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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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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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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 I tell if a second degree burn is healing?

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

Less pain.: A healing burn will have less pain, redness and swelling. ...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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Can any doc tell me what's the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Can any doc tell me what's the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Burn scar: Improving a scar from a burn depends on a few things. When did the burn occur? how large is it? What does it look like. If you were recently burned, it will take up to a year for the scar to mature. In the meantime, stay out of the sun to avoid excessive pigmentation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a second degree burn?

What is the best treatment for a second degree burn?

Keep clean: Second degree burns are where the skin blisters and peels. It will heal in less than 2 weeks if just kept clean by washing and covering with local antibiotics such as Bacitracin ointment. ...Read more

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What treatment would be recommended for a second degree burn that is has scarred but there is no numbness to the area and it feels fine just looks bad?

What treatment would be recommended for a second degree burn that is has scarred but there is no numbness to the area and it feels fine just looks bad?

Slow improvement: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...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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