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What is the best ointment to use when you burn your hand with a frying pan?

What is the best ointment to use when you burn your hand with a frying pan?

Cool water: Use cool/luke-warm water first to stop the burning. Leave blisters intact. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is specifically for burns—helps cool & prevent infections—but may be by prescription only. If burn involves much of hand or other large areas, seek emergency help at once to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What to do after burning hand on frying pan handle?

What to do after burning hand on frying pan handle?

Red only ok: First degree burns can be managed with pure vaseline massaged often. Advil (ibuprofen) for pain and inflammation is fine. Burn center for more serious injury. ...Read more

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Yes, i burnt my hand on a frying pan, it hurts started to burn again.. What do I do?

Yes, i burnt my hand on a frying pan, it hurts started to burn again.. What do I do?

Apply ice: Ice can help even applied later. The thing to do for any burn, immediately, is to grab a pack of frozen vegetables or an ice pack or ice in a baggie and apply it for 15 minutes to the burned area. This will reduce the pain, limit the spread of the burn, and be of great relief. If you did not do these, or applied oil or butter (useless!), then you will have a painful area to deal with. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to treat a burn on my hand?

Please advise what is the best way to treat a burn on my hand?

Burns: There are different grades of burn and it needs to be evaluated to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best way to make a 2nd degree burn on the palm of your hand and fingers stop hurting?

What's the best way to make a 2nd degree burn on the palm of your hand and fingers stop hurting?

Ice!: Apply cold water or ice - ice will hurt the first minute or so, but then should help a lot. If you haven't seen a doctor, get it checked - 2nd degree burns on the hand can lead to troublesome movement problems later, and they also can prescribe burn cream & pain meds. Naproxen or Ibuprofen in the meantime should also help, as long as you have no reasons to avoid those meds. ...Read more

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Basal cancer on hand. Derm biop with scoop&burn and now wants to do radiation to make sure it's gone. Is this the best method of treatmt. ?

Basal cancer on hand. Derm biop with scoop&burn and now wants to do radiation to make sure it's gone. Is this the best method of treatmt. ?

Depends: This depends on the specific situation. If the basal cell is a more aggressive form ("morpheiform" or "desmoplasatic") the scraping and burning procedure ("ED&C") may be insufficient. In these cases an excision or Mohs surgery may be necessary. Radiation is usually not necessary for the treatment of basal cell skin cancers except in unusual or very large cases. ...Read more

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How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

Since : Since the burns involve his hands, you should probably have a doctor look at him. The itching can be part of normal healing, but the stinging is concerning. In the meantime, i've listed some basic burn information below. There are three burn classifications which will help you know what to do. 1) first degree burn: usually just redness swelling and pain. Unless it involves large areas of the hands, face, groin, feet, buttocks, or major joint, you can treat the area as a minor burn. If the burn does involve the areas listed, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. First degree burns may have discoloration of the skin for a few months, but do not usually lead to permanent scars. 2) second degree burn: pain, redness, swelling and blistering. As long as the burn is less than 3 inches wide and doesn't involve the body parts listed above, you can treat it as a minor burn. (it sounds as if your daughter has a small 2nd degree burn) you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room if the burn is larger than 3 inches or involves the body parts listed above. 3) third degree burn: is the most serious and the area may not hurt (from nerve damage) and can appear either black or white and dry. This needs emergent medical attention and you should call 911 or go to the emergency room. Treatment of minor burns: 1) cool the burn by running it under cold water for 10-15 minutes or applying cold compresses (do not use ice). 2) cover the burn loosely with a gauze 3) take an NSAID such as Ibuprofen for treatment of inflammation and pain relief. 4) do not apply butter or ointments. Do not pop any blisters. 5) keep area clean and dry. Watch for sign and symptoms of infection such as increased redness, swelling, drainage, pain or fever. 6) once the burn has healed completely, the best way to avoid scarring is to keep the area out of the sun for the next 6-12 months. Sun avoidance is the single most effective way to avoid scarring. Call your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

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