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If your hand burn is fresh, from splashed boiling water, should you cover with a cold wet towel?

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Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology

In brief: Watch for infection

It doesn't hurt to apply cold and wet to a burn - it may actually provide some pain relief.
I would then recommend applying plain petroleum jelly several times a day to the area. Depending on the extent of the burn, you may consider evaluation by a dermatologist - we worry about the possibility of infection and scarring.

In brief: Watch for infection

It doesn't hurt to apply cold and wet to a burn - it may actually provide some pain relief.
I would then recommend applying plain petroleum jelly several times a day to the area. Depending on the extent of the burn, you may consider evaluation by a dermatologist - we worry about the possibility of infection and scarring.
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