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What to do about a hot coffee hand burn?

What to do about a hot coffee hand burn?

Like a sunburn: Unless the burn is severe (heavily blistered, areas of numbness), treat it like a sunburn. Keep it clean, apply wet washcloths for the first few days, and apply a mild emollient cream if you want to. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream, which is often prescribed for burns, is unnecessary for superficial ones. Antibiotic ointments like neosporin & Bacitracin are also unnecessary. Like a sunburn, the area will peel. ...Read more

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I had a 2nd degree burn from hot coffee spilling on my hand almost 2 months ago. The burn now looks light pink/sometimes very pale. Will this go away?

I had a 2nd degree burn from hot coffee spilling on my hand almost 2 months ago. The burn now looks light pink/sometimes very pale. Will this go away?

Sounds like a scar: The color will change over time sometimes even day to day. It tends to progress to a more normal color over months to years if you have pigmented skin the scar is may remain pink or pale much longer. ...Read more

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Husband has developed a blistery rash on his hip over the course of about 12 hours and it is extremely itchy burns and hot size of palm?

Husband has developed a blistery rash on his hip over the course of about 12 hours and it is extremely itchy burns and hot size of palm?

Rule Out Shingles: Middle age man with "hot, itch, blisters rash" evolved over "12 hours" could have shingles (herpes zoster). There is medication to ameliorate the outbreak, but must be started with alacrity. See might be best to have evaluation and diagnostic differentioal diagnosis today. ...Read more

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How can I treat a burn from hot coffee that is swollen and red?

How can I treat a burn from hot coffee that is swollen and red?

Emergency room: This may be a second degree burn in view of associated swelling(blistering) and as such is best evaluated and treated in the hospital emergency room where the burn can be properly assessed, dressed and appropriate follow-up instructions can be given. They may inquire as to when you had your last tetanus booster. ...Read more

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Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee it's peeling and dry

Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee  it's peeling and dry

No: A second degree burn by definition should not leave a scar. That said, keep moisturizers on the area for at least 3 months and no sun exposure to the area. ...Read more

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I burned my hand on a hot pot handle. How can I treat the burn?

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 more

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I get really hot hands and feet like burning hot and itchy nothing cools them down and it can become unbearable?

I get really hot hands and feet like burning hot and itchy nothing cools them down and it can become unbearable?

Neuropathy: Since affecting the hands and the feet i would look to see if you have any back pain as a proximal source. There are other causes of neuropathy and a physical by your internsit is recommended. (please excuse prior answer given - i hit the wrong key on computer and my answer to person before you was duplicated to you.). ...Read more

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