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I Burned My Hand On A Hot Pot Handle How Can I Treat The Burn
Ice for 1st 2 days: In general, ice will help decrease swelling and pain for the first 2 days. Topical antibiotic ointment will prevent infection if blistering occurs. If just red like a sunburn, don't worry. If you have no sensation of the burn area, it may be a deep burn (deep enough to damage nerve endings). If so, get to see your doctor to make sure you don't need more aggressive care than above. ...Read more
Immediately!: Remove yourself from the source of heat. Immerse your hands into a cool / room temperature water filled bucket. Pour cool / warm temp water onto your leg. Do not rub the burn areas. Call 911 and get transported immediately to the ed. You may develop second degree burns, and depending upon the amount of skin affected, you may have to go through long time of care by burn specialists. ...Read more
Burn on thumb from hot steam. Very red. Looks patchy or maybe "future blisters" (hard to tell) Internet keeps saying hand burns need to be treated differently. What is best treatment and does being on hand change that? Pain is decreasing. Thanks
Size matters here: Any burn's seriousness & urgency of treatment depends on how big the wound is, what caused it, and how deep. Typically steam from a tea kettle or hot food will be first or second degree. The area, if small and getting less painful and is not surrounding the whole finger or a joint can be treated like any other minor burn. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) helps the pain (but is a prescription). Keep clean, protect area. ...Read more
I have a burn from hot sugar wax with blister the size of a dime on thumb. Can I treat it myself, or do I need to be seen? And should I cover it?
Like a sunburn: Unless the burn is severe (heavily blistered, areas of numbness), treat it like a sunburn. Keep it clean, apply wet washcloths for the first few days, and apply a mild emollient cream if you want to. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream, which is often prescribed for burns, is unnecessary for superficial ones. Antibiotic ointments like neosporin & Bacitracin are also unnecessary. Like a sunburn, the area will peel. ...Read more
See your Dr.: A second degree burn should be evaluated by a physician and depending on the state of the wound, possibly debrided and/or a burn salve applied. ...Read more
I get really hot hands and feet like burning hot and itchy nothing cools them down and it can become unbearable?
Since affecting the hands and the feet I would look to see if you have any back pain as a proximal source. There are other causes of neuropathy and a physical by your internsit is recommended.
(please excuse prior answer given - I hit the wrong key on computer and my answer to person before you was duplicated to you.). ...Read more
Burning pains: This is a tough question to answer without enough medical history. There are many different types of syndromes, metabolic, traumatic, congenital, and disease processes that can present with this type of symptomatology. I would recommend you see your pcp if this is current/worsening issue. ...Read more
Burns: There are different grades of burn and it needs to be evaluated to determine the best treatment. ...Read more
Why do my hands and feet get hot at night? They are like burning but I feel no pain, they just get hot.
How old are you?:
If you are in late forties, I would say this could be from Menopausal symptoms.
Do you have Diabetes? If there is Peripherl Neuropathy;
try taking Vit B12/ Folate/ Vit E and Magnesium. This might help your symptoms.
IF continues to getting worse, seek advise from your doctor/ ...Read more
What should I put on afresh burn on my hand. I touched the hot metal in crock pot with left bottom of my palm of hand.
Burns need most of: All to be kept clean. So start by using a gentle soap and water. Typicallly burns from hot pots are second degree and will blister. If so it is best not to puncture the blister and contaminate the tissue initialy. Any topical antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin typically will help reduce the chance of superinfection. If it is large, or looks worse, or circulation or sensation affected see md. ...Read more
My hands and feet are always burning up. Even in the winter. It is so hot that I can't even sleep. What can cause this?
Acrodynia: The best sense I can make out of the symptoms you report is a rare condition called "acrodynia" (which means painful hands & feet). This is usually due to heavy metal poisoning like from mercury, etc. Otherwise you may have a painful peripheral neuropathy, which can be due to something like a cyst in the spinal cord or from unknown causes. Best to see a doctor to clarify. ...Read more
How do you treat ice burns on skin? They are 2 days old and still red and swollen. Area is about half the size of my hand.
Frostbite: Since they are 2 days old, they are probably already rewarmed. Treat the area like a thermal burn. Keep it covered with dry sterile dressings. If blisters develop, seek medical attention. If no tetanus booster for last 5 years, one will be needed. Skin may slough and could require professional care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I cut hot peppers while cooking and now my hands are burning. How can I safely get this off before I rub my eyes by accident?
WASH YOUR HANDS: All you have to do is wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water and that will be all you need to do. It will not cause any problem if you rub your eyes by accident. ...Read more
My hands are reddish in palms. And they burn people if I put my hands on their shoulder. Even granddaughter said to hot to touch her?
What kind of OTC medication should I get for a minor burn? The back of my hands are burnt from prolonged exposure to warm-hot water.
When I touch something hot with my rt hand (pizza slice), the burning feels amplified, left hand normal. Could this be pinched nerve, or worse?
Stop!: Sensations may change as a result of 'pinched nerves' but it's not likely that this would be the only or main symptom. Certainly, don't catastrophize to even worse!! If you are right-handed and the variance is not extreme - you might just be more tuned-in to that hand's signals. If you suffered a recent spinal injury that prompted this concern - have an exam. ...Read more
My sister has a first aid burn on her hand (she dropped a niscafe on her shoulder? How can she treat the burn
1st degree burns: First degree burns involve only the first layer of skin, and usually appear red (like sunburn). Blistering does not generally occur with this type, although some peeling can appear during healing. Treatment consists of cooling the burn with cool water, and keeping covered with a non-adherent dressing. OTC pain meds may be useful. First degree burns usually heal well without scarring. ...Read more
Plastic Surgeon: There is no other specialty more qualified than a properly trained plastic surgeon for burns of the hand. ...Read more
Secondary infection: A second degree burn will blister up and eventually drain, leaving the protective skin barrier broken. As long as the site remains clean and covered with antibiotic ointment, things should heal fine. If negmected, the site can become infected by a variety of skin germs and progress to a serious problem. ...Read more
Not clear: Several causes are possible: wrist arthritis, irritated skin (allergy, chemicals), nerve problems. Nerve problems only involving the top of the hand is extremely unlikely. If your wrist is stiff and/or your are having difficulty using your hand, see an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Had a mild burn on my hand due to hot oil and my friend advises me not to put it in ice water and don't blow or cough near the wound. Why?
Not true: You can put it in ice water to relieve acute pain. ...Read more
I had a skin burn from boiling hot water a few days ago on my upper side of hand. Now it has started to shed off. Any medicine? Is it normal?
I am hypothyroid and on 135mg of levothyroxine. Sitting at my desk at work, my hands are like ice but my face is flushed and burning hot. Help?
Thyroid function: Please get a thyroid function blood test and have medications adjusted. ...Read more
Hi I'm maria and I suffer itchy and burning hands and feet to the point it swells up. ..idk if its a sign of a change of my allergies. But I want to know how I can handle it especially during the summer..
Hard to know: Is there a rash? Does it usually worsen during the summer? Can you describe the allergies? In general, seasonal or food allergies do not cause isolated cutaneous symptoms on the hands and feet. A metabolic, toxic or nutritional neuropathy can cause hands/feet burning without rash. Insect exposure at night (if only the hands/ feet, head are exposed) might present this way. Just thoughts. ...Read more
Burning sensation on legs and hands? .i m diagnosed with hypothyroidism but not treated yet. What could that be?
I have what feels like a burn on my left hand, on the right side of my index finger. It's sensitive to hot and is also hot to the touch.
First Degree Burn:
As you described this skin injury I would say you have a first degree burn. You can take an over the counter pain reliever by mouth to help with pain i.e. Tylenol. Burns are classified first to fourth degree. Do you remember cooking or being around a hot object? If not you may have another diagnosis.
You can expect the burn to go away in 24 hours. ...Read more
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