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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause First Degree Burns

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How bad is a 6th degree burn? What can cause this?

How bad is a 6th degree burn? What can cause this?

??: Having been a burn surgeon for over 30 years, never heard of 6th degree burn. Some people categorize a 4th degree burn as one involving muscles. ...Read more

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Could second degree burns to the fingers cause long term pain?

Could second degree burns to the fingers cause long term pain?

It is possible: Burns can be painful. Usually superficial burns hurt more initially than deeper burns. When you say second degree strictly speaking I would think the pain would resolve in time. If it has been a while, and if there is residual scarring that is thickened or limiting movement that could be the issue. Healed burns are also extra sensitive to heat and sun exposure. ...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

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Could repeated first degree burns cause permanent injury or marks?

Could repeated first degree burns cause permanent injury or marks?

First degree burns: Usually first degree burns do not leave scars however, if you remove the escar that the burn may leave behind, you may scar. Do not scape off or tear off any scabs that may occur post burn. A one degree burn usually does not scar. But, if the skin is very thin and frail, scarring may happen. ...Read more

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How to treat third degree burn?

Hospital: Third degree burn means all the skin is burned off down to the subcutaneous tissue and muscle. If this is the case, you need hospitalization immediately. Otherwise, you will die of dehydration and infection. ...Read more

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Skin burn on wrist, & hand due to candle wax burn. How do you know if need to be seen or what degree of burn it is?

Skin burn on wrist, & hand due to candle wax burn. How do you know if need to be seen or what degree of burn it is?

See below: Most likely you don't have a severe burn as melted wax is not that hot unless auperheated. If you do have blisters, see a physician.. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat second degree burns?

What's the best way to treat second degree burns?

Seek Help: For medium to small second degree burns, my favorite treatment is an aliginate impregnated with silver. Patients seem to do very well with this. You should be evaluated by a burn surgeon, however. ...Read more

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How can I heal a third degree burn?

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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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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How can I treat the pain from a burn blister?

How can I treat the pain from a burn blister?

Cold water, etc: Apply cold water to the area. If the pain is persistant, you may want to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and then see your doctor who can prescribe an anti burn medication such as silvadene to help stop the pain and facilitate the healing. ...Read more

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How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

Depends: Second degree burns are broken into two categories - superficial and deep. Superficial 2nd degree burns usually heal with minimal scarring, while deeper burns scar. The damage has already been don and this cannot be reversed. If in doubt, consult with your physician. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a second degree and third degree burn?

How can you tell the difference between a second degree and third degree burn?

Yes: First degree burns are basically sun burn second degree burns are typically associated with blister formation. You should at least call your doctor if you sustain such a burn. Third degree burns typically do not hurt much after the initial injury, have decreased sensation, no blisters, and the skin looks waxy and shiny. You need to have a physician see that for proper treatment. ...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

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How to reduce swelling of the first degree burn causeed by motorcycle pipe?

How to reduce swelling of the first degree burn causeed by motorcycle pipe?

Can use: You can use aloe vera gel and vaseline ointment on burn. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options during healing to treat possible discoloration. ...Read more

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I would like to know the symptoms of sunburn second degree?

I would like to know the symptoms of sunburn second degree?

Blisters: If you have blistering then, by definition, you have a second degree burn. Pain and redness are both present in this type of burn. ...Read more

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Due to survive heart burn can you get burning feet to is all this causr of heart burn?

Due to survive heart burn can you get burning feet to is all this causr of heart burn?

No : There is no connection between burning feet and heartburn. It is important to know exactly what you mean by heartburn. Usually it refers to indigestion or reflux. It can also be a heart symptom. You should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What's the expert opinion, could the use of salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

What's the expert opinion, could the use of salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Salicylic acid: No, in fact it will remove dead skin and make your skin younger in appearance. It is used in a number of cosmetics for this purpose. ...Read more