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What Can Cause First Degree Burns
??: 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should I treat what i think is a 2nd degree sunburn? Symptoms are blistering and deep muscle pain under the skin in the area.
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
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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