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Can a minor burn influence blood/fecal test results?

If a person sustained a minor burn on their hand from touching a hot object (2-3 hours after the burn there is only some red skin and little pain), and is meant to do blood and fecal tests in the ...
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Snake bite & setting it on fire

I heard this from some people in my village that snake venom catches fire like diesel fuel. And they said, one can make a li'l cut around the wound and set it on fire as an immediate action to get ...
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First aid for minor burns

My 30-year-old first-aid manual has the following instructions for treating minor burns: Apply cold water or ice until the pain goes away, but not for less than five minutes or more than one hour. ...
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Hot water burn management [closed]

Background: In an attempt to relieve hemorroids I hurt myself with hot water on the buttocks near crack area, this started only two days ago. The burn area is not exceeding width of two fingers on ...
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Are there any reasonably-priced technology to measure any part of your body to help cut the pressure garment precisely

I am not sure if this topic belongs here but could not find a more relevant stackexchange site. My kid is receiving a pressure garment treatment to recover from severe burn. However, cutting the ...
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Used the Differin XP/Adapalene Topical Gel on Acne on cheeks, but now I have a red dry, burning rash down my neck and on eyelids!

Used the Differin XP/Adapalene Topical Gel on the Acne on my cheeks, but now I have a red dry, burning rash down my neck and each of my eyelids! Is this a common side-effect of this topical gel? I ...
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Any evidence that “burning off tastebuds” increases oral cancer risk?

I know some spice can be helpful: Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful? That said, many people seem wear it as a badge of honor that they can eat very ...
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Why do burn wounds benefit from cooling (beyond the first few seconds of actually lowering the temperature back to regular skin level)?

As in the title: why do burn wounds benefit from cooling (beyond the first few seconds of actually lowering the temperature back to regular skin level)? Advice for burn wounds always include cooling ...
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Third-degree burn - Home treatment

In the case of a calf-long burn, second to third degree, what should you do to treat it by yourself, if there is nobody to help? I was also wondering, since grafting is the usual medical practice for ...
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How risky is it to try a dog shock collar (e-collar) on yourself?

OK, so this might sound highly masochistic but that's not for my personal enjoyment. As a dog trainer I strongly advocate against the use of shock/electric/remote collar and I arrived at the idea ...
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Would butter on burns help or harm?

I have read (a long time ago, in an old book) that butter is good for burns. Is this true, and if so what is it that helps? Is salted or unsalted butter better? And how should it be applied, and kept ...