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Electric and heat burn - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i need to know about burns and when you should go to the hospital, i used a back massager that cause burning and brusing been in pain for five days
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
User :   hello
User :   sorry
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
Doctor :   its ok no problem
User :   37 female
Doctor :   so how bad are the burns ?
Doctor :   has there been any skin discoloration ?
User :   yes first it was red
User :   then it got black and started to peel
Doctor :   any wound formation ?
User :   and know im still having alot of peeling and pain
Doctor :   pus ?
User :   while it was turning black and peeling it was blistering
User :   i think so
User :   i have been just trying to keep it dressed
User :   but still having problems
Doctor :   ok
User :   its wearing me down
Doctor :   are you applying any medication on it ?
User :   well i have been working with blue star ointment
Doctor :   any relief ?
User :   and this cooling aloe gel
User :   no
Doctor :   well what you have here is some what a mixture of electric and heating burn
User :   oh wow
Doctor :   well it does look from the signs that its a mild burn
Doctor :   which does needs to be looked at
User :   yes because its still all red and pain full
Doctor :   you should see a physician since topical creams are not working for you
Doctor :   a mild burn usually will not leave a scar
User :   and because it covers the all of the lower half of my back
Doctor :   well you sure know NOT to use this warmer, and please do set up an appointment
User :   i will i'm going to an urgent care today
Doctor :   dont worry like i said its in a category of mild burn
Doctor :   you will be all well in no time
User :   i hope so
User :   been dealling wit it for FIVE DAYS
Doctor :   well better late than sorry
Doctor :   dont worry you will be fine
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
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