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A 35-year-old female asked:

Fore arm chemical burn. got treatment seems tylenol/ibuprofen are not controlling pain. having to take 15mg oxicodine every 6hrs. sign of infection?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not necessarily.: Apply Silvadin cream which is good for the burn ;both Antiseptic and soothing.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Burn: That is quite a bit of medication to control the pain, but we do not know the extent of the burn. Burns can be quite painful depending on how extensive and chemical burns can sometimes continue to do damage after they are evaluated. I suggest you be seen again to reevaluate the burn for further damage and for signs of infection.

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