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hi, I have managed to burn 3 of my fingers. I had them in cold

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hi, I have managed to burn 3 of my fingers. I had them in cold water for about 30 mins. Then used an antiseptic wipe and have put burns plaster on them. they seem to be blistering. have I done enough?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello from JA
Probably not

How much pain?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

when i take away the cold item i have been holding it feels worse

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
OK
With blistering, this qualifies as a second degree burn.

These generally need to be examined.

Antibiotic cream is generally applied.

Blisters should not be popped.

It can be covered with a sterile gause bandage.

Oral pain killers are used as you are doing.

If less then 3 inches...it can be treated as a minor burn.

Here is a mayo clinic guideline.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-burns/FA00022

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