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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?

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 more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...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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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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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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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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How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

Depends: Second degree burns are broken into two categories - superficial and deep. Superficial 2nd degree burns usually heal with minimal scarring, while deeper burns scar. The damage has already been don and this cannot be reversed. If in doubt, consult with your physician. ...Read more

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We started using bacitracin already for a second degree burn with blisters. I was told to use it. Is it ok?

We started using bacitracin already for a second degree burn with blisters. I was told to use it. Is it ok?

NO!!!!!: Bacitracin does not prevent infections. Bacitracin is a common sensitizer. It is one of the most common causes of allergic reactions. Usually the reactions just cause local itch, redness, swelling, poor wound healing. A few deaths have occurred. Treat it with water irrigation and vaseline or Aquaphor. ...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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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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Can you tell me is a burn with blisters a second degree burn?

Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin. ...Read more

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How does it take for a blister to form after a second degree burn?

Skin Burns: The time of blistering is one of the tools used to determine the degree of burns sustained. First and second degree burns may result in blistered skin; however, it is characteristic of second degree burns to blister immediately, whereas first degree burns can have blisters after a couple of days. Blisters can also form on the hands and feet as a result of tissue damage incurred by frostbite. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a burn with blisters count as a second degree burn?

Please answer me. Is a burn with blisters count as a second degree burn?

Yes, it can be: Yes, it can be. Usually a deeper burn will not blister as all the skin elements are burnt at the site of injury and cannot respond to form a blister. ...Read more

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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 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?

Not much needed: A 2nd degree burn will usually heal without much scarring as long as you protect it from the sun until it is completely healed. ...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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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 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?

Yes: The time for new skin under the blister is about right..let the old skin peel off normally ! Don't "help" it! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more