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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

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How do I treat a burn wound on my foot?

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If you burn the skin on your foot, an old wives tale urged you to put butter on a burn.  It was once thought that coating it with butter would ease the pain.  However if you do this on broken skin, it may actually harbor bacteria and cause more harm. If you burn the skin on your feet, the best thing to do is run it under cold water right away. If there is a break in skin, you may want to use silvadene cream and a nonadhesive dressing.  The best bet is to see a foot specialist to rule out any permanent damage and to receive other wound healing modalities that will allow the skin to heal faster.  The skin on the top of the foot is more fragile than that on the bottom, and our doctors at PPFAC will be able to provide wound healing modalities that will speed healing of all wounds.