A 40-year-old female asked:
Burned arm on an iron yesterday. quarter size blister formed and ruptured and area is now raw, red and painful. time to see a doc or treat at home?
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Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Home management: Without seeing it; sounds like you have a partial thickness 2nd degree burn.
You can use something like bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Home management challenge is finding the right type of bandage that won't stick to the wound.
Also obviously use an oral analgesic like acetaminophen for pain.
May take 2-3 weeks to heal.
Doc visit will hep determine if it needs excision and/or skin grafting to heal
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Last updated Oct 31, 2014
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