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A 35-year-old female asked:

Burned arm wk ago. at least 2nd degree. now hurts a lot and is becoming more red and is hot to touch. can er do anything i can't do at home?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Yes! Of course!: You don't necessarily need to go to er but at least check in w/your family doc to see if you have an infection at burn site. My concern is that burn should hurt less, become less red, and not be hot to touch after a week. You're describing signs of infection. So go see your family doc for an inperson evaluation asap.

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Last updated Jul 27, 2013

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