A 26-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

how long does it take for 1st or 2nd degree burns to heal??? specifically ice burns?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
1-2 weeks: A first degree burn will heal faster than a second degree burn, since no blister formed. When you get a second degree burn, a blister forms, so it will take a little longer to heal. You will not have a scar after either. Since the skin will be red or pink for a while, make sure to use sunscreen
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Days: I wld say probably several days.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
1-2 weeks.: First-degree burns -- superficial ones that are red, but not blistered -- generally heal within a couple of weeks, without scars. You can apply a mild ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Time: It will take days to weeks for the initial wound to heal. Then months for the entire process to cycle. Protect the area with sun screen to prevent rep ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Location: Secondary degree burns heal when new skin grows out of the hair follicles and sweat glands that are in the skin. The face will heal in a week or so bu ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month