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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can 2nd degree burns on the knee cause swelling in the ankles?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

See a surgeon: It sounds like this is a serious burn. Risk of infection as well as future scarring can be significant if not managed appropriately in the early stages. Please seek care from a plastic surgeon or a general surgeon specializing in burn care if available. ...Read more

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What a second-degree burn?

What a second-degree burn?

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

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Second degree burn. Can I sunbathe?

No: At the earliest, wait until your sunburns have healed, and all inflammation ; redness is gone before going back out in the sun. Try to do better with your sunscreen. There's no such thing as a "healthy tan". ...Read more

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Can I swim with a second degree burn?

Wait: I will wait till the area is fully covered with good skin. ...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