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2nd Degree Burn Treatment Blister
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
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
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?
Vaseline or Aquaphor: Gentle use of cool water. Keep lubricated. Why diphenhydramine (Benadryl)? Why Ondansetron????? No need for any antiseptic or antibiotic. Avoid any dry bandage which gets glued to the skin. ...Read more
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
2nd degree burn from boiling water on foot 6 days ago blister popped 3 ago and got very painful. Although healing, it's painful to walk. Any concerns?
Infection: Infection would be my #1 concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a second degree burn under my thumb nail it hurts what can I do it starting to form a blister under it?
Second Degree Burn: Go to the following web site to treat a second degree burn. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/second-degree-burn-treatment.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great Question: Not even all burn units agree on this. However, i would suggest that you don't pop it, but have it seen by an appropriate specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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