Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)
- Topical antibiotic ointment may be applied. This may be a triple antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Silvadene (a topical antibiotic commonly used for burn care).
- Pain medication - The doctor may tell you to use ibuprofen or acetaminophen if the burn is minor and the pain is mild. If pain is severe, the doctor may prescribe a narcotic pain reliever, such as Tylenol with codeine or hydrocodone.
- Tetanus update
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2014
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