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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

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Steam danger to the lungs.i read that if u inhale steam it can burn your lung away makn it harder to breathIt feltharder to breath after I inhaled it.

Steam danger to the lungs.i read that if u inhale steam it can burn your lung away makn it harder to breathIt feltharder to breath after I inhaled it.

Possible: Yes, steam that is at a certain temperature can damage the lungs, but this would be from a boiler or something like that. Steam from a vaporizer should not damage your lungs. ...Read more

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I experience severe burning sensation all over by whole body at night as soon as i lie down. It feels like i've burnt with hot steam all over my body?

I experience severe burning sensation all over by whole body at night as soon as i lie down.  It feels like i've burnt with hot steam all over my body?

Weird sensation: Orphan sensations can be caused by a lot of things. It definitely deserves evaluation by a dermatologist. Preferably one who will listen with an open mind, as these things take time to unravel. ...Read more

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I have a burn on my leg from a steam pipe what do I need to put on it?

Keep the area moist: Moist environments with plain vaseline are the key. If you get concerned about the pain or drainage then a silver based topical antibiotic can be applied. The key is a moist environment. ...Read more

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Got burn from the steam coming from my pot fingers are blistered, swollen and full of puss what should I do?

Got burn from the steam coming from my pot fingers are blistered, swollen and full of puss what should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor should examine the skin, checking it for infection. The skin in a 3rd degree burn is cooked and is dead, so the scarring needs to be cared for by the specialist. With 2nd degree burns, which is more likely with a steam burn during cooking, the skin under the blister is alive and trying to heal. A popped or unpopped blister should both heal ok, if kept free of infection. ...Read more

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I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can i do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can i do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

Scarring?: six months out of this most likely represents scarring from the burn. Best to see a plastic surgeon or surgical dermatologist for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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I've 1st degree burn dt hot steam exposure..I pt on it mebo oint.& i leaveit exposed.One time i put on it vaselline gauze thn small bister's formd?

I've 1st degree burn dt hot steam exposure..I pt on it mebo oint.& i leaveit exposed.One time i put on it vaselline gauze thn small bister's formd?

See a doctor: You already got blister, so it could be second degree burn. You need to see a doctor and the doctor could put on proper medication to treat the burn and prevent secondary infection. ...Read more

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I have svt. We have a wood burning sauna (steam bath). The temperature is usually as high as 180-200degrees fahrenhiet. Will it stimulate my heart?

I have svt.  We have a wood burning sauna (steam bath).  The temperature  is usually as high as 180-200degrees fahrenhiet. Will it stimulate my heart?

See a cardiologist: Ablation is very effective. Meds tend to be disappointing. As you get older the svt is likely to get worse. Meanwhile avoid stimulents, stay out of the sauna, and sleep the same every night. ...Read more

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