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Suggest remedies for finger pain after burning it with hot water

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Lump
Question: Hello, I scalded my finger with hot water earlier today. It is somewhat painful. Can you tell me if it looks like any kind of burn if I send you a picture?


First finger on the left, in the middle where the finger bends, is where I was scalded with hot water.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on the image you uploaded it doesn't appear to be a serious burn. One can advise topical silver sulfadiazine for the time being after cleaning the area with povidone and normal saline.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 11 minutes later
So are you saying it IS a burn? If so, which degree? New picture attached. With finger bent, First finger, to the left of photo. Please advise if it requires immediate medical attention. I don't see blisters or much redness, but still feel burning sensation. Could it just be very superficial, not really e en a first degree burn?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 minutes later
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Hello again.

On image it doesn't appear to be burnt. It could be a very superficial burn.

No harm in applying the topical meds.

Thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 5 hours later
How long would it normally take for blisters to appear if it is a second-degree burn?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 7 hours later
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Hello again.

Blisters appear within 4 to 8 hours sometimes even earlier.

You can relax , it's not a 2nd degree burn.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks
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