Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
132 Doctors are Online

Got burn on face with boiling water. Washed with cold water and applied silverex gel. Will I get scar?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 10450 Questions
I got burn on my face with almost boiling water. I washed the face with cold water after that for about ten minutes. after taping the region with cotton cloth, I applied Silverex gel on affected skin. I applied twice the same day. Will there be scars on my face. If so, how to remove the same? Please answer me.

Posted Sat, 12 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Chances of permanent scars are lesser.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
The burns on the face caused by a boiling water are likely to be superficial burns. The possibility of scar formation depends on the depth of the skin involved in the burns, the infection, etc.
Right now, to decrease the chances of scar formation, do take proper antibiotics after consulting your physician to avoid an infection in the area. The treatment of scar formed can be done with the help of LASER therapy under the guidance of a dermatologist.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor