Second degree burn on the palm of hand?

Potentially serious. Hand burns can be very serious, particularly if they involve larger portions of the hand, cross joints (wrists, fingers), and are deep. Best way to sort it out would be to go to the ER asap. Hope this helps!
Cool, clean, debride. Start by cooling it with gauze soaked in saline and avoid direct application of ice. Clean with mild soap and water.If you have blisters, avoid popping them and preserve them for your doctor to look at and possibly debride in the office.Acetaminophen and NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen help with pain.If the burn is superficial and with intact epidermis,you can try bacitracin to prevent infection.
Aloe. Apply cool aloe to the burn. See a doctor if any sign of infection occurs - increasing redness, pus, worsening pain. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with the pain. Use a non-stick dressing.

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I need to know if I have first or second degree burn on my hand & wrist. I layed my hand down on a cookie sheet that had just come out of a 450* oven?

Cold water. First, run it under cold water for about 10-20 minutes. If it blisters its is a second degree burn. If it does not it is a first degree. My guess given the temp (450 deg) is a second degree burn. Ouch! those hurt! Read more...
Blisters? If there is some blistering or that top layer of epithelium has denuded so its shiny and pink, but still blanches with pressure it's second degree. If no blisters, just pink and painful, it's first. Treatment same at this point- would place neosporin. If it crosses joints or is insensate, doesnt blanche or large area you should be seen by doc. Read more...
See your doctor. If you burned yourself significantly on a cookie sheet from a 450 degree oven you should see a doctor (either your doctor or one from the er). It can be difficult to assess the depth of burns to the palm of the hand because the skin is very thick. A doctor can best advise you on how to treat the burn. Read more...

My daughter got a second degree burn on a large portion of her hand from elbow to wrist. Its been two weeks and she still bandages it and uses Silverdene. How long will it take to heal?

Burns. It is important to keep area clean with soap and water and continue to use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) as directed. It is important to have her evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon or burn surgeon who treats burn injuries. The are burn centers across the nation as well. She may also need a hand specialist and physical therapist. Read more...
Second degree burn. The burn should be well on the way to being healed and may not need to be wrapped or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) needed. Read more...
Give it more time. Second degree burns take awhile to fully heal, give it one more week or two. Read more...
May take more. Time, but studies show that burns which take more than 2 weeks to heal have a much higher rate of permanent scarring. Read more...

I have a second degree burn from boiling carmel. How can I tell whether my hand is infected?

Burn. 1st degree burn is a red area on the skin, second degrees with some blistering, third degree with full thickness damage of the skin that may need surgery. First and second degree burns can become worse through infections, increasing redness and pain, drainage from the area of the burn. If there is any question about infection be seen immediately. Otherwise keep a burn ointment/bandage on. Read more...
Signs... Of an infection include swelling, progressive redness, pain, fevers, etc. Not something you want to diagnose on your own, since the risk of complications and permanent impairment and disability following a serious hand infection is high. See a doctor if you are at all concerned that you might have an infection. Read more...

What will a doctor do for a second degree burn: red, 2inch, blisters in middle, swelling in whole hand, pains around edges, numb in middle?

Burn Care. Blisters should be opened and base cleaned up. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creme and. Gauze for dressings usually. The hand is important and worth having a burn doctor follow up on the injury to be sure no complications result that might limit movement. Read more...
Burn care. Keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply petroleum based antibiotic cream protect the area from trauma. Keep the hand elevated above your heart. An infection needs to be seen by a doctor and the hand will be red and more painful. Read more...

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...
Dressing. With a hand burn, as it it such a functional area, you would be wise to see a doc. If it just a superficial partial thickness burn , pain medications(narcotic), anti inflammatory medications(ibuprofen type), and an appropriate anti microbial dressing ( silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) silvernylon, neosporin/xeroform etc) should help with pain. Also important to perform range o motion exercises. Read more...
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Best treatment is to get a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream if your doctor feels that you can heal with dressings. Use the cream twice daily. This not only helps heal the wounds quickly but also soothes the burnt area. Alongwith this taking Motrin or aleve will help. Some patients also require antibiotics by mouth. Some deep dermal burn wounds may require surgical treatment if not healing well. Read more...

Whats wrost thing can happen to 2nd degree burn on human (man)'s hand by hot water?

Secondary infection. A second degree burn will blister up and eventually drain, leaving the protective skin barrier broken.As long as the site remains clean and covered with antibiotic ointment, things should heal fine.If negmected, the site can become infected by a variety of skin germs and progress to a serious problem. Read more...
Complications. A second-degree burn (partial-thickness burn) involves the dermis (middle layer of skin) & is swollen, red/pink & painful. Blisters develop which seeps clear liquid. It may take a long time to heal & can lead to contractures because of the skin shrinking. Infections can be a complication. Read more...

I have a deep 2nd degree burn on my wrist and hand from grease fire It is 3months old and still very pink Will this fade over time? What can help it

Burn from grease. I have a deep 2nd degree burn on my wrist and hand from grease fire It is 3months old and still very pink Will this fade over time? What can help it ANS: lets do video consult so I can see it. Here next 3 hours. Read more...

Why is my hand sticky after my skin grew back from 2nd degree burn? How long will it be like this? And should I keep wrapping or putting neosporin on

It will. remain looking "new" until the layer of skin thickens (several weeks) You can protect it with a dry sterile dressing but neosporin ointment is no longer necessary (and in fact may be partly responsible for the "stickiness" when it dries!!!!!!
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