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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I treat a steam burn? I got scalded by steam while i was cooking. What can I do to reduce the pain?
Sylvadene: Apply sylvadene to the burn twice daily. Sylvadene is very soothing and will facilitate healing of the burned area.Sylvadenethis is used at the burn centers. The fact that it hurts is good, it means that it is a second degree burn, therefore it will completely heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TIme: Keep it clean and apply some topical antibiotics. The worst thing that you can do is get it infected. With that being said, if it is on your face you may benefit from talking to a dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon for some more specialized advice. ...Read more
How do I cut down on oven burn pain? I burned my hand on the side of the oven when trying to pull a cookie sheet out with a small oven pad. What can I do to reduce the pain?
I spilled oven cleaner on my skin and now I have a really bad burn. What can I use to help the pain?
I suffered some burns on my hand while cooking food 3 days ago. How should I take care of blisters on my hand due to the burn?
A degreaser burned me months ago on m hands and knuckles. Daily items, like oj spilled on them, irritate the burns. What can I do or use to help?
What can I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using clorox outdoor cleaner.
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 burned myself on a bonfire pit - blistered immediately and top layer of skin peeled off. How do I treat this so I don't get scarring or infection?
2nd degree burn: Blistering implies at least a second degree burn and while I cannot coment on your particular situation without seeing it I know that these burns are helped by taking off the dead area and putting on antibiotics This requires physician input It will also hurt a lot less if this is done by a professional ...Read more
Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more
I tried to scrub nicotine yellowing off finger with bleach and now my finger is red and swollen. Burned I guess. What can I put on it to heal it.
I burned my lips with very hot drin .The area of the burn is small but its really hurting me what can I do or use as a medicine?
DO : Nothing, it will heal in short time. Use some lip balm. ...Read more
What do I put on a chemical burn? I have burns on my face and arms from using outdoor clorox cleaner,
Topical treatment: I thought i answered this yesterday but i would recommend seeing a physician to prevent scarring. In the mean time i would treat these burns with topical antibiotic ointment and topical 1% Hydrocortisone available over the counter 4 times a day. This treatment best works after you flush the site with water for at least 15 minutes directly after exposure. ...Read more
I burned my arm from an oven rack. There was a big bubble which popped and oozed liquid. 2nd degree burn? How do I treat it? Need to see dr?
See MD: No pain? Could be sign of third degree burn which is insensate or fourth if underlying structures are affected. Approx 9% BSA burn does the burn involve your joint or your hand? You need to see a burn surgeon at a burn center immediately. Need debridement of dead tissue infection control and evaluation of anatomical structures that may be injured. Go to ER for eval. ...Read more
Will not help: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can 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. ...Read more
Don't use there.: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sunburn on my back.Starting to peal, i know the burn is severe. It also looks similar to my brothers 2nd° burn. How to i tell the severity?
Blisters: If you have blisters, it is a secondary burn. Apply cool washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you - enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every time you go out in the sun. ...Read more
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