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how long does a second degree burn take to heal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 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

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
35 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
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Depends on you..: If you area healthy it may take a week or two. If you have diabetes, cancer or immune compromise it will take longer.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
2-3 weeks: The time may depend on the location and how big an area.
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Second degree burns: They are blisters that result from heat and should heal in 7-10 days, depending on the extent and your treatment regimen.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 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
34 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
37 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
After : The popped blisters are no longer raw and have healed
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
2nd degree burns: If it is not healing, needs to be evaluated by a medical provider. You did not finish your statement but I gather there is not progression of healing. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Topical cream: Use a good moisturizing cream with aloe and vit e.

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