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Can you please tell me about healing stages of a second degree burn?

Can you please tell me about healing stages of a second degree burn?

Burn Healing: A second degree burn is generally indicated by the presence of blisters and the area is painful. Unless the burn is very small you should get medical attention to evaluate the severity of the burn and to receive appropriate care so the burn wound will heal properly with minimal scarring. Some deep second degree burns may require surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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What are the healing stages of a second degree burn?

What are the healing stages of a second degree burn?

After the injury: Then the hemorrhage and inflammatory stage starts which elaborates many types of growth factors stimulating cytokine activity, angiogenesis, phagocytosis, collagen cross-linking and epitheliaization all of which leads to healing so long as continued injury, contamination or infection is controlled and any chronic disease states like diabetes and vascular disease are controlled. ...Read more

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Should it be ok to drink beer if u are healing from a 2nd degree burn ?

Should it be ok to drink beer if u are healing from a 2nd degree burn ?

Kind of tricky: This question is a little tricky, because i don't know how you got the burn in the first place? Some people burn themselves when they are intoxicated -- makes it more likely to have accidents. Also, i agree with dr. Weiner about the dehydration part. If you can't hold off drinking while your body heals from this burn, better take a look at your use of alcohol. Best wishes in getting well. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn. It was red and blistered but now it is peeling and not painful. Is this a good sign it's healing?

I have a 2nd degree burn. It was red and blistered but now it is peeling and not painful. Is this a good sign it's healing?

Probably: 2nd-degree burns will heal on their own in 1-3 weeks, given good wound care & good nutrition. They are initially red, painful, and possibly covered with blisters. As they heal, they dry up, the blisters slough off, and the pain disappears. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a healing second degree burn is infected?

Signs of infection: Fever, spreading redness around the area, drainage of pus, increasing pain. If you think you might have this, you need to seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn infected, treatment?

Can happen: This does not happen often but can be treated with topical medications - polysporin, Bacitracin etc. Cleaning the skin is important. It is also smart to see a doctor if the skin is red and painful. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Time: 1st and 2nd degree burns do not usually scar. However, they can cause uneven pigmentation. Swelling in particular can cause the area to darken (wraps ; support hose may help). Usually, once healed, the most important thing is to protect the area from injury and it is very important to avoid sun exposure to the area for at least the 1st year. Otherwise, moisturize as needed. ...Read more

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