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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is hypopigmentation a problem for life, or will it change? it was caused by 2nd degree burn 6 months ago.
Burn: At 6 months, the burned area is still healing. There may be some changes in time. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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?
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
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
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 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?
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
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