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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?

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

Dr. Charles Breaux, Jr
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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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Help please? What is the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

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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Treating Burns (Checklist)

For minor burns, run cool water on the area
Once
Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage
Once
Use OTC pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
Once
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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 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

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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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Treating Burns (Checklist)

Place cool cloths on the burn to ease pain.
6x day
Apply soothing lotions like Aloe Vera to relieve pain and swelling.
6x day
Use Tylenol or NSAIDS for pain control.
every 4-6 hours
Watch for signs of infection.
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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 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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Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

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 more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more

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