A 57-year-old female asked:
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i got a second degree steam burn a week ago. it was healing well, but now an itchy rash has developed in the middle. is it an infection?

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
More likely reaction: It sounds as if you may be experiencing either a reaction to topical medications which is quite common with Bacitracin containing topcial antibiotics such as neosporin. Alternatively this could be an early hypertrophic scar.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: It may be just a reaction to the antimicrobial cream you are using. See a specialist asap to make sure. Good luck from nyc.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019

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