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Swimming With 2nd Degree Burns
After: The popped blisters are no longer raw and have healed ...Read more
Is there an online resource for seeing the stages of recovery from 2nd and deep 2nd degree burns caused by fire as well as showing wound care.
One great resource: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/first-aid-burns/fa00022.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: You can wet them.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Probably not: In the acute phase - probably. However after complete healing - I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to donate. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: Any traumatic injury to the lower limb whether blunt trauma or burn can elicit an increase in fluid retention at the levels of the ankle. Could it be coincidental that your having fluid buildup in your ankles at the same time most definitely. Your lymphatic system which aids in keeping fluid levels balanced in your legs and ankles can always be affected by a sudden injury. ...Read more
I spilled coffee on my 10 mo. Old grandson. He had mostly 1st degree but some 2nd degree burns. Will there be scars or with it fade away?
The first degree: Areas should healed without issues. Deeper second degree burn areas might leave a scar...Do good burn care to minimize this chance, and follow-up with your local md. ...Read more
Do blisters from 2nd degree burns resolve on their own or do they need to be lanced? How long is healing process? How can I expect it to look after?
Leave them be!: Most physicians say that blisters less than 2cm in diameter should be left alone unless they appear infected. I recommend you see a physician for this. The issue of scaring can be variable. One recommendation is to use a high SPF sunscreen on the burn area for 3 to 6 months if exposed to the sun. This will limit pigment changes. Tetanus status is also important. Best choice is to see a Dr. ...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 had 2nd degree burns on my hand the pig skin grafts peeled off. Is coconut oil ok to use on my new skin? How effective is it? I was burned by oil.
Not a fan of oils: Not sure how far out of the burn you are and how far the healing has progressed. So I'll answer as if the graft failed early on. I tend to be a fan of collagen dressings with or without grafts. I have been successful treating second degree burns with nothing except daily cleansing with dilute dakins solution and collagen gel as a primary dressing and then a non stick secondary. ...Read more
I have 2nd degree burns on dorsum of hand with boiling oil spilt. Skin scalded how to keep wound open or covered.48 hrs now. Serous fluid still coming?
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
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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