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Doctor insights on: What Should You Do If You Have A Pretty Small Second Degree Burn

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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).

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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?

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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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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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.