Patient discussion about sterilization

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Q. Is it good to put alcohol on burns?

If I get a burn- should I sterilize it with alcohol to prevent infections?
A1Tiffany is right...best to avoid alcohol. the treatment depends on the severity of the burn. here is a pamphlet about dealing with burns. very helpful!
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html
A2I would avoid that…there are much better materials you can use on burns (depending on their severity). Any way, the only burns that need sterilization are third degree burns. That means burns that destroyed completely the outmost layer of the skin. you can see flesh. If that happens- you need to get medical attention right away. Go to the hospital and they'll take care of it.
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