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How do I treat a small burn on my back from a heating pad?

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How do I treat a small burn on my back from a heating pad? The blister has broken and fluid is draining from ir
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

it is tough to treat a burn on your back by yourself

it is hard to look at and hard to dress the wound yourself

best to see a doctor and get an evaluation of your wound

you will benefit from visiting nurses to your home to help with wound care and wound evaluation

you might need prescription burn creams like 1% silver sulfalazine or Silvadine ointment to help cover the area and protect the wound to prevent infection. Neosporin over the counter can also be used as well

you might need Telfa non stick dressings to cover the wound and paper tape to make sure the Telfa dressings stay on.

you need to increase the protein and vitamin C in your diet to help your body create more collagen and scar tissue in the area to replace the damaged skin and tissue

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

do you have any other questions?