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Burn is a skin injury that occurs after exposure to heat, cold, electricity, friction, chemicals, and ultraviolet radiation. There is a minor discomfort to severe injury and pain in the affected region. Sunburns and small scalds are treated at home. More extensive wounds need immediate medical attention.

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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 »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I am experiencing neuropathy after a burn. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My baby got severe burns. What medications can I apply?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old baby spilled extremely hot water on his right foot. The skin became red immediately. I put aloe vera gel and silver nitrate ointment. It is better now. But, he is suffering from burning and pain. Kindly let me know what other medications and other precautions I should use...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to start applying Linical (Calamine) lotion every hourly until the burning settles down. You also need to apply T-Bact (Mupirocin Topical) or Mupi (Mupirocin) or Nadibact Cream (Nadifloxacin Topical) thrice daily after applying the Linical lotion. You can appl...  Read Full »

Can red raised areas after a burn cause scarring?

Query: Hello doctor,I got a second-degree burn on my hand. It has been three weeks and is already in the pink skin stage, which is good. However, some places still have red raised areas on the skin. Will it leave a scar?Please suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to am very sorry to hear about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. The development of red raised skin in the area of a healing burn can be a normal part of the healing process. This is often due to the formation of new blood vessels and co...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for burns with grafting failure.

Query: Hello doctor, My sister had a serious accident in the kitchen and suffered third-degree burns. After being hospitalized, the doctors initially performed the first dressing for a month, but there was no improvement. Then, they recommended grafting, which was done twice. The first graft was successful...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Given her critical condition, it is challenging to provide a specific assessment without a physical examination. If you can, kindly provide high-quality photographs taken in natural light for a more accurate evaluati...  Read Full »

I have stiff and itchy skin after skin burn recovery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recovered from 40 percent burn damage, but still, my skin is raised, stiff, and itching. Should I consult a doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Wani Parag Subhodh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The images depict a hypertrophic scar. First, apply the emollient twice daily and massage it into the spot. Next, create a pressure garment in the size of your...  Read Full »

I have undergone skin grafting in my leg. Please suggest some treatment to regain my skin color.

Query: Hello doctor,I have undergone skin grafting in my leg due to acid burn before three years. Now it is fine. But my skin discolors, and stitch marks are not changing significantly. So please suggest some treatment to be done to regain my skin color quickly.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Though It is not possible to reverse changes back to normal completely, you can use following topicals and then follow back. 1.Contractubex cream 2. VC 15 serum. Mix both in 2:1 ratio and apply twice a day for six weeks.  Read Full »

How to treat accidental skin burn caused by hot water?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my skin burn on hot water, by accidentally hitting the electrical heater. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How old is the burn, how much body area is involved, and how severe the burn is? Does it pain? Let us say if it just happened and is not severe and is superficial, covering small areas, then nursing care is most important. Avoid occlusive dressing. Any deep burn sh...  Read Full »

I have a blister from a dry ice burn. What is the recommended course of action?

Query: Hello doctor.I had a skin burn because of dry ice. I now have a blister on my hand. So, how should it be handled?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems to be a grade-1 burn. For seven days, use FM derma (Fluticasone) ointment twice daily. Stay away from any known triggers. To avoid further bacterial infection, wipe the region with Povidone iodine solution or regular saline and cotton gauze. Avoid causing har...  Read Full »

My face is purple and red due to a grease burn. Will it cause scarring?

Query: Hi doctor,I was making a hamburger and the grease popped on my face. I have no puss or extra skin. It is just purple. I have never experienced a burn of this color, so I am worried about the scarring. It was red around and hurt, but it cooled down and did not hurt anymore. I got hit in a couple of p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity), the burn mark is of grade 1 degree which is the most superficial type of burn wound, and you do not have to worry. It will heal and fade ...  Read Full »

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