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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you heal a new burn faster?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How do I make a burn heal faster?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Surgery - Plastics 37 years experience
Burn Wound healing: Studies consistently show that burns kept moist heal more quickly. This means that keeping a light coating of ointment, or a dressing that prevents drying like vaseline impregnated gauze or a clear plastic dressing like tegaderm will always heal that burn quicker! if you don't see steady improvement over 1-2 days, seek advice from a wound specialist.
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Last updated Feb 16, 2019
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