A 28-year-old female asked:
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.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Harold Fields answered
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 answered
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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