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Doctor insights on: 2nd Degree Burn Healing Stages

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How can I tell if a second degree burn is healing?

How can I tell if a second degree burn is healing?

Burn healing: Second degree burns are painful and wet. The signs of healing are "buds" of new epithelium that come from deeper glands or hair follicles that were not damaged from the burn. These appear like red islands that coalesce with time. Full thickness burns damage these deeper structures and thus will not show signs of healing and require skin grafting to replace the damaged skin. ...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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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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How can you tell if a healing second degree burn is infected?

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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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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I'm being treated for a 4"x12" 2nd degree burn on my stomach +7 days now. Will going back to my active job inhibit the healing process?

I'm being treated for a 4"x12" 2nd degree burn on my stomach +7 days now. Will going back to my active job inhibit the healing process?

No: Bioclusive membrane is excellent for this. Water is good for it. Aquaphor or vaseline are good for it. Avoid peroxide or any other antiseptics. Avoid Bacitracin, Neosporin, and triple antibiotic as they are useless and common sensitizers. ...Read more

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What a second-degree burn?

What a second-degree burn?

Partial thickness: These burns are defined as superficial or deep partial thickness burns. This means some of the key parts of the skin to allow for closure of the wound are in place. However surgery may still be needed in some cases or depending on location, complications. Often people can recognize these burns by the appearance of blisters. ...Read more

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How can I stop a second degree burn from itching?

How can I stop a second degree burn from itching?

Part of the healing: Itching as burns heal is very common and part of the normal healing. Lots of moisturizer (cocoa butter works well) may be enough. If not, Cortisone 10 cream (or generic equivalent) can help as can oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Good luck! ...Read more

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

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

Redness, fever: If there is redness of the burn, warmth around the burn, or pus or white/ yellow discharge in the burned area, it may be a sign of an infection. If you have fever or chills, those can also indicate infection. It is best to have a doctor evaluate your burn to determine if there is an infection. ...Read more

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What to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

What to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

Vaseline: Or Aquaphor. Bioclusive membrane is excellent. Keep lubricated. Water is good for it. Avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine, bacitracin, neosporin. ...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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Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Depends on Location: This is wholly based on where your burn is located. You should be referred to a plastic surgeon who is more demonstrative able to help you with the dressings after a 2nd degree burn. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a fist and a second degree burn?

What is the main difference between a fist and a second degree burn?

Blister: First degree is redness and second degree is blisters. It not extensive both are treatable with cold compresses, and silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or biafine cream. ...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