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how to care for second degree burns with blisters

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Usually not long: Usually they break in a day or two. If they are very annoying, your DR will use a sterile needle to drain them.

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
15 years experience Wound care
Normal: Yellow fluid inside blisters is called "serous fluid." It's your body's way of initially cooling the area. I recommend a health care professional drai ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Careful: A dry dressing can get glued to the raw skin. This will be painful. Water is good for this. You can wash. Avoid peroxide. Avoid bacitracin and neospor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Keep area clean and dry. Use silvadine cream, Keep open when out of bed....helps healing faster.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
Great Question: Not even all burn units agree on this. However, i would suggest that you don't pop it, but have it seen by an appropriate specialist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin.
A 23-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 23-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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 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

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