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My husband got big 1st degree burns on his arm today at work. What topical cream would u recommend best. Thanks in advance.

My husband got big 1st degree burns on his arm today at work. What topical cream would u recommend best. Thanks in advance.

Topical Burn Cream: Burns are classified as 1st, 2and, or 3rd degree with 3rd degree being the worst. You did not mention how large an area is affected. If no topical cream or ointment has been prescribed, you may want to ask your husband's doctor if silver sulfadiazine (silvadine) cream would benefit your husband's burns. I have seen silver sulfadiazine cream used in burn centers. Sulfa allergy excludes use. ...Read more

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I have a superficial 2nd degree burn 5 dys ago can I use Tegaderm and swim safely? Should I put any cream under the Tegaderm? Thanks

I have a superficial 2nd degree burn 5 dys ago can I use Tegaderm and swim safely? Should I put any cream under the Tegaderm? Thanks

Need details: Tegaderm is excellent for burns. No, you need no cream under it. How large a burn? Where? Thermal? Swim where? Pool? Sea? River? Water is good for a burn, but generally you should wait until it is healed. Shower or bath better than swim. ...Read more

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For a small second degree burn that happened 3 hours ago, do I need to put silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on it? Is it available over the counter?

For a small second degree burn that happened 3 hours ago, do I need to put silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on it? Is it available over the counter?

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 silva dine no help now. ...Read more

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Regarding previous question about a cream to get rid of discoloration from first degree burn on back of legs, it's darker pigment for past 8 months?

Regarding previous question about a cream to get rid of discoloration from first degree burn on back of legs, it's darker pigment for past 8 months?

Second degree burn?: It's unlikely that you would have discoloration 8 months after a first degree burn which should cause only temporary redness, burning and itching. A second degree burn, which damages the deeper layers of skin, can result in long term discoloration but not scarring. Eventually the body will remove the discoloration but I've seen it take a year or more. ...Read more

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Is there a cream or lotion that will get rid of first degree burn discoloration on skin (back of legs)?

Is there a cream or lotion that will get rid of first degree burn discoloration on skin (back of legs)?

Depends if it's hype: hyperpigmentation (dark color) or depigmented (white) and all the melanin is gone. If post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH, you can use hydroquinone very lightly & only on the discolored part, as it's a strong bleaching agent. Azelaic acid is a milder version. You can't expose it to UV light at all. It's all prescription only from a dr. If depigmented, can't use this. Time can also decrease PIH. ...Read more

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I burned my thumb on a pizza oven at work a few days ago went to the drs got cream and meds for 2nd degree burn my arm is throbbing and painful why?

Burn: Second degree burns may be superficial or deep. They blister as second layer of 3 skin layers are damaged. Swelling ensues, pain usual for few days. Since top layer skin is gone, heals by granulation and usually takes about 6 weeks. Similar to being " skinned" but peel off 1st and 2nd layer of skin. Follow ur dr. S instructions for care. As dressing usually necessary. ...Read more

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Could third-degree burns stay for life?

Could third-degree burns stay for life?

Scars: Third degree burns are deep burns that tend to scar the skin. The scars would be there for life. ...Read more

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Could you die from third degree burns?

Could you die from third degree burns?

Yes: Especially if it covers a significant surface area or the lesions become infected. ...Read more

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At what temperature do third degree burns occur?

At what temperature do third degree burns occur?

It varies a lot: This depends on the source of the heat, temperature and duration of contact.
One reference quotes the following:
hot water causes third degree burns…
…in 1 second at 156º
…in 2 seconds at 149º
…in 5 seconds at 140º
…in 15 seconds at 133º
the very young and elderly are more suceptable. ...Read more

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Third degree burns, need some tips on dealing with this?

Third degree burns, need some tips on dealing with this?

ER/burn center!: 3rd degree burns are not to be trifled with. This is by definition full thickness skin loss that left untreated can lead to infection, damage to underlying structures (such as tendons$, loss of function from scar contractures, and even death depending on the size. If you have a 3rd degree burn really of any size you should be seen by a health professional with significant burn experience. ...Read more

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Are third degree burns partly characterized by a white color?

Are third degree burns partly characterized by a white color?

3rd burn appearance: Possible but best to see a doctor to determine exactly the degree of burn.. ...Read more

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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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Could third degree burns heal naturally or do you need medical attention?

Could third degree burns heal naturally or do you need medical attention?

If you truly have...: A 3rd-degree, or full-thickness, burn, unless it is very small or narrow and can heal in from the sides, it will need to be skin grafted to fully heal it. Partial-thickness (i.e., 2nd-degree) burns will heal in 1 to 3 weeks. If your wound is not fully healed after 3 weeks, you should see a general, plastic, or burn surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you get third degree burns from hemorrhoids?

Can you get third degree burns from hemorrhoids?

No: Hemorrhoids - of any degree - do not cause burns.... ...Read more

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Could third degree burns be removed by plastic surgery?

Could third degree burns be removed by plastic surgery?

Excised but replaced: Scars can be excised or removed but they will likely be replaced with other scars that are either less prominent, problematic, or can be better concealed in anatomic landmarks or in certain clothing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a scar from my third degree burns?

Burn scar: Third degree burn will leave a scar.
You may need to see a plastic surgeon to minimize the scarring. ...Read more

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How much time does a person with third degree burns on their hands and feet have to stay in the hospital?

How much time does a person with third degree burns on their hands and feet have to stay in the hospital?

Need Skin graft?: Does the patient need skin grafting? How deep are the burns? If the patient needs split thickness skin grafting, he or she might be in the hospital for a week or 2. If the burns are deeper and require multiple debridement, then the hospital stay is longer. ...Read more

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What are some future complications from third degree burns to left ankle/foot left calf and right foot with skin grafts?

What are some future complications from third degree burns to left ankle/foot left calf and right foot with skin grafts?

Adhesions/scarring: The major complication from third degree burns would be the scar tissue that develops as the wound heals. You want the healing to occur, but you can't control where the new tissue is being laid down; therefore, adhesions/scarring can occur. This doesn't always happen but when it does, it can lead to tightness, discoloration, and sometimes nerve irritation. ...Read more

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How can I heal a third degree burn?

May need surgery: 3rd degree burns are full thickness skin involvement and may need surgery for debridement or skin grafting if large. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I clean a third degree burn?

See a burn doctor: Deep partial thickness (2nd degree) burns act like full thickness (3rd degree) burns, so it doesn't make any difference. Generally, any burn that doesn't heal within about 3 weeks will need to be treated surgically with a skin graft. I recommend contacting the regional burn center in your area to obtain the best result. ...Read more

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What would a third degree burn look like?

Eschar: Usually looks like an eschar. May have tough leathery feel to it. Also it is insensate due to nerve damage. ...Read more

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Is my burn a third degree burn or second?

Is my burn a third degree burn or second?

See a burn doctor: Deep partial thickness (2nd degree) burns act like full thickness (3rd degree) burns, so it doesn't make any difference. Generally, any burn that doesn't heal within about 3 weeks will need to be treated surgically with a skin graft. I recommend contacting the regional burn center in your area to obtain the best result. ...Read more

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What can be done for a third degree burn?

What can be done for a third degree burn?

See a surgeon: A third degree burn is serious, as it means all layers of the skin have been destroyed. In most cases, the burned tissue must be removed and the area reconstructed in some way. Details depend on burn location and size. You should see a trauma/burn surgeon or a plastic surgeon. Third degree burns represent dead tissue so infection is a real risk. ...Read more

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What does a 1st second and third degree burn look like?

What does a 1st second and third degree burn look like?

See below--: It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns. ...Read more

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What should a one week old third degree burn look like?

What should a one week old third degree burn look like?

It depends: A 3rd-degree burn is one that is all the way thru the skin. Unless it is very narrow, such that it can heal in from the sides, it requires surgical closure, usually a skin graft. So if the wound were known to be a 3rd-degree burn, it could have already been skin grafted by 1 week. If not, it would either be covered by tough eschar (i.e., the dead burned skin on top) or be open and raw. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way to treat a third degree burn?

Please help! What is the best way to treat a third degree burn?

See your doctor: Third degree burns are deep burns. They do scar. They sometimes will need a skin graft to heal. See your doctor asap for proper treatment. ...Read more