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Face partly burnt due to hot oil splashing. Skin peeled off. Healing time, treatment?

hi my wife recently got her face partly burnt while cooking due to boiled oil fry being splashed on above her nose . The next day her skin went dark red and some of it partly peeled off and can see pink skin in that area. Can you please advise how long it would take for her original skin to grow and can she apply water on burnt area? Thank you so much for taking time
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Its very important to keep the area clean after you develop any skin regular washing( with water or some antiseptic solution) is very important...Use some topical antibiotic cream (like mupirocin) over the burnt area for 4- 5 days so as to prevent any superadded infection...once the lesion heals up,,then the patient needs to be treated for the scar...but treatment for the scar usually starts about 2-3 weeks after the lesion has completely healed...

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Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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