Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
My hand was scalded by boiling water and it hurts now. The surface of my hand is very red, but there is no broken skin, no blisters, just pain. Because I’ve been putting ice on my hands before
Greetings! Thank you for your question.
We understand your worries regarding your condition. However, due to your limited information, we would not be able to explain what is the problem. It is best to see your attending doctor to ask regarding the issue you are facing.
Hot water scalding can cause pain and damage to the skin from moist heat or vapors. This type of burn can be dangerous because it destroys affected tissues and cells. Your body may even go into shock from the heat.
Many scalds can be treated at home. These first aid tips can help you treat a boiling water burn or injury:
Scald burns take time to heal. While mild cases can take days, more severe cases can take weeks to fully heal.
If you begin to notice shock symptoms or signs of infection, or if your burn is larger than three inches, seek immediate medical attention
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