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Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)

Medications

  • 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 9/8/2015

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