August 19, 2023

How to Cure a Burn Hand

From washing dishes to playing video games, our hands help us perform many everyday tasks. However, burns to the hand can cause pain that makes it difficult or impossible to do these tasks. There are several conditions that can lead to a burning sensation in the hands, but knowing what to do when a burn happens can help you get better quickly and avoid complications.

Cool the wound -- Place a burn under cool (not cold) running water for at least 15 minutes or use a cool, wet compress if water is not available. Do not use ice because it may damage the skin. Do not apply butter, oil, ointments or egg whites to the burn because they can worsen the injury. If the burn is swollen, try to reduce swelling by raising the burned area as much as possible. If a numbing agent is used, it should only be applied as directed by a health care provider. If the burn is painful, an over-the-counter pain medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can be taken as directed.

If a serious burn is experienced, seek medical attention immediately. This includes third-degree burns, which affect all layers of the skin and look dry, leathery or charred. This type of burn requires emergency treatment at a hospital or burn clinic because it can be life-threatening. It is important to avoid a third-degree burn because it is harder to heal and more likely to become infected than other types of burns.


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