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A 40-year-old member asked:

need expert advice. what's the best thing for minor burns and what should i be looking out for?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What's the best treatment for burns?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on many...: Factors: the size, location and depth of the burn, the age and health of the patient, the mechanism of burning, etc. For minor burns with blistering, i recommend unroofing the blisters, washing with soap and water, and then applying Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing twice daily. If increasing pain, drainage, or redness, or if not healed in 10 days, see a doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for 3rd degree burns?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
If you truly have...: A 3rd-degree, or full-thickness, burn, unless it is very small or narrow and can heal in from the sides, it will need to be skin grafted to fully heal it. Partial-thickness (i.e., 2nd-degree) burns will heal in 1 to 3 weeks. If your wound is not fully healed after 3 weeks, you should see a general, plastic, or burn surgeon.

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