Can can clotrimazole be used to treat burns on my hands??
Question posted by Newplumber on 4 Sep 2013
Last updated on 28 April 2022 by Rgriff
Lotrimin is sometimes used off-label for burns. Tread with caution as its effectiveness hasn't actually been researched, though some doctors hypothesize that it can encourage healing by preventing opportunistic fungal infections. I've personally found it to be more effective than silver sulfadiazine, but please don't take that anecdote as actual medical advice.
Yes, you may use lotrimin to treat 1st degree burns, especially on the face. Apply it several times daily. Anything deeper than a 1st degree burn (aka, with a blister), go to the doctor. I am a burn nurse, and we use lotrimin on 1st degree burns routinely.
No, you can't use it for burns. Can you describe the burns and how big they are? A burn with a blister on your finger from bumping the oven is alot different then one covering your whole hand and deeper then a blister.
Clotrimazole is NOT used for the treatment of Burns. Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections. You may use Silver sulfadiazine topical cream for burns.
- Clotrimazole uses and safety info
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