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Burnt my r. Hand middle finger yesterday.White blister, big pain for a 2-3 hours, so I kept it in a glass of cool water.Today doesn't hurt at all.Normal?

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In brief: Yes

Minor burns are often painful initially, & improve rapidly.
Keep the blister covered, it can get infected if it bursts.

In brief: Yes

Minor burns are often painful initially, & improve rapidly.
Keep the blister covered, it can get infected if it bursts.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Take Motrin low dose.

In brief: Yes

Take Motrin low dose.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Not unusual

Burns that blister are often very painful the first day or so.
As long as the blister is intact there will be less pain. Keep the burn clean and try to avoid opening up the blister. Apply antibiotic ointment to the area to keep it moist. If the pain increases or you develope redness around the burn see your doctor as this may be signs of infection.

In brief: Not unusual

Burns that blister are often very painful the first day or so.
As long as the blister is intact there will be less pain. Keep the burn clean and try to avoid opening up the blister. Apply antibiotic ointment to the area to keep it moist. If the pain increases or you develope redness around the burn see your doctor as this may be signs of infection.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Maybe

Pain from burns depends on how deep they are.
Shallow burns with blisters are generally very painful. If the burn is very deep, the nerve ending are destroyed and there is little or no pain. Since burns on the hands can have serious consequences, this should be evaluated by someone experienced in burn care to obtain the best outcome. If there is a burn center near you, call it for advice!

In brief: Maybe

Pain from burns depends on how deep they are.
Shallow burns with blisters are generally very painful. If the burn is very deep, the nerve ending are destroyed and there is little or no pain. Since burns on the hands can have serious consequences, this should be evaluated by someone experienced in burn care to obtain the best outcome. If there is a burn center near you, call it for advice!
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Finger burn

It is difficult to assess the depth of the burn which is the single most important factor to predict the outcome.
A partial thickness injury may heal with minimal, i'd any consequences whereas a thicker or full thickness will require more care and possibly surgery to minimize scarring and preserve function.

In brief: Finger burn

It is difficult to assess the depth of the burn which is the single most important factor to predict the outcome.
A partial thickness injury may heal with minimal, i'd any consequences whereas a thicker or full thickness will require more care and possibly surgery to minimize scarring and preserve function.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Completely!

Second degree burn = blister. Try to keep the blister intact as long as possible by covering it with a big bandaid and antibiotic ointment.
It will eventually "pop" and a bunch of clear fluid will drain out (also normal). If this takes a few days, the intact, deeper layer of skin under the blister will have begun to "toughen" and will heal quickly. Infection = increasing redness around the burn!

In brief: Completely!

Second degree burn = blister. Try to keep the blister intact as long as possible by covering it with a big bandaid and antibiotic ointment.
It will eventually "pop" and a bunch of clear fluid will drain out (also normal). If this takes a few days, the intact, deeper layer of skin under the blister will have begun to "toughen" and will heal quickly. Infection = increasing redness around the burn!
Dr. Steven Harris
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