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How long have you had the burn?
Thank you for the information. A simple friction burn should have healed on its own by now which makes me think that your friction burn may be infected. This will explain both the slow healing as well as the pain. I would suggest washing the area with a mild soap like dove and applying Bacitracin ointment twice a day. Orally take Tablet Advil 400 mg twice a day (after meals). Both of these are available over the counter without a prescription. If you feel better within 48 hours then continue this line of management for a week or so and that should take care of matters. If you're not better then you need to see a doctor in person to have oral antibiotics prescribed and get evaluated for a primary herpes episode.
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Yes it could but really it should not be a dominant factor. You can continue the warm compresses but I would strongly suggest starting the Bacitracin ointment as well.
The ointment usually doesn't burn. White and patchy could indicate a fungal or yeast infection of the abrasion - I would also suggest getting 1% Lotrimin cream and mixing this with the Bacitracin ointment in a 1:1 ratio and applying twice a day. Again you can buy this over the counter without a prescription.
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