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Bruising Turned into an Ice Burn

So what happened was I got a bruise, the kind that's purple in color, and I decided to ice it. Being unaware, I left an ice pack on my skin without a barrier between the two and accidentally fell asleep. When I woke up, I had rubbed the spot and skin came off as a result. I believe this is the burn that the ice pack had made. There is now a purple ring (from the bruise) around the area where the skin had come off. Is this going to leave a permanent mark on my skin? And what can I do to make it heal faster?
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replied July 27th, 2010
Hi,

Welcome to the forum. From your description, it looks like a first or second degree burn. Most superficial burns heal within about two weeks and don't usually leave a scarf. For these kind of burns; you can apply antibiotic cream such as silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene).It will prevent infection and help in fast healing.

If the sympoms persist then plese get an evaluation done from a dermatolgist.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.




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