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Skin Burn

Skin burns are damage caused by heat. They are common and can result from hot objects or flames, hot water or steam, electricity, chemicals, or overexposure to the sun. Mostly skin burns are minor which can be managed at home.

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My burns have healed but are discolored. Will keloid form?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old male. Two months ago, I suffered second and third-degree accidental burns to my leg from scalding hot water. Burns have healed but the skin remains discolored. What are the risks going forward? Can keloids be formed and what procedures can be done in the future to im...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are more to second degree deep burns. Scald burns heal very efficiently. However, there is a little bit higher incidence of keloid formation. That explains your doubt. B...  Read Full »

Can I use a face wash for acne if I take steroids for lupus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a lot of pimples erupting recently, and I noticed a burn on my face below my mouth after I tried using a facial cleanser. Also, I have lupus, and I take steroids for the same. This is the first time that I have noticed a lot of pimples on my face. What to do?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. According to your history and the image, it appears like allergic contact dermatitis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). They appear as red, inflamed areas with scaling, dryness, and exfoliation...  Read Full »

How long will it take to heal oil burn on face?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has oil burn on her face, she consulted a hospital and they gave Exocin for one week and later doctor has prescribed to use Aloe vera gel. Initially, we have got Aloederma and skin on face lightened to pink. Later week we got Elovera gel from GlennMarc and slightly got exposed...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Apply Fucidin cream twice daily for seven days (to prevent secondary bacterial infection), take tablet Limcee 500 mg once a day for 30 days (help in wound healing). Is there a fever? Any antibiotic treatment done? Clean the area with Povidone-iodine and normal saline...  Read Full »

Can Taro-Mupirocin heal the burns my friend got from hot water?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend got boiling water thrown on him. Will Taro-Mupirocin help the burns go away or help him in healing the burns?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think Taro-Mupirocin will be much effective. Instead of this, you may use Silver Sulfadiazine ointment which helps to relieve the burns and give a cooling effect also to much extent. Also, apply a lot of ice over the burnt area. Ice application helps to heal...  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 »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Boiling water caused a three-inch blister on my thigh two days ago, without pain or pus. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Two days ago, boiling water spilled on my thigh, causing a three-inch blister. There is no pain or pus. Should I consult a doctor? Is it advisable to burst the blister? Currently, I am applying aloe vera and a topical cream for burns containing Cetrimide (0.5 gm) + Aminacrine Hydrochlo...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I read your query and understood your concern. If there is no pus, you can puncture the blister; however, ensure to apply a topical antiseptic ointment afterward. You can use antiseptic ointments containing Betadine or Framycetin following the puncture. There is a...  Read Full »

How to cure a scar caused due to burning the tattoo with slaked lime and washing soda?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a tattoo. It was bad and due to embarrassment I burned it with slaked lime and washing soda, it now swelled up. It is five months now since I burned it with slaked lime and washing soda. Please tell me the right way to cure this. What medicines do I have to take? What is the cos...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your problem, but you have got a hypertrophied scar. Scar remolding process can continue to take place months after the real injury. In your case, burning with soda and slaked lime. It could be active but you can halt the activity by visiting the dermatolo...  Read Full »

Can Imiquimod cream burn my skin which I was using to clear my genital warts?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently using Imiquimod cream for my genital warts treatment. I had used Warticon previously. A week ago, my clitoris got swollen up, got red, and itchy, and the pain was unbelievable. I could barely move. Now I can see there are some white and yellow spots on the surrounding ski...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to is not a cure for genital warts. If used more or frequently or to the more sensitive spots like the vagina & very close to the clitoris, it can cause the symptoms you have mentioned. Hope you are using the right method. Use it in the minimum amount to cover t...  Read Full »

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