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Doctor insights on: 2nd Degree Burn Healing Stages

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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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Dr. Charles Breaux
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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 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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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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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