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how long does a second degree burn take to blister

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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Skin Burns: The time of blistering is one of the tools used to determine the degree of burns sustained. First and second degree burns may result in blistered skin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes, it can be: Yes, it can be. Usually a deeper burn will not blister as all the skin elements are burnt at the site of injury and cannot respond to form a blister.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Second degree burns are broken into two categories - superficial and deep. Superficial 2nd degree burns usually heal with minimal scarring, while dee ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NO!!!!!: Bacitracin does not prevent infections. Bacitracin is a common sensitizer. It is one of the most common causes of allergic reactions. Usually the reac ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Clean site: Keep the area clean and dry. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment three times daily and aloe vera cream three times daily until well. Watch for s ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Green is not good.: Does it smell?Sounds like you need antibiotics.
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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
NothinG: The blister will from on it's own. Do not break the blister intentionally as it protects the skin underneath

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