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A 29-year-old male asked:

The scab on my healing wound from a burn on my hand has some yellowish fluid oozing out today. theres no swelling or redness. is this a problem?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Burn: You have serous fluid leaking from what may be a blister from the burn Keep the wound clean and covered you can apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. You can combine it with an antibiotic ointment to avoid infection
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Burn: If it is a clear yellow fluid it is ok, but if thick and cloudy it can be infected. You should show it to a doctor to be on the safe side
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Last updated Sep 19, 2016

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