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How to stop burning from a steam burn?

How to stop burning from a steam burn?

Depends on degree &: Cold water rinse is the first thing you do if the burn is not severe or extensive . You can take over the counter pain med for burning pain. The treatment depends on degree of burn and the surface area. If it is 1st or 2 nd degree burn you can use a non adhesive dressing. Never pop the blisters as it can get infected. Severe and extensive burns require to be treated by doctors . So go to ER ...Read more

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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 more

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Can doctors do anything for a steam burn and scars?

Can doctors do anything for a steam burn and scars?

Steam burn & scars: If you are in your acute phase, you should be receiving burn care now. As for scarring, its not expected if your burn is second degree (blistering) or less. If you have a third degree burn (no sensation), scarring will develop to some degree and your surgeon will have to come up with strategies to manage it down the road. ...Read more

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Got a steam burn in between 2 fingers. Hurts turning red. What to do?

Got a steam burn in between 2 fingers.  Hurts turning red. What to do?

Burn: The key is how big is it. If it is large and blistering, go to an er or doctor immediately. If it is just mild, soak in cool water and cover it with a gauze pad. You can use a soothing gel if that helps. Watch for infection and seek medical help it gets worse. ...Read more

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I have a steam burn in my fnger...It looks dark red or violet..How can I treat it? And prevent it from leaving a mark?

I have a steam burn in my fnger...It looks dark red or violet..How can I treat it? And prevent it from leaving a mark?

Zinc oxide, aquaphor: It is a red/ purplish color because the burn when deep enough to pop some blood vessels. This is like a bruise and over time and clear. The damage went into the dermis where the blood vessels are and therefore has the possibility of causing a scar. The finger is one area with very good blood supply and may heal without scarring. Using zinc oxide and covering with a band aide protects skin ...Read more

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I hve a steam burn n my finger..Hw to know if its first or second degree burn?

I hve a steam burn n my finger..Hw to know if its first or second degree burn?

Blistered or not: A first degree burn results in redness of the skin. A second degree burn causes blisters to form. ...Read more

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Steam burn on fingers - what do I do? Boiling water in tea pot. While pouring the water the top fell off and the steam burned my fingers.

Steam burn on fingers - what do I do? Boiling water in tea pot.  While pouring the water the top fell off and the steam burned my fingers.

Immediately : Immediately cool the skin with ice packs. This will cut the inflammation. Taking some Ibuprofen will also decrease the inflammation and pain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Minor steam burn on index finger, about the size of a pea, what can I put on it to stop the burning and to prevent any infection?

Minor steam burn on index finger, about the size of a pea, what can I put on it to stop the burning and to prevent any infection?

Antibiotic ointment: It sounds like you have a very small 2nd-degree (i.e., partial-thickness) burn. You should keep it clean with washing and keep it gooped up with antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) until it is healed, which will take a few days to up to 3 weeks. For the pain, use minor analgesics, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more