ePlasty: Vol. 17
Chemical Burn From Cinnamon Oil
Margaret Connolly, MD, Andrea Axtell, MD, Sean Hickey, MD, Ann Whalen, BA, Lucy McNamara, PharmD, Dorothy Albright, PharmD, Jonathan Friedstat, MD, and Jeremy Goverman, MD

Sumner Redstone Burn Center, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


Correspondence: jgoverman@partners.org
Keywords: cinnamon oil, chemical burn, cinnamaldehyde, cinnamon, burn
Figure 1. Superficial partial thickness burn from cinnamon oil, 8 days post injury.
Figure 2. Superficial partial thickness burn from cinnamon oil, 8 days post injury.

DESCRIPTION

A 68-year-old woman presented with an 8% total body surface area superficial, partial-thickness chemical burn to her bilateral posterior thighs and buttocks after spilling cinnamon oil onto her seat cushion and sitting on it for 2 hours. She self-treated with Neosporin (neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin), Vaseline, and Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for 8 days before presenting to our burn center with increasing pain.

QUESTIONS

1. What are the components of cinnamon oil?

2. How are .......