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How long is it supposed to it take a first degree burn to stop hurting?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 49 years experience
Burns: First-degree burns are ones which are incurred by sun effect or thermal injury and which do not have a blister or full penetration into the skin. Usually, as in sunburn, which is usually just first degree burn, the pain goes away in a matter of hours. If you have persistent pain in your skin, you need to have it evaluated by your dermatologist.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for first degree burns to heal?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.

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Last updated Aug 17, 2017

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