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I burnt myself on the deep fryer at my job on the underside of my wrist. What should I do to advoid scaring?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bio oil

Once healed bio oil or silicone gel or mederma will decrease raised scar tissue.
Since this on a joint compression with a wrist support can decrease the tendency for raised scar formation.

In brief: Bio oil

Once healed bio oil or silicone gel or mederma will decrease raised scar tissue.
Since this on a joint compression with a wrist support can decrease the tendency for raised scar formation.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Keep it clean.

Keep it clean, apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) (avoid neosporin; it's highly allergenic), and watch for infection.
It's probably best to also keep it covered with telfa, a non-stick dressing, especially when at work. A thin layer of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) aids in healing thus helping to minimize scarring. Unfortunately, nothing will prevent scarring completely; this depends on your body's natural healing abilities.

In brief: Keep it clean.

Keep it clean, apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) (avoid neosporin; it's highly allergenic), and watch for infection.
It's probably best to also keep it covered with telfa, a non-stick dressing, especially when at work. A thin layer of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) aids in healing thus helping to minimize scarring. Unfortunately, nothing will prevent scarring completely; this depends on your body's natural healing abilities.
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