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I have a 2nd degree burn on my hand, and the nutse

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I have a 2nd degree burn on my hand, and the nutse practitioner prescribed lidocain... do i keep it on or wash it off after applying?

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

I understand your concern.

You should keep it on your burn site after application.

Avoid washing it.

Try to massage it properly on affected area to make it absorb.

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Okay... for some reason the prescription said to take orally???Do I need to take it orally?It seemed weird to me, so I just put it on and then washed it off. I then applied silver sulfadiazine on my wound and wrapped it...Should i do anything else

You should take OTC Motrin and Claritin.

Apply OTC Bacitracin ointment to prevent any infection 2 times a day.

Loose gauze with a sterile non-stick bandage should be wrapped.

You can also buy OTC burn dressing.

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
What is the expected recovery time?Also, how often should i change the wrapping

Recovery time is around 3 weeks.

Dressing should be changed twice a day.

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