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2nd degree burn infected, treatment?

2nd degree burn infected, treatment?

Can happen: This does not happen often but can be treated with topical medications - polysporin, Bacitracin etc. Cleaning the skin is important. It is also smart to see a doctor if the skin is red and painful. ...Read more

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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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I have a 2nd degree burn, do I pop the blister?

I have a 2nd degree burn, do I pop the blister?

Blister: It is better to leave the blister with protective dressing. Will need to avoid infection. If the blister breaks on it's own, will need a non adherent dressing for further healing. ...Read more

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Should i break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Should i break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Do not pop it: Protect it and try to keep it from breaking. If it does rupture dres it with a non stick dressing large enough to cover the area, if signs of infection then develop see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will a 2nd degree burn heal if the blister is not popped?

Will a 2nd degree burn heal if the blister is not popped?

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 more

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2nd degree burn is blistering? Should we pop the blisters and remove the skin?

2nd degree burn is blistering? Should we pop the blisters and remove the skin?

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

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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

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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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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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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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