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2nd Degree Burn Treatment Blister
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time i wouldnt use an ointment on blisters at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Just let your body's own healing mechanisms play out. There's no benefit from bursting the blisters, and you could actually be doing yourself a disservice. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it best to cover a 2nd degree burn, the blister popped straight after I burn it and don't want to get it dirty. Are you meant to cover burns?
Vaseline: Do not use silver nitrate, silver sulfadiazine, Silvadene, triple antibiotic, neosporin, bacitracin, peroxide. Water is good for it. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. If it is large, see a DR. Bioclusive and similar membranes are excellent. Avoid any dry dressing which can get glued to the wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When will the pain of a small 2nd degree burn caused by boiling water on skin causing redness blister and pain size of a dime subside?
2nd degree burns: 2nd degree burns are the heating of the epidermal layers of the skin causing protein denaturation and the transudate of tissue fluids with a bubbling of that epidermal layer. With this separation of skin layers the cutaneous nerve ending ate exposed and this the pain you are feeling. Upon blister opening, releasing the fluid transudate the pain should subside. Or place a medicate covering to cover ...Read more
I have a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). There was a blister there and the skin was peeled off.What could I do to reduce the wound scarring?
I had a 2nd degree burn 16 days ago. Blister was punctured by the doctor on day 5. Subsequent skin grown back started to peel off now. is it normal?
I got a 2nd degree burn last week on the back of my hand. It is starting to peel now and blisters when I exercise. How should I proceed?
I have a 6 wk old 2nd degree burn on my arm,blisters have healed but is very sensitive and red.What should I be putting on it and can I swim in ocean?
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