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what's the purpose of a mask after facial burns?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
Help with scarring: Deep 2nd-degree burns or 3rd-degree burns that require skin grafting can result in significant scarring. Pressure therapy has been found produce flatter scars, that is, reduce hypertrophic scarring. Pressure garments are thus used in such cases. If the face is involved, that would be a pressure mask or head garment.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you please suggest treatment for minor facial burns?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
A minor burn ...: Would be a 1st-degree burn, such as a sunburn, or a 2nd-degree burn. Both are partial-thickness burns that will heal on their own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care.

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