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Any advice? What temperature(f) causes second or third degree burns?

Any advice? What temperature(f) causes second or third degree burns?

144 degrees: The break point is 144 degrees f, below that for about 10 degrees there can be reddening but no damage. Above 144, depending upon the part of the body (for instance skin on the inner thigh is more vulnerable), and the length of exposure, there will be more damage. There is no breakpoint temperature for 2nd to 3rd, just a matter of time. ...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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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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Do second degree burns usually scar badly?

Do second degree burns usually scar badly?

They can: burns can describe anything just deeper than a 1º burn to burns that act like full thickness burns. The deeper the burn, the more likely it is to result in poor scarring. Also, infection can convert a shallow burn to a deeper burn, so it is important to have good care from a doctor or burn team familiar with both the acute and long-term care of burns. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn infected, treatment?

2nd degree burn infected, treatment?

Can happen: This does not happen often but can be treated with topical medications - polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) Bacitracin etc. Cleaning the skin is important. It is also smart to see a doctor if the skin is red and painful. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for 2nd degree burns?

What's the best treatment for 2nd degree burns?

Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water and cover with a bandage. See a doctor if you have increased pain, swelling or drainage. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which one is worse: third degree sprain vs break?

Expert opinions? Which one is worse: third degree sprain vs break?

Depends on the joint: Or area of each. Often in a third degree, there can even be avulsions that cause more problems. I personally think a simple break would be better than a third degree in many different situations, especially with really bad ankle sprains when you actually tear ligamentous structures. ...Read more

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Would skin grafting help in a patient with 3rd degree degree burns over 50% bsa?

Would skin grafting help in a patient with 3rd degree degree burns over 50% bsa?

Yes, the only way: This is a very significant burn and the patient's only hope of survival is with skin grafting. A burn of this size must be treated in a regional burn center for the patient to have any chance to survive. Besides the skin, attention must be paid to nutrition, infection control, lung status, therapy, and the patient's psychological and social well-being. This is a challenging situation. ...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 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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Does my burn require medical care if blistered?

Does my burn require medical care if blistered?

Burn degrees: Likely a second degree burn if clear blisters. Usually will heal in 1 week. Apply some antibiotic ointment. Now, if the burn is extensive or shows signs of infection including redness, pus, etc... Please see your physician. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

Is there an effective treatment for first degree burns?

A remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well. ...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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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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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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What is proper skin care when pigmented areas after second degree scalds are healing?

Steroid cream: Steroid cream may decrease post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. A dermatologist if this persistscan prescribe a retinoid to ise along with a topical steroid. ...Read more

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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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Do second degree burns usually scar like this?

Do second degree burns usually scar like this?

All depends in depth: Scaring can vary. Deep 2nd acts more like a 3rd, superficial 2nd acts more like a 1st. It all depends on depth. Superficial may not scar at all, deep may scar significantly and may need to be excised and grafted. If the area is contracting and causing disfigurement, pain, or limiting mobility see a plastic surgeon. If it has healed and worried about aesthetics- sunblock daily, give at least 1 yr. ...Read more