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Question by  HeDidIt (23)

What is a good cure for steam burns?

I have a steam burn on my arm.


Answer by  jusmisbehaven (135)

The best thing you can do is to put it under running cold water as soon as it happens. This works on minor burns. Afterwords, you can sooth the area with a topical analgesic. If the skin is not intact or you have blisters DO NOT pop them. If it does not get better see a Doctor.


Answer by  bvaniea (312)

The immediate pain of a steam burn can be reduced by running cold water over it. The application of aloe vera can also help prevent infection and help rejuvinate it.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Like most burns, you need to keep the area clean to promote healing and discourage infection. Depending on the severity of the burn, it may take a while to heal. First degree burns just have redness. Second degree have blisters. Third degree have charred areas. You may have a combination of these. Don't pop any blisters!


Answer by  mascota (639)

When the accident first occurs run the burnt area under cold running water until the pain eases. An ice pack could be applied to cool the skin. I was always told that if a burn or scald is larger than a 10 pence piece (UK coin)...... seek medical aid.


Answer by  holdengal (693)

Keep the area moist with Silvadene cream. It is specifically for burns. Do not put lotion on the area as this will lock in the heat and make the burn feel worse.

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