A 28-year-old female asked:
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scalded the top of my hand with boiling water! it's super red, darker red in some spots and i can see where blisters are going to form, what do i do?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Cold compresses: Sorry to hear. Apply cold compresses to the area. After about 20-30 minutes, check the blisters to see if they are getting worse. It sounds like a second degree burn. Get topical silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) and apply to blisters and dress it with sterile dressing. Deroofing blisters may need a doctor to examine first. Hope this helps.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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