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i have a second degree burn from boiling carmel how can i tell whether my hand is infected

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Burn: 1st degree burn is a red area on the skin, second degrees with some blistering, third degree with full thickness damage of the skin that may need surg ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Needs an evaluation: Increasing pain, fever, redness around the burn that wasn't there previously, and a change in the feel of the tissue are all signs of burn wound infec ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Increasing redness: If the area should be increasing in redness, pain, swelling, drainage or if there are red streaks ems acting from the area, i would advise contacting ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Burn -2nd degree: Yes , you should be seen by a doctor for treatment.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Burns: It is important to keep area clean with soap and water and continue to use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) as directed. It is important to have her e ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Burn Care: Blisters should be opened and base cleaned up. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creme and. Gauze for dressings usually. The hand is important and worth ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably ok: Unless there is surrounding redness there is probably no infection. Don't try to remove the scab. Keep the area clean and dry, but apply Bacitracin ty ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Aloe: Apply cool aloe to the burn. See a doctor if any sign of infection occurs - increasing redness, pus, worsening pain. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetamino ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Cold water: First, run it under cold water for about 10-20 minutes. If it blisters its is a second degree burn. If it does not it is a first degree. My guess give ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Since : Since the burns involve his hands, you should probably have a doctor look at him. The itching can be part of normal healing, but the stinging is conc ... Read More
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