U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

i have a caustic lye burn on my leg that is still draining serious fluid. is this normal?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Depending on how recent the exposure and the depth of wound it may drain for some time. You need to be evaluated by a surgeon.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Depends: On the time frame of the injury. If short then the answer is yes. If not then this also is abnl and other things need to be checked out.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Normal Action: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Drain: This is a lymphatic reaction The fluid can irritate the skin so see a doctor to have the area evaluated

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
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 26-year-old member asked:

How do you heal a third degree burn on your leg?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Have surgery: To remove dead skin and place graft.
A 47-year-old female asked:

I have a third degree burn on my leg that is untreated. I've kept it clean and aired out. It is now thickly scabbed over, is that ok?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Burn: Apparently it is ok, as long as there is no pus and no surrounding erythema, but if you see pus , you develop fever, pain, increasing redness around the scar , you will need to see a doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some possible reasons that my hamstrings burn when I do leg lifts?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Sprain: You may have sprained the hamstrings or, if you have increased your exercise program, you may have overdone things and inflammed the hamstrings. Try ice and nsaids and modify your exercise regimen, and if symptoms persist then see a physician.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do i need to go to the doctor if I have a third degree burn on my leg?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: A 3rd-degree burn is a full-thickness injury of the skin and would require an operation (skin grafting) to heal it. In contrast, a 2nd-degree burn is a partial-thickness injury and will heal on its own with good nutrition nd wound care.
Myanmar [Burma]
A female asked:

I got a burn on my leg!It seems degree2!What should I do?Now I put siliverdern cream on it!

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Good: Keep area clean, use silvadine daily.

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
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Apr 23, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.