Question by  countessta (26)

What is proper first aid for a burned finger?


Answer by  John (9008)

It depends upon how severe the burn is. If it is a serious burn, with charring, you must see a doctor. For more minor burns, you should clean the burn carefully and put antibiotic ointment on it. Aloe vera also helps to relieve pain and soothe the wound. You should keep it clean and watch for signs of infection.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

If the burn is on the hand and forms a blister, you should seek medical attention. This is due to the higher likelihood of infection. For minor burns, place the burn under cold running water for about 5 minutes, then loosely wrap with a sterile gauze bandage. Never apply ice or butter/oil.


Answer by  worker76 (773)

I would immediately run finger under cool water to relieve burning sensation. After a couple minutes apply aloe vera gel. This will promote healing. Then rinse off and apply burn gel. Can be found in any drug store. Will promote healing and relieve pain. Cover with band aid over night.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

As quickly as possible put the finger under cold running water for ten minutes if you can get to water, if not wrap finger in something cold and wet such as a towel soaked in cold water. Dress finger with burn cream and bandage if the burn is serious seek medical attention.

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