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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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How long will it take for a second degree burn to heal?

How long will it take for a second degree burn to heal?

Depends on you..: If you area healthy it may take a week or two. If you have diabetes, cancer or immune compromise it will take longer. ...Read more

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

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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For how long dies a second degree burn take to heal?

For how long dies a second degree burn take to heal?

Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How much time does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

How much time does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a second degree burn to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a second degree burn to heal?

Second degree burns: They are blisters that result from heat and should heal in 7-10 days, depending on the extent and your treatment regimen. ...Read more

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How long does it take for second degre burn scars to fade?

How long does it take for second degre burn scars to fade?

Depends on depth: There are different depths of 2nd degree burns. Both will require weeks to months in most cases. Use of silicone gel products to keep site moist often reduces redness faster. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

Help please? How long does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a first degree face burn from waxing, to heal? Will it keep scars?

How long does it take for a first degree face burn from waxing, to heal? Will it keep scars?

1-2 weeks.: First-degree burns -- superficial ones that are red, but not blistered -- generally heal within a couple of weeks, without scars. You can apply a mild otc Hydrocortisone cream sparingly twice a day to speed the process along a bit, if you wish. "burn creams" like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) are unnecessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take for 1st or 2nd degree burns to heal??? Specifically Ice burns?

1-2 weeks: A first degree burn will heal faster than a second degree burn, since no blister formed. When you get a second degree burn, a blister forms, so it will take a little longer to heal. You will not have a scar after either. Since the skin will be red or pink for a while, make sure to use sunscreen ...Read more

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Can skin fully heal with a third degree burn? How long will it take?

Can skin fully heal with a third degree burn? How long will it take?

Difficult to answer-: I understand third degree means "full thickness of the skin"--- small areas of full thickness burns may heal well. But, large areas will need skin coverage by skin graft or skin flap. If a large area is allowed to heal by itself, there may be thick scars and/or contracting unstable scars. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a second degree burn is healing?

Burn healing: Second degree burns are painful and wet. The signs of healing are "buds" of new epithelium that come from deeper glands or hair follicles that were not damaged from the burn. These appear like red islands that coalesce with time. Full thickness burns damage these deeper structures and thus will not show signs of healing and require skin grafting to replace the damaged skin. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for second degree burns to heal?

SImple Burn Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. It should be better by 2 wks. ...Read more

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How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

1 week: Normal healing process is approximately 7 days. If there is factors preventing normal healing then healing process will be delayed if wound remains open after 3 weeks this is considered chronic non healing ulcer. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my second degree burns to completely heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take for my second degree burns to completely heal?

7-14 days: If a burn doesn't heal in 7-14 days, a full thickness skin injury may have occurred. This type of injury often results in scarring and if large enough would be a candidate for skin grafting. Keep the wound clean, protect it with antibiotic ointment until it heals but if it hasn't healed in 10 days from the time of injury, consult a plastic surgeon. If it does heal it'll need sun protection. ...Read more

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How long will my 2nd degree burn take to be healed?

2-3 weeks: Depending on area involved and whether deep partial thickness or more superficial, roughly 2-3 weeks. If more, was probably a deeper burn or other issues involved. ...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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How long until you can go swimming with a second degree burn?

How long until you can go swimming with a second degree burn?

After : The popped blisters are no longer raw and have healed ...Read more

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How long do the blisters on second degree burns normally last? I know not to drain them.

How long do the blisters on second degree burns normally last? I know not to drain them.

Usually not long: Usually they break in a day or two. If they are very annoying, your DR will use a sterile needle to drain them. ...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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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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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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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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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.

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.

Silver sulfadiazine: Two times a day, or desityn. Vitamin A&D ointment also. Avoid sun till heals. After shower , pay dry fast.keep covered ...Read more

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What will a doctor do for a second degree burn: red, 2inch, blisters in middle, swelling in whole hand, pains around edges, numb in middle?

What will a doctor do for a second degree burn: red, 2inch, blisters in middle, swelling in whole hand, pains around edges, numb in middle?

Burn Care: Blisters should be opened and base cleaned up. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creme and. Gauze for dressings usually. The hand is important and worth having a burn doctor follow up on the injury to be sure no complications result that might limit movement. ...Read more

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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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I got second degree burn on my chest 3 days ago the doctor prescribed me silver suf. Is there anything else i can use in assist to scarring & blisters?

Silicone when healed: Your primary goal is to achieve uneventful healing which in life's prevention of infection. Once healed, pressure therapy and silicone sheeting may be useful. ...Read more

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Burned my arm Have a 1" second degree burn on arm blister [email protected] now I have itching red rash and swelling 3"around. What should I do about it?

Burned my arm



Have a 1" second degree burn on arm blister popped@work now I have itching red rash and swelling 3"around. What should I do about it?

Burn: I strongly suggest that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. I am confident they will help you control your current problem. Won't go away overnight but it should not take more than 2 or 3 days - getting better every day. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Small second degree burn, got a blister popped by the doctor;its been 2weeks , inside skin is red, swollen with bubbles and itches a lot. Is it normal?

Small second degree burn, got a blister  popped by the doctor;its been 2weeks , inside skin is red, swollen with bubbles and itches a lot. Is it normal?

Normal Healing: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply 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). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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For how long dies a second degree burn take to heal?

Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a second degree burn to heal?

Depends on you..: If you area healthy it may take a week or two. If you have diabetes, cancer or immune compromise it will take longer. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a second degree burn to heal?

Second degree burns: They are blisters that result from heat and should heal in 7-10 days, depending on the extent and your treatment regimen. ...Read more

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How long do the blisters on second degree burns normally last? I know not to drain them.

Usually not long: Usually they break in a day or two. If they are very annoying, your DR will use a sterile needle to drain them. ...Read more