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Help with burn wound. How do I clean it and keep it from getting worse?

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Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology
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In brief: Wash, apply vaseline

Superficial burns need to be kept clean and moist to heal.
They should be cleansed gently with soap and water once or twice a day, then covered with vaseline and a bandaid. Clean, uninfected burns do not need antibiotic ointments (which can cause allergic reactions). Deeper burns need to be seen by a doctor to determine appropriate treatment.

In brief: Wash, apply vaseline

Superficial burns need to be kept clean and moist to heal.
They should be cleansed gently with soap and water once or twice a day, then covered with vaseline and a bandaid. Clean, uninfected burns do not need antibiotic ointments (which can cause allergic reactions). Deeper burns need to be seen by a doctor to determine appropriate treatment.
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