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What should you do if you have a pretty small second degree burn?

What should you do if you have a pretty small second degree burn?

See answer: The most important thing about burns is preventing infection. Make sure you keep the area clean, use a topical antibiotic cream 2-3 times a day. Any worseing pain, redness, prulent discharge, increased warmth around the skin, or red streaks, ...Then seek medical attention. Good luck. ...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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Small second degree burn, got a blister popped by the doctor;its been 2weeks , inside skin is red, swollen with bubbles and itches a lot. Is it normal?

Small second degree burn, got a blister  popped by the doctor;its been 2weeks , inside skin is red, swollen with bubbles and itches a lot. Is it normal?

Normal Healing: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Small (1cm x20mm) second degree burn red for a few days, scabbed over,, scab is now slightly green. Infected or fine?

Green is not good.: If there are any other signs of infection like increasing and growing border redness,pus/drainage,increasing tenderness or warmth you will need antibiotics.Continue careful observation and dress gently with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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". ...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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