Skin Burn

Skin burns are damage caused by heat. They are common and can result from hot objects or flames, hot water or steam, electricity, chemicals, or overexposure to the sun. Mostly skin burns are minor which can be managed at home.

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I have burned myself with boiling sugar. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have burned myself with boiling sugar and kept it in water, but it is unbearable, and I have no idea what to do. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am sorry to hear that you have burned yourself with boiling sugar. Burns can be quite painful and range from mild to severe. Here are some immediate steps you can take to help alleviate the pain and promote healing: 1. Hold the affected ar...  Read Full »

How to treat accidental skin burn caused by hot water?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my skin burn on hot water, by accidentally hitting the electrical heater. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How old is the burn, how much body area is involved, and how severe the burn is? Does it pain? Let us say if it just happened and is not severe and is superficial, covering small areas, then nursing care is most important. Avoid occlusive dressing. Any deep burn sh...  Read Full »

Can scald burns lead to keloid formation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old male. Two months ago, I suffered second and third-degree accidental burns to my leg from scalding hot water. Burns have healed but the skin remains discolored. What are the risks going forward? Can keloids be formed and what procedures can be done in the future to im...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are more to second degree deep burns. Scald burns heal very efficiently. However, there is a little bit higher incidence of keloid formation. That explains your doubt....  Read Full »

I have been experiencing burning skin for the last six months, particularly in the morning. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old male, and for the last six months, I have been experiencing my skin burning in the morning. It happens mainly in the mornings, and my skin, especially from the neck and above, hurts by burning for about one to two minutes. After this, it stops. What makes it weird is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Having gone through the information provided from your end, it appears as urticaria. This is a hypersensitivity reaction of the skin to any pollutants or allergen which is present in the atmosphere, which could be due t...  Read Full »

I suddenly had a lot of pimples, and using a facial cleanser for it gave me a burn. Could it be because I take steroids for lupus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a lot of pimples erupting recently, and I noticed a burn on my face below my mouth after I tried using a facial cleanser. Also, I have lupus, and I take steroids for the same. This is the first time that I have noticed a lot of pimples on my face. What to do?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. According to your history and the image, it appears like allergic contact dermatitis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). They appear as red, inflamed areas with scaling, dryness, and exfoliation...  Read Full »

I had a third-degree burn due to motorcycle silencer. Why is it not improving?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I had a third-degree burn on my right feet because of motorcycle silencer. I got it treated with dressing for two weeks. They said the dead skin needs to be debrided. Then, they said there is infection and bone exposed. Now, I am using NPWT machine for two week...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Silencer burn is a contact burn which is usually superficial and proper dressing and management would not have let the burns go so deep. In the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that the bone is exposed and is a bit infected and i...  Read Full »

My face is purple and red due to a grease burn. Will it cause scarring?

Query: Hi doctor,I was making a hamburger and the grease popped on my face. I have no puss or extra skin. It is just purple. I have never experienced a burn of this color, so I am worried about the scarring. It was red around and hurt, but it cooled down and did not hurt anymore. I got hit in a couple of p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity), the burn mark is of grade 1 degree which is the most superficial type of burn wound, and you do not have to worry. It will heal and fade...  Read Full »

I have healed from a 40% skin burn, but my skin remains elevated, stiff, and itchy. Should I consult a doctor?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recovered from 40 % burn damage, but still, my skin is raised, stiff, and itching. Should I consult a doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Wani Parag Subhodh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The images depict a hypertrophic scar. First, apply the emollient twice daily and massage it into the spot. Next, create a pressure garment in the size of your...  Read Full »

What to do if baby accidentally poured Dettol antiseptic liquid over body?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1 year five month old baby poured Dettol antiseptic over his body. We washed it only after four hours. Later, we found a brown and burnt skin area around the genital organ. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dettol antiseptic does not cause any burn injury to the skin. It may be that your baby had this skin problem prior to this incident. Babies frequently have these kinds of rashes. Follow these steps: Apply coconut oil on the affected areas. Do not use dia...  Read Full »

How to stop burnt fingers from paining?

Query: Hi doctor, I was making ramen noodles about three and a half hours ago, and after ramen was finished in the microwave (water in the cup put in for 2:30 makes it just perfect), I decided to go back to my room. Hot water spilled in my hand, and now three fingers are burnt. My thumb finger is red with...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Do not worry. I will help you with all your concerns. But, first, let us clear your doubt about using ice on burning. Ice application should be avoided as direct application to burn area causes vasoconstriction (blood vessel supplying to that area constrict) and...  Read Full »

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