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I hve a steam burn n my finger. Hw to know if its first or second degree burn?

I hve a steam burn n my finger. Hw to know if its first or second degree burn?

Blistered or not: A first degree burn results in redness of the skin. A second degree burn causes blisters to form. ...Read more

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1 wk ago, I got a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). Should I keep it covered all the time or leave it open for a few hours every day?

1 wk ago, I got a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). Should I keep it covered all the time or leave it open for a few hours every day?

Minor burn care: This burn is small and should not get infected. Neosporin ointment daily is a good treatment. If it is not healing within 2 weeks, then you should show it to your doctor. Wounds heal best when kept moist with a dressing or an antibiotic ointment. Letting them dry slows down the healing. Usually they hurt less, too! ...Read more

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I got a 2nd degree burn (1/2'x 1/2') on my second finger. I took the blistered skin off the wound. Should I leave it open or cover it with a bandage?

I got a 2nd degree burn (1/2'x 1/2') on my second finger. I took the blistered skin off the wound. Should I leave it open or cover it with a bandage?

You probably: Should keep it covered to protect the underlying skin and prevent infection from setting in, assuming that it is one half INCH in diameter. You also need a tetanus booster if you are due for it. ...Read more

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What's the best way to make a 2nd degree burn on the palm of your hand and fingers stop hurting?

What's the best way to make a 2nd degree burn on the palm of your hand and fingers stop hurting?

Ice!: Apply cold water or ice - ice will hurt the first minute or so, but then should help a lot. If you haven't seen a doctor, get it checked - 2nd degree burns on the hand can lead to troublesome movement problems later, and they also can prescribe burn cream & pain meds. Naproxen or Ibuprofen in the meantime should also help, as long as you have no reasons to avoid those meds. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). There was a blister there and the skin was peeled off. What could I do to reduce the wound scarring?

I have a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). There was a blister there and the skin was peeled off. What could I do to reduce the wound scarring?

Not much needed: A 2nd degree burn will usually heal without much scarring as long as you protect it from the sun until it is completely healed. ...Read more

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How long after 2nd degree burn with boiling water to my hand/fingers will I be able to write again? Too sore to use pencil now, it happened yesterday.

How long after 2nd degree burn with boiling water to my hand/fingers will I be able to write again? Too sore to use pencil now, it happened yesterday.

2nd degree burn hand: How do you know it is even a 2nd degree and not a 3rd degree. Where you seen by a doctor? In most cases of 2 nd degree the healing can take unto 10 to 14 days for complete re epithialization. Best to see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can a rug burn be a 2nd degree burn?

Can a rug burn be a 2nd degree burn?

Yes: A 2nd-degree burn extends into the bottom layer of skin, the dermis. Abrasions, of which a rug burn is a mild form, are very often 2nd-degree in depth. They usually heal with good wound care (keeping it clean and applying antibiotic ointment) and good nutrition. ...Read more

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How can I stop a second degree burn from itching?

How can I stop a second degree burn from itching?

Part of the healing: Itching as burns heal is very common and part of the normal healing. Lots of moisturizer (cocoa butter works well) may be enough. If not, Cortisone 10 cream (or generic equivalent) can help as can oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Good luck! ...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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What are the healing stages of a second degree burn?

What are the healing stages of a second degree burn?

After the injury: Then the hemorrhage and inflammatory stage starts which elaborates many types of growth factors stimulating cytokine activity, angiogenesis, phagocytosis, collagen cross-linking and epitheliaization all of which leads to healing so long as continued injury, contamination or infection is controlled and any chronic disease states like diabetes and vascular disease are controlled. ...Read more

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

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

Redness, fever: If there is redness of the burn, warmth around the burn, or pus or white/ yellow discharge in the burned area, it may be a sign of an infection. If you have fever or chills, those can also indicate infection. It is best to have a doctor evaluate your burn to determine if there is an infection. ...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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2nd degree burn one week old still but not hot or red streaks.

2nd degree burn one week old still but not hot or red streaks.

Should heal: May blister and peel, like a sunburn without any other problems. So far no sign of infection as you report. ...Read more

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Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Depends on Location: This is wholly based on where your burn is located. You should be referred to a plastic surgeon who is more demonstrative able to help you with the dressings after a 2nd degree burn. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about healing stages of a second degree burn?

Burn Healing: A second degree burn is generally indicated by the presence of blisters and the area is painful. Unless the burn is very small you should get medical attention to evaluate the severity of the burn and to receive appropriate care so the burn wound will heal properly with minimal scarring. Some deep second degree burns may require surgical treatment. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a fist and a second degree burn?

What is the main difference between a fist and a second degree burn?

Blister: First degree is redness and second degree is blisters. It not extensive both are treatable with cold compresses, and silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or biafine cream. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to tan after a 2nd degree burn?

Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to tan after a 2nd degree burn?

Healed: When the burned area is completely healed. This may takes months. Wld use sunscreen so not to re-burn the skin for it is susceptible to burning. ...Read more

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Difference of appearance between 1st and 2nd degree burn on chest? Second degree serious?

Difference of appearance between 1st and 2nd degree burn on chest? Second degree serious?

First is just...: ...Redness; bubbles and skin coming off is 2nd degree. Both increase chances of skin cancer in the future; 2nd degree is also a concern for infection, dehydration, and scarring. Do try to protect your skin next time - high-spf lotion, uv-opaque clothes. ...Read more

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I have a second degree burn and the skin peeled off and I want to know if its going to stay like that?

I have a second degree burn and the skin peeled off and I want to know if its going to stay like that?

It should heal soon: With daily wound care (covering the wound with a bandage and antibiotic if there are signs of infection) the wound should heal quickly. See your doctor if you develop fever, chills, redness at the wound site or colored wound drainage. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I got a superficial 2nd degree burn? It healed after about a week but it still has a red hue to it. Will it go away

How can I tell if I got a superficial 2nd degree burn? It healed after about a week but it still has a red hue to it. Will it go away

Maybe: The degree of a burn is determined by blistering (2nd degree) or loss of sensation (3rd degree). First degree burn is just redness. If you have continued redness after a burn it may be inflammatory changes or post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. You didn't mention how long ago the burn was. The color may go away on it's own, but it may not. You should see a doctor if it's been over a month. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn treatments?

2nd degree burn treatments?

Household honey: You can use household honey daily cover with k-tape if you want honey not to come in contact with clothes (ktape $12 in sports authority) if wound infected use neosporin oint daily. ...Read more

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What a second-degree burn?

What a second-degree burn?

Partial thickness: These burns are defined as superficial or deep partial thickness burns. This means some of the key parts of the skin to allow for closure of the wound are in place. However surgery may still be needed in some cases or depending on location, complications. Often people can recognize these burns by the appearance of blisters. ...Read more

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Second degree burn. Can I sunbathe?

No: At the earliest, wait until your sunburns have healed, and all inflammation ; redness is gone before going back out in the sun. Try to do better with your sunscreen. There's no such thing as a "healthy tan". ...Read more

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Can I swim with a second degree burn?

Wait: I will wait till the area is fully covered with good skin. ...Read more

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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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Does a second degree burn be washed daily?

Does a second degree burn be washed daily?

Burn: Yes a burn like that can be cleansed each day and dressed with antibiotic ointment and a nonstick dressing. ...Read more

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What would a second degree burn look like?

What would a second degree burn look like?

Blister: A blister intact or partially broken with clear fluid. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a second degree burn?

How do I know if I have a second degree burn?

Blisters, pain: Second degree burns are typically very red, blistered, and more painful. First degree burns are usually just red and may be painful as well. ...Read more

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What should I wash my second degree burn with?

What should I wash my second degree burn with?

Mild soap: Wound healing after a 2nd degree burn can take 2-3 weeks. The open sores need hydration to heal. Soaps that do not strip you of your oils will help, such as cetaphil wash. Moisturizing is very important to enhance healing. ...Read more

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Second degree burn doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

Yes.: Not all burns are painful. Wash and cover the area daily and watch out for redness swelling and pain. Seek attention if that occurs. ...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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When should a second degree burn be exposed to air?

When should a second degree burn be exposed to air?

It depends: Superficial second degree burns can be exposed to air fairly soon. Deeper burns with blisters should be protected until all of the blisters have been decompressed. All burns should be coated with thin film of antibiotic ointment or a white cream called silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) until the skin is fully healed. ...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 do I know if its a first or second degree burn?

Burns stage: First degree is red tender like a sunburn with no blisters and heals without a problem. Second degree is deeper involves the epidermis and part of dermis layer of the skin if all the dermis is burned it is third degree second usually heals but if deep dermis can leave scars or pigment changes. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is a second degree burn?

Depends: On the percentage of skin burned, the location, etc make sure your tetanus status is up to date. ...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