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Should I talk to my doctor about my burn pain symptoms?

Minor burn pain may not need a doctor's care, but more serious burn pain does. Minor burn pain from a simple first-degree burn can usually be treated at home. If the burn is serious or the burn pain cannot be comfortably treated with cool water and an over-the-counter pain reliever, you should see a doctor.

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