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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hi! is toothpaste is good medicine for hot oil burn on hand during cooking?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Absolutely not: The toothpaste will only irritate your burn even more. If the burn is bad, you should see a physician for proper care.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Not recommended: As toothpastes contain harmful chemicals like calcium and peppermint it increases the risk of skin infection. The first aid for a burn is immediate application of cold water or ice.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
NO!: Toothpaste is formulated to be used in the mouth, nowhere else. It can irritate skin and make a burn worse. First aid for a burn is ice. If burn is serious or distributed over a wide area see your GP or Urgent Care for burn treatment. But do not use toothpaste.
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Last updated Jan 8, 2019

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