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how long do second degree burns take to heal

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Time: It will take days to weeks for the initial wound to heal. Then months for the entire process to cycle. Protect the area with sun screen to prevent rep ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
SImple Burn Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not u ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Location: Secondary degree burns heal when new skin grows out of the hair follicles and sweat glands that are in the skin. The face will heal in a week or so bu ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Nein
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
7-14 days: If a burn doesn't heal in 7-14 days, a full thickness skin injury may have occurred. This type of injury often results in scarring and if large enough ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
About 2 weeks: Depending on whether they are superficial or deep second degree burns. Best to seek medical attention to optimize healing and minimize scarring.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Second degree burns can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on the depth of the burn the location on the body and the i ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
2-3 weeks: The time may depend on the location and how big an area.
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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Usually in 1st 24hrs: Burns will usually declare themselves within the first day.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Second degree burn: May fade over time, months like 6 months could try silicone cream/patch and see if promotes faster healing . Discuss with doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Indirect flow: Avoid direct stream. Use lukewarm water. Allow water to hit unaffected areas and gently flow over burn. Use recommended soaps such as cetaphil, basis ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Burns: I presume you had blistering. Although as soon has the skin has recovered by peeling and revealing the newer layer which is pink you should be more ca ... Read More

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