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Doctor insights on: What Is The Main Difference Between A Fist And A Second Degree Burn

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How long will it take for a second degree burn to heal?

How long will it take for a second degree burn to heal?

Depends on you..: If you area healthy it may take a week or two. If you have diabetes, cancer or immune compromise it will take longer. ...Read more

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What can I put in a second degree burn about the size of a quarter ?

What can I put in a second degree burn about the size of a quarter ?

Depends on location: If on the body Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or triple antibiotic ointment. If on face just stick with triple antibiotic ointment. Just keep it clean and moist with ointment. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a second degree burn to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a second degree burn to heal?

Second degree burns: They are blisters that result from heat and should heal in 7-10 days, depending on the extent and your treatment regimen. ...Read more

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How can I stop a second degree burn from itching?

How can I stop a second degree burn from itching?

Part of the healing: Itching as burns heal is very common and part of the normal healing. Lots of moisturizer (cocoa butter works well) may be enough. If not, Cortisone 10 cream (or generic equivalent) can help as can oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if a second degree burn is healing?

Burn healing: Second degree burns are painful and wet. The signs of healing are "buds" of new epithelium that come from deeper glands or hair follicles that were not damaged from the burn. These appear like red islands that coalesce with time. Full thickness burns damage these deeper structures and thus will not show signs of healing and require skin grafting to replace the damaged skin. ...Read more

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What are the healing stages of a second degree burn?

What are the healing stages of a second degree burn?

After the injury: Then the hemorrhage and inflammatory stage starts which elaborates many types of growth factors stimulating cytokine activity, angiogenesis, phagocytosis, collagen cross-linking and epitheliaization all of which leads to healing so long as continued injury, contamination or infection is controlled and any chronic disease states like diabetes and vascular disease are controlled. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a second degree burn is infected?

How can you tell if a second degree burn is infected?

Redness, fever: If there is redness of the burn, warmth around the burn, or pus or white/ yellow discharge in the burned area, it may be a sign of an infection. If you have fever or chills, those can also indicate infection. It is best to have a doctor evaluate your burn to determine if there is an infection. ...Read more

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What to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

What to use over-the-counter for a second degree burn?

Vaseline: Or Aquaphor. Bioclusive membrane is excellent. Keep lubricated. Water is good for it. Avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine, bacitracin, neosporin. ...Read more

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How long until you can go swimming with a second degree burn?

How long until you can go swimming with a second degree burn?

After : The popped blisters are no longer raw and have healed ...Read more