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A 63-year-old male asked:

Very hot large cup water spilled top of my r hand. was putting cream for two days, still red, swell, painful.

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Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Burn: Make appointment today, concern exists for secondary infection, make sure you are up to date on tetanus. If no contraindications medication wise your doc may give you an antibiotic called silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creme. Make sure you are hydrating enough with water. Best wishes!
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
May need antibx: Burns are serious, but worse are the infections that can occur afterwards form losing the skins natural protection. I would get it looked at by a dr. As you may be at risk for infection and may need an anti-bx cream or pill to prevent/treat a possible infection. God luck.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2021

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