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What is the best way to treat a scalding burn?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Location, size,deep: Depth of the burn (severity), burn location, and burn size dictate treatment. Any burn on the hands, feet, face, or genitals should be seen promptly. Any large burn, burn that doesn't hurt, or burn that sloughs should be seen. Electric burns don't really "scald" but they should all be seen. Simple mild contact with hot water can be tx with running under cold water and watched.

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