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What to do about a hot coffee hand burn?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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