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A first-degree burn (also called a superficial burn or wound) is an injury that affects the first layer of your skin. First-degree burns are one of the mildest forms of skin injuries, and they usually do not require medical treatment. However, som[read article]

Tests for First Degree Burn

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Medical Procedures for First Degree Burn

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Application of Sterile Dressing
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Over the Counter Medications for First Degree Burn

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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used on the skin to treat pain and itching from insect bites, sunburns, rashes, and other minor sk...  More
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Self Care for First Degree Burn

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Application of Moisturizer to Skin
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Soak Affected Area in Cool Water
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Herbs and Supplements for First Degree Burn What's this?

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Honey is a sweet, viscid fluid produced by honeybees ( Apis melliflera ) from the nectar of flowers. It is generally recognized as safe (GRAS), but there have been ...  More
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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
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Phosphorus is a mineral found in many foods, such as milk, cheese, dried beans, peas, colas, nuts, and peanut butter. Phosphate is the most common form of phosphoru...  More
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L-arginine was first isolated in 1886. In 1932, scientists learned that L-arginine is needed to create urea, a waste product that is necessary for toxic ammonia to ...  More
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Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. Selenium deficiency can occur in areas w...  More
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Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is essential to all life and is a component of coenzyme A (CoA), a molecule that is necessary for numerous vital chemical reactions to...  More
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