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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 to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

What to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

Vaseline: Or Aquaphor. Bioclusive membrane is excellent. Keep lubricated. Water is good for it. Avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine, bacitracin, neosporin. ...Read more

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

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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Why do you need to go to a hospital for 1st degree frostbite if you don't for a first degree heat burn and frostbite is essentially a cold burn?

Why do you need to go to a hospital for 1st degree frostbite if you don't for a first degree heat burn and frostbite is essentially a cold burn?

You don't: Necessarily need to go to the hospital for first degree frost bite, "frost nip" It is the mildest form, most superficial, involving just the epidermis. I think a hospital visit is warranted if large body surface areas are involved, or if you aren't sure how severe it is. Telling the degree of cold injury can be hard to tell. BTW ,extensive first degree heat burns should be seen by a doctor also. ...Read more

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How can you take a shower with second degree burns?

Indirect flow: Avoid direct stream. Use lukewarm water. Allow water to hit unaffected areas and gently flow over burn. Use recommended soaps such as cetaphil, basis or dove. Antibacterial soaps are not necessary. Gently pat. Don't rub. Jeep covered with ointment or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) if recommended by physician. Keep protected from shear injury. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the hospital for a second degree burn?

Do I need to go to the hospital for a second degree burn?

Depends on…: Location of burn & how large an area is involved. Burns of face, hands, joints, genital areas can be more serious than those of other areas. Large burns, especially if blisters break, may be difficult to manage by yourself & more prone to infection; so seek medical attention depending on above info. Fp may be 1st step unless burn is large or one of those special areas. ...Read more

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How to treat third degree burn?

How to treat third degree burn?

Hospital: Third degree burn means all the skin is burned off down to the subcutaneous tissue and muscle. If this is the case, you need hospitalization immediately. Otherwise, you will die of dehydration and infection. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat second degree burns?

What's the best way to treat second degree burns?

Seek Help: For medium to small second degree burns, my favorite treatment is an aliginate impregnated with silver. Patients seem to do very well with this. You should be evaluated by a burn surgeon, however. ...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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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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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?

Yes: First degree burns are basically sun burn second degree burns are typically associated with blister formation. You should at least call your doctor if you sustain such a burn. Third degree burns typically do not hurt much after the initial injury, have decreased sensation, no blisters, and the skin looks waxy and shiny. You need to have a physician see that for proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a healing second degree burn is infected?

How can you tell if a healing second degree burn is infected?

Signs of infection: Fever, spreading redness around the area, drainage of pus, increasing pain. If you think you might have this, you need to seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to protect a 2nd degree minor burn for a sport?

See answer: The most important thing about burns is preventing infection. Make sure you keep the area clean, use a topical antibiotic cream 2-3 times a day. If you plan on going out, keep it covred. Any worseing pain, redness, prulent discharge, increased warmth around the skin, or red streaks, ...Then seek medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do u ease the burn of a sun burn like home remedys?

How do u ease the burn of a sun burn  like home remedys?

Aloe Vera gel: Aloe vera gel is available at any drug store and will ease the pain of a sunburn. ...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 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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Can you tell me is a burn with blisters a second degree burn?

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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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