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2nd Degree Burn Treatment Blister
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
2nd degree burn. Saw a doctor. Was prescribed silverdene which I will pick up hopefully today. Blister is still intact. How do I safely clean wound?
Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin. ...Read more
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
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
I have a second degree burn under my thumb nail it hurts what can I do it starting to form a blister under it?
I got a second degree burn and the blister popped. Now there is a thin layer that looks like skin but has a greenish tint and is sore around the burn.
Green is not good.: Does it smell?Sounds like you need antibiotics. ...Read more
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 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 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 have a second degree burn in my leg. It's been one week i had a big blister but is gone and now start peeling and is itchy a lot.I'm using ascend.
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