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Doctor insights on: Swimming With 2nd Degree Burns

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How long until you can go swimming with a second degree burn?

How long until you can go swimming with a second degree burn?

After: The popped blisters are no longer raw and have healed

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Do 2nd degree burns cause fevers?

Do 2nd degree burns cause fevers?

Yes they can: You can have a fever after burns but I would be concerned about infection. If the burns are getting more painful you may be getting an infection. It would be best to be evaluated by a physician.

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I have 2nd degree burns and my mum "can't afford to care." what do I do?

I have 2nd degree burns and my mum "can't afford to care." what do I do?

Local hygiene: Wash the area with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment to the area involved. Cover it with some kind of a secondary dressing daily. Make sure her tetanus status is up to date.

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How long do I keep my bandage on after 2nd degree burns?

How long do I keep my bandage on after 2nd degree burns?

It varies: Even though burns are separated into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree categories, there are also an infinite amount of variations within each type. In other words every burn is a little different. The answer to your question is to seek treatment from a doctor qualified to treat burns and follow your doctor's recommendations.

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How long should you avoid the sun after 2nd degree burns?

How long should you avoid the sun after 2nd degree burns?

1 to 2 years: The healed skin that was burned is more susceptible to re-injury in the the first year or two afterwards. Sunburn is probably the most common way to re-injure the skin. You should avoid sun exposure to the burn scars by covering them with clothing or wearing significant sunblock.

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Could 1st/2nd degree burns qualify as "great bodily injuries?

Could 1st/2nd degree burns qualify as "great bodily injuries?

Burns: I treat many patients with burns. Usually 1st degree burns do no provide lasting injury. They are like sun burns. But second degree burns can provide lasting bodily injury. A great deal depends on the "size" of the burn and the depth of the injury. The skin could have lasting hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation.

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What is the difference between 1st degree and 2nd degree burns?

What is the difference between 1st degree and 2nd degree burns?

Blisters, pain: 1st-degree burn: least serious. It burns only the outer layer of skin. The skin turns red, may see swelling, pain mild. 2nd-degree burn: the burn is deeper, blisters develop, skin is usually very red, swelling occurs, pain more severe. 3rd-degree burn: most serious burns, it involves all layers of the skin. It causes permanent tissue damage. Fat, muscle and even bone can be involved.

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How long does it take for 1st or 2nd degree burns to heal??? Specifically Ice burns?

How long does it take for 1st or 2nd degree burns to heal??? Specifically Ice burns?

1-2 weeks: A first degree burn will heal faster than a second degree burn, since no blister formed. When you get a second degree burn, a blister forms, so it will take a little longer to heal. You will not have a scar after either. Since the skin will be red or pink for a while, make sure to use sunscreen

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Do 2nd degree burns leave scars?

Do 2nd degree burns leave scars?

Maybe: You will get the best result by keeping the area moisturized (cheap - no smell, no color is best) and out of the sun or thoroughly blocked. Final result is at least one year.

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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.

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Is it a good idea to use neosporin on 2nd degree burns?

Is it a good idea to use neosporin on 2nd degree burns?

It is fine: It is fine to use neosporin on a 2nd degree burn. Wash the burn wound daily. Apply antibiotic ointment. Cover with a dressing. Check your tetanus status.

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Can you please suggest treatment for horrible 2nd degree burns?

Can you please suggest treatment for horrible 2nd degree burns?

Seek Treatment: Deep 2nd degree burns need medical attention and script for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream to help with pain and antibacterial. These can become infected and convert to full thickness loss (3rd degree). Needs careful care and dressings. Do not ignore these. Sometimes loss/excess of skin pigment can occur along with surface scarring which is permanent.

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Could getting 2nd degree burns on skin disqualify someone from donating eggs?

Probably not: In the acute phase - probably. However after complete healing - I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to donate.

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Can a young child get 2nd degree burns or 3rd degree burns from a cup of coffee?

Can a young child get 2nd degree burns or 3rd degree burns from a cup of coffee?

Yes, and badly: Think of hot coffee as "boiling" hot coffee, which can instantly burn a child or adult. The burns are usually 2nd degree and can leave permanent ugly scars. If one has young children, one can ask the barista for some ice cubes. Dump the cubes into the coffee to cool it to a non-scalding temperature before carrying the cup around. It is safest to not have hot drinks within 3 feet of a child!

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Do 2nd degree burns in face leave scars?

Do 2nd degree burns in face leave scars?

They can.: If the burn is superficial in depth (but still blistered), good wound care may yield no scars whatsoever. But deep (er) 2nd degree burns can indeed leave scars. Scarring is totally dependent on the depth of the injury, whether from the initial thermal damage, or from subsequent infection causing more severe tissue loss.

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2nd degree burns I have 2nd degree burns on my left thigh. Can I take a shower?

2nd degree burns I have 2nd degree burns on my left thigh. Can I take a shower?

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.

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I was burned on the face, and now my burns are blistering, but not painful. Did I get 1st or 2nd degree burns?

I was burned on the face, and now my burns are blistering, but not painful. Did I get 1st or 2nd degree burns?

Second degree: By definition burns that blister are second degree, if no pain probably superficial second degree burn.

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I have 2nd degree burns in my hand, when should I take off the dressing?

I have 2nd degree burns in my hand, when should I take off the dressing?

Ask a treating: Physician or health care provider. Regualr dressing changes and keeping the burns infection free helps healing with out complicaiton. Hand therapy and splinting helps severe had burns stay limber and avoid contracture.

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