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Can a rug burn be a 2nd degree burn?

Can a rug burn be a 2nd degree burn?

Yes: A 2nd-degree burn extends into the bottom layer of skin, the dermis. Abrasions, of which a rug burn is a mild form, are very often 2nd-degree in depth. They usually heal with good wound care (keeping it clean and applying antibiotic ointment) and good nutrition. ...Read more

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How much time does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

How much time does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

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. ...Read more

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How long will my 2nd degree burn take to be healed?

2-3 weeks: Depending on area involved and whether deep partial thickness or more superficial, roughly 2-3 weeks. If more, was probably a deeper burn or other issues involved. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

Help please? How long does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

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. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn one week old still but not hot or red streaks.

2nd degree burn one week old still  but not hot or red streaks.

Should heal : May blister and peel, like a sunburn without any other problems. So far no sign of infection as you report. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to tan after a 2nd degree burn?

Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to tan after a 2nd degree burn?

Healed: When the burned area is completely healed. This may takes months. Wld use sunscreen so not to re-burn the skin for it is susceptible to burning. ...Read more

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Difference of appearance between 1st and 2nd degree burn on chest? Second degree serious?

Difference of appearance between 1st and 2nd degree burn on chest? Second degree serious?

First is just...: ...Redness; bubbles and skin coming off is 2nd degree. Both increase chances of skin cancer in the future; 2nd degree is also a concern for infection, dehydration, and scarring. Do try to protect your skin next time - high-spf lotion, uv-opaque clothes. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I got a superficial 2nd degree burn? it healed after about a week but it still has a red hue to it. Will it go away

How can I tell if I got a superficial 2nd degree burn? it healed after about a week but it still has a red hue to it. Will it go away

Maybe: The degree of a burn is determined by blistering (2nd degree) or loss of sensation (3rd degree). First degree burn is just redness. If you have continued redness after a burn it may be inflammatory changes or post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. You didn't mention how long ago the burn was. The color may go away on it's own, but it may not. You should see a doctor if it's been over a month. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn treatments?

2nd degree burn treatments?

Household honey: You can use household honey daily cover with k-tape if you want honey not to come in contact with clothes (ktape $12 in sports authority) if wound infected use neosporin oint daily. ...Read more

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