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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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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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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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Help please? How long does a 2nd degree burn take to heal?

Help please? How long 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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What to do, I have a 2nd degree burn, how can I bath/shower?

What to do, I have a 2nd degree burn, how can I bath/shower?

Depends: Generally it is acceptable to shower and wash the area gently with a mild soap. Don't use alcohol, betadine nor hydrogen peroxide. Then apply some type of a dressing to the burned area. Do not leave open to air. Check on your tetanus status. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?

What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?

Promote healing: The best way is to protect the wound to speed up healing i.e. Leave the blister intact unless it is so large it is a problem. Then a doctor should debride it and provide a sterile dressing and antibiotic cream. Keep the mark out of direct sunlight and don't smoke as it slows healing. You can also purchase silicone gel/ sheeting as that can speed fading. See a plastic surgeon for further help. ...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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Should I break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Should I break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Do not pop it: Protect it and try to keep it from breaking. If it does rupture dres it with a non stick dressing large enough to cover the area, if signs of infection then develop see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn, do I pop the blister?

I have a 2nd degree burn, do I pop the blister?

Blister: It is better to leave the blister with protective dressing. Will need to avoid infection. If the blister breaks on it's own, will need a non adherent dressing for further healing. ...Read more

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Will a 2nd degree burn heal if the blister is not popped?

Will a 2nd degree burn heal if the blister is not popped?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time I wouldn't use an ointment on blisters at all. ...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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Should it be ok to drink beer if u are healing from a 2nd degree burn?

Should it be ok to drink beer if u are healing from a 2nd degree burn?

Kind of tricky: This question is a little tricky, because I don't know how you got the burn in the first place? Some people burn themselves when they are intoxicated -- makes it more likely to have accidents. Also, I agree with dr. Weiner about the dehydration part. If you can't hold off drinking while your body heals from this burn, better take a look at your use of alcohol. Best wishes in getting well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim with a 2nd degree burn on my ankle?

Is it safe to swim with a 2nd degree burn on my ankle?

Wait: It is safe to wait until the wound heals and the skin has fully resurfaced. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn. It was red and blistered but now it is peeling and not painful. Is this a good sign it's healing?

I have a 2nd degree burn. It was red and blistered but now it is peeling and not painful. Is this a good sign it's healing?

Probably: 2nd-degree burns will heal on their own in 1-3 weeks, given good wound care & good nutrition. They are initially red, painful, and possibly covered with blisters. As they heal, they dry up, the blisters slough off, and the pain disappears. ...Read more

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I got burned on my arm about a week ago at work I noticed it was swollen so a few days later it popped and water came out. Is this a 2nd degree burn?

I got burned on my arm about a week ago at work I noticed it was swollen so a few days later it popped and water came out. Is this a 2nd degree burn?

THIRD DEGREE BURN: THIRD DEGREE BURN, is when the injury cause blistering of the skin and eventual rupture. You need to be examined and the severity assessed. I usually will start a topical antibiotic like SILVADENE and an oral antibiotic like CEFTIN (cefuroxime). Depending on severity a consult with a BURN SPECIALIST OR PLASTIC SURGEON MAY BE WARRANTED. ...Read more

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I had a 2nd degree burn from hot coffee spilling on my hand almost 2 months ago. The burn now looks light pink/sometimes very pale. Will this go away?

I had a 2nd degree burn from hot coffee spilling on my hand almost 2 months ago. The burn now looks light pink/sometimes very pale. Will this go away?

Sounds like a scar: The color will change over time sometimes even day to day. It tends to progress to a more normal color over months to years if you have pigmented skin the scar is may remain pink or pale much longer. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn on my arm from the oven, and the only thing I have here is coconut oil, will coconut oil work or make it worst?

I have a 2nd degree burn on my arm from the oven, and the only thing I have here is coconut oil, will coconut oil work or make it worst?

Yes use it: But must see the doctor, will help you heal you and prevent serious infections, also some II degree burns may ned skin graft to minimize scar formation. ...Read more

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Is it best to cover a 2nd degree burn, the blister popped straight after I burn it and don't want to get it dirty. Are you meant to cover burns?

Is it best to cover a 2nd degree burn, the blister popped straight after I burn it and don't want to get it dirty. Are you meant to cover burns?

Vaseline: Do not use silver nitrate, silver sulfadiazine, Silvadene, triple antibiotic, neosporin, bacitracin, peroxide. Water is good for it. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. If it is large, see a DR. Bioclusive and similar membranes are excellent. Avoid any dry dressing which can get glued to the wound. ...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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I had reconstruction surgery on my wrist. The skin on the top of my hand above my wrist burns severely like a 2nd degree burn even 3 weeks post. Why?

I had reconstruction surgery on my wrist. The skin on the top of my hand above my wrist burns severely like a 2nd degree burn even 3 weeks post. Why?

Call Your Surgeon: This may be after effects of the surgery or expected healing. However, it is essential that you call your surgeon and discuss it. Surgeons wish to know about the after procedure course of their patients. That person knows best what to advise you to do. ...Read more

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My daughter hand have a 2nd degree burn from a exploding firework. How long might she take to get over the trauma of the burn?

My daughter hand have a 2nd degree burn from a exploding firework. How long might she take to get over the trauma of the burn?

Days to weeks: It all depends on the depth of the burn and the type of wound care carried out. Wash with soap and water and apply antibiotic ointment to the open areas and keep covered. Don't let it dry out. If the burn wound is deeper see a wound care specialist. I assume your daughters tetanus immunization is up to date. ...Read more

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I got a 2nd degree burn last week on the back of my hand. It is starting to peel now and blisters when I exercise. How should I proceed?

I got a 2nd degree burn last week on the back of my hand. It is starting to peel now and blisters when I exercise. How should I proceed?

Vaseline or Aquaphor: Gentle use of cool water. Keep lubricated. Why diphenhydramine (Benadryl)? Why Ondansetron????? No need for any antiseptic or antibiotic. Avoid any dry bandage which gets glued to the skin. ...Read more

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I had a 2nd degree burn 16 days ago. Blister was punctured by the doctor on day 5. Subsequent skin grown back started to peel off now. Is it normal?

I had a 2nd degree burn 16 days ago. Blister was punctured by the doctor on day 5. Subsequent skin grown back started to peel off now. Is it normal?

Yes: The time for new skin under the blister is about right. Let the old skin peel off normally! Don't "help" it!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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After an open wound from a 2nd degree burn has closed, what can I do to help minimize scarring? The wound is on my hand, between thumb and wrist.

After an open wound from a 2nd degree burn has closed, what can I do to help minimize scarring? The wound is on my hand, between thumb and wrist.

See a specialist: If you burn healed in less than two weeks, it has a good chance of healing well no mater what you do. Sun protection, massage and moisturizing can all help. Burns that take longer than two weeks to heal may benefit from compression, silicone sheeting and the specialized care of a burn doctor / plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get joint pain and stiffness with a 2nd degree burn on hand?

Is it normal to get joint pain and stiffness with a 2nd degree burn on hand?

Some yes: Becuz of the injury and edema, there can be some joint pain and stiffness. You need to see your doctor to make sure things are not becoming infected. You also need to ask him for exercises to prevent permanent loss of motion. ...Read more

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I believe I have a 2nd degree burn in my mouth, but my jaw and teeth hurt in the same area. It's been over a week. What should I do?

I believe I have a 2nd degree burn in my mouth, but my jaw and teeth hurt in the same area. It's been over a week. What should I do?

Mouth burn: See a dentist and get this checked. Meanwhile avoid hot, spicy and crunchy thing. Stick with a soft diet. Use OTC pain medications. ...Read more

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I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.

I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.

So you got scammed: Learn from it and throw away this useless product. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can use hydrocortisone. How long since the burn? What kind of scar? How large? You will not find effective scar treatments on your own. ...Read more