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Doctor insights on: First Degree Burn Healing Process

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I'm being treated for a 4"x12" 2nd degree burn on my stomach +7 days now. Will going back to my active job inhibit the healing process?

I'm being treated for a 4"x12" 2nd degree burn on my stomach +7 days now.  Will going back to my active job inhibit the healing process?

No: Bioclusive membrane is excellent for this. Water is good for it. Aquaphor or vaseline are good for it. Avoid peroxide or any other antiseptics. Avoid Bacitracin, Neosporin, and triple antibiotic as they are useless and common sensitizers. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

A remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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Do blisters from 2nd degree burns resolve on their own or do they need to be lanced? How long is healing process? How can I expect it to look after?

Do blisters from 2nd degree burns resolve on their own or do they need to be lanced? How long is healing process? How can I expect it to look after?

Leave them be!: Most physicians say that blisters less than 2cm in diameter should be left alone unless they appear infected. I recommend you see a physician for this. The issue of scaring can be variable. One recommendation is to use a high SPF sunscreen on the burn area for 3 to 6 months if exposed to the sun. This will limit pigment changes. Tetanus status is also important. The Best choice is to see a Dr. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm trying to complete a tutorial but cannot find the answers for "healing process for 2nd deg burns" and "healing process for 3rd deg burns"?

Hi, I'm trying to complete a tutorial but cannot find the answers for "healing process for 2nd deg burns" and "healing process for 3rd deg burns"?

With burns,: Time to healing depends on how deep the burn is. In general, a burn that heals in less than three weeks does not need surgery. Third degree (fullthickness) burns heal by contraction only and usually need skin grafting. Partial thickness (2nd degree) burns cover a wide spectrum from just into the dermis all the way to nearly full thickness. Their depth will determine how and if they will heal. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the scarring from a 2-week old first degree burn?

How can I reduce the scarring from a 2-week old first degree burn?

Avoid sun exposure: If your diagnosis is correct the burn is healed. Initial treatment of 1st degree burns is preventing infection. The texture of the skin will be ok but the problem is color changes.
The color changes can be related to your skin type, ethnic variations or (most important), sun exposure. I would be very cautious about sun exposure and use high #block. There are treatments if color problems occur. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling of the first degree burn causeed by motorcycle pipe?

How to reduce swelling of the first degree burn causeed by motorcycle pipe?

Can use: You can use aloe vera gel and vaseline ointment on burn. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options during healing to treat possible discoloration. ...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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Wondering if it's ok to apply vaporub on a first degree burn?

Wondering if it's ok to apply vaporub on a first degree burn?

Burns: Vicks vapor rub should not be used on burns; a first degree burn should be washed with soap and water then a topical burn cream should be applied. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! What do I do if my first degree burn is infected?

Need doctor's help! What do I do if my first degree burn is infected?

Usually Not 1st degr: Infection in 1st degree burns is not common. Usually use of topical cream (like silvadene) will improve discomfort and provide antibacterial protection during the early healing time. See your doctor to confirm it is 1st degree versus 2nd degree injury and decide treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Can a sexond degree burn look like a first degree after a week?

Can a sexond degree burn look like a first degree after a week?

Yes: A newly-healed 2nd-degree burn will be dry and red (erythematous). That would look like a red 1st-degree burn. This immature scar will change over a few months and blanche out to a white mature scar. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a first degree burn to stop hurting?

Burns: First-degree burns are ones which are incurred by sun effect or thermal injury and which do not have a blister or full penetration into the skin. Usually, as in sunburn, which is usually just first degree burn, the pain goes away in a matter of hours. If you have persistent pain in your skin, you need to have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My burn has healed but there is still a dark mark it was only a first degree burn but will it go?

My burn has healed but there is still a dark mark it was only a first degree burn but will it go?

It should go away: But it might take up to a year. Stay out of direct sun, because it might make the pigment even darker. ...Read more

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Advice? Would my first degree burn scar because my diabetes is bad?

Advice? Would my first degree burn scar because my diabetes is bad?

Burns and Scars: Burns are classified to their degree of damage; a first degree burn usually does not leave a scar but it may leave a discoloration to the skin. Being a poorly controlled diabetic, can lengthen the healing process since your immune system and circulatory system is already compromised from the diabetes. Keep the wound clean, wash it with warm, soapy water and apply a burn cream topically with gauze. ...Read more

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Regarding previous question about a cream to get rid of discoloration from first degree burn on back of legs, it's darker pigment for past 8 months?

Regarding previous question about a cream to get rid of discoloration from first degree burn on back of legs, it's darker pigment for past 8 months?

Second degree burn?: It's unlikely that you would have discoloration 8 months after a first degree burn which should cause only temporary redness, burning and itching. A second degree burn, which damages the deeper layers of skin, can result in long term discoloration but not scarring. Eventually the body will remove the discoloration but I've seen it take a year or more. ...Read more

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Is there a cream or lotion that will get rid of first degree burn discoloration on skin (back of legs)?

Is there a cream or lotion that will get rid of first degree burn discoloration on skin (back of legs)?

Depends if it's hype: Hyperpigmentation (dark color) or depigmented (white) and all the melanin is gone. If post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH, you can use hydroquinone very lightly & only on the discolored part, as it's a strong bleaching agent. Azelaic acid is a milder version. You can't expose it to UV light at all. It's all prescription only from a dr. If depigmented, can't use this. Time can also decrease PIH. ...Read more

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Other than aspirin, what OTC pain killers can help relieve pain caused by a first degree burn and blood blisters?

Other than aspirin, what OTC pain killers can help relieve pain caused by a first degree burn and blood blisters?

Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen): Hi, I would recommend motrin, and tylenol (acetaminophen) as first line pain medications for a mild skin burn. Aspirin is okay to use, but should be a second or third choice due to its antiplatelet effect. There are other over the counter medications with different names, but generally contain one of these two medications. Be sure to follow the instructions on the medication label. ...Read more

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Is first degree burn inside mouth an open wound and am I at risk to get HIV or STI in oral sex?

Is first degree burn inside mouth an open wound and am I at risk to get HIV or STI in oral sex?

U R @ risk for STD: Wound or no woulds in the buccal mucosa; you are always at risk for std's; especially in today's promiscuous environment.

The only way to ensure this would not happen is to have a very longterm relationship with an honorable partner who has been repeatedly tested negative; and whom you know is otherwise non-promiscuous by history. Although socially unpopular, the best health is provided by celebacy. ...Read more

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Could repeated first degree burns cause permanent injury or marks?

Could repeated first degree burns cause permanent injury or marks?

First degree burns: Usually first degree burns do not leave scars however, if you remove the escar that the burn may leave behind, you may scar. Do not scape off or tear off any scabs that may occur post burn. A one degree burn usually does not scar.
But, if the skin is very thin and frail, scarring may happen. ...Read more

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Do first degree burns scar?

Do first degree burns scar?

No: First degree burns resolve quickly with no scars. ...Read more

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How to help the healing process of a chemical burn?

Scientific Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is an inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Protect from further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Is burning part of the healing process after hernia surgery?

Is burning part of the healing process after hernia surgery?

Yes: At the skin nereves regenereate they can put out a neuropathic cause of oainsuch as burning. This is usually self resolving. If not medicines such as Neurontin (gabapentin) can be used but are usually not necessary. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to speed up the healing process of a burn and prevent blisters?

Is there anything I can do to speed up the healing process of a burn and prevent blisters?

1st or 2nd degree: Blisters develop in a more serious burn, called a second degree burn. If you have a first degree burn it isn't going to blister later. Cool the burn under cool (not cold) running water for 10 or 15 minutes or until the pain subsides. Don't ice it. If it is very large even though not blistered have it looked at. ...Read more

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My legs are peeling from a sunburn and the burn has turned a deep purple. Should I go to the ER or is this part of the healing process?

My legs are peeling from a sunburn and the burn has turned a deep purple. Should I go to the ER or is this part of the healing process?

Healing Process: It is probably healing process and it is not an emergency to go to ER
if still of concern consult your family doctor and let him check you ...Read more

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What are the healing stages of a third degree burn?

Full thickness burns: Or 3rd degree burns can only heal by scarring. This may take several months, or, if the burn is large enough, may never occur. These are serious injuries and should be treated by someone knowledgeable about burn care. Contact your regional burn center for the best advice. ...Read more