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Burn on the hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   hello and thak you
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query
User :   i burned my hand when i grabbed the handle of a cast iron skillet from the oven
User :   i immediately applied ice, then "Eletone" (from earlier appt. with dermatologist)
Doctor :   Actually cold water is better than Ice
Doctor :   Ok continue
User :   happened 2 hours ago, it still is very painful, red and the skin is sort of "puckering".. i still have ice in a latex glove covered with a washcloth ... it hurts
Doctor :   Put under Ice water
Doctor :   Free flowing ones
Doctor :   I also want to know the extent of the injury or the size of the patch
User :   is there anything more i can do to help when i go to bed? e.g. pain meds? i have endocet and vicodin in the med cabinet, would that help with a hand burn?
Doctor :   Immediately take two tablets of ADVIL / MOTRIN to ease the pain
User :   alas, no motrin or advil
Doctor :   You can take ENDOCET
Doctor :   Some over the counter antiseptic application shall help
User :   palm of hand is bright red/white and shiny
Doctor :   I know it is difficult for you to type then
Doctor :   Put it under the ice water
Doctor :   for 5 minutes continously
Doctor :   take ENDOCET
User :   thank you
User :   i will take a half tablet
Doctor :   Take full
Doctor :   tablet
User :   oh, alright
User :   may I ask where you are located?
Doctor :  
User :   smiling
User :   thank you for your honesty
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions?

Doctor :   Do you have any over the counter antiseptic
User :   i have a friend, Derebail Krishnapa in India
Doctor :   at home
Doctor :   Oh that is good
User :   antiseptic... i have hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, Listerine mouthwash... ?
Doctor :   No they would not help
User :   by the way, the skin has not broken
Doctor :   Ok let it not break
Doctor :   Leave it
User :   oh, what would you recommend?
Doctor :   If it breaks it carries infection
Doctor :   Let it heal on its own
Doctor :   Do not scrub under water
User :   i want to wash with Dial antibacterial soap, I'll hold off on that tonight?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thank you Dr. Mazumdar for being here to help
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   for consulting
Doctor :   Please follow up with me in future
Doctor :   too
User :   insha allah, this too shall pass :)
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thank you and God bless you and yours
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