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What's the best way to make a 2nd degree burn on the palm of your hand and fingers stop hurting?

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Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Dudrak
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Dr. Traci Buxton
I agree with above, but if you notice redness, drainage or fever from the burn, you're a diabetic or it is a large burn, you need to see a doctor.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Make sure you that you let your prescribing physician know if you have any allergies including a sulpha allergy.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Make sure you meant your prescribing physician know if you have a allergy to medications such as sulfa based medication.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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