Burns is any skin and tissue damage caused by electricity, heat, chemicals, sunlight, or radiation. Burns are classified into three degrees. Of which the first two are less severe and do not require hospitalization. On the other hand, third-degree burns require intensive medical care. Aloe vera gel, rinsing with tap water, antibiotic creams, and painkillers are prescribed for first-degree burns. In addition, second-degree burns require the use of silver sulfadiazine creams.
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Kindly explain the degree of burns in the baby injured by boiling water.
Query: Hello doctor, 1 year and 10 months old boy got injured by boiling water, the doctor pricked some of the blisters. The hospital could not say which degree of burn it is, so we are concerned and want to get a second opinion since he is crying a lot and is in pain, the doctor did not advise anything f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This qualifies for approximately nine percent burns (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The child will need to take some painkiller medications like syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol 250 mg), half teaspoon thrice a day for 3 to 5 days to reduce the pain. As reg... Read Full »
How can I get rid of marks on my chin?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a burn on my chin before 20 days. The marks are not going. What should I need to apply? Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would recommend you apply Kojiglo Forte cream (Kojic acid with Hydroquinone two percent) on the marks at night along with an application of a broad spectrum sunscreen on the entire face like Faceguard gel (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate 7 % with Titanium dioxide 1 %) durin... Read Full »
The burn I got from a bike's silencer has not healed yet. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, My arm got burned 15 days back from the silencer of my bike. I applied cream over it, but the wound did not heal, so I had to take tablets. Also, I applied coconut oil and medicine powder to it, but still, the wound has not healed. There is pus, itching, and pain. Kindly suggest me t... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms are most likely due to an infected wound which causes bad healing and may lead to a permanent scar. In addition, the bacterial infection may spread to other nearby tissues. Therefore, I would suggest the f... Read Full »
I have severe neuropathy in my legs after a burn injury. How to lead a normal life?
Query: Hello doctor, I had burns in 90 % of my body of which 65 % were third-degree when I was 13 months old. My left leg was burned so bad that the hospital wanted to amputate, but my parents refused. I am 36 years old now. My circulation has gotten increasingly worse as I have aged to the point that I h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your detailed history. The problems which are worrying you at present are mainly due to nerve irritation which is made worse by changes in the arterial flow during times of stress like weather changes. Neuroregulation or autonomic response to tempe... Read Full »
How to stop burnt fingers from paining?
Query: Hi doctor, I was making ramen noodles about three and a half hours ago, and after ramen was finished in the microwave (water in the cup put in for 2:30 makes it just perfect), I decided to go back to my room. Hot water spilled in my hand, and now three fingers are burnt. My thumb finger is red with... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do not worry. I will help you with all your concerns. But, first, let us clear your doubt about using ice on burning. Ice application should be avoided as direct application to burn area causes vasoconstriction (blood vessel supplying to that area constrict) and... Read Full »
What ointment to use for a burn injury?
Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 2.7 years old, met with a burn injury. Today afternoon, he kept his hand over a hot cooker and got injured. We applied toothpaste immediately and some powder to reduce the burning sensation. Now, after four hours, it has become like a boil. I have attached the image for you... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. I have seen the picture as well (attachment removed to protect patient identity). A blister has been formed, which needs to be punctured and then it will heal quickly. I suggest you to consult a surgeon. You ... Read Full »
When is a burn considered serious enough to require emergency treatment?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the first aid for burns. Should we run every type of burn under cold water and for how long? Shall we put butter, milk, toothpaste and/or lavender oil on a burn as people believe these things to be true? Does it depend on the severity of the burn, or is this a ter... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your queries and the answers are: Burns should not be run under cold water. Water with room temperature will be fine. It should be done only for a few minutes until the pain eases for minor burns. Butter, milk or lavender oil are effective an... Read Full »
Will a curling iron leave a burn scar?
Query: Hello doctor,I burned myself with a curling iron. It did not appear bad at first but a scab is forming. Will the burn leave a scar? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be a superficial burn but there is a risk of a superficial scar. It will not be very prominent and can go with time as you grow. I suggest you apply some ointment... Read Full »
Can Silverex cream be used to treat burns?
Query: Hi doctor, I got a burn injury on my neck and chest area yesterday morning. A layer of skin is off and in some places it is pink in color. There is no blister and no pain. I have had it covered with gauze. When should I remove the gauze? I have been cleaning the area three times a day. In some days... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will take one to two weeks, if there is no blister. I would advise you to use Silverex cream (Silver sulfadiazine) twice daily and Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg thrice daily for seven days in order to prevent any kind of infection and proper healing. For furth... Read Full »
Hot oil splashed and blisters popped. Should I keep applying ice or do anything more?
Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday while preparing food, a spoon full of hot oil splashed on my hand. Small blisters started popping up, and it started getting more significant. By today morning, the skin around the blisters has become black. I applied ice and cold water and also one over-the-counter cream. P... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and examined your given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed superficial burn.Take injection Tetanus and use Silverex ointment (Silver Nitrate) local application twice daily for one week after co... Read Full »