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How To Treat A Burn On Finger
If: Typically a second degree burn will blister, a first degree burn will be red and a third degree burn is a full thickness burn with leathery tissue. Many burns have a mixed presentation. A deep second degree burn or a third degree burn may need additional surgical debridement. All burns are prone to infection and infection can complicate or worsen the burn seek medical care.
Icing: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. You can also put the finger into a glass with ice water. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care.
FIND THE CAUSE FIRST: The cause will then trigger the most appropriate treatment.
Depends...: On how large and deep the burn is. In general, a burn that heals in less than three weeks does not need surgery. Initial treatment is to wash with soap and water 1-2 times a day, apply an antibiotic ointment (bacitracin) and a bandaid. Elevate the injured hand above your heart to prevent throbbing and keep moving the injured finger to prevent stiffness--it should gradually heal.
Rapid re-warming: If this is a thermal (freezing) injury, then the finger should be re-warmed. Submersion in warm (not hot) water can be done, for 15-30 minutes. The wound should be dressed with gauze and with antibiotic ointment and an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen given. Freon is concerning because inhalation or ingestion can lead to abnormal heart rhythms. So getting away from exposure is key.See 1 more doctor answer
Finger rash: It is important to make a diagnosis before deciding on treatment. You could have a contact dermatitis or an infection or a burn or something else entirely. See your doctor for evaluation and therapy. In the meantime cold compresses may provide relief while you go to see your doctor.
Watch for infection: It is important to clean the burn, keep it covered and watch for infection. Can use a topical antibiotic. If swollen, painful or deep, you need to seek further medical care. Also important to stay hydrated and to keep the arm at heart level or above most of the time.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Severity: A first degree burn (without blistering) can be treated with cool compresses, aloe vera, vitamin c, e, and sometimes steroid creams. Second degree burns (with blistering) may require antibiotics, and you should visit your physician. If you have a severe third degree burn (takes the skin off) you should not apply cold water or ice. Get to an emergency room!See 1 more doctor answer
Good day. I suffered hot oil burns on my fingers two days ago. It formed blisters and the blisters broke. Now there's almost clear puss that keeps coming out of the (small) wounds. Is this normal? There's slight local swelling. How do I treat this? I ha
Not normal: You need to consult with your doctor as this sounds like an infected burn. I hope you feel better soon.
Baby accidentally burn by hot hair straightener, he developed small water filled boil on fingers, n now those boil rupture how to treat them?
Keep Clean: Keep the fingers clean to prevent infection. If painful, you may place a cool rag on them, but do not soak them too long as this may lead to skin breakdown and infection. Monitor them closely; any signs of worsening redness or drainage may indicate infection. If this happens--or anything else concerning--please have your child evaluated by their pediatrician.
Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?
Few issues here: From what you describe sounds like a few separate issues. You are best to see your doctor and have one issue at a time evaluated and diagnosed
Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?
Coincident: You may have two or three coincident but unrelated problems. Abdominal and joint pain needs to be evaluated by your General Physician as soon as possible. Mouth "ulcers" need to be seen by your General Dentist to determine nature of lesions and appropriate treatment. Report ALL symptoms to both practitioners.
Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Ice: Quickly find an ice pack or a bag of something like frozen peas, and put it on the burned spot for 15 minutes. Do not cover it with butter or oil. The cold will take away the pain, keep the burn from spreading and maximize the healing. If you delay in this, you will have to live with the pain so do it as soon as possible.
Simple CAre: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.
3rd degree burn: Means full thickness skin injury with no sensation and dead skin. Most of this needs debbridement and skin grafting. A circular burn may need to be released, called an escharotomy to allow circulation. 3rd degree burns need expert care to avoid problems, tissue loss, infection, chronic scarring and contracture, see a specialist.
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