A 37-year-old member asked:
what's the best treatment for 2nd degree burns?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor.
5558 viewsAnswered May 6, 2018
Wound care 19 years experience
Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water and cover with a bandage. See a doctor if you have increased pain, swelling or drainage.
4870 viewsAnswered May 6, 2018
A 40-year-old member asked:
What's the best way to treat second degree burns?
8 doctor answers • 18 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Biafine: Biafine is a prescription cream which can help healing in 2nd degree burns. Do not remove the skin it iwill act as it's own biologic dressing. Once the skn peels off a prescription cortisone cream can help with redness and possible clor change.
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Last updated May 6, 2018
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