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How can I heal a 3rd degree burn?

How can I heal a 3rd degree burn?

Full thickness: 3rd degree burns are full thickness burns that require debridement and aggressive dressing changes. Infection is a very possible complication so sterile dressings and wound care is imperative. Seek care with plastic surgeon or burn specialist. ...Read more

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Is 3rd degree burn considered a disease?

Is 3rd degree burn considered a disease?

Burn: A burn is a lesion. Once it heals the episode is over. ...Read more

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Who should I see about a 1st degree burn?

Who should I see about a 1st degree burn?

Maybe no one: A 1st-degree burn is into the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. For example, a sunburn is such a burn. It stings but heals up pretty much no matter what in a couple of days. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to help with discomfort. If blisters develop, that would imply a deeper 2nd-degree burn which might need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How should I know if I had a 3rd degree burn?

How should I know if I had a 3rd degree burn?

If it doesn't heal: A 3rd-degree, or full-thickness, burn is all the way through the skin and will require operative closure, usually a skin graft. A 2nd-degree burn is only partway through the skin and will heal on its own in 1 to 3 weeks with good wound care and good nutrition. Therefore, a burn that isn't healed after 3 weeks is probably 3rd-degree in depth. ...Read more

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How bad is a 6th degree burn? What can cause this?

How bad is a 6th degree burn? What can cause this?

??: Having been a burn surgeon for over 30 years, never heard of 6th degree burn. Some people categorize a 4th degree burn as one involving muscles. ...Read more

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3rd degree burn what should I do? Get medical assistance?

3rd degree burn what should I do? Get medical assistance?

A: A third degree burn implies a full-thickness skin injury. Depending on size and location this can be serious and should be treated properly to minimize the risk of complications (i.e., infection, scar deformities, etc.). You absolutely should have this evaluated by an appropriate physician. ...Read more

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What a second-degree burn?

What a second-degree burn?

Partial thickness: These burns are defined as superficial or deep partial thickness burns. This means some of the key parts of the skin to allow for closure of the wound are in place. However surgery may still be needed in some cases or depending on location, complications. Often people can recognize these burns by the appearance of blisters. ...Read more

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Second degree burn. Can I sunbathe?

Second degree burn. Can I sunbathe?

No: At the earliest, wait until your sunburns have healed, and all inflammation ; redness is gone before going back out in the sun. Try to do better with your sunscreen. There's no such thing as a "healthy tan". ...Read more

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How can I heal a third degree burn?

How can I heal a third degree burn?

May need surgery: 3rd degree burns are full thickness skin involvement and may need surgery for debridement or skin grafting if large. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a rug burn be a 2nd degree burn?

Can a rug burn be a 2nd degree burn?

Yes: A 2nd-degree burn extends into the bottom layer of skin, the dermis. Abrasions, of which a rug burn is a mild form, are very often 2nd-degree in depth. They usually heal with good wound care (keeping it clean and applying antibiotic ointment) and good nutrition. ...Read more

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How can I clean a third degree burn?

See a burn doctor: Deep partial thickness (2nd degree) burns act like full thickness (3rd degree) burns, so it doesn't make any difference. Generally, any burn that doesn't heal within about 3 weeks will need to be treated surgically with a skin graft. I recommend contacting the regional burn center in your area to obtain the best result. ...Read more

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Can I swim with a second degree burn?

Wait: I will wait till the area is fully covered with good skin. ...Read more

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How can I treat a second degree burn?

How can I treat a second degree burn?

Skin antimicrobials: Second-degree burns will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Burns on the face should be gooped up with antibiotic ointment several times a day; no dressings are necessary. Burn wounds elsewhere can have antibiotic ointment or silver sulfadiazine applied and then dressed with dressing changes daily in conjunction with a bath/shower. ...Read more

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What would a third degree burn look like?

Eschar: Usually looks like an eschar. May have tough leathery feel to it. Also it is insensate due to nerve damage. ...Read more

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Is my burn a third degree burn or second?

Is my burn a third degree burn or second?

See a burn doctor: Deep partial thickness (2nd degree) burns act like full thickness (3rd degree) burns, so it doesn't make any difference. Generally, any burn that doesn't heal within about 3 weeks will need to be treated surgically with a skin graft. I recommend contacting the regional burn center in your area to obtain the best result. ...Read more

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What can be done for a third degree burn?

What can be done for a third degree burn?

See a surgeon: A third degree burn is serious, as it means all layers of the skin have been destroyed. In most cases, the burned tissue must be removed and the area reconstructed in some way. Details depend on burn location and size. You should see a trauma/burn surgeon or a plastic surgeon. Third degree burns represent dead tissue so infection is a real risk. ...Read more

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Does a second degree burn be washed daily?

Does a second degree burn be washed daily?

Burn: Yes a burn like that can be cleansed each day and dressed with antibiotic ointment and a nonstick dressing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim with a first degree burn?

Is it ok to swim with a first degree burn?

There are probably: Shades of grey on this question...."it depends." A first degree burn involves only the outer layer of the skin and may cause redness, swelling and pain; the skin is not interupted/broken. If the skin is not broken, I think you could swim in a well-maintained/probably chlorinated swimming pool; I wouldn't swim in a lake/ocean. If the skin is broken, stay out of the water to avoid infection. ...Read more

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What would a second degree burn look like?

What would a second degree burn look like?

Blister: A blister intact or partially broken with clear fluid. ...Read more

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