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how do i know 1 or 2 degree burn

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience Pediatric Surgery
It depends: A 3rd-degree burn is one that is all the way thru the skin. Unless it is very narrow, such that it can heal in from the sides, it requires surgical cl ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Should heal : May blister and peel, like a sunburn without any other problems. So far no sign of infection as you report.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Topical cream: Use a good moisturizing cream with aloe and vit e.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Must be visualized: usually, a 3rd degree burn goes through muscle and bone- cannot be diagnosed without an examination- go to the ER or local UC clinic-NOW!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Burn Scars: A first degree burn produces redness and pain and generally does not cause any permanent scar. If the burn produces blistering this indicates a second ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Not normal: A 3rd-degree burn is a full-thickness injury of the skin. If it is narrow, it can heal in from the sides, but if it is wide, it will need to be skin g ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
If you had: A previous vacc and received a "wound booster" you are protected. Tetanus usually is associated with penetrratig wounds such as a dirty nail.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Silver sulfadiazine: Two times a day, or desityn. Vitamin A&D ointment also. Avoid sun till heals. After shower , pay dry fast.keep covered
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Burns: It is important to keep area clean with soap and water and continue to use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) as directed. It is important to have her e ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
2 nd degree burns: A 2 nd degree burn should heal without a scar. Superficial burns often darken but with a sunblock and hydroquinone the dark pigment can be normalized ... Read More

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