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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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How can I heal keloid from 2nd degree burn injury?

How can I heal keloid from 2nd degree burn injury?

See a doctor: A true keloid needs to be dealt with by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Most OTC creams do not work well. Often steroids, pressure devices etc. are needed ...Read more

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What to do, I have a 2nd degree burn, how can I bath/shower?

What to do, I have a 2nd degree burn, how can I bath/shower?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. Showering is ok but go easy on the scrubbing. ...Read more

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Could allergy have turned into 2nd degree burn. is that possible?

Could allergy have turned into 2nd degree burn. is that possible?

Not Likely: Common allergic skin conditions like eczema, urticaria (hives), and contact dermatitis are not associated with 2nd degree burn-like manifestations. There are some drug reactions that can cause very severe, life-threatening skin reactions similar to 2nd degree burns and include Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?

Promote healing: The best way is to protect the wound to speed up healing i.e. Leave the blister intact unless it is so large it is a problem. Then a doctor should debride it and provide a sterile dressing and antibiotic cream. Keep the mark out of direct sunlight and don't smoke as it slows healing. You can also purchase silicone gel/ sheeting as that can speed fading. See a plastic surgeon for further help. ...Read more

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I have a 2 week old burn and i think it is 2nd degree burn and its getting at the itching stage is it ok to swim?

I have a 2 week old burn and i think it is 2nd degree burn and its getting at the itching stage is it ok to swim?

Maybe?: A second degree burn would have blistering, but still have tenderness. If the skin is intact and there is no discharge from the skin, you should be okay, especially in a well-maintained pool. I would be cautious in open water (like a lake, ocean, or stream). ...Read more

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In order to relieve the burn pain. Should i dress it like a normal 2nd degree burn with bactine and bandage gauze?

In order to relieve the burn pain. Should i dress it like a normal 2nd degree burn with bactine and bandage gauze?

You need exam: 2nd degree burn can vary widely. Deep 2nd acts more like a 3rd, superficial 2nd acts more like a 1st. Treatment (at the least) would be cleansing frequently with soap/water, removing any dead skin/tissue, and coverage with antibiotic oint like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). All of this can vary with size/location/depth. If the injury is bigger than a quarter, has inc. Redness, or is over a joint- get to a burn dr. ...Read more

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I got a large 2nd degree burn on my arm 3 months ago and it is still very pink in color. Will this fade some over time?

I got a large 2nd degree burn on my arm 3 months ago and it is still very pink in color. Will this fade some over time?

2nd degree: burns should not leave scars but changes in pigmentation do occur. Suggest you might want to consult a Dermatologist if you are concerned about this! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a superficial 2nd degree burn 5 dys ago can i use Tegaderm and swim safely? Should i put any cream under the Tegaderm?thanks

I have a superficial 2nd degree burn 5 dys ago can i use Tegaderm and swim safely? Should i put any cream under the Tegaderm?thanks

Need details: Tegaderm is excellent for burns. No, you need no cream under it. How large a burn? Where? Thermal? Swim where? Pool? Sea? River? Water is good for a burn, but generally you should wait until it is healed. Shower or bath better than swim. ...Read more

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I have an 2nd degree burn and I want to know what kind of treatments I can go under to get it fully removed or close to not notciable?

I have an 2nd degree burn and I want to know what kind of treatments I can go under to get it fully removed or close to not notciable?

Scaring rare: With typical second degree burn scaring is rare but pigmentary changes are common. Best results occur with appropriate early burn care, avoid silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) ointment as it will cause brown hyperpigmentation ...Read more

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1 wk ago, I got a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). Should I keep it covered all the time or leave it open for a few hours every day?

1 wk ago, I got a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). Should I keep it covered all the time or leave it open for a few hours every day?

Minor burn care: This burn is small and should not get infected. Neosporin ointment daily is a good treatment. If it is not healing within 2 weeks, then you should show it to your doctor. Wounds heal best when kept moist with a dressing or an antibiotic ointment. Letting them dry slows down the healing. Usually they hurt less, too! ...Read more