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how long should i wait to tan after a second degree burn

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 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
Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 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
41 years experience Podiatry
2-3 weeks: The time may depend on the location and how big an area.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
After : The popped blisters are no longer raw and have healed
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: It can take a year for the body to heal a second degree burn. The faster it heals the less likely a hypertrophic scar forms. If you have persistent va ... Read More
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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 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 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
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

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