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Question by  supercharli85 (51)

How do I treat a burn from a TENS unit?


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Burns from a TENS unit usually result from prolonged exposure or improper use. If a burn occurs it should be evaluated by a physician especially because of comorbid conditions. In diabetics burns can cause severe problems. Have the physician examine and treat the burn and review proper TENS use again.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

If there are any indications of blisters on the burned skin surface, seek medical attention. Otherwise, keep the skin clean and use cool compresses and burn cream as needed.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

Since I think that would technically be an electrical burn, I would go see your doctor. I would also talk to them about your unit. Either there is something faulty with it or there is an issue with how you're using it. It shouldn't burn you if everything is working correctly.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

You should call a doctor immmediatly as your burn has to be accessed. You should put nothing on a burn before the doctor sees it.


Answer by  ivyO (23)

As for any other burn it is important to move the source of the heat, and apply cold water on the place that is burned if the skin is not sloughing or charred. Tens burns are usually small, and of first degree.


Answer by  Lucius (196)

This is very unusual, however TENS burn is probably superficial in which case cover it with a dry sterile dressing and use topical pain relief. If blistered see a doctor.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

A TENS unit would likely only cause a minor surface burn. Any minor surface burn should be covered with a dry sterile dressing. You can use topical analgesics for the pain. If its a second or third degree burn - with blistering or charring, you need to seek medical attention.


Answer by  Chiyamaka (846)

Do not touch the burn at all. Get some dressing out and bandages. Gently place a gauze on the burned area, then slowly wrap the burn from bottom or top going towards the heart. Get to a hospital immediately after treating the burn to avoid the risk of infection or worse.

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