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My daughter stuck her finger in car cigarette lighter. Very

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My daughter stuck her finger in car cigarette lighter. Very odd looking. Brown with blister. Should I just have her hold it under cold water and wrap with gauze?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
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Yes, you can wash & clean it with cool water.
You can apply neosporin antibacterial cream to prevent infection.
You may keep it wrapped in sterile gauze.
As it has involved finger, I would advise to get an examination by doctor.
Doctor can clean it properly & prescribe oral antibiotics, if he feels necessary.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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