Chemical/compressed lubricant burn

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hello all im looking for some advice on what to do about this burn that happened on friday (4th of october 2019) and if its serious enough to warrant a trip to my doctor pain is a 6/10

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    HI BOBBY,

    Yes you should see a Doctor a as soon as possible. besides you burning your fingers, it seems both fingers appears to be infected.

    You can not wait any longer, even if it means going to urgent care.

    Potential signs of infection include:

    •Change in color of the burnt area or surrounding skin.

    •Purplish discoloration, particularly if swelling is also present.

    •Change in thickness of the burn (the burn suddenly extends deep into the skin)

    Greenish discharge or pus.

    Please go see a Doctor. Also yo should wrap your fingers with gauge. At this point do not apply anything on your fingers until you are advise by a physician.

    GO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.

    Feel better soon.

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    Hi Bobby, all burns are serious as they can become infected very quickly. You should have run your hands in cool running water for 20 minutes until the pain stops..What you can do now is buy a product called " Burn Aid", made in Australia but available world wide...Open the packet and put you hand inside it...immediate relief..Then keep some of the cooling jelly on your fingers with the dressing supplied in the pack and bandage over the top of it, keep it covered for two days and DO NOT get it wet or remove the dressing. Change the dressing every two days....it will heal quickly. Also drink lots of water and maybe get yourself on some good antibiotics. And never prick the blisters open, the fluid inside those blisters are to help you heal....Let me know how you go with my suggestions, I am a nurse specialising in burns....trust me...Good luck and small handshakes...G

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    HI BOBBY,

    I Agree with Gloria.. I also have a medical background. At this point you should be seen

    and get the proper medical care. Burns can easily get infected if not properly taken care off.

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