t live anywhere...

Burlington, Vermont: move?, mile bike path, peter clavelle
mile bike path, peter clavelle, burlington vermont: Traffic: Congested, but no traffic jams like a big city. All kinds of different drivers. Prices: Pretty average to the rest of the country. Not inexpensive by any means, but not super expensive either. People: Burlington is a liberal hotbed, while much...

Burlington, Vermont: moving to vermont, burlington vermont, south burlington
burlington vermont, south burlington, winooski: Hi Jen. Tough questions, I ll give them a shot... Flat? Are you from Europe? I hardly ever hear anyone refer to an apartment as a flat. Just curious. As far as where to live, you could choose anywhere in Chittenden County and be within 30 minutes of...

Burlington, Vermont: Property in Burlington, terrific agent, multiple listing service
terrific agent, multiple listing service, buyer agreement: Hi Vivien - Thanks for asking this question, which it seems to me is one of the most important a buyer can ask. The short answer is that you ll benefit enormously from an exclusive relationship with the right agent or broker. I ll tell you why in a...

Burlington, Vermont: Public schools: Burlington & Brattleboro, neighborhood boundaries, uvm edu
neighborhood boundaries, uvm edu, gifted school: Liz - I m afraid I simply don t know Brattleboro. Yes - with the exception of towns without High Schools, kids in different towns attend different schools - if I understand your question. Now - Having said I don t know Brattleboro - I can give you an...

Burlington, Vermont: Public Transportation, chittenden county transportation authority, county transportation authority
chittenden county transportation authority, county transportation authority, david beckett: Hi KL - I once lived in Burlington without a car for a 9 year stretch. It s entirely possible. But of course it would probably depend upon where work was and where you lived. The Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) maintains a web site at...

Burlington, Vermont: echo center and hotel questions, hotel questions, small girls
hotel questions, small girls, nasty comments: It s essentially a lakefront hands-on children s science museum. It s right at the waterfont in Burlington, footsteps from the Waterfront Park, boardwalk, public boathouse, etc. http://www.echovermont.org/ (The photos don t begin to do it justice...) Try...

Burlington, Vermont: Real Estate Taxes/Neighborhoods/Energy Efficiency, real estate taxes, energy efficiency
real estate taxes, energy efficiency, stowe: Sunday 1:30 Hi Lucy and Tony - Thanks for your questions. I m sending a few links to internet resources that will help answer your questions. But I m not sure they ll come through properly. Please let me know if they work when you get them (see...

Burlington, Vermont: Real estate question, jet blue airlines, vermont lifestyle
jet blue airlines, vermont lifestyle, champlain islands: Hi Wendy - Thanks for your question. I love questions I can answer pretty well, like this one! The answer is a resounding Yes. I belong to the local MLS, which gives me information on every home on the market in VT - regardless of what agent or company...

Burlington, Vermont: Red Rocks condos, burlington area, red rocks
burlington area, red rocks, south burlington: Hi Bob. Red Rocks does indeed have three phases. I m a renter, so I don t know the details about the overall management of the different phases. Actually, I was under the impression they were managed together as the landscaping, snow removal, etc for all the...

Burlington, Vermont: Relo to VT, church street marketplace, marriot residence inn
church street marketplace, marriot residence inn, david beckett: 7/11/07 Hi Shelly - I m a Realtor as you know. As luck would have it, one of my sellers has a place in a terrific location that she d make available for 30 days or perhaps more. It s pet friendly and ideally situated for walking to the lake, The Church...

Burlington, Vermont: Relocating, burton snowboards, townhouse condo
burton snowboards, townhouse condo, essex junction: Hi Robin. My sister lives in Essex and her son lives in South Burlington. One of the main differences is that both of these towns have better school systems than Burlington. However, neither one has any kind of downtown compared to Burlington with the good...

Burlington, Vermont: Relocating, david beckett, washington dc area
david beckett, washington dc area, south burlington: Hi Lorraine - Please forgive the delay in responding - I was in the car all day yesterday... I believe most of the rentals you ll find will be in the towns closest to Burlington - the farther out you go, the more rural and the fewer rentals - and those...

Burlington, Vermont: Relocating/cost of real estate, champlain islands, toronto ontario canada
champlain islands, toronto ontario canada, duel citizenship: Drew - Thanks for the kind words today! Here are 2 possible solutions - 2 links follow below. Please try cutting and pasting them into a new browser window if they don t come through click . I just performed another search, came up with a slightly...

Burlington, Vermont: Relocating with teen, uvm edu, homne
uvm edu, homne, purchasing a business: Kim - Unfortunately I can t speak directly to your questions about the two high schools you mention. My teens go to Burlington, so I know how to get to a soccer match at MMU and CHS, but I m afraid that s the extent of my knowledge... The site I recommend...

Burlington, Vermont: Relocating, spring semesters, finding apartments
spring semesters, finding apartments, garage apartment: Hi Daniel. I am currently renting a condo with my girlfriend in Burlington, and I can tell you it depends on the season. Right now is a good time to rent, because the colleges have just ended their spring semesters and lots of kids are back home. When the...

Burlington, Vermont: Renta apartment or condo for 4 months to 10, burlington free press, apartment network
burlington free press, apartment network, dear sirs: Hi Pedro! I d email Preston Property Management. I don t think they have a web site, but they will email you a list. Preston Property Management aptsforrent@hotmail.com 1 802 658 0218 I d also try Burlington Apartment Network www.burlingtonapartments.net...

Burlington, Vermont: Rental accomodation, burlington free press, david beckett
burlington free press, david beckett, rental accomodation: Hi John - Please email Preston Property Management and ask for thier email containing rentals. aptsforrent@hotmail.com. Please also see the web site of The Burlington Free Press. www.burlingtonfreepress.com www.freepressclassified.com Renting a...

Burlington, Vermont: Renting my home, flat screen tv, cross country ski
flat screen tv, cross country ski, champlain islands: Hi Karen - Please forgive the delay - I thought I d responded to this enquiry, but allexperts shows your question as a pending one. My apologies. I work with a property manager I d be happy to put you in touch with who assists people with the sort of need...

Burlington, Vermont: Renting my home in Champlain Islands, flat screen tv, cross country ski
flat screen tv, cross country ski, alburg vt: Hi Karen - Funny coincidence - Not an hour ago, I posted something at a bbs, suggesting somebody find a good property manager locally. I recommend one here in the Burlington area who s been at it for many years and is very good at finding and screening...

Burlington, Vermont: re-locating, burlington free press, burton snowboards
burlington free press, burton snowboards, artistic possibilities: Hi MaryBeth. Burlington might be a problem unless you want to be self-employed. There are probably an overabundance of graphic artists/marketing people in Burlington for the number of firms that employ them. I have found that most of these companies are extremely...

Burlington, Vermont: relocating question, fletcher allen hospital, david beckett
fletcher allen hospital, david beckett, uvm edu: Marie - Congratulations on your decision to move to Burlington. I can t say enough about the area - I wouldn t move for all the tea in China, and I hope you like it here too... Here are 3 websites I hope you ll find useful. http://www.bpdvt.org/ ...

Burlington, Vermont: relocating, colchester essex, david beckett
colchester essex, david beckett, essex center: Hi CMS - Yes - you ll be able to find a home which fits your criteria. I m including a link below. The home you seek is unlikely to be in that link, but a couple of suitable new homes in your critera should appear every week or 2. That s the appreach I...

Burlington, Vermont: relocation, burlington free press, david beckett
burlington free press, david beckett, curt wheeler: Hi Grant - The rental market is much much easier for renters now than it was even a year ago. There s been a lot of recent development. Please keep my number. When you re ready to purchase a home (or sell one) anywhere in the country, I can find you...

Burlington, Vermont: retiring to Burlington, david beckett, town borders
david beckett, town borders, burlington area: Hi John - You re a lot like me: Burlington and an easy drive to skiing are both important. I live in Burlington now, and I can get to Sugarbush in an hour, Stowe in very little more (... possible extra traffic on the Mountain Road) and Bolton Valley in...

Burlington, Vermont: Single Scene in Bulrington VT, international ski resorts, burlington free press
international ski resorts, burlington free press, david beckett: Yes - Higher Ground, Ri Ra, Upstairs, Club Metronome, Nectars, Red Square...and several others... are primarily live music venues which have either dance or dj s scheduled regularly for dancing. Again - I d suggest a look at http://www.sevendaysvt.com/...

Burlington, Vermont: Where to Stay, church street marketplace, sheraton burlington
church street marketplace, sheraton burlington, bob newhart: Andrea - Please feel free to let me know what other questions you have. I m at 1 802 264 1888. If you don t catch me, please leave me a number and a good time to reach you. I m also at david@askDavidBeckett.com ! I ll try to give you a variety of places...

Burlington, Vermont: Technical Jobs, montreal jazz festival, david beckett
montreal jazz festival, david beckett, days in montreal: Hi Joanne - I just spent 10 days in Montreal covering the Montreal Jazz Festival for the radio station at which I serve as Jazz Director. I d love to have family in Montreal so I d get to spend even more time there! Here s somebody who might have ideas...

Burlington, Vermont: Towns and Neighborhoods, shelburne road, subjective judgements
shelburne road, subjective judgements, upscale towns: Hi Kelly - I m a skier too, and a Realtor, as you know. Both Sugarbush and Stowe are almost exactly on hour s drive from Downtown Burlington. Smuggler s Notch is 45 minutes and Bolton Valley is even closer. There are several towns which would appear...

Burlington, Vermont: temporary inexpensive housing, property management firms, burlington free press
property management firms, burlington free press, david beckett: Hi Jim - I can give you numerous phone numbers and suggestions for places. The rental market is really really tight here. I did just find something for a relocating IBM employee. She needed a 2 bedroom place and after we saw 11 places in 2 days, she chose...

Burlington, Vermont: travelling around in north/central vermont, north central vermont, cold hollow cider mill
north central vermont, cold hollow cider mill, champlain islands: Charles- There are loads of great trips. I d suggest the following, in no particular order: 1) Middlebury. Scenic as heck, great shopping and dining. 2) The Champlain Islands. Visit Heroes Welcome General Store-buy a sandwich and eat on the deck...

Burlington, Vermont: Van Ness House, vermont book, vermont history
vermont book, vermont history, local radio stations: Hi Lorenzo. From what I could find, the Van Ness house has never burned down. It still exists on the corner of Main and St. Paul streets, owned by Bowman, Woodbury & Clark. The hotel was built on the site of two former hotels that did burn to the ground,...

Burlington, Vermont: Volunteer Coordinators, discover jazz festival, flynn center
discover jazz festival, flynn center, volunteer coordinator: Hi Leslie- This is not an easy question. Yes, I know organizations like this. But the volunteer coordinators are, I suspect, often volunteers themselves. Or they are among the busiest employees of any given organization. They may be helpful and friendly...

Burns: Our 15 month old daughter burned her two fingers with very hot coffee, two fingers, pink skin
two fingers, pink skin, hot coffee: Hi Jim, It sounds like things are doing well. While we would remove the blister,it looks like it is doing fine. Unless we end up with raw skin exposed (if the blister breaks/tears away) the flamazine is useless anyhow. You might keep a tube of Bacitracin...

Burns: 1st or second degree burn?, third degree burns, hot coals
third degree burns, hot coals, second degree burn: Hi Margot, This is a little easier to answer! The blister indicates that he sustained at least a second degree burn. Second degree burns are best treated with antibiotic ointment and kept covered with a non-stick gauze dressing until they are no longer...

Burns: 2&3rd degree burns to fingers, 3rd degree burns, skin grafts
3rd degree burns, skin grafts, burn unit: Hi Marcia, There will be some pain but it will be a lot less that the burn itself. The graft process involves getting some skin from another part of your body and this is annoying, but will heal fairly quickly. The most difficult part is that after the...

Burns: 2 year old son with 2nd degree mouth burn, adice, empty stomach
adice, empty stomach, hot coffee: Hi Harmony, It is supposed to be taken on an empty stomache, but can be diluted with juice. Make sure you keep this drug refrigerated as it breaks down at room temp quickly. Also make sure that he finishes the whole course of the medication.Unless he has...

Burns: My 2 year olds Sun Burn, tepid baths, sterile dressings
tepid baths, sterile dressings, second degree burn: Call the doctor and ask if children s Tylenol is okay, it should be used it every four hours for the discomfort. He will improve. Burn care in a toddler can be extremely trying as the child is combative. You must insist and treat the burns. Sterile dressings...

Burns: 2 yr old sons burn on finger, pediatric nurse practitioner, triple antibiotic ointment
pediatric nurse practitioner, triple antibiotic ointment, burn care: I have not examined the patient, reviewed the medical record or associated laboratory studies, what follows is offered for information purposes only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified healthcare professional before...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on leg, spa hot tub, rotisserie chicken
spa hot tub, rotisserie chicken, water aerobics: Hi Cindy, Well, first of all, it is a second degree burn. I would see the doctor on this and let him properly debried it and provide you with a prescription for silvadene (or its generic equivilent). He willprobably remove the blisters and cover the burn....

Burns: 2nd degree burn has staph, mrsa staph infection, gauze pad
mrsa staph infection, gauze pad, sterile gauze: Hi Samantha, If this is the usual run of the mill staph (staphlococcus aureus) This danger is minimal. This little bug is found in or on 1/3 of healthy people. It is an opportunist, however. It CAN be transmitted on the hands, clothes or bedding. If there...

Burns: 2nd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, cotton polyester blend
2nd degree burns, cotton polyester blend, first degree burn: Hi Kris, It only takes 113 deg F to cause a burn in most people, so 140 deg would do it. The depth of the burn, you correctly surmise, has much to do with the length of exposure to a temperature over 113-114 deg. Sort of a long way to say yes but this...

Burns: 2nd degree steam burn, topical steroid creams, steam burn
topical steroid creams, steam burn, sterile gauze: Hi Laura, If there is any chance that this is infected see your doctor for antibiotics. There are some nasty bugs running around and they do not often cure themselves! As for current care cover the burn, after washing well with soap and water, with petroleum...

Burns: 2nd gedree burns with skin graft., diaper rash cream, 2nd degree burns
diaper rash cream, 2nd degree burns, skin grafts: Hi Ka, This does not sound like a second degree burn, rather a second degree with 3rd degree areas. The third degree areas are the ones that were white and bleeding. Skin grafts were appropriate for this burn area. We would disagree strongly with the use...

Burns: How anesthetic are third degree burns, partial thickness burns, third degree burns
partial thickness burns, third degree burns, third degree burn: Hi Tess, Scald means burned with liquid splashed on the skin. A scald can be any degree of burn from ist degree or superficial burns that just affect the epidermis and most out parts of the dermis, but do not blister, To second degree burns that affect...

Burns: Burn, gauze pad, neosporin
gauze pad, neosporin, hot oil: Hi Raina, Things are going in a pretty much normal way from what you tell me. Just continue what you are doing and chang the gauze at least daily or when moisture seeps through the gauze (also pretty normal). Figure a week for things to cover over with...

Burns: Burn complications?, petroleum jelly, christmas holidays
petroleum jelly, christmas holidays, second degree burn: Hi Lisa, Hmmmm!! For some reason I keep getting the same questions I already answered back again! I cannot tell if you got my last note or not! Oh Well here is the substance of it. After the amount of time that has passed I would assume that there is...

Burns: Burn redness, butyl nitrate, antibiotic cream
butyl nitrate, antibiotic cream, steroid cream: Hi Jason, The problem you are having is probably an allergic topical reaction. Instead of a burn cream or antibiotic try a steroid cream. The emergency data shet on this product mentions local skin reactions to contact but no lasting problems. I would suspect...

Burns: Burn to my thigh, partial thickness burns, kendall thermazene
partial thickness burns, kendall thermazene, dark brown colour: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: Burned my arm on the oven, left forearm, dark stripes
left forearm, dark stripes, steroid creams: Hi again Hyp, Sorry, Silvadene is a prescription burn cream. But I ll bet if you call your doctor he will prescribe it over the phone to your pharmacy. This is not a drug subject to abuse. He will still want to see you I am sure but most doctors would do...

Burns: Burned throat and perhaps vocal chords, apple cider vinegar, burning sensation in throat
apple cider vinegar, burning sensation in throat, chemical burn: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: burn, arms and legs, scabs
arms and legs, scabs, bandaid: Hi Cheryl, When scabs are removed they can reduce minor scars. The trick is to keep them soft so that they almost fall off, Get some bacitrcin and cover them with that and a bandaid or gauze. Then in the morning when you get up and shower or bathe soak...

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

Burns: burn scars, diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, lotions and potions: Hi Alex, Some good news. I suspect this is not a scar, simply discolored skin. It will go away on its own in time. You can speed the process some. But there is a trick to it. The trick is to do it slowly over time. When a second degree (blistered burn)...

Burns: burn on the top of foot, antibiotic cream, partial thickness
antibiotic cream, partial thickness, laboratory studies: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: i burned my penis skin with a light bulb, penis shaft, circle shape
penis shaft, circle shape, skin pigmentation: Dear Kaldzzz, I would say that if there is no pain, things will return to normal over time after a small first degree burn. The shaft of the penis is not really sensitive like the end is so you can actually burn yourself and barely know it. As long as the...

Burns: burned throat, having trouble breathing, strep infection
having trouble breathing, strep infection, sore throat: Hi Ellen, While you may have irritated your thoat smoking it sounds like an infection more than a burn. If there is any fever or if the cough is producing any yellow stuff treat it like any other nasty sore throat. If this goes on longer ten a week without...

Burns: burned my throat on baked potato, chocolate milkshake, medical term for fainting
chocolate milkshake, medical term for fainting, best guess: That was a bad day! OK, Good news: Mouths and throats heal really quickly. Bad news there isn t much you can do while they are getting better to hurry things up. Good news: Treat is just like a sore throat. Tylenol and Ibuprofen along with over the counter...

Burns: burns, ringers lactate, body surface area
ringers lactate, body surface area, regional burn center: Hi James, If we are talking about a large body surface area, say greater than 20% The body can have problems disposing of cellular debris in the blood stream as well as lose a lot of fluid directly from the burn itself. There is a formula with can calculate...

Burns: Flame burn to the face, hydrogen peroxide, topical antibiotics
hydrogen peroxide, topical antibiotics, left cheek: 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: Formic acid burn, surface skin cells, calcium gluconate
surface skin cells, calcium gluconate, initial check: Hi Melany, We would have washed it with Calcium Gluconate which would breask the bonds of the acid with the surface skin cells. But what is done is done. At this piont it sounds like a normal burn injury. Lets keep it covered with neosporin right now along...

Burns: 2nd degree burn has staph, growth spurt, scar tissue
Burns: 2nd degree burn has staph, growth spurt, scar tissue, asda

Burns: i burned my penis skin with a light bulb, hot iron, light bulb
Burns: i burned my penis skin with a light bulb, hot iron, light bulb, aloe

Burns: what do to when my hand is burn by hot cooking oil, famingo, dermotologist
Burns: what do to when my hand is burn by hot cooking oil, famingo, dermotologist, burn mark

Burns: Iodine burn, silver sulfadiazine, subq
Burns: Iodine burn, silver sulfadiazine, subq, sulfadiazine

Burns: IPL Burns on arms, ipl treatment, colored skin
Burns: IPL Burns on arms, ipl treatment, colored skin, exact same thing

Burns: veet burn., baby rash, rash cream
Burns: veet burn., baby rash, rash cream, cold baths

Burns: follow up question, scar tissue, electrical heater
scar tissue, electrical heater, opportunistic infection: Hi Tanya, The hard black skin is a little troubling to me but may only be scabbing. But this should be kept covered and drenched with neosporin to soften andprreevent scars from opportunistic infection from where the wound seperates from the scab. If there...

Burns: Grease Burn, serious grease, sterile bandage
serious grease, sterile bandage, thickness burns: I have not examined you or the patient in question, reviewed the medical record, associated laboratory studies, or imaging. What follows is offered to you for information purposes, only and does not constitute treatment. I advise an examination from a qualified...

Burns: Human Burns Similar to Animals?, furry mammals, fatty layer
furry mammals, fatty layer, partial thickness: Hi Tony, Sorry! I answered this the other day and it never got to the server along with a few other people s questions. Anyhow.... Animal skin differs by species and even within species from human skin. Non-the-less is we get away from the 1st-2nd-3rd...

Burns: what do to when my hand is burn by hot cooking oil, hand fingers, palm side
hand fingers, palm side, cooking oil: Hi Eugene, To answer your question I will need some more information. Where on your hand? On the fingerprint or palm side, back of your hand? Fingers? And were there blisters? How long ago did you burn it? Did you see a doctor? If so, what did he do or...

Burns: hot oil mouth burn, best medicine, hot oil
best medicine, hot oil, cooking oil: Hi JM (for short!) Keep with the cool water! Good news is that mouths heal very quickly. BUT the are also pretty sensitive and while your mouth has a great set of defenses against infection I would strongly advise a visit to the doctor IF: There are areas...

Burns: hot water burn on chin, silvadene cream, sterile gauze
silvadene cream, sterile gauze, silvadene: Hi Maureen, Lets try to keep the burn well covereed with the neosporin. I would stop the silvadene as it can sometimes leave a permanent grayish tint in the skin. Any how keep it clean and at least at night lets see if you can keep it covered with some...

Burns: Iodine burn, tincture of iodine, sterile gauze
tincture of iodine, sterile gauze, petroleum jelly: Hi Jen, Well, Was this Providine iodine (like Betadine?) or tincture of iodine (the kind that stings like a********?) The Betadine should not have caused any problem unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to it. The Tincture of Iodine is simply alcohol...

Burns: IPL Burns on arms, ipl treatments, dry patches
ipl treatments, dry patches, degree burns: Hi Sheila, This is a common complaint after IPL. The Doc is probably wrong about the second degree nature of the burns, as what you experience is pretty common and generally resolves on its own UNLESS there was open/raw areas. The brown flaky stuff will...

Burns: Light bulb burn, diaper rash cream, gauze pad
diaper rash cream, gauze pad, sterile gauze: Hi Rose, OUCH! OK, If a blister formed and is less than an inch in diameter coat liberally with neosporin and a 2 x2 sterile gauze pad and a bandage or tape to hold it in place. Make sure the edges are sealed and covered. After a day or so the blister...

Burns: nasty burn help, first degree burn, pain suppression
first degree burn, pain suppression, sterile gauze: Hi Laura, Sorry you hurt so badly! Are there blisters or only red skin? If only red skin that is good news as that would indicate a first degree burn which should be much better as the day goes on. Take a Tylenol right now along with a ibuprofen then follow...

Burns: need help!!, sterile gauze, basketball game
sterile gauze, basketball game, curling iron: Hi Allyssa, Well, it wont be healed but you can protect it and still play with a couple of tricks. IF NO BLISTER get some petroleum gauze at the drug store and cut it tojust the size needed. Then tape it in place. That may get you through the game. If...

Burns: Retin-A, red scar, burning sensation
red scar, burning sensation, epidermis and dermis: Hi GG, Remember that retin-A and simlilar products, actually thin the epidermis and dermis substantially, which leaves it very much more vulnerable to burns. As a rule, if you are using the retin-A stay away from peels and hair removal chemicals, lasar...

Burns: really weird sunburn, topical steroid creams, allergic dermatitis
topical steroid creams, allergic dermatitis, insect bite: Hi Kim, I would say it is contact dermatitis. A fancy way of saying an allergic reaction which was made more severe by the sun burn. So to continue the the technical side allergic dermatitis exacerbated by sunburn. So what caused it? (Still guessing here!)...

Burns: veet burn., diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream
diaper rash cream, desitin diaper rash cream, chemical burn: Hi Melinda, Sadly you are one of those hypersensitive to the chemicals in Veet, Nair and similar hair removers. The result is that you sound like a first degree chemical burn. Fortunately, this will not cause much more than temporary discomfort. Aloe with...

Burns: 2nd or 3rd degree burn, pot lid, silvadene
pot lid, silvadene, brownish color: Hi Shana, I would say that it has a way to go before it will be considered healing. You might see the doctor for a prescription for Silvadene or sulfamyalon cream until the would begins to close again. At this point I suspect it has become a third degree...

Burns: 2nd degree burn on top of feet, sterile gauze sponges, 2nd degree burns
sterile gauze sponges, 2nd degree burns, major burns: Hi Again Heather, Lets follow up with the doctor on the foot burns. These can be tough to manage both because we are always walking on them as well as hiding them inside shoes and socks and stuff. Swelling with burns is a common phenomenon but let the doctor...

Burns: 2nd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, 1st and 2nd degree burns
2nd degree burns, 1st and 2nd degree burns, sterile gauze: Hi Jeremy, Not much of a vacation, I am afraid. I suffered a back injury and sadly will need surgery next week. But I feel a little better (lifting a very fat person out of a wreck). OK, You are correct that the pain is related to swelling and that is...

Burns: 2nd degree burns - treatment, first degree burns, 2nd degree burns
first degree burns, 2nd degree burns, sterile gauze: Hi Ana, Keep the burns covered and coated with burn ointment until the blisters are gone AND as long as any raw skin remains. Continue washing and redressing daily. When the blisters break/tear, remove them completely and wash/dress and cover with burn...

Burns: 2nd degree scald on shoulder and arm, aloe vera gel, aloe gel
aloe vera gel, aloe gel, malyasia: Hi Again Brian, As to blisters, Remove under clean conditions any broken blister skin. Leave whole blisters alone until tey break. The blister does slow healing, but it does protect the wound under it. Once it breaks it becomes a place for bacteria to...

Burns: 98 year old, skin grafts, old grandma
skin grafts, old grandma, kidney failure: Hi Jill, Burns of this depth (3rd degree through the dermis and 4th degree into muscle and facia) are scar producers that can result in permanent disability since the resulting scar tissue is not flexible and reduces the ability to move the associated limbs...

Burns: Bad Motor cycle burn, sterile gauze, silvadene
sterile gauze, silvadene, neosporin: Hi Nicole, I would see the doctor on this one. It needs a prescrition cream called Silvadene, and the doctor may decide to remove the blister (if it is broken or leaking. It will need to be covered with sterile gauze fro at least the next two weeks and...

Burns: Big Burn, sterile gauze, immediate medical care
sterile gauze, immediate medical care, green discharge: Hi Cheryl, This is very likely an infected burn, and probably with a bug named Pseudomonas. It needs immediate medical care from a physician, emergency room or clinic. Ib the mean time keep it clean w/soap and water and covered with sterile gauze, but do...

Burns: Boiling Hot water burn, sterile gauze, leakage area
sterile gauze, leakage area, second degree burn: Hi Nat, Sounds like a mild second degree burn with some first degree around it.The Pus is not pus, but seapage of fluids from the damaged dermal layer that was burned. The surrounding red area should cure utself within a day or two, but the leakage area...

Burns: Burn, clothes steamer, sterile gauze
clothes steamer, sterile gauze, red streaks: Hi John, Hold with the silvadene until the blister breaks. Until then wash the area well frequently but try to leave the blister whole until it breaks. It will probably hurt once this happens. As soon as it breaks pull the dead blister skin off the burn...

Burns: Burn lips with grease, likr, blisters
likr, blisters, grease: Hi Donna, I need a little more information to try to help you. Three weeks is a long time for a lip burn not to be feeling better. Were there blisters? how large was the burn? what did the burn look likr after the first three days? What does the burn area...

Burns: Burned forehead, vitamin e oil, curling iron
vitamin e oil, curling iron, looking in the mirror: Hi BG (for short), OK, First of all don t be sad. It will go away on its own, but since it has been awhile, we can give it a little help. First, stay away from skin lighteners /skin bleaches/etc. They will not work and often make things a little worse....

Burns: Burns, 2nd degree burns, skin moisturizer
2nd degree burns, skin moisturizer, fair complexion: Hi Ablesh, The mederma can be used anywhere on the face. It is just a very good skin moisturizer and protector. They may also have a product with sunscreen in it, but Mederma does not. Use the sunscreen after the mederma when you are going outside. Remember...

Burns: Burns, diaper rash cream, third degree burns
diaper rash cream, third degree burns, 2nd degree burns: Hi Neha, That is an interesting name. Where are you from? Lets follow at least part of the doctors orders as he hasn t done anything badly so far. BUT any area that is still raw should be kept covered with neosporin, bacitracin or similar antibiotic...

Burns: Burnt lip on hot food now with a sore, sunscreen lip balm, carmex
sunscreen lip balm, carmex, neosporin: Hi Gina, Sorry about your burn! You are doing exactly the right things so keep it up. Lips heal very well and quickly so just hang in there for a few more days and things should be back to normal within a week (most cases.) The only thing to add would...

Burns: bad blister, tetanus shot, first few days
tetanus shot, first few days, excruciating pain: Hi Bri, I would go to the hospital with this one (or your doctor. Big burns in places where you have trouble getting to is not best treated at home the first time. You will need a prescription burn cream anyhow along with a tetanus shot and probably some...

Burns: blisters on face, hair remover cream, tiny blisters
hair remover cream, tiny blisters, red rash on face: Hi Karen, A little tough to say without seeing the injury, but my best guess from your description is that this is an allergic reaction to one or both of the preparations you applied. This should respond to a combination of antihistamine cream and oral...

Burns: burn, hi amelia, carmex
hi amelia, carmex, neosporin: Hi Amelia, If this is the skin above your lip, cover with some neosporin at night and wait a few days before using a dry makeup until the weeping stops. If it is the lip regular high quality lipstick is fine for day time and use some Carmex at night or...

Burns: burn-like area on my face, soap and water, pink skin
soap and water, pink skin, neosporin: Hi Raaj, I think a trip to the doctor is in order here. It is a little hard to tell exactly what you are seeing at this point. I am never happy when a simple injury starts to get larger when it should be healing and getting smaller. I would be specially...

Burns: burn to hand, first degree burn, sterile gauze
first degree burn, sterile gauze, fresh coffee: The bumpy part may develop some blisters, so keep it washed with soap and water, coated with neosporin and some sterile gauze. It sounds like a mild second degree burn in the bumpy area and a nasty first degree burn in the portion that is just red. Blisters...

Burns: burn scar, collagen fibers, skin grafts
collagen fibers, skin grafts, keloid scars: Hi Shashi Bala, Burns that are deeper than the dermis layer of skin,into the fatty layer or into muscle (or deeper) have no skin template to re grow from to fill in the gap and seal off the body from the outside world. As such the body produces the best...

Burns: burn with spots, tanning bed bulbs, blood blisters
tanning bed bulbs, blood blisters, inner arm: Hmmmm! What is the texture of the spots? Soft, pliable and normal? Or rougher, thicker, raised or flat to surrounding skin? This is sort of unusual. (the purple part) It almost sounds like a hematoma or bruise. If these are like blood blisters then see...

Burns: i got burned with hot cooking oil, sterile gauze, new dressing
sterile gauze, new dressing, soap and water: Hi Carolina, Keep the burn covered and clean. Wash at least daily with soap and water, coat with Neosporin and covered with sterile gauze. Go through this at least daily with a new dressing. figure at least two weeks for superficial healing to be complete....

Burns: burns, third degree burns, silvadene
third degree burns, silvadene, neosporin: Hi Jennifer, These may be third degree burns and they need to be seen by a doctor at least once. They need to be well cleaned, covered with neosporin and each wrapped with gauze seperately. Your doctor should give you a prescription for Silvadene cream...

Burns: burns, neosporan, brownish discoloration
neosporan, brownish discoloration, raw skin: Hi Jen, Burns do much better when covered, as this reduces the chance of infection an d reduces the loss of new cells trying to repair the wound. So wash and change dressings at least daily and keep using the neosporin. Don t be upset by the fact that there...

Burns: Child burned from noodles, skin lighteners, moisturizer
skin lighteners, moisturizer, sunblock: Hi Charise, It will go away over time and will not be a true scar. She will slowly replace the damaged first healing skin with skin that is normal. It may take a year or more but it will happen. Use sunblock when it is exposed but other than that just...

Burns: Chlorine Tablet Burn, aloe vera plant, chlorine tablet
aloe vera plant, chlorine tablet, fever blister: Hi Diane, Clean all spots well daily with soap and water and apply some neosporin regularly during the day. On the lips use a product like Carmex. Figure 14 days to at least new covering where the blisters were. The one in the mouth should be gone within...

Burns: Cigarette Burn, cigarette burn, brown areas
cigarette burn, brown areas, bar game: Hi again Matt, I would be concerned about a red area outside of the original burn, as this does sound like an infection. These infections require antibiotics to manage and the sooner the better! The most common complication for a burn IS infection. Burns...

Burns: chemical burn, diaper rash cream, raw area
diaper rash cream, raw area, chemical burn: Hi Rosemarie, Continue the Sivadene only in any remaining open or raw/wet areas. The portions that have resurfaced with new thin epidermal skin use only Bacitracin or neosporin and I would differ with the recommended tratment only in that I would keep the...

Burns: corn, virus infection, preperations
virus infection, preperations, neosporin: Hi Marlene, A corn is a small localized virus infection and the only way to get rid of it is to kill the virus. Most over-the-counter corn preperations can do this without a great deal of trouble. See your pharmacist and get his/her recommendation. Be careful...

Burns: Forehead burns, sterile gauze, childs hands
sterile gauze, childs hands, superficial burns: Hi Banj, If no deeper than dermis (typical second degree burn)normal pigmentation and no scar should result. I would expect some non-permanent skin discoloration lasting no longer than a year, fading over that period of time. Child age is a very favorable...

Burns: Fractional Laser burn, last laser, least three months
last laser, least three months, laser treatments: Hi Arleena, Much of what you describe seems to be residual damaged epidermal skin that should clear up on its own. The downside to this is that it takes some time. Skin lighteners and bleaches will not work if this is the case, and additional laser treatments...

Burns: Burnt lip on hot food now with a sore
Burns: Burnt lip on hot food now with a sore

Burns: Hot glue gun burn, glue, scare
Burns: Hot glue gun burn, glue, scare

Burns: IPL burn marks, face soap, skin bleacher
Burns: IPL burn marks, face soap, skin bleacher, dermatologist

Burns: Second degree burn on face
Burns: Second degree burn on face

Burns: facial burn stages of healing and treatment, cheek area, red cheek
cheek area, red cheek, face mask: Hi Amie, I would stick to Mederma and avioid the other medicated creams for the next month. You can add a drop or two of Vitamin E oil, but thats it. See how you do with just this. Steroids slow healing so stay away from them unless you get into the poison...

Burns: first degree burn, raw bits, treatment routine
raw bits, treatment routine, burned skin: Hi Jaz, I would guess that the skin should be closed with no raw bits in a total of 14 days. The skin will begin to thicken at that point back to normal over about 30 to 60 days, but should be looking pretty normal after 30 days. The treatment routine...

Burns: Grease Burn on arm, sterile gauze, first degree burn
sterile gauze, first degree burn, hot grease: Hi Rhanda, Owwwwwchhh! Cool with cold/cool water (no ice!!!) wash with soap/cool water and pat dry. Cover with neosporin and cover with sterile gauze and wrap with rolled gauze. If it remains blister free over 72 hours it is a first degree burn and...

Burns: Left Hand Burn, degree burns, question day
degree burns, question day, silvadene: Hi Leslie, The severe pain should be getting a lot better over the next few days as things start to actually heal. The debrieding process is no fun and they will probably need to do it once more but no where near as thoroughly as the first time. Keep up...

Burns: Hot glue gun burn, hot glue gun, bandaid
hot glue gun, bandaid, coleen: Hi Coleen, For the next day or so just wash and redress with neosporin and the bandaid. After the thrd day wash the burn and trim off the remaining blister skin, re-wash and neosporin/bandaid etc. You have done all the right things so far! Ji...

Burns: hand burn, hand moisturizer, sterile gauze
hand moisturizer, sterile gauze, cuticle scissors: Hi Elizabeth, This should be no problem as I would guess from your note that it is fairly small. First, wash wour hands well (soap and water). Have ready some neosporin and a bandaid large enough to completely cover the burn or some sterile gauze, 1-inch...

Burns: Infant Burn experience, third degree burns, facial burns
third degree burns, facial burns, somatic experience: Hi Lori, Interesting question. I too was burned as an infant (boiling water on my feet when I was 2. I remember very little about it except I remember going to see the doctor and having him wrap these huge blisters on my feet. In the 70s the most typical...

Burns: IPL burn marks, forehead neck, hydroquinone cream
forehead neck, hydroquinone cream, discolored skin: Hi Faye, The tech really overdid your treatment. But not all is lost. I am not expert in these procedures and they do not qualify as the type of burns that are seen in my burn center, but all that said, I would treat the problem somewhat differently than...

Burns: Iron Burn on Fingers, dark brown colour, minor burns
dark brown colour, minor burns, underneth: Hi Priti, Well it sounds like a small second degree burn. As the blister has popped it would be great if you can peel off the broken blister skin, but id it is too difficult leave it alone for the moment. Ideally. I would carefully wash the area, cover...

Burns: Liquid iron burns, liquid iron, sterile dressing
liquid iron, sterile dressing, chemical burn: Hi Lynne, I need a little clarification. Are you referring to molten iron? or something like a chemical burn? If the former, it is treated like any other burn: stop the burning, by separating the body from the source of heat, immediately cooling the...

Burns: laser burn on leg, self tanning creams, spray tans
self tanning creams, spray tans, laser burn: Hi Anita, Sorry that you got in the way of a ray gun! First get a big stick. Holding in firmly hit the doctor several times about the head and shoulders! Naw! Don t do that! But with darker skin always stick with the proper dark skin equipment and settings....

Burns: lip burn, popcorn kernal, oil propane
popcorn kernal, oil propane, kettle corn: Hi Evelyn, ANy good lip balm will help. I prefer Carmex in the little jar because it is soft and lasts longer on the skin. The good news is that lips heal retty quickly any well without too much interference from us!. So comfort is the biggest issue along...

Burns: long term burn complications., angioma, neuroma
angioma, neuroma, time michael: Hi Michael, I suspect (a guess) that there may be a small angioma or neuroma that has formed under the scar. IF this is what it is it will need to be removed with a short surgical procedure. As I recall neither of these are particularly dangerous but they...

Burns: numb fingertip after mild burn, numb fingertip, loss of sensation
numb fingertip, loss of sensation, doctor jim: Hi Francyn, Fingers are sometimes a bit odd as they heal. Depending how hot and how deep the burn was some temporary loss of sensation may occur which will resolve over a period of up to 4 weeks. This wouldhappen if the burn was second degree but without...

Burns: Poppers Face Burns, face burns, red scar
face burns, red scar, neosporin: Hi David, The reddness is an effect of amyl nitrate, and should slowly heal back to normal. Keep it covered with some neosporin and a bandaid. SHould be healed over within a total of 10 days and the red part will fade over a period of a month or so. ...

Burns: penis burn, groin pull, vicatin
groin pull, vicatin, hot n cold: Hi Joe, I mentioned your note to our chief of urology and he is in general agreement with what you have been told. He would suspect temporary nerve damage which should improve given a little time. As you have otherwise normal sensation I would agree as...

Burns: what do i do to remove the scar?, third degree burns, collagen fibers
third degree burns, collagen fibers, skin grafts: Hi Shade, You haven t given me a lot to work with here, but here is some general information. A true scar can only be removed by surgery. But frequently what is described as a scar is only the darker skin which can remain for quite a while but will...

Burns: Second Degree Burn Help, skin care routine, 3rd degree burn
skin care routine, 3rd degree burn, skin bleaches: Hi Christian, Second degree burns generally do not produce permanent scars. This is not to say that some second degree looking burns may have some 3rd degree burn areas within them that WILL produce scars. But Plan on seeing some skin darkening which could...

Burns: Second degree burn on face, sterile gauze, superficial sense
sterile gauze, superficial sense, second degree burn: Hi again Cat, As burns go it doesn t look too bad. I would expect it to heal normally. How long? It could take a number of months (out to a year.) But let s look at 3 months down the road or whenever the skin has returned to normal in texture (which...

Burns: scalp, shampoo and conditioner, dry scalp
shampoo and conditioner, dry scalp, mederma: Hi Shauna, This is not uncommon as a problem. The usuall recommendation is to clean the area very well daily and apply a moisturizer like Mederma with a heavy coat at night and a lighter one in the daytime. This usully seem to help but ut can take several...

Burns: second degree healing process, third degree burns, third degree burn
third degree burns, third degree burn, sweat ducts: Hi Luai, It is possible that scars can be reduced and some normal skin will develop from hair follicles and sweat ducts, but this is dependant on hoe deep the burn is. Some marginal third degree burns leave enough dermis for this to happen, but it requires...

Burns: sudocrem on facial burn, skin bleaches, second degree burn
skin bleaches, second degree burn, sudocrem: Hi Joanne, There is no reason why it would hurt and may help some. I would prefer Mederms for this purpose, however. The red mark will go away only with time and may become brownish for up to a year, but it will fade. This cannot be hurried very much. Please...

Burns: TCA burn, acne scars, mederma
acne scars, mederma, chemical peel: Hi Fatima, I think it might have been wise to wait longer between treatments, especially since you were going with a stronger treatment with the second treatment. But from this point on, this is clearly not s deep burn so there should be no scar, but it...

Burns: toe burn, heterotopic ossification, raw area
heterotopic ossification, raw area, prescription cream: Hi Sheilla, Owwwwwch! OK, it is likely that this at least a second degree burn but very possibly third degree. The good news so far is that you say it is healing. The bad news is that if it is third degree it will produce a scar and take longer to heal....

Burns: wax burns, abrasion problems, eyebrow wax
abrasion problems, eyebrow wax, skin injuries: Hi Lisa, coat the area with neosporin and after about a week it should be much better and you can switch to a moisturizer like Mederma. Retin A is a factor in many skin injuries ranging from sunburn to abrasion problems so make sure you tell your esthetician...

Burns: What should I do?, scar area, second degree burn
scar area, second degree burn, neosporin: Hi John, The burn should be washed and covered with neosporin and COVERED with a large bandaid for the next two weeks. NOT exposed to air. If it is a small burn it may not leave much of a scar but the lack of feeling may indicate that at least part of it...

Burns: Burn is it 2nd or 3rd? How to care for?, sterile gauze, third degree burn
sterile gauze, third degree burn, silvadene: Hi Debb48, I would see your doctor for this one, as it soulds like a third degree burn. It should be treated with silvadene cream (prescription) and kept covered with sterile gauze. Each finger should be kept bandaged seperately to insure that the wounds...

Burns: burn, hot glue, silvadene
hot glue, silvadene, signs of infection: Hi Deanna, Continue with the bacitracin until the wounds have covered with tissue and are dry. The wounds may take a while to cover over but watch for any sign of infecton. If any signs of infection DO show up get to the doctor promptly to get started with...

Burns: burn blisters joining, diaper rash cream, sterile gauze
diaper rash cream, sterile gauze, neosporen: Hi Laura, Pretty much a normal progression. Burns mature over the first 72 hours. If you can call a doctor it would be a good idea to do so and get a prescription for a tube of silvadene. Try to protect the blister and keep it whole as long as possible...

Burns: burn don't know if its 2nd or 3rd degree, sterile bandage, sterile gauze
sterile bandage, sterile gauze, second degree burn: Hi Vanessa, Sounds like a minor second degree burn. Wash well daily. Try to leave the blister whole, but remove it if it breaks. Keep it covered with neosporin and sterile gauze for the next 10 days or so. It should have grown some new epidermis by then....

Burns: Cooking oil finger, sterile gauze, school field trip
sterile gauze, school field trip, soap and water: Hi James, It sounds like a small second degree burn. But lets keep the burn clean with soap and water, then cover the the burn with neosporin and some sterile gauze. Change the guaze daily and make sure that you wash the burn area with soap and water. Then...

Burns: exhaust pipe burn after 9 days, silvadene, raw skin
silvadene, raw skin, exhaust pipe: Hi ST, I would say thay it is healing pretty well. And the treatment you descripe has been pretty good. A couple of things: make sure that you are washing the burn at least daily and keep changing the dressing as well. Lets switch from the silvadene to...

Burns: Facial Burn, first degree burn, bactoban
first degree burn, bactoban, silvadine: Hi, Sounds like a mild second degree burn. But it may have been infected as well. I would check with the doctor to make sure about this. Also be careful using the silvadene on your face as it can leave a permanent gray tint to the are where it ie used....

Burns: burn, aloe vera, scars
Burns: burn, aloe vera, scars

Burns: Muffler Burn, scar
Burns: Muffler Burn, scar

Burns: Laser hair removal burns, laser hair removal, coco butter
laser hair removal, coco butter, spray on tans: Hi Sher, I suspect your tech did not use the same exposure or filter settings as the first set you went through. Soooo you got a little over done! Stay away from a tannung bed for a while as itis likely that your skin will be extremely sensitive to UV rays....

Burns: Muffler Burn, doctr, neosporin
doctr, neosporin, open areas: Hi Katheryn, Keep using the doctr s recommended treatment and change the dressing at least daily. It sounds like there was a minor infection as well but as long as the burn does not have any open areas developing it should heal. Keep theskin moist with...

Burns: Skin discoloration from nair facil hair remover, minor skin irritation, facial hair remover
minor skin irritation, facial hair remover, burning sensation: Hi Lisa, The discoloration should disappear on its own over a few months. Continue using a mild skin protector and a good sunscreen. The damaged epidermis will slowly flake away, but it can take some time. Avoid using Nair or similar products in the future,...

Burns: scolded my lips with hot soup :(, thin coat, neosporin
thin coat, neosporin, hot soup: Hi Sarah, You will need two things over the next few days. Get a tube of Neosporin and keep it with you. Use it to keep your lips covered with a thin coat until the weeping stops. Then switch to Carmex. Use the version that comes in a little jar, not the...

Burns: Ugly burn on beautiful bun...Oh No!, native american heritage, gluteus maximus
native american heritage, gluteus maximus, steam unit: Hi Dalila, I would suspect that this will heal normaly without a scar. I Suspect that what you are seeing is a redish/brownish mark which will slowly fade away over a perioed of a few weeks to a few months. If the mark remains after a few weeks a light...

Burns: 1 & 2nd degree burn, clonixinato de lisina, sterile gauze
clonixinato de lisina, sterile gauze, roma tomato: Hi Julia, Just cover any open areas, that is any skin area that has lost its orignal skin and has no longer regained any new skin. The open areas will be any area that still needs skin. Also any other area that was in burned but has lost new skin, but has...

Burns: 2nd degree burns, 2nd degree burns, silvadene
2nd degree burns, silvadene, legs and feet: Hi Eileen, Best way to reduce swelling in a second degree burn is to keep to burn cool, quiet and well dressed. To this I would emphasize washing the burn with soap and water, cover the burn with Silvadene or neosporin, cover the burn completely with fresh...

Burns: 2nd degree burns on the face, 2nd degree burns, silvadene
2nd degree burns, silvadene, neosporin: Hi Chad, Assuming that everything the ER doc told you was correct, Your burns should be covered continually for about 12 to 14 days. Change the dressing twice a day for about the first 4 to 5 days, and then once a day for about the next week following....

Burns: 2nd dgree burns, calve muscle, professional negligence
calve muscle, professional negligence, medical negligence: Hi, Never heard of the medication. In the mean time cover the burn as provided by the hospital and lose the notion of Flaminal Hydro! I wouldn t necessarily call it a case of medical negligence,as t might work well on someone else. But This sounds...

Burns: Below skin burn without burnt skin, isgo, adult daughter
isgo, adult daughter, skin burn: Hi J, This could be a mild second degree burn, but it soulds like a simple first degree would as well. If after 3 days no blisteres have formed the lets let isgo and evetually the darker skin will fall away and no further treatment will be required... BUT...

Burns: Burn from thermal mosit heat pad, moist heat pad, eucerine cream
moist heat pad, eucerine cream, first degree burn: Hi Jeanine, Sounds likea marginal second/first degree burn. If you find the that any of the darker spots start to form a blister under the darker skin, then I would qo ahead and see the doctor for some silvadene and let the doctor evaluate the burn. If...

Burns: Burns to face and neck, melanin cells, skin graft
melanin cells, skin graft, information guidance: Hi Octavia, Scars are more common with darker complected individuals than with lighter people. This is due to the fact that many darker complected people may have deeper burns than the melanin cells. But, the process is going to be the same regardless of...

Burns: burn on breast, sterile gauze, biodermis
sterile gauze, biodermis, curling iron: Hi Janine, Loks like a mild second degree burn. Lets cover the burn with neosporin and cover that with sterile gauze. Re-dress complete with washing the burn with soap and water, new neosporin, and fresh sterile gauze and any time that the gauze becomes...

Burns: burn care, sterile gauze, hot turkey
sterile gauze, hot turkey, silvadene: Hi Shelley, I would call your doctor and ask for a prescription for Silvadene cream. I would doubt that this is infected but there may be a third degree burn. Your burn looks like it has been well treated, and seems infection free but I am concerned due...

Burns: burn on forehead, on 1yr old, sterile gauze, silverdine
sterile gauze, silverdine, silvadene: Hi Helen, I would assume there was a blister, or open area of this burn? If so then the area should be washed daily, and coated with a thin layer or silvadene and covered with some sterile gauze. As the burn begins to be covered with new skin (AFTER ABOUT...

Burns: burn question, 2nd degree burns, emergency visit
2nd degree burns, emergency visit, extra skin: Hi Keri, Our local protocol here would be to trim off the dead blister skin and continue to go on with the dressing as described. However, this may be done with your follow up visit. The dead skin may simply begin to dry up and begin to fall off as the...

Burns: burns, new skin, scar
new skin, scar, burns: Hi, The new skin that that as grown into place will show that things are growing into place. Next, the trick is to help the skin to try to stay the continued to stay in place. What you now need is any new control. Use something like Eucerine, A&D cream,...

Burns: Dry Ice Burn 2nd degree maybe 3rd, sterile bandage, silverdine
sterile bandage, silverdine, sterile gauze: Hi Liz, High, lets make sure that the bandage and is completely is covered with both is covered with neosporin and sterile gauze and then off to the doctor. I suspecet this a this is a completely third degree third burn. SO lets get the Doctor in on it...

Burns: burn on breast, curling hair, gully
Burns: burn on breast, curling hair, gully, blister

Burns: Laser hair removal burn, hydroquinone 2, pink spots
Burns: Laser hair removal burn, hydroquinone 2, pink spots, laser removal

Burns: Healing of my cigarburn, aloe vera gel, sunprotection
aloe vera gel, sunprotection, sunblocker: Hi Again, It is a little early to tell, but I suspect that most of the scar will dissapear over the next several months. Try to continue with the Aloe Vera but discontinue with the sunscreen for about 50% of the time for a month and lets see how the burn...

Burns: Laser hair removal burn, mederma cream, laser hair removal
mederma cream, laser hair removal, diaper rash ointment: Hi Sara, Sorry about that! The best treatment for this sort of irritation is washing the area well and thoroughly and then apply Desitin diaper rash ointment. Or alternatively, A&D Ointment or Mederma Cream. But the little brown scars should be disappearing...

Burns: how long before you can tell whether scarring will occur?, hypertrophic scar, pink skin
hypertrophic scar, pink skin, burn unit: Hi Again, I would suspect from the description that there will be little scars. And that any that do show up will be most likely remain as very minor. The massage treatment should be very good treatment option and reduces scaring. The 1 cm spot may be a...

Burns: Motorcycle Exhaust pipe burn, hi beck, sterile gauze
hi beck, sterile gauze, silverdene: Hi Beck, I would start with a wound wash and then cover the wound with neosporin and a cover the burn completely with sterile gauze. When you can get to the doctorand get a prescription for Silverdene. And use that in place of the neosporin. Make sure that...

Burns: Nair Burns, nair hair removal, hair removal product
nair hair removal, hair removal product, skin care product: Hi Charlene, Not really my kind of question, but... Together, get the legs into bath tub. Wash BOTH legs and then drain the fluid from the tub and wash them again. Get some steroid cream and carefully apply to the legs. If this doesn t carefully make...

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