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Doctor insights on: How Long Should I Wait To Tan After A Second Degree Burn

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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 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 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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Does the itch from hypertrophic scar caused by second degree burn ever go away? And what about the purple reddish color? If so, approx how long ?

Does the itch from hypertrophic scar caused by second degree burn ever go away? And what about the purple reddish color? If so, approx how long ?

Sometimes: It can take a year for the body to heal a second degree burn. The faster it heals the less likely a hypertrophic scar forms. If you have persistent vascular color and itching, additional scar treatment may help. Check in with your doctor to see what will help in your case. ...Read more

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After second degree burns, how long to wait for sun tan?

Sunscreen: The process of healing takes a full year. One must wear sun block, not sunscreen for a year. One can get reactive traumatic hyper pigmentation if you are not careful. ...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