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I burnt my hand while cooking. Are there any methods that can prevent the severity of the burn? Does toothpaste actually help?

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Dr. Kannan R
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Hi @vermie 

Very unfortunate that you got a burn. Managed to see the pic. Hope you get better soon.

Did you run the hand under running cool water  after the burn ? That can potentially help.

As for the paste, I wouldn’t suggest it as it has chemicals in the whitening component which can be more harmful.

Aloe Vera and honey can be helpful home remedies.

From the retail pharmacies - you can request for a Silvin cream ( Burn cream ) and apply it twice a day.

If you notice increasing redness , swelling or feeling feverish or notice discharge , pls consult  your  doctor at the soonest.

Hope this helps. 
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@vermie
Wow, thank you so much for your speedy reply! This helps a lot! I was quite busy so didn't run it under water and only realised it was getting red later. Will visit your clinic if it gets worst. Thank you very much Doctor!