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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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