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Doctor insights on: What Happens If You Burn Your Finger In Boiling Water And How Do You Have To Treat It

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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

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...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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How long after 2nd degree burn with boiling water to my hand/fingers will I be able to write again? Too sore to use pencil now, it happened yesterday.

How long after 2nd degree burn with boiling water to my hand/fingers will I be able to write again? Too sore to use pencil now, it happened yesterday.

2nd degree burn hand: How do you know it is even a 2nd degree and not a 3rd degree. Where you seen by a doctor? In most cases of 2 nd degree the healing can take unto 10 to 14 days for complete re epithialization. Best to see a doctor! ...Read more

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Baby accidentally burn by hot hair straightener, he developed small water filled boil on fingers, n now those boil rupture how to treat them?

Baby accidentally burn by hot hair straightener, he developed small water filled boil on fingers, n now those boil rupture how to treat them?

Keep Clean: Keep the fingers clean to prevent infection. If painful, you may place a cool rag on them, but do not soak them too long as this may lead to skin breakdown and infection. Monitor them closely; any signs of worsening redness or drainage may indicate infection. If this happens--or anything else concerning--please have your child evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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What to do if I burnt my finger this morning, put it in ice water and it still burns, what can I do?

What to do if I burnt my finger this morning, put it in ice water and it still burns, what can I do?

Information: Cool water is better than ice water. It hurts because it is a partial thickness wound and that is a good thing. It wlll take about three days for the discomfort to begin decreasing. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Burning sensatjon: Very few things can do that---1). Nerve pinching at cervical spine level 2) or hypothyroidism 3). Also vitamin b6 deficiency in chronic alcoholic can do that too. Consult with your pmd. ...Read more

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I burnt my finger whilst cooking I have used burn gel, creams, water and cling film but nothing's stopped the burning.

I burnt my finger whilst cooking I have used burn gel, creams, water and cling film but nothing's stopped the burning.

It takes time: Burns injure not only the skin, but also the nerves under the surface of the skin. Most simple, superficial burns heal on their own and pain is gone in a few days; deeper burns may take up to a few weeks for the pain to completely go away. Ice applied to the site for 20 min at a time, and ibuprofen, can help manage the pain until your wound heals. See a doc if it's bad! ...Read more

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I get a burning sensation in my vagina when I insert 2 fingers. No burning with one finger. I am a virgin and use water-based ky jelly. Is this normal?

I get a burning sensation in my vagina when I insert 2 fingers. No burning with one finger. I am a virgin and use water-based ky jelly. Is this normal?

Stretching of hymen: As a virgin, your hymen is intact and 2 fingers may stretch the hymen causing microtears that can be painful. It may be the cause behind your pain that is worsened with larger size. ...Read more

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25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?

25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?

Many possibilities: The symptoms you describe suggest a significant problem with your blood's clotting mechanisms. You should get in to see your doctor immediately for and exam and some tests. ...Read more

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How can you treat a boiling water burn?

How can you treat a boiling water burn?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it's getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a burn from boiling water?

What can you do to treat a burn from boiling water?

Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it's getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more

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Hello docs! Can you tell me what cream should be used for boiling water burn to heal faster?

Hello docs! Can you tell me what cream should be used for boiling water burn to heal faster?

Depends!: How severe is the burn and how much of your body does it cover. Ask again and clarify. Be sure your tetanus shots are up to date. If not, get within 72 hours of the burn. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after suffering second degree burns from boiling water before tanning?

How long should you wait after suffering second degree burns from boiling water before tanning?

Tanning after burns: Wait at least a couple of weeks before tanning (tanning is not a great "sport" -- it can cause skin cancer!) or, you can cover up the burned parts and then tan carefully. ...Read more

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Burnt myself with boiling water it split all over my good now it's burning and peeling help me?

Burnt myself with boiling water it split all over my good now it's burning and peeling help me?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream: Does "good" = "foot"? Silver sulfadiazene cream (SSD or Silvadene) is the best initial treatment for shallower burns. This is available by prescription only and so an evaluation by a doctor is required. An urgent care or emergency room makes sense for your injury so they can assess the depth of the burn, make sure your tetanus immunization is up to date and help you with dressing techniques. ...Read more

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Hello I burned my feet with boiling water I have 2nd and 3rd degree burns but I have no pain at all nor any sensation in my feet?

Hello I burned my feet with boiling water I have 2nd and 3rd degree burns but I have no pain at all nor any sensation in my feet?

This is an emergency: Issue. You've burned the nerves which is why you can't feel anything. Was this accidental or deliberate? Either way this one is straightforward for now. You need to get to an emergency room and at a minimum you need to be dialed into wound care. Given that it's your feet, my thought is that you will need hospital admission to at least a subacute facility. Go now! Dial 911 if you have to. ...Read more

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Boiling water burn 4 days ago can I swim in the pool? Plz I'm going on a holiday.

If the skin isn't: Broken, you are not at increased risk of secondary infection. Bon Voyage! ...Read more