A 40-year-old female asked about a 40-year-old male:
second degree burn on the palm of hand?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Aloe: Apply cool aloe to the burn. See a doctor if any sign of infection occurs - increasing redness, pus, worsening pain. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with the pain. Use a non-stick dressing.
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Routine : Keep clean.do not pop blister
General Surgery 31 years experience
Potentially serious: Hand burns can be very serious, particularly if they involve larger portions of the hand, cross joints (wrists, fingers), and are deep. Best way to sort it out would be to go to the ER asap. Hope this helps!
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Cool, clean, debride: Start by cooling it with gauze soaked in saline and avoid direct application of ice. Clean with mild soap and water.If you have blisters, avoid popping them and preserve them for your doctor to look at and possibly debride in the office.Acetaminophen and NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen help with pain.If the burn is superficial and with intact epidermis,you can try bacitracin to prevent infection
Last updated Mar 10, 2019
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