My husband suffered a partial /full thickness burn from a heating pad, further complicated by an allergic reaction to Silvadene. The wound is healing well, but he has an excrutiating, radiating, intermittent pain occurring every 1-2 hours, lasting app 1-2 minutes. We have tried Neurotin, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, none of which give any relief. This has been going on since the wound started to heal about 5 days ago. Is this common? Is it temporary? Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
Feb 17, '04
How much Oxycodone did he actually use? You usually have to get up to a pretty decent dose for it to work in burn pain.
A couple of things I can suggest?
I would try Tegretol. Best drug I've ever found for neuropathic pain, which is what this sounds like it could be becomming.
He could also try Methadone. I know a couple of burn specialists who swear by it. (and I swear by it in general
Finally, once the wound actually heals, should he have pain; I would suggest trying Lidoderm patches. Again, NOT RIGHT NOW, he has to thoroughly heal first... but they could be a god send for this sort of pain.