A 28-year-old female asked:
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i burnt my hand last week. one side made a blister but soon popped. what do i do to prevent scars. for now it's just hard and red skin. no pain.

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Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Burn: Vitamin E cream may help healing and prevent scarring. Good Luck
Answered on Aug 1, 2019
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: Burns follow a predictable pattern. After primary surface closure the skin is reddened & hard. This skin tends to be dry & very sensitive to sunlight. Emollient creams can keep the skin soft (very thin layer) and a sunscreen or vitamin E can reduce the sun damage that keeps the scar reddened for a long time. Even with good treatment the pigment may be darkened for months/yrs.
Answered on Aug 3, 2019

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No: First degree burns (no blistering), are similar to a sunburn, and will fade and leave no scarring.
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Hand scold : Please cover the burn with a clean dressing, (gauze) and go to urgent care or ER, good luck
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