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How can you tell the difference between a second degree and third degree burn?

How can you tell the difference between a second degree and third degree burn?

Pain: 2nd degree burns are very painful because the skin is damaged but the nerves are spared. 3rd degree burns are full thickness skin burns that also destroy the nerve so there is little pain of the actual 3rd degree area. ...Read more

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I have a second degree and a little bit of third degree burn on the right side of my waist. Can i swim with waterproof dressing?

I have a second degree and a little bit of third degree burn on the right side of my waist. Can i swim with waterproof dressing?

No: Not a good idea as waterproof dressing will at the very least trap moisture, and more likely will come loose and expose the burn ( which is an open wound) to the numerous bacteria present in almost all the water types you might swim in and this could cause a serious infection. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to treat a third degree burn?

Please help! what is the best way to treat a third degree burn?

See your doctor: Third degree burns are deep burns. They do scar. They sometimes will need a skin graft to heal. See your doctor asap for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Do you think I should cover a third degree burn while sleeping?

Do you think I should cover a third degree burn while sleeping?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) at least.: 3rd degree burns are not to be trifled with. This is by definition full thickness skin loss that left untreated can lead to infection, damage to underlying structures (such as tendons), loss of function from scar contractures, and even death depending on the size. If you have a 3rd degree burn really of any size you should be seen by a health professional with significant burn experience. ...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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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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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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What can be done for a third degree burn?

What can be done for a third degree burn?

See a qualified doc: Third degree burns are serious injuries. But certainly the size of burn and its location are the factors that dictate what you should do. Any burn, no matter it's size, if located on the face, hands, gentians or feet should be seen and cared for by a burn specialist. Small burns in other areas (less than 2cm) need to be kept clean and protected. Larger burns require surgical evaluation and care. ...Read more

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What are the healing stages of a third degree burn?

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