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What should I wash my second degree burn with?

What should I wash my second degree burn with?

Mild soap: Wound healing after a 2nd degree burn can take 2-3 weeks. The open sores need hydration to heal. Soaps that do not strip you of your oils will help, such as cetaphil wash. Moisturizing is very important to enhance healing.

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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.

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Second degree burn. Can I sunbathe?

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".

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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.

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Does a second degree burn be washed daily?

Does a second degree burn be washed daily?

Burn: Yes a burn like that can be cleansed each day and dressed with antibiotic ointment and a nonstick dressing.

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How do I know if I have a second degree burn?

How do I know if I have a second degree burn?

Blisters, pain: Second degree burns are typically very red, blistered, and more painful. First degree burns are usually just red and may be painful as well.

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Second degree burn doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

Yes.: Not all burns are painful. Wash and cover the area daily and watch out for redness swelling and pain. Seek attention if that occurs.

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When should a second degree burn be exposed to air?

When should a second degree burn be exposed to air?

It depends: Superficial second degree burns can be exposed to air fairly soon. Deeper burns with blisters should be protected until all of the blisters have been decompressed. All burns should be coated with thin film of antibiotic ointment or a white cream called silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) until the skin is fully healed.

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How do I know if its a first or second degree burn?

Burns stage: First degree is red tender like a sunburn with no blisters and heals without a problem. Second degree is deeper involves the epidermis and part of dermis layer of the skin if all the dermis is burned it is third degree second usually heals but if deep dermis can leave scars or pigment changes.

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How harmful for your health is a second degree burn?

Depends: On the percentage of skin burned, the location, etc make sure your tetanus status is up to date.

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For how long dies a second degree burn take to heal?

For how long dies a second degree burn take to heal?

Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor.

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What should I do for a first and second degree burn?

Burns: First degree burns are like a sun burn. One of the best medicines I have recommended is aloe vera (pure), it works very well. Both first and second degree burns at the time they occur ice can help is used immediately but second degree burns often need more attention and I would recommend seeing a doctor for this. It may need to be cleaned up and treated appropriately to prevent infection.

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What to do about second-degree burn, can you help me?

What to do about second-degree burn, can you help me?

Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor.

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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.

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What will happen if I expose a fresh second-degree burn?

What will happen if I expose a fresh second-degree burn?

Not much: Partial thickness burns can be exposed to air as part of healing if appropriate size and location. Don't forget the tetanus booster.

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Can you get second degree burn from just being in the sun?

Can you get second degree burn from just being in the sun?

Yes: It is a radiation burn from the uv (ultra-violet) rays of the sun. Limited exposure is fine, but prolonged, unprotected exposure allows too much to reach the skin and it begins to burn. Second degree burn - the skin has been burned to the point the body is trying to protect itself. In doing so, the body sends fluid to the skin in order to try to stop the burning process. This causes the blisters.

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What do you recommend be done to treat a second-degree burn?

What do you recommend be done to 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.

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Please tell me, could I get second degree burn from the sun?

Please tell me, could I get second degree burn from the sun?

Second degree burns: Are defined by the presence of blisters, but can range from very shallow to very deep. In general, the best treatment (in my opinion) is to remove the blisters to prevent the possibility of a closed space infection. Wash with soap and water, pat dry and apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing 2-3 times/day. If increasing pain, drainage or redness or if not healed in two weeks, see a doctor.