A 25-year-old female asked:
I have burnt my skin with a iron on my hand now it's dark purple colour as I have brown skin what can I do or use to prevent bad scarring , help!?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Monib Zirvi answered
20 years experience in Dermatology
Go to urgent care: Go to an urgent care center for a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or bactroban ointment. They may also give you an oral antibiotic to cover staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas bacterial infection if needed. Once it heals, biafine emulsion or scarguard may be helpful in minimizing scarring.
Answered on May 26, 2018
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