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What is the best treatment for burns from melted and pretty much boiling hot butter being dumped on your wrist should I go to the dr.?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Butter can get much hotter than boiling water and can cause a deep burn.
If the area is larger than a quarter, it is probably a good idea to have it looked at. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream and a dressing changed each day until healed, watching for signs of infection, and scar management (deep burn) are all good things to be gained by a visit to a doctor with some burn experience. Good luck!

In brief: Maybe

Butter can get much hotter than boiling water and can cause a deep burn.
If the area is larger than a quarter, it is probably a good idea to have it looked at. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream and a dressing changed each day until healed, watching for signs of infection, and scar management (deep burn) are all good things to be gained by a visit to a doctor with some burn experience. Good luck!
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Douglas Dedo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

From this brief history it is impossible to determine the depth of the burn.
It needs to be examined and followed closely.

In brief: Yes

From this brief history it is impossible to determine the depth of the burn.
It needs to be examined and followed closely.
Dr. Douglas Dedo
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Burn center

Boiling hot butter (that is oil) has a higher temperature than boiling water, so this could be a significant burn.
Find out where your nearest burn center is and seek care from it to obtain the best result and return of function.

In brief: Burn center

Boiling hot butter (that is oil) has a higher temperature than boiling water, so this could be a significant burn.
Find out where your nearest burn center is and seek care from it to obtain the best result and return of function.
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Burn Care

You should seek care at your nearest burn unit as soon as possible.
Burns that involve a joint or extremity can result in significant functional and cosmetic impairment if not treated properly right away.

In brief: Burn Care

You should seek care at your nearest burn unit as soon as possible.
Burns that involve a joint or extremity can result in significant functional and cosmetic impairment if not treated properly right away.
Dr. Clark Schierle
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1 comment
Dr. Barry Press
Burns of the hand are considered critical areas for function and should be treated by a burn center to obtain the most uncomplicated healing and return of function.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes. End of story

Yes. Yes. Yes . Scalding oil burns can be severe (worse than hot water) and injuries effecting the hands are more concerning than some other areas die to the possibility of impaired function.
So please go!

In brief: Yes. End of story

Yes. Yes. Yes . Scalding oil burns can be severe (worse than hot water) and injuries effecting the hands are more concerning than some other areas die to the possibility of impaired function.
So please go!
Dr. Otto Placik
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