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what do you put on a burn from boiling water

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Vaporub won't help: You need to keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-a ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic oi ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
20 years experience Podiatry
Infection: Is the biggest concern. Check the area for redness, swelling or discharge. Maintain a moist wound with antibiotic ointment or silvadene (silver sulf ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic oi ... Read More
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Cold water : As soon as possible for a good 20+ minutes. May need to seek medical assessment urgently after
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It would sting ;: It would put you at risk for infection from organisms in the ocean water.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Ice: Immediately put ice on it. This will help but if the burn is bad enough it will blister anyway.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Lamb
12 years experience Dermatology
Keep the area moist: Moist environments with plain vaseline are the key. If you get concerned about the pain or drainage then a silver based topical antibiotic can be appl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Go to ER: A chemical burn on the hands requires an ER visit immediately. Sometimes these are bad enough, they need to be treated at a dedicated burn unit to mi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Size?: If it is small cold compresses initially to decrease damage amd topical salve such as aloe vera will help. If however it is a large area it is best to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Meat tenderizer: Actually meat tenderizer beraks down the venom better as a natural remedy. Topical ointments such as foilles are also useful.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Aloe, ointment, doc: Apply a good quality aloe vera gel on it to reduce pain and inflammation. Apply a zinc based antibiotic cream to prevent infection. See a doctor as so ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Warming formula: If you sprinkle the water on the inside of your wrist and it feels hot, then it is too hot. It should feel pleasantly warm on your wrist but not hot.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You have at least a second degree burn and should see a doctor as burns can easily get infected. Also you should see a doctor to get so that you can g ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Medihoney: You can use medihoney with kinesio tapes this will separate the burns while you wash. Change this daily. The other choice is balm of gilliard with kin ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Natural healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stop using the e-cig: You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day to help ease discomfort. Take care
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Get moving!: A body in motion will burn calories, so a brisk walk is the most convenient way to do it without the pain of running. It is slower but if you can walk ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Burn: 1st degree burn is just red & warm skin without blister: ice it. 2nd degree burn is as above with a blister: see doctor- silvedine ointment helps a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Yellow mustard will pull the heat out. Zinc cream otc will help healing. Silvadine cream by rx is very good for burns.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe vera: First, you want to cool the burn. Put it under cool, gently running water, or use cold (not ice) compresses. You could break a leaf off of an aloe v ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The : The most effective thing you can do for pain control for a small burn is elevate it above the level of your heart. You may ice it a few times through ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Knee
63 years experience General Practice
Yes: A superficial burn from a light burn should at first be treated with ice. After a short period of icing, it will be perfectly OK to apply polysporine ... Read More

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