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I burned my arm on the oven door. How should I treated it

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I burned my arm on the oven door. How should I treated it.

DrTharun :

How big is the burn and is it painful

DrTharun :

Are you diabetic ?

DrTharun :

Any fever or discharge from the burn site?

Customer:

About 2 inches long and 1 inch wide and it is painful.

Customer:

I am not diabetic.

Customer:

No fever but it is discharging

DrTharun :

Clear fluid or pus?

Customer:

clear fluid

DrTharun :

You can use silver sulfadiazine cream on the site and keep the it covered under vaseline gauze for atleast 2-3 days.Once scab is formed you can keep it open.Take some painkillers like tylenol or motrin and keep the hand elevated to decrease the swelling.

DrTharun :

If the discharge becomes yellow/green and fever develops , see your doctor who can start you on antibiotics .

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