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How do I treat burns to my finger?

How do I treat burns to my finger?

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. ...Read more

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How can you treat a finger burn?

How can you treat a finger burn?

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. ...Read more

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How to treat finger burns that are possibly third degree?

How to treat finger burns that are possibly third degree?

Professional help: This is not a condition that you should treat at home. Deep second and third degree burns can be a serious problem which can heal with scarring. Seek help from you dermatilogist. ...Read more

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How should a burn on the tip of a finger from freon be treated ?

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. ...Read more

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I have finger itching, swelling and burning how can I treat it?

I have finger itching, swelling and burning  how can I treat it?

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. ...Read more

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Burned my finger after making noodles for dinner. What do I do to treat the burn?

Burned my finger after making noodles for dinner. What do I do to treat the burn?

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. ...Read more

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What happens if you burn your finger in boiling water and how do you have to treat it?

What happens if you burn your finger in boiling water and how do you have to treat it?

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! ...Read more

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What type of dr to c: burning painful toes & feet & fingers. worse at night. wakes me up. noted stress makes it worse. on&off for yr. getting worse.

What type of dr to c: burning painful toes & feet & fingers. worse at night. wakes me up. noted stress makes it worse. on&off for yr. 
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Likely neuropathy: Could well have a chronic peripheral neuropathy, especially, a small fiber neuropathy. You are advised to see a neurologist, get this examined and tested. This can be treated and maybe reversed. Uncover causation. ...Read more

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Have a burn on tip of finger, slight blister, how do I treat it?

Have a burn on tip of finger, slight blister, how do I treat it?

Burn: Small superficial burns can be treated by keeping them clean and applying triple antibiotic ointment until the blister or raw area heals over. If the area doesn't seem to be improving after a few days have it checked to make sure the burn isn't deeper than you think. Good luck. ...Read more