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I Burn My Finger With Wax 2nd Degree Burn
Yes: It's important to keep your 2nd-degree burn wounds clean so that they can heal well. Showering is good, allowing the water to run over the wounds. Afterwards, apply a topical antimicrobial (e.g., bacitracin, neomycin, poklsporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) +/- a bandage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was burned on the face, and now my burns are blistering, but not painful. Did i get 1st or 2nd degree burns?
I burned my arm from an oven rack. There was a big bubble which popped and oozed liquid. 2nd degree burn? How do I treat it? Need to see dr?
See MD: No pain? Could be sign of third degree burn which is insensate or fourth if underlying structures are affected. Approx 9% BSA burn does the burn involve your joint or your hand? You need to see a burn surgeon at a burn center immediately. Need debridement of dead tissue infection control and evaluation of anatomical structures that may be injured. Go to ER for eval. ...Read more
I got rope burn. It burned my fingers &my palm. blistered immediately. I put ice & Neosporin on it. 3hrs later still burns. What do I do?
3rd degree burn: Means full thickness skin injury with no sensation and dead skin. Most of this needs debbridement and skin grafting. A circular burn may need to be released, called an escharotomy to allow circulation. 3rd degree burns need expert care to avoid problems, tissue loss, infection, chronic scarring and contracture, see a specialist. ...Read more
What should I do about 2nd degree burns to a 8 year old's eyelid and 1st degree burns to the cheek?
See an eye doctor...: Seek help from an ophthalmologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 burned my thumb on a pizza oven at work a few days ago went to the drs got cream and meds for 2nd degree burn my arm is throbbing and painful why?
Burn: Second degree burns may be superficial or deep. They blister as second layer of 3 skin layers are damaged. Swelling ensues, pain usual for few days. Since top layer skin is gone, heals by granulation and usually takes about 6 weeks. Similar to being " skinned" but peel off 1st and 2nd layer of skin. Follow ur dr.S instructions for care. As dressing usually necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 16yrs old & diabetic & my right hand has been numb but I can still use my hand thoe & when I get cold water on my hand it starts to burn a bit.
4 nights ago, got 2nd and some 3rd deg burns on my fingers. Should i pop the massive blisters? Husband says yes. Er dr said "use discretion"?
Specialist can help: With 3rd degree burns, a plastic surgeon or a burn specialist should be helping with the care. The skin in a 3rd degree burn got cooked and is dead, so the scarring needs to be cared for by the specialist. Skin grafting may be needed. With 2nd degree burns, the skin under the blister is alive and trying to heal. A popped or unpopped blister should both heal ok, if kept free of infection. ...Read more
Chill: If burn is acute and second degree, with blisters, then treat with cool water . Keep covered and protect blister. Fluid will absorb over time and skin will heal. Leaving little to no scar. ...Read more
Wait: It is safe to wait until the wound heals and the skin has fully resurfaced. ...Read more
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
Blistered or not: A first degree burn results in redness of the skin. A second degree burn causes blisters to form. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 very small 2nd degree burn on one finger & it's healing. The skin there is reddish pink. To prevent scarring, should I use aloe vera?Vit A+D?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After : The popped blisters are no longer raw and have healed ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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