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can you tell me is a burn with blisters a second degree burn?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin.

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What should I wash my second degree burn with?

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Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

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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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