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How long does it take a burn to heal

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends upon degree: Check out http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/first-aid/first-aid-burns.html. 1st degree burns are just red an ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the burn!: Younger individuals heal faster. But it depends on the agen that your eye was burned with. It may only take 24 hours. It may take a week. It may n ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quick: The vagina is a place that received a lot of blood circulation and so cuts tend to heal very quickly, but I would give it a week before any insertion ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your Doc: That needs to be medically evaluated. There may be ongoing irritation from something else that you may be using, or it has not entirely healed. You ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on: type and severity of burn
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Burn Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. D ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Could be a few more : It could be a few more days. Try some gentle moisturizing lotion.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: We need more details. Where are the burns? How big are the burns? What degree are the burns? When did they occur? How did they occur? E.g. Boiling wat ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
1-2 weeks: A first degree burn will heal faster than a second degree burn, since no blister formed. When you get a second degree burn, a blister forms, so it wil ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Avoid the sun: You must stop the burning in order to heal. A sunscreen will help protect you from further sun, but it is not very good protection. The key to heal is ... Read More
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